Centerpieces You Can Make on Your Own for a Monkey-Themed Birthday Party

by Audrey Farley
Monkey-themed centerpieces are easily created at home.

Monkey-themed centerpieces are easily created at home.

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Monkey-themed birthday parties are popular for boys and girls. Decorating for a monkey-themed party can be a lot of fun for parents, especially parents that enjoy doing crafts. There are various creative ways to make centerpieces that reflect a monkey theme. With the following centerpiece ideas, you can also involve your birthday child in the preparation for the party.

Balloon Bouquet

A fun and easy centerpiece idea is a stuffed animal monkey holding a bouquet of balloons. You can use regular sized or miniature balloons. Cut ribbons at least 4 feet in length so that balloons do not interfere with items on the table. Inflate the balloons with helium and tie a ribbon to each balloon. Place the ribbons into a bunch and tie to the hand of the stuffed animal monkey.

Dangling Monkeys

Create a centerpiece using the famous Milton Bradley toy, Barrel of Monkeys. This item includes plastic monkeys whose arms and tails curve so that monkeys can be interlocked and linked together. Create a chain of monkeys to dangle over the barrel or hang from the branch of a plant. You can use a tropical plant or flower, if desired.

Mini Canopy

Create a miniature canopy centerpiece with just a few simple materials. Reuse the cardboard rolls from paper towel rolls. Wrap the rolls with green or brown streamers and glue several rolls upright onto a piece of flat cardboard. Twist green and brown streamers between the rolls to create vines and tree branches. Dangle plastic monkeys from the vines.

Banana Candy

Fill a glass bowl, vase or jar with yellow banana-shaped candy. Make a monkey stick figure by drawing a monkey face, limbs and tail on brown construction paper and then cutting out these parts and gluing them onto a wooden stick. Prop the wooden stick in the candy. Arrange real bananas around the the vase, if desired.

About the Author

Audrey Farley began writing professionally in 2007. She has been featured in various issues of "The Mountain Echo" and "The Messenger." Farley has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Richmond and a Master of Arts in English literature from Virginia Commonwealth University. She teaches English composition at a community college.

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