To give a monkey-themed baby shower, begin by choosing a color palette. If a vibrant, energetic baby shower is most appropriate, consider using bold, brightly colored monkey decorations and invitations; if a more classic feel is desired, consider subdued, pastel colors, such as classic Curious George. Monkey balloons, plates, napkins and place card holders add to the theme. Keep the focus on the mom-to-be by keeping decorations simple and minimal.
Carry the monkey theme into the menu by incorporating foods such as banana bread or cupcakes decorated to look like monkeys. It is best to choose foods that the mom-to-be enjoys and that are simple to prepare and easy to eat. Use monkey decorations or cards to make markers identifying the foods on the menu.
If games are planned at the baby shower, have guests write down name ideas or parenting advice on pieces of paper and place them into a jar decorated with monkeys for the parents' consideration. If games such as bingo or word searches are desired, baby shower game kits with a monkey theme are available for purchase.
To thank guests for attending the baby shower, consider favors such as decorated monkey sugar cookies, monkey stationery or a monkey tin filled with candy.