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Wild Monkey Party Is A Barrel of Fun with Unusual Games

Posted by Kyle Design on July 20, 2008

Kevin Keith Shows Off Friendly Baboon

Kevin Keith Shows Off Friendly Baboon

We helped friends plan games for a really great Monkey Party that was held recently for a 9-year-old girl. There were about 50 kids at the party – wild fun!

Live Monkey Performance: There was a presentation with live Baboons and birds which was GREAT! Check out Martina and Kevin Keith and their Monkey Business Productions based in Napa Valley, CA. Call them at 800-278-0002 if you’d like to have them perform at your party in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Good looking, funny, fast-moving (both the humans and the primates). Very entertaining, informative and fun!

Preening Contest

Fun Monkey Party Activity: Preening Contest

Monkey Preening Competition: This quirky party game idea was a hit with the kids. Buy brown fake fur yardage that has a pile about 2″-3″ long – the long length makes it more challenging to preen. Each team should have a piece of monkey fur about a 3′ to 4′ feet long and around 45″ wide, or at least enough to cover a card table or area that a group of kids can stand around. Throw a generous handful of rice on it and set a small paper bag or dish in the middle for collecting the ‘bugs’. Whichever team does the best job of preening and collects the most wins! Use a postal scale to determine the winner if you have a close competition – wasn’t necessary at this party, but just in case.

Kids Loved Climbing Ropes to Grab Bananas

Kids Loved Climbing Ropes to Grab Bananas

Vine Climbing Race: Hang 1″ thick ropes from an arbor or garage door frame. Tie knots in them about 2′ apart down the length of the rope. Create paper bananas out of yellow paper and staple them to a piece of yarn in a loose bunch, tying these at the top of the rope. Timed race to last 3 minutes. Line up teams of kids behind each rope. Kids have to climb up the rope, grab a banana, climb back down and put it in a basket. Team with the most bananas at the end of 3 minutes wins.

Monkey Light Switch Plates Add Some Fun To Any Room

Monkey Light Switch Plates Add Some Fun To Any Room

Monkey Decorations: There were lots of inflatable monkeys in all sizes that were hung everywhere. Large paper doll monkeys were cut out of red wrapping paper then decorated. Start by accordion-folding the wrapping paper about 3′ wide. Cut out shape of monkey like in the photo here. Add construction paper eyes and mouth to each one. Tape across banisters, railings, windows or walls. Or you could decorate with Monkey Light Switchplates like the one here.

Instructions for Homemade Monkey Cake - Your Kids Will Thank You

Instructions for Homemade Monkey Cake - Your Kids Will Thank You

Although our friends actually served a store-bought cake with plastic monkeys stuck on it at the party, I decided to create my own monkey cake later. Click here for the instructions on how to make the Monkey Cake shown at left – your kids will appreciate a homemade cake and you can all have fun making it together.

For more ideas for games and decorations, plus more photos of the baboon or to enlarge the ones here, please visit Fun Monkey Party.

Cute Monkey Vitamin Cases Make Taking Your Daily Supplement Fun!

Cute Monkey Vitamin Cases Make Taking Your Daily Supplement Fun!

I started making monkey themed gifts about a year ago when I wanted to fill out my selection of Chinese Calendar animals, and it turns out they are quite the popular animal! The Year of the Monkey was in 2004 (coming up again in 2016), so if figured there may be some little monkeys out there having birthday parties now.

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