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Sock Monkey Birthday – Dessert Buffet

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Sock Monkey Birthday Party Ideas

Jennifer from Shutterbug and the Sweet Life sent over these ADORABLE pics of the fabulous dessert buffet that she created (and photographed!)  for her son’s Sock Monkey themed birthday party!

Creative details included a super-cute custom bunting, sock monkey cupcake toppers with an argyle pattern accent, “Monkey Munchies” adorned with baker’s twine (love the addition of the red m&ms here!), and old fashioned Coca-Cola bottles that added another splash of nostalgia – in the perfect colors!

Sock Monkey Birthday Party Ideas

Check out the fun sock monkey fabric in the bunting backdrop!

Sock Monkey Birthday Party Ideas

A few more fun detail shots…

Sock Monkey Birthday Party Ideas

Sock Monkey Birthday Party Ideas


  1. Bettijo @ PagingSupermom September 1, 2010 at 9:57 am

    This is darling. I really love the banner. Well done!

  2. Sarah September 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Adorable, I love it!!!

  3. Gwynn@GwynnWassonDesigns September 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Love the fabrics and patterns! Beautiful execution.

  4. Hillary Atwood September 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    OMG I make sock monkeys I love this!!!

  5. Heather {WhipperBerry} September 1, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Oh my gosh!! That is the cutest idea. I may have to steal it for my son’s 1st birthday!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Nikki September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am


  7. a thousand mason jars September 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

    such a cute idea! i love the “monkey munchies” ~ do you have a recipe to share on how to make?

  8. Erin September 1, 2010 at 11:52 am


  9. Jennifer September 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    The cookies are Bakerella’s Cowboy Cookies! You can search for them on her site. Absolutely yummy!
    Thanks for all the sweet comments! It was such a very fun day!

  10. Becky September 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I love the entire theme. We are doing a monkey theme baby shower and this would be great since mama doesn’t want to know the gender. I love those cupcake toppers. LOVE them.

  11. Libby Lewis September 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Holy Moly! Why was I not invited?!? I know we don’t know each other from Adam but still. Too bad all my boy’s birthdays were the 22 and 23 of Aug. I LOVE this.

  12. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor September 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    What an adorable birthday party theme. It would be equally suitable for a girl or a boy!

  13. Madison September 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Very cute!

  14. Stacey September 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Such a cute theme! Everything looks amazing – love the cupcake toppers!

  15. susan@pocacosas September 2, 2010 at 6:13 am

    SO Super cute! Love the cupcake toppers!

  16. susan@pocacosas September 2, 2010 at 6:17 am

    PS I found the cutest sock monkey puppet project that would make the perfect craft activity for this party: http://puertabella.blogspot.com/2010/08/sock-monkey-puppet-kits.html

  17. Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs September 2, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I love it all!!

  18. Sandra September 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I like the sock monkey theme for a baby shower too!

  19. Trisha September 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    LOVE IT! Super CUTE!

  20. Karen Campos September 8, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Perfect! I will be sharing this with my daughter whose son turns 1 next month and she wants to do a sock monkey theme party for him! Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!

  21. jesslope September 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

    awe, thats just too cute.

  22. MS. RAE September 27, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Really cute!! Love it! What is the recipe for the cute munchies in the jar… that’s really cute!

  23. Alana De Leon-Lott October 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I LOVE this party idea and would like to know where you found the material for the top of the Monkey Munchies jars?

  24. Sarah October 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Too cute!! I Love the cupcake toppers! Where did you get them? Great job!

  25. jennifer November 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I made the cupcake toppers and candy buffet labels myself using Photoshop. I got the material for the top of the jars from our local fabric store, but I’ve also seen it on Etsy!
    Thanks for all the sweet comments!

    • April Root March 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Hello Jennifer,

      My sons 1st b day party is sock monkey. Is there anyway I can buy from you the cake toppers you used and the labels if you still have them? Or can I buy the PDF file you made them in? I love what you did here!

    • Amy March 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm


      I’d love to do this for my son who is turning 1, too. I second April’s request. Is there anyway I can buy from you the cake toppers you used and the labels if you still have them? Or can I buy the PDF file you made them in? Thanks!

    • Heather January 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      I have been searching for cute Sock Monkey ideas for my son’s first birthday. Has anyone gotten the PDF file for the Toppers and table cards? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if someone could share it with me. Thanks!

    • andrea March 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Very cute details! I am doing my son’s 1st birthday like this. Would you share your PDFs for labels and cake toppers that you made?

  26. Michaela Ahearn November 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Hi there,
    What recipe does the ingredients in the jar make? Could you share this recipe?

    I love your ideas!

  27. Candice December 11, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I am a sock monkey fanatic (yes, I’ll admit to it, lol). LOVE the birthday party theme and ideas!! OOoooh ooooh aaaaah aahhhh :^)

  28. Lindsey Lumpkin January 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    where did you get the black & white fabric in the banner? I have looked everywhere! I love your party idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  29. Amy March 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I’d love to purchase either the cake toppers and labels or the PDF files from you, too! I want to do this for my son’s 1st birthday next month.

  30. Georgia May 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Hi, I am doing a sock monkey birthday for my son, who is turning one… Can you please share the monkey munchies recipe? I love that idea!

  31. Kara August 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I would also like the recipe for the Monkey Munchies, as I would like to use the idea for my son’s first birthday party. And what exactly does the recipe make? Thanks!

  32. Tina September 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I love the whole sock monkey theme and love the colors. Do you have the recipe for the monkey munchies, I would love to make them.

  33. Domenica Frankland October 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    how do i order the cards for the cupcakes?

  34. mariaanastacio October 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I love it! Where did she get the cupcake toppers and buffet cards?

  35. Laura January 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Do you have a printable for the monkey munchies label? Did you order it from somewhere? Could you get me the info? Thanks so much! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this party idea and plan on incorporating some of it into my daughter’s 1st birthday.
    Laura lauraput@hotmail.com

  36. nicole January 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I would love the recipe for the monkey munchies. If you have a second, would you mind sending it to me! Thank you so much and thanks for all the inspiration for my son’s sock monkey themed 1st birthday!


  37. Martha January 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I LOVE the cupcake toppers!!!! WHere can I get them???

  38. Crystal February 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I’m throwing a sock monkey party for my twins first birthday. Love the monkey munchies in a jar. Do you have a recipe for the cookie jars?

  39. Heather March 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Where did you get the print outs for the treats?

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