Monday, February 23, 2009

Payton's Curious George Party

My friend and fellow party hostess for Pampered Princess, Leigh-Ann, threw a Curious George party for her daughter, Payton, who had turned 3. We went bananas at Payton's Curious George Party because it was hands on and so organized!

Leigh-Ann had 3 different stations for the party guests to rotate through. The first is pictured as number 1 in the collage. If you remember in the Curious George movie, George decided to paint all over the walls when he found some open paint cans. Leigh-Ann covered her hallways with white butcher paper and let the kids paint on the walls. She used washable finger paints from crayola, so it really didn't matter if the paint landed on the guests' clothes.
The next station was making chocolate covered bananas (see box 6). Leigh-Ann spread wax paper over the kitchen countertops and dropped melted chocolate on the wax paper for each child (so double dipping was acceptable). The kids were given a banana to dip into their chocolate. The guests finished this station quickly so she got some Curious George Tattoos for the kids (see box 2). Tattoos are always a big hit!

The final station was to color a monkey mask (see box 3). Leigh-Ann is a scrapbooker and has lots of fun tools to make perfect circles, etc. She used paper plates and elastic string to secure the mask on the kids' faces.

Monkey Mask Directions:
1. Cut the middle out of a paper plate for the face.
2. Cut two smaller circles out of another paper plate and glue to each side of the face to form the ears.
3. Cut small circles out of the face for the eyes.
4. Tie an elastic string to the mask so it will be secure on the guests' faces.
5. Draw a half circle and two small dots to form the nose (see Monkey Mask template).

Next we ate yummy cake off of the cute Curious George plates (see box 5). You can get them at most local party stores plus Birthday Express online. Birthday Express also has complete party favor kits that you can order and tons of coordinating supplies.

This was not the actual birthday cake Leigh-Ann made (although her's was really tasty), but I had to share it because it was so cute (see box 4). It was, of course, made by my mentor, Martha Stewart!

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