For favors, I made a jungle of tubes and wands by SRM Stickers. A little leftover greenery from a floral design project, rosettes with monkey faces, and chocolates that looked trunk-like made these favors a hit :).
The tubes stood by themselves perfectly, but because my wands were a little top heavy, I displayed them in large, glass vases.
A few years ago I won this party kit from Martha Stewart, but the monkey theme was a little too young for my boys at the time. So I saved it and luckily remembered that I had it when I started preparing for Jaxon's party. We call him monkey all the time, so it was very fitting :).
You can check out this party on the SRM Stickers blog today, and if you scroll down to Friday's post, you will also see the magic wand I made one of my soloists right before her first competition this year. The colors match her costume perfectly :).
My favorite part was the bling wrapped around the wand. I used three or four strips of rhinestones, just lining them up end to end and trying to wrap the wand as evenly as possible. I loved the effect :).
I have several more of these wands and tubes to share with you soon - they are so fun to play with! Favors, little gifts, containers, thank yous.... If you don't have a retailer near you that sells SRM products, you should check out their website and pick some up :). Have a wonderful day everyone! Tessa