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Monkey Baby Shower Theme
Let's Go Bananas!

lets go bananas baby shower
Get ready to go bananas with a monkey baby shower theme. This is a fun baby shower theme that is great for a gender neutral shower. However, it can easily be tailored for a boy or a girl. 

Read on for lots of monkey decoration ideas, monkey themed food ideas and recipes, and where to buy the cutest monkey party supplies.

We also have ideas for monkey games and favors.

Monkey Baby Shower Invitations:

Take a look at Monkey Business Invitations - they have adorable custom printed baby shower invitations. Offering a wide variety of quality invitations at affordable prices.

Invitation wording ideas:

Let's go bananas! (mom's name) is having a baby (girl/boy).

Let's go bananas! A baby shower in honor of (mom's name) and her little monkey on the way!

(Mom's name) has a little monkey on the way, let's help her celebrate before the big day!

Monkey Baby Shower Decoration Ideas

Decorate the room to look like a jungle or tropical island. Put any plants or greenery that you have around the room.

You could also put up an inflatable palm tree. Hang a stuffed monkey from the tree.

Twist some green or brown crepe paper to look like vines. Hang them from the ceiling.

Put some stuffed monkeys around the room.

banana leaf

Use artificial palm leaves or banana leaves as place mats or a table runner. You could also make your own leaf place mats out of green card stock paper.

Hang some bananas on a banana stand for table decorations.

Fill some apothecary jars with banana runts candy or yellow and brown candy.

Here are some cute decorations for a neutral monkey baby shower:

Is the mom-to-be having a boy? Here are some boy monkey decorations:

This theme is also cute if the guest of honor is having a girl. Pink and brown is a popular color combination and works perfect for this theme. Here are some girly monkey decorations:

Make a monkey diaper cake and use it as a table centerpiece. See our baby diaper cakes page for step by step directions how to make a diaper cake.

monkey diaper cakeThis monkey diaper cake was sent in by Becca C. from Elyria, OH

monkey diaper cakeThis is a diaper cake that I made myself and wrapped with receiving blankets.

Monkey Baby Shower Food Ideas

There are so many ways to incorporate food into your monkey baby shower theme with- yes, you guessed it- bananas. Luckily we have some yummy ideas and recipes for you.

Choose a few of these suggestions and make sure to serve plenty of other appetizers and snacks. See our menu ideas for sample menus and recipes.

Monkey baby shower recipes:

  • Monkey Bread- if you have never tried this, it is really good!
    3 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough
    1 cup white sugar
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/2 cup margarine
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    1/2 cup raisins

    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan.
    2.Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. If using nuts and raisins, arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.
    3.In a small saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.
    4.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart.

    Monkey Baby Shower recipes:

  • Creamy Banana Pudding
    1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
    1 1/2 cups cold water
    1 (4-serving size) package instant vanilla pudding mix
    2 cups whipping cream, whipped
    36 vanilla wafers
    3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in
    lemon juice

    1.In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water. Add pudding mix; beat until well blended. Chill 5 minutes.
    2.Fold in whipped cream. Spoon 1 cup pudding mixture into 2 1/2-quart glass serving bowl.
    3.Top with one-third each of the vanilla wafers, bananas and remaining pudding. Repeat layering twice, ending with pudding mixture. Chill thoroughly. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

  • Banana Bread

  • Banana Split Bar- you could set up a banana split station and let everyone make their own sundaes. Just put out ice cream, bananas, and all the toppings.

    Monkey Baby Shower Punch Recipe:

  • Banana slush punch
    4 ripe bananas
    2 cups white sugar
    3 cups water
    1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
    2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate
    1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
    3 cups water
    3 liters ginger ale
    1.In a blender, combine bananas, sugar and 3 cups water. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in pineapple juice. Blend in orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate and 3 cups water. Divide into 3 plastic containers and freeze until solid.
    2.Remove from freezer 3 to 4 hours before serving. Using one portion at a time, place slush in a punch bowl and pour in 1 liter of ginger ale for each.

Here is an adorable chunky monkey girl cake sent in by one of our readers, (Heather D. from Zachary, LA).  

monkey baby shower cake

Monkey Baby Shower Games

Monkey trivia- See who can name the most types of monkeys including real monkeys and cartoon or toy monkeys. For example: chimpanzee, gorilla, spider monkey, Curious George, sock monkey, Orangutan, etc.

The person who can guess the most wins a prize.

Monkey Baby Shower Favor Ideas

Mini loafs of banana bread wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon.

Banana shaped candy in cellophane bags tied with matching ribbon.

Monkey Themed Supplies

Monkey Around Theme

This gift would make a great diaper cake topper. Also comes in girl.

Big Monkey Boy Rattle
"COCOA-EEY" - 13" Tall

Make your own baby shower cake with this monkey cake pan

Monkey Cake

Inflatable Palm Tree

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