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Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ryan's Silly Monkey 4th Birthday Party
Ryan loves Monkey Joes. He really, really wanted to have his birthday party at Monkey Joe's. Ryan also loves his cousins and Mommy and Me friends. And he really, really wanted to have his cousins and Mommy and Me friends at his party. But alas, the closest Monkey Joe's is over an hour away, and we don't own a bus to transport them all there. So his Mommy helped him decide that a party at our gymnastics place with inflatables and monkey cupcakes would work! So we had a Silly Monkey birthday party! Ryan got very excited about this theme. He told everyone he met that he was going to be four and have a silly/crazy monkey party. We had such a fun time. I made these little monkey cupcakes and we had chocolate covered frozen bananas, too! (I love the little tiny silly monkeys we found to put on the cupcakes. Each one is making a different face). We gave each guest a hanging monkey as a party favor.
At the beginning of the party, the children had a blast jumping into the foam pit! I think they would have been happy to do that the entire hour!
Ryan loved dancing to the music and stomping the bubbles. At the end, we all climbed inside the parachute tent and sang Happy Birthday to Ryan. Even Molly joined in at the "Cha-Cha-Chas!"
The last activity was the inflatable climbing wall and slide, which was of course, why we were there...and Ryan's favorite part. Molly opted to hang on these bars. She does not like inflatables at all! (I think the noise scares her). When the games were complete, each child received a gold medal. We then ate treats and opened presents. We all had a great time!