12 Jun

“Curious Cami” {Curious George Birthday Party}

curious George party sign

Cami’s growing up! Last year we featured her SUNNY & BRIGHT: Elmo Birthday Partyand this year she celebrated with a colorful, modern – and super CUTE! – Curious George Birthday Party – again whipped up by mom: Michelle of I DO invitations by michelle). Every single picture from this party is brimming with Michelle’s fabulously detailed decor & DIY projects… many of which her wonderful hubby helped her construct (what a keeper!).

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful dessert trays elevated by funky spray-painted stands
– Monkey cake pops & cake topper with a glittery “Curious Cami” billboard
– Painted mason jars used as vases for bright tulip bunches
– An adorable birthday girl outfit (including a fabric flower headband with gemstones!)

curious George party book

curious George party outfit

curious George party custom designed shirt

curious George theme party dessert table

curious George party yarn decorations

curious George party based on the book and party hats

birthday party picture frames and wall decorations

curious George party utensils and chevron invitation

curious George party water bottle labels with a chevron pattern

curious George theme party with chevron goody bags

curious George party dessert table sweets

curious George theme party with monkey cake pops

curious George birthday party centerpieces with tulips and mason jars

banana & monkey dessert for a curious george birthday party

curious George cake

curious George party menu and toppers

curious George party birthday girl outfit with a fabric flower headband embellished with gems


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Michelle


Pretty much right after my daughter’s 2nd Birthday, I knew Curious George was going to be a contender for her next party. I plan parties early so I can find deals and steals :) To say she’s obsessed with “George” would be an understatement. I knew I didn’t want to do the typical color scheme – if you’ve seen her other parties you know I like to use lots of bright colors. I used the typical red, aqua and yellow and added in some hot pink and lime. Chevron was the main pattern used throughout and the fabulous Jessica of Pen N’ Paperflowers designed the adorable little monkey!


My husband is such a trooper – he spray painted lots of things for her party for me – the mason jars, the funky stands holding the dessert trays (found at Hobby Lobby on clearance) and also created the fabulous tree out of wood and made the signs seen on the sides of the table. I re-used the same yellow fabric from Cami’s Elmo Inspired Party last year to cover the dessert table and used a red chevron table runner by Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations. I’ve had my eye on wanting to purchase Blumeboxes for awhile now, but wanted to use them for something other than the norm, so I added the tissue poms on top for a fun flower like look on the mantle. I made the DIY fabric garland using the five alternating colors for only $9. I love how it’s so simple yet adds so much to the backdrop. I purchased the adorable ornate picture frame also seen on the mantle from Poppy Tree Frames.


I scored all of the matching table cloths, plates, napkins, utensils, plastic dessert trays, etc. last year from Party City on clearance. As for the dessert table, it was perfect thanks to all the incredible ladies who are beyond talented in the baking department. Kelly of Lillycakes & Desserts made the adorable cake pops, mini cupcakes, banana creme dessert cups and mini cherry pies. The cake was amazing. I randomly found Paige of Polka Dot Bakery on Facebook and saw a quilted cake she made and knew I wanted to do something simple like that except have her make the little pearls in the party colors :) The glittery cake billboard on top made by The Purple Pug was the perfect final touch! The monkey cookies by Allyson Jane and the other chevron/banana/Curious Cami cookies by The Cookie Jar were fabulous and a big hit.


Cami’s adorable outfit was just perfect! The fabulous *golden* also made curious tees for the four little guests. Cami had a smile on her face the whole day and it was so much fun celebrating with her family and friends! Please see below for all the fabulous vendors who helped make my daughter’s party extra special.



– All Paper Designs + Styling: I DO invitations by michelle
– Photography: Photos by Vitella
– Custom Monkey Shirt + Curious Name Tees: *golden*
– Cami’s Headband/Clippie: AMK’s Boutique
– Cami’s Necklace: Miss CoCo Designs
– Cupcakes/Cake Pops/Desserts: Lillycakes & Desserts
– Curious Cami/Yellow Hat/Banana/Chevron Cookies: The Cookie Jar
– Monkey Cookies: Allyson Jane
– Cake: Polka Dot Bakery
– Billboard Cake Topper: The Purple Pug
– Chevron Pennant Banner: Paisley Handmade
– Painted Chevron Name Plate: Aedriel Originals
– Red Chevron Table Runner: A to Zebra Celebrations
– Wooden Chevron Spoons/Balloons/Chevron Treat Bags: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Gumballs/Tubes: Polka Dot Market
– Flowers: Town & Country Gardens
– Boxes {holding Tissue Poms}: Blumebox
– Large Frame with Cami’s Photo: Poppy Tree Frames
– Monkey Signs/Tree/DIY Ribbon Wreath/Fabric Garland: I DO invitations by michelle


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Nicole SAYS:

So incredibly bright and fresh and fun! The mantle is picture perfect! Great job!

Reply June 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Susie Lorenzini Salinas SAYS:

EVERY detail of this party is just adorable. You have a great eye and design style!

Reply June 13, 2012 at 2:09 am

Lizy B SAYS:

Love everything!! especially the bell jars and cake topper!

Reply June 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Elizabeth Sachs Boncich SAYS:

So beautiful! Love all the colors, especially the bell jars and cake topper!!

Reply June 13, 2012 at 4:47 am

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Thank you SO much for your amazing feature of Cami’s party! It is always so thrilling to see her parties on your amazing site – I don’t think I miss a post! :)

Reply June 13, 2012 at 4:24 am

Pen N' Paperflowers SAYS:

This turned out absolutely amazing I DO invitations by michelle! Thanks for doing such an amazing job bringing to life the "Curious Cami" graphic I made for you. I'm thrilled to see this posted and I know there are going to be tons of people inspired!

Reply June 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Erika Strebel Coday SAYS:

This is wonderful! My daughter loves Curious George and I've wanted to do her birthday party with his theme for awhile now, and this is IT! Thank you!

Reply June 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Erika Strebel Coday SAYS:

This is wonderful! My daughter loves Curious George and I've wanted to do her birthday party with his theme for awhile now, and this is IT! Thank you!

Reply June 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Hollie SAYS:

Love it… everything is so bright and fresh and colorful!

Reply June 14, 2012 at 6:44 am

Sally SAYS:

BEAUTIFUL PARTY!!!! I was wondering what paint did you use to paint the mason jars?

Reply August 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

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Reply January 13, 2014 at 6:55 am

Sandia Dennis SAYS:

Did you make the yarn wrapped 3?

Reply February 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Yes, I did make the yarn wrapped 3 :) Just bought a paper mache #3 from Hobby Lobby and wrapped in yarn :)

March 10, 2014 at 8:04 am

April Ragland SAYS:

Where did you buy the frames that are sitting on tables/

Reply November 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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