Surf Monkey themed Birthday!
My boyfriend, Nick, just had a birthday and I threw a small party for him. It took a good bit of planning and work because I designed and made everything you see, even the paper products. Nick got into brewing beer about two years ago and he’s named his ‘brewery’ Surf Monkey Brewing Co. He designed the large logo on wood over the drinks table and I took it from there.
To start, I created separate areas in my apartment. There was the drinks station along with Food. I brought in small tables from my balcony and set them up around the living space with chairs to provide more seating and eating space since we were grilling out. Near the front door there was also a swag table with Surf Monkey hats for people to take with them.
Most my decorations came from the 99 Cent Only store. I got 25 foot rolls of postal paper to cover the tables and a box to add height to the birthday sign. I also found wood printed contact paper which I used to accent the BlowPop stand, peanut jars and another box for display. The drink jars were simply reused. I have a lot for storing pasta or to use a storage containers. I simply cleaned them out and accented them with tags. All the banners I printed, cut out and constructed on my own. The blue stripped wall is actually crate paper, 2 for $1, I taped it at the top and base to create a back drop.
The food was simple. I had baskets of peanuts on every table in the apartment. I also made homemade soft pretzels that were really simple and delicious. We grilled burgers, made mac & cheese, potato salad, & pasta salad. Nick’s favorite cake is Funfetti, so even though I love baking I made it from a box. Some friends brought over chips and delicious sugar cookies that everyone enjoyed. The beer that everyone drank was a Red Ale and Cream Ale that Nick had brewed earlier this year. We had 44 home brew beers to drink and they were both a hit.
I was really happy with how everything turned out feel free to email/message with any question about anything you see!