There was a jumpy thing (Thanks Jenn B!). And a wagon full of presents.
Candace with all her hearts:
The theme song includes the line "Giving a monkey a shower!" so we did. (I drew that monkey! Freehand! Looking at a picture from the show, but still...)
The water balloons were a huge hit, not the least of which because some of them would not break, so the kids got to pick them up and throw them again and again, and even stomp on a couple. They played until the monkey fell down, and the balloons were all popped. Whee!
WD, post waterballoons.
Here's Oscar's hat, as decorated for his little sister.
We also played "where's Perry?" with little Perries strategically placed all around the backyard. I think there are still a few in the trees yet. And there was food, of course! Good food that we couldn't take the time to photograph because the wasps swarmed immediately after we brought it out. But we had tacos in a bag (the best. food. invention.ever) and the accompanying cheesey goodness, grapes, olives, and curly cheesey poufs. We also had cupcakes: strawberry and spice, both with pink frostings. (I am forever indebted to my sister for bringing the food back in before the wasps carried us all away).
It was really a lovely party, I think, because afterward I took a desperately needed three hour nap. Most importanly, V said she had fun, and I hope she will remember it fondly. And hopefully next year we can just go to a movie or something.