Monkey Baby Shower


The monkey baby shower theme is a great theme if you’re throwing a gender-neutral shower. A lot of monkey themed things naturally have a gender neutral color palette of brown, green (from trees), and yellow (from bananas). You could always add in other colors to make the monkey theme more tailored for a girl or boy shower if you’d like.

Monkey baby showers are interesting because there are several ways you can choose to use monkeys. Here are some ideas:

  • Traditional monkeys – There are plenty of baby shower items that feature “traditional” monkeys. When you think of a monkey baby shower, these sweet, more natural monkeys are probably what come to mind first. You can find the most baby shower items that feature this theme choice.
  • Sock monkeys – Using sock monkeys is another way you can add the monkey theme to a baby shower. You can buy several sock monkeys to set around the different tables at the shower, and you can also find some invitations and other baby shower items that feature sock monkeys. The traditional color palette for a sock monkey is tan and brown with deep red, but you can also find some sock monkey items in other fun colors.
  • Curious George – You can use a classic children’s character, Curious George, to make a monkey themed baby shower. You can get some Curious George books and/or dolls and prop them up throughout the shower’s decorations. There are also a few decorations and tableware options that you can get that have some classic illustrations of Curious George on them.
  • Bananas – With the monkey theme, you can use bananas a lot to accent the monkeys. Bananas are a great way to highlight the monkey theme, especially when it comes to the food table!

We’ve collected some of our favorite tutorials and products for adding monkey themed elements to your baby shower. You can find ideas for decorations, favors, cake/food, and invitations by clicking through to the different articles below.

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monkey baby shower decorations

How you decorate a monkey themed shower all depends on what option you’re using for the monkeys. Whether you’re going with traditional monkeys, sock monkeys, bananas, or Curious George, we’ve found some decor choices that could work for your shower.

Click here to see our favorite monkey decoration ideas

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monkey baby shower favors

You can add monkeys to the shower favors with favors that are actually themed like monkey decorated cookies, cupcakes, or candles. You can also use monkey themed packaging or favor labels to make the favors fit the theme.

Click here to see our favorite monkey favor ideas

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monkey baby shower cake and food ideas

There are tons of ways you can add the monkey theme to your baby shower food. You can make a monkey themed cake, or there are several options for making adorable monkey cupcakes. Thanks to bananas being a part of the monkey theme, you can make all sorts of snacks and desserts that feature bananas, too.

Click here to see our favorite monkey themed cake and food ideas

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monkey baby shower invitations

You can start a monkey themed baby shower off well by sending the guests invites that feature monkeys. There are lots of great options that use traditional monkeys or sock monkeys.

Click here to see our favorite monkey shower invitations

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Free Monkey Baby Shower Printables

monkey baby shower printables

Free Monkey Baby Shower Printables in Green, Brown, and Yellow

 

monkey baby shower printable supplies

Free Monkey Baby Shower Printables in Purple, Brown, and Yellow

A great way to add a theme throughout a lot of different parts of a baby shower is to use printable items. You can buy some monkey themed baby shower printables at Etsy.com or other independent websites, but we’ve designed these monkey printables that you can use for free. They are available in two different color palettes – green with yellow and purple with yellow. Our free printable package includes favor tags, food tent labels, cupcake toppers, and a circle garland. You can print them yourself on your home printer or use a printing service (like Staples, Vistaprint, Walmart, etc) to have them printed. We recommend printing all these items on white card stock. Each color palette’s package is in one PDF, but you can always just print whichever parts that you want. If you use our printables we’d love to see pictures from your baby shower!

We’ve also found some free printable sock monkey items that you can find here. Be sure to check them out if you’re using sock monkeys with your baby shower.

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Real Monkey Baby Showers

monkey baby showers

You can get lots of ideas for decorating and putting together a monkey themed baby shower by looking at “real baby showers” that have already been thrown. We’ve collected some of our favorite examples of monkey baby showers that you can take a look at. We hope you can get inspiration and ideas from them!

  1. Green and Brown Shower from On To Baby - We love this baby shower that was featured on On To Baby.  It is a great example of a typical monkey themed shower.  The colors are classic and all the decorations fit the theme well.  We especially like the cute S’mores bar that was a part of the shower food – be sure to check this one out for some inspiration!
  2. Sock Monkey Shower from Motherhood Trade - You can get lots of good ideas for throwing a sock monkey shower at Motherhood Trade AND some free printables.  You can print a banner that says “Little Monkey”, advice cards, and labels.
  3. Monkey Shower from A Prudent Life - There are lots of little baby clothes and blankets that feature monkeys.  This shower uses some monkey themed bodysuits, pants, shoes, and shirts to decorate, and these decorations would make a great gift for the new baby once the shower is done.
  4. Sock Monkey Shower from On To Baby - Here is a gorgeous sock monkey themed shower that you can see at On To Baby.  You can find a lot of great ideas for food, decorations, and games with this shower.
  5. Curious George Baby Shower from Kojo Designs - If you’re wanting to use Curious George for your monkey themed shower, this real shower featured on Kojo Designs has a lot of great ideas.  We love the banners that were made from pages of Curious George – brilliant!
  6. Sock Monkey Party from Kara’s Party Ideas - This is a birthday party for a one year old that is featured on Kara’s Party Ideas, but you can still get some great ideas from it.  We like all the decorations and the candy bar favors with “monkey bars” labels.
  7. Monkey Shower from The Sentimental Bride - This is a simple baby shower that was thrown for an office shower. We like all the monkeys used on the cupcake toppers and favor tags.
  8. Red and Blue Monkey Shower from Joy Will Grow - Sometimes less is more when it comes to using a theme with a baby shower.  This shower shows how well you can sprinkle in the monkey decorations along with more solid decor.
  9. Blue, Green, and Brown Monkey Shower from Sabby in Suburbia - Here is a cute shower that uses mostly party printables to include the theme.  You can even print some invitations, a banner, and party circles for free.

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