Sock Monkey Celebration

A whimsical childhood favorite takes center stage at a birthday party equally perfect for boys and girls. Sock Monkey party supplies are guaranteed to give a classic yet modern feel to any child’s birthday party. Not only will the guests love it, but their parents will be impressed, too!

DIY Sock Monkey Party Ideas

Before we really get into the ins and outs of planning this party, we need to show off these amazing DIY party ideas. All of these kits make it extremely easy to add your own creative flair to the party.

D.I.Y. Sock Monkey Cup Decorations

This festive festooning is an easy way to add a lot of DIY flair to any ordinary paper cup.


Click here to get the kit! Enough party supplies for 24 cups are included.

Begin by cutting a length of white tissue paper that’s just long enough to fit around the top of a red paper cup. Create fringes by making a series of cuts all along one edge of the tissue paper – cut at least halfway across the piece of tissue paper with each cut, but leave enough uncut to tape to the cup later.

Fold the tissue paper lengthwise, so that the fold separates the cut portion from the uncut portion of the paper. Tape the issue paper around the top of a paper cup, and fluff up the fringed ends to produce the desired effect. Striped straws complete the look.

Once the cups are finished, use them to serve your child’s favorite beverages, or use them to display snacks like pretzels and popcorn. They can even be used purely as part of the decorations themselves – store plastic silverware inside of a decorated cup to complete your cake table.


D.I.Y. Sock Monkey Party Favors

Go beyond boxes! This creative way of showing off party favors is super easy to make and looks simply fabulous.


Click here to see the starter kit!

Begin by cutting a Sock Monkey placemat into 5-inch by 10-inch pieces. Roll up each piece the short way, to create a series of tubes. Secure each tube with some Scotch tape.

Next, cut some pieces of red wrapping paper that will fit around the tubes, with a couple inches of paper left over on each end. Wrap the tubes with the paper, and secure one end by scrunching the excess paper together and tying with a bow of red ribbon. Leave the other end open for now.

Fill the tubes with party favors for the guests – this party supplies kit includes boxes of crayons and Sock Monkey stickers, but you can fill them with any sort of treats, trinkets, or toys. You can even fill each one differently and use them as “mystery” prizes for party games! We also recommend stuffing some shredded paper or tissue paper into the tubes to fill empty space.

Scrunch and tie the other end of each tube to finish wrapping the party favors. A single Sock Monkey sticker on the front of each tube makes a great finishing touch!


D.I.Y. Sock Monkey Room Decorations

Create the ultimate backdrop for any Sock Monkey party with these decorations!


Click here to get this amazing decorating kit! We’ll also be using it to turn some household items that you already have into amazing DIY decorations.

The star of this scene is definitely this Sock Monkey cardboard standup – at 70 inches tall, it’s a great prop for providing fun photo ops for all the kids. To build off it, and make it even more special, though, we’ll need some ordinary empty cardboard boxes.

Use Sock Monkey gift wrap as well as red striped wrapping paper to wrap up empty boxes of assorted sizes, and arrange them into an awesome party setting! Ribbons and bows complete the look, naturally, as do a few bunches of colorful balloons.


More Sock Monkey Party Ideas

Time to show the full Sock Monkey party!

We set our sentimental line of Sock Monkey products against a background of cheerful patterns and decorative accents for a look that appeals to the kid in all of us. But looks can be deceiving. This party is very easy to accomplish!

Sock Monkey

Crisp linens and personalized balloons make a big impact on the dining table. Placing candy in apothecary jars creates nostalgia. Charming red stools (we rented ours) contribute to the decor and serve as perfect stands for Sock Monkey caps that kids can don for the day and then take home as favors.

Party Decorations


Custom touches make a birthday party feel special and well thought-out. Here, a personalized banner calls out the guest of honor, while balloons personalized with a chalk ink marker serve as seating cards. An oversized box (ours was a clean cast-off picked up from an appliance store) covered with Sock Monkey gift wrap and sporting a bright bow makes a great prop.


Even standard red cups feature a flurry of festooning. Add a patterned straw for a look that’s festive and ties into the theme.


Our cheery place setting combines a Sock Monkey activity place mat with a patterned dinner plate and napkins from the collection, plus utensils we placed to the right so they’re easy for little hands to grab. DIY party poppers make festive favors.


If you opt for a box lunch instead of a buffet, a Sock Monkey favor box looks adorable when paired with a plate in solid red. A patterned cup with a striped straw helps pull the look together.


Our Banana-Nutella wraps are delicious  and easy, too!


Apothecary jars filled with red, brown, and white candy add a festive touch to the table, while a miniature wagon filled with precious cargo (a stuffed toy, DIY pinwheels, and bright balls of yarn) serves as a whimsical centerpiece.


Centerpieces featuring candy are always a hit!


Even glasses (or in our case, Mason jars) of milk get the Sock Monkey treatment with the addition of ribbon, straws, and sweet candy sprinkles.


A printable welcome sign in your entryway ensures a warm greeting for guests, while a red pail of DIY pinwheels gives the tableau a playful feel.


Welcome to the birthday party!

Party Food Ideas


A storybook-perfect table is laden with treats from our easy three-step party menu that requires zero cooking or baking. We borrowed and invested in cake plates, platters, jars, and risers to elevate our menu literally and figuratively. A miniature wagon serves as a fanciful anchor, and we also layered Sock Monkey dessert plates on dinner plates then taped them to the wall for a bright backdrop that took minutes to make.

Birthday Cake and Ice Cream


As long as the party doesn’t fall during mealtime, a classic offering of dessert and beverages is all you’re really obligated to serve. The addition of red candy and Sock Monkey wrappers transforms bakery cupcakes into adorable themed treats that look even better on a tiered server accented with a miniature monkey. Bottles tied with polka dot ribbon and edged in jimmies upgrade plain milk, and store-bought ice cream sandwiches scattered with sprinkles take on a whole new look when arranged on a pedestal.

Ideas for Lunch


If the celebration falls during lunch – or you just feel like expanding the menu – a lunch item and side are simple to add. Healthy wraps look great on a cake plate strewn with party mix.


Cute skewers of fruit are sweet without being sugary. Just alternate sliced kiwi, whole raspberries, and sections of mandarin orange on bamboo picks and arrange on a platter.

Party Snack Ideas


The addition of snacks will round out the menu, or they can be paired with cake and ice cream. Food-label printables add the perfect touch of monkey business.

  • Fill red cupcake wrappers with assorted cookies and display on a white tray
  • Place red licorice in a glass canister labeled “Monkey Vines”
  • Mix multi-grain cereal, pretzels, chocolate candy, and banana chips and serve from a glass jar, labeled “Monkey Snacks,” with metal scoop


Have time to put together an extra treat? Spear maraschino cherries on candy sticks, add a slice of banana, and dip into melted chocolate before rolling in nonpareils. A cake stand sprinkled with miniature chocolate chips and red Sixlets makes banana pops look even more delectable.

Party Activities

Sock Monkey Photo Op

Our Sock Monkey standup anchors a whimsical photo op surrounded by empty boxes wrapped in brightly patterned paper. Have kids pose in front of the camera for a fun activity that will be recorded forever.


Activity Place mats


Kids can sit right at the table and work out the puzzles on their activity place mats! DIY party poppers filled with crayons are the perfect accompaniment and look great on the table beside both of our place-setting options.

Party Favor Ideas and Printables


A full-size wagon holds striped goodie bags and caramel apples adorned with printable thank you tags tied with twine and polka dot ribbon, respectively. A printable sign, DIY pinwheel, polka dot pillow, and two sew-it-yourself Sock Monkeys on a bed of red crinkles add decoration to the display. The final touch? Two smiling toys made from Sock Monkey kits!

We wrapped chocolate bars with Sock Monkey stickers for sweet treats that are themed.


“Thank You!” printables tied with polka dot ribbon add a personal touch to store-bought caramel apples.



Standard Sock Monkey party invitations get DIY embellishments.

SockMonkey-Invitation-EvitePrefer the convenience of an electronic invitation? This Sock Monkey Evite invitation is the perfect match.

Are you throwing a Sock Monkey birthday party to celebrate your child’s next special day? What kind of party themes should we show off next? If you liked this post and want to see more like it, then let us know! Find on Facebook and on Twitter @BirthdayExpress to share your thoughts. Check out our Pinterest boards for even more amazing ideas, too.

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