Every now and then a party comes along that just absolutely takes my breath away (and then, shortly after, makes me do a happy dance). : ) This sock monkey first birthday is definitely one of those parties! It has modern style but a warm, vintage feel; it’s sophisticated but sweet; and it’s ten kinds of beautiful but not impossible to re-create. Amazing, amazing work by crafty mama and stylish interior decorator Courtney Adams, with photography by Sara Barnes, Wallflower Photographer. Enjoy!

Courtney made a balloon wreath using a tutorial from HowDoesShe.com. Adding a piece of a pennant banner to the center is such an inventive touch!

I absolutely love Courtney’s choice for a backdrop – the oversized polka dots are whimsical and fun, but they also make such a modern and bold statement! She said she found the fabric for a steal at IKEA.

The red and white cake stands are a perfectly simple presentation for the personalized cupcakes, and the classic bottles of Dr. Pepper are so charming and old-fashioned.

Chocolate-striped ribbon contrasts beautifully with the red polka dots on the buffet cards.

Courtney hand-painted the polka dots and stripes onto white lanterns to give them more character. LOVE them!

A vintage popcorn stand is a really adorable addition to the party! The popcorn boxes are decorated with printable circles.

The fabric that was used as the dessert table backdrop was also used as a table runner.

The candy jars, paper straws, and mason jars are all lovely vintage-inspired touches.

The personalized water labels were really popular!

Now this is cute. Courtney made a sock monkey puppet activity station using paper bags, yarn, googley eyes, and construction paper!

UPDATE: You can now download a free printable “Create Your Own Sock Monkey Puppet” kit here!

I adore August’s little smash cake so much. It’s my sock monkey, in frosting! It just makes me smile!

The perfect little photo-op with a printable banner backdrop! The rug that August is sitting on is a cheapie from IKEA – great for pictures, then no big deal when it gets messed up by all that icing.

Present time! August is as cute as can be. : ) His personalized seersucker outfit is from Buds ‘n’ Branches.

The perfect gift for a sock monkey birthday boy – a sock monkey jack in the box!

Such a stunning party – thank you so much, Courtney! Happy birthday to August!

Styling: Courtney Adams, Interior Designer, ASID, Denton, TX
Photography: Sara Barnes, Wallflower Photographer, Denton, TX

Party supplies
Paper goods, water bottle labels and printables: Chickabug
Cake: Candy Haven & Cakes, Denton, TX
Paper straws: The Sugar Diva
August’s party outfit: Buds ‘n’ Branches
August’s party hat: Hobby Lobby
Red polka dot backdrop and table runner: Fabric by the yard from IKEA
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Apothecary jars: Collected over time from TJMaxx, Homegoods, and English Creek Gardens

Tutorials
Balloon wreath – HowDoesShe.com
Free printable sock monkey puppet template – download here

This party was also featured on Amy Atlas and Kara’s Party Ideas.

Sock Monkey theme party paper goods & printables from Chickabug

Shop for personalized Sock Monkey theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Sock Monkey theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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