I can never resist an opportunity to help a friend plan a sweet birthday party. This party originally began with a tropical monkey theme, but when the birthday girl wanted to take her friends ice skating, it was only fitting that our swimming monkey turned ice skater instead. December birthdays typically get lumped into a Christmas theme, but we tried hard to give this party more of a winter wonderland vibe. You know, a winter wonderland where monkeys are zooming by performing triple axels and other marvelous feats on ice skates.
We didn’t see the cake before the day of the party, but Lady A Cakes was very enthusiastic about creating an ice skating monkey. We trusted her, and she absolutely did not disappoint!
The cupcakes were also made by Lady A Cakes. The pink and blue snowflakes, hats, and mittens were the perfect adornments to tie the ice skating party theme together.
We found the perfect ice skating monkey clipart from JW Illustrations on etsy and used the downloadable images throughout the party room. Here, we’ve used the images on popcorn bags so the girls could have a snack as they took breaks from skating.
We also had a hot cocoa station, and I created the sign using the ice skating monkey clipart.
The ice skating monkey images and snowflake ornaments were used to create this pennant with the birthday girl’s name.
DIY fleece scarves and gloves were given to each girl to keep warm while ice skating and also for take-home gifts.
I loved this sweet party theme so much!
Happy partying, DIY’ers!
A special note for my local Louisville readers: This party was held at Alpine Ice Arena, and we can’t say enough good things about the hospitality that we were shown during our time there. Plus, they said we had the best looking party they’ve ever seen, so brownie points and all that.