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#1 of 5 Old 01-02-2007, 05:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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BIG FAT EDIT. Immediately after I made my first post, the kids (who are constantly talking about this party) suddenly agreed to a Curious George party, with the condition that DS gets a Spiderman toy. Fine by me.

So, if anyone has clever ideas for invitations (I usually make my own), cake or cupcake decorating ideas (I also make my own), games, or whatever else, I'm all ears.

And I'm still wondering what an appopriate guest count is. With just our family, it's 11 people. With seven kids (including my own kids), it's 26+ people, depending on who brings their husbands or their other kids. It's a little overwhelming.

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For invitations, I would go one of two directions. It could be really fun to take a banana, and wrap a red ribbon with the information on the tag around it. Your kids could hand deliver them. If there are too many people, it could present a problem, though. In that case, I'd take a picture of the kids and then photoshop them into a picture of Curious George.


For cake, I would do something with bananas and strawberries as garnish. It would be so yummy! Or, you could do a Curiously Cool Fruit Salad Extravaganza for the kids.


For games, play Monkey Says (Simon Says), musical chairs with a song about monkeys, or perhaps Georgie, May I (Mother May I). These games are always crowd pleasers.
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Don't hate me for linking to Martha Stewart.

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jh...el=3&site=kids

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For invitations, I would go one of two directions. It could be really fun to take a banana, and wrap a red ribbon with the information on the tag around it. Your kids could hand deliver them. If there are too many people, it could present a problem, though. In that case, I'd take a picture of the kids and then photoshop them into a picture of Curious George.


For cake, I would do something with bananas and strawberries as garnish. It would be so yummy! Or, you could do a Curiously Cool Fruit Salad Extravaganza for the kids.


For games, play Monkey Says (Simon Says), musical chairs with a song about monkeys, or perhaps Georgie, May I (Mother May I). These games are always crowd pleasers.
All great ideas, thank you! I don't think I can hand-deliver the invitations, but I am a pretty proficient scrapbooker, so I think I could make a banana-shaped invitation with yellow cardstock and make it look pretty realistic. Then the kids could "peel" the banana to read the invitation inside. I'll have to work on that.

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Don't hate me for linking to Martha Stewart.

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jh...el=3&site=kids
I far from hate you right now. That looks absolutely incredible, thank you so much.

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Don't know if you'd be interested but Target has all kinds of curious George stuff in their dollar section including CG lined paper that my mother is using for invitations for my dd's and my nephews b-day party. I think she even said they were postcards (but don't quote me on that). They also had all kinds of things that would go in goody bags like stickers and paper and "journal" type books.
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