There's nothing like pictures from a real birthday party to inspire you when it comes to putting together your own little one's party. First birthday parties are especially fun because they're as much about the parents surviving that difficult first year as they are about the important milestone. We love this sweet monkey theme from San Diego photographer Ilana Morton. The only thing we'd add? Some live music to keep things swinging!

birthday sign with monkey goody bag tag with monkey monkey themed goody bags desert menu sign candy bananas yellow chocolate cupcakes monkey decorated cookies jello squares in yellow lollipops with monkeys 1st birthday green and yellow cake