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Curious George Toddler Birthday Party

I adore birthday parties and Pinterest has made that addiction even more…well, addictive.

I realized the other night that Harrison’s birthday was coming up in 5 short months and I was going to get to plan another party!  I have a few ideas that range from trains to cars to slides.  I want his birthday party to say something about his year, what he loves, what he enjoys.  Last year we did a Curious Goerge themed birthday party and he loved every moment of it.

I spent so many evenings making the rag wreath and banners, sewing yellow poms on the bottom of the red table cloth for the food table.  I wanted everything to be fun but classy and something all the kids would enjoy.  We held it in our backyard, where we pulled out camp chairs and picnic tables.  The kids played on our swingset, drew on our fence chalkboard, and generally ran crazy.  It was a wonderful afternoon!

Here’s a run-down of the party:


  • It’s all in the colors & details. 1 of 7
    It's all in the colors & details.
    We had mini-George's throughout the party, along with yellow flower pots holding the red & white straws I bought off Etsy.
  • Cupcakes versus one big cake. 2 of 7
    Cupcakes versus one big cake.
    One of Harry's good friends has a peanut allergy, so we make homemade cupcakes versus a bakery cake. They were delicious & simple!
  • Rag wreath. 3 of 7
    Rag wreath.
    I bought a wire frame from a craft store, then cut up scraps & tied them around the wires in layers. It hung on the porch for color!
  • The food table! 4 of 7
    The food table!
    We decided to go the easy route with picking up $5 pizzas. I also had a bowl of goldfish. It was so much easier than slaving away in the kitchen!
  • Flags & balloons. 5 of 7
    Flags & balloons.
    A good friend made this penant for the party & now it hangs in Harrison's room. We had red, yellow, & aqua balloons all over the place, too.
  • Party favors! 6 of 7
    Party favors!
    I snagged these monkeys as favors for Harry's little friends, with a sign that said "Adopt A Monkey." They were a HUGE hit.
  • Photo booth time! 7 of 7
    Photo booth time!
    I set up red & white checked fabric to create a "photo booth" complete with mustaches & yellow hats like The Man In The Yellow Hat.

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