Monkey Mix Party Favors


Here's a super simple party favor idea for a monkey theme party.  Buy or make a great trail mix (mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's make this mix special), fill glass jars with the mix (I repurposed glass bottles from Nirvana coconut water; Starbucks frappuchino drinks have a similar shape) , then add a label and some ribbon or yarn (or a … [Read more...]

Sock Monkey Baby Shower


The classic sock monkey is a great backdrop for a gender neutral baby shower.  It's slightly retro with a modern, handmade feel.  I chose this theme for a coed shower I recently hosted for one of my favorite couples.  I purchased a few inexpensive, classic brown sock monkeys in a few different sizes (one large, two small) and a few modern, lime … [Read more...]

Betting Squares Pool {super bowl party game}

2013 super bowl ravens 49ers san francisco betting squares super bowl game

Give fans the opportunity to get invested in the game (literally) by providing a betting squares pool. Print a pool grid from a template online or make your own on a piece of poster board. Draw a 10-by-10 grid and write the name of one team on the top of the grid and the other team on the left-hand side. Invite contestants to buy squares for $1 to … [Read more...]

DIY :: “Turf” Centerpiece for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Party Recipes

Make your table into a football field feature for the Super Bowl or any game-day party by setting up a mini field as your centerpiece.  Use a flat of wheatgrass or an Astroturf doormat (unused, of course) as the "field."  Place the turf in the middle of your buffet and decorate it with mini plastic footballs or toy football players. Use white … [Read more...]