Adorable Sock Monkey Party

I have a special treat for you today from our friend Ashley of Ashley Daniell Photography from Tallahassee, Florida.  If you are looking for a fun theme for your little man, this sock monkey theme is for you!  Ashley has created some really fun details that are doable for anyone to incorporate into their birthday party preparations.  What I adore is the AMAZING red, white and brown pom-pom backdrop behind the drink and sweets table.  You can find these pom-pom’s from Paper White Designs, and then secure them to a cardboard/foam backer to re-create this look that Ashley and her husband created.  And one of our favorite designer friends (you’ve seen her DIY videos here on Pizzazzerie), Ashley Brooke Designs, created this custom designed invitation featuring cutie pie Knox himself with his sock monkey!

There were so many details for the guests to enjoy, including the super cute Thank You Mason Jars filled with “Sock Monkey” Cookie ingredients!  Ashley got her idea from Bakerella, and transformed the design of them to fit her Sock Monkey Theme with some Brown M&M’s and cute Thank You tags tied to each Mason Jar!  They look super tasty and each guest got to take one home, along with the instructions on how to bake the cookies.  My second favorite use of the mason jars was the refreshments in the metal tins!  For the adults, there was a Sangria with fruit pieces in it, and also cucumber water for everyone else.  Perfect refreshments for an outside party!

The center of attention at this party was definitely Knox, and I just had to share this darling sequence of photos from Ashley Daniell Photography.  The giant cupcake was made by Knox’s “Granny”, and I just love seeing these photos of him enjoying every moment of this cupcake!

Photographer and Designer – Ashley Daniell Photography
Invitation: Ashley Brooke Designs
Pom Pom’s: Paper White Designs
Mini Cupcakes: Lucy and Leo’s Cupcakery
Mason Jars: Walmart

Sock Monkey 1st Birthday Party!


When this sweet party submission arrived in our inbox, my editorial assistant Kelly and I had to pick our jaws off the ground. We are in love with the retro feel of this red + aqua sock monkey birthday party sent in by reader, Vanessa of The Crafty Nest. Sock Monkey Birthdays are super adorable (check out this brown + red vintage sock monkey birthday we featured last year). Vanessa left no detail … { read more }

Vintage Sock Monkey Birthday Party

animal notecards for children
candy bar for boy's first birthday - sock monkey theme

Vintage Sock Monkey Birthday Party Susan Gentile has shared a number of fabulous parties with us as she is one of our favorite photographers. You might remember this Nesting Baby Shower and Under the Sea party she photographed. Well this party was for her own son, Alexander, who turned 1!  Vintage sock monkey was the theme and she didn't miss a beat designing the decor! The cupcake stand … { read more }