How to Throw a Curious George Birthday Party

by Janssen Bradshaw

Is there any monkey as beloved as Curious George?

Having had three toddlers, I’m pretty sure that a one- or two-year-old has a whole lot in common with the iconic little monkey who wants to get into everything.

This curious creature and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, make the perfect theme for a birthday party and there are so many ridiculously cute ideas out there! There’s no better time to party like a monkey.

Banana Cupcakes


These cupcakes are simple and sweet! Bake up these banana-flavored treats, then top with some frosting and those little banana-shaped candies. No artistic ability required.

Monkey Juice


Any yellow drink is perfect – try lemonade or pineapple juice!

Monkey Bark


How DARLING is this sweet treat? Serve it at the party or wrap it up in a clear bag with a yellow bow for a perfect party favor.

Curious George Costume


There’s almost nothing sweeter than a baby in a costume, and this monkey costume is surprisingly easy to make! Dress in theme and the pictures will be that much cuter.

Yellow Hat Place Settings


Put a black band around the top of a yellow cup, set it upside down on a yellow plate, and voila! Man in the Yellow Hat Place settings.

Monkey in the Middle


This classic game is just right for a Curious George party. Have everyone stand in a circle with one guest in the middle, then try to toss a ball (or a stuffed Curious George!) across the circle without the “monkey” in the middle catching it.

Yellow Hat Ring Toss


Grab some yellow traffic cones and add black electrical tape and you’re ready for an easy game that toddlers and adults can play!

Monkey Ears Headbands


This simple craft requires no sewing and lets everyone have a chance to be their favorite curious monkey. Make them beforehand or let guests make their own as they arrive!

Monkey Pudding Cup


These are a completely kid-friendly treat, plus they look darling as decorations on the food table.

Banana Centerpiece


A giant tower of bananas is the perfect (and inexpensive!) centerpiece for the food table.

Honeycomb Banana Backdrop


This backdrop adds a really fun modern element to this party and it’s ridiculously eye-catching.

Guest Book


Get a gorgeous treasure of Curious George stories and have the guests sign it for an extra special bedtime story.