First, the invitations, created by my neighbor (www.lilsweetprince.com) specifically for Joseph:
Here is the front:
I have also already ordered his cake and it will look something like this (just without the cake topper here, I ordered a different one - see later):
This is the cake topper I got, it's kind of small, so I may make a big #1 to go next to it:
(from Sourpatch925 on etsy.com)
This is the birthday banner - of course it will say Joseph instead of Austin (madebyjackie on etsy.com)
And for favors, I'm also getting these cookies (batches on etsy.com):
I think we will have su.bway for lunch along with a few trays of fresh fruit (bananas included), juice, soda, and water to drink.
That is pretty much it. I still have to get all the paper goods & forks & such - but I think I'll just go to the local party store & get ones that match the colors rather than getting the ones that actually match the monkey. I've spent enough as it is! hahaha!
I think there will be at least 40 people at the party, so luckily it is at a park & not our home. I also hope I have enough cookies - I ordered 3 dozen, but may need to order a few more to be on the safe side. Do adults really care though? I think they are more for the kids anyway, so I probably won't worry about it. For games for the kids I am debating on getting a pull-string pinata that has the monkey...but then that means I need to get candy & goody bags too. I will probably also go get a few balls/toys that the kids can play with while at the park. There will be a toddler play ground right there, but some toys might be fun for them too and then I don't have to worry about something "organized".
Can you tell I am excited? :) Now...when can I have another one? ;)