I promised generous friends and family who gave through my Facebook birthday wish that I would throw a party for the chimpanzees today on my birthday. Thanks to Derek, Stephanie M., Jessica, Anika, Jen, David, Audrey, Linda, Donna, Laura, Stephanie P., Susan & Jack, Ryan, Gay & Mike, Kathy, Anna, Suzanne, Margaret & Karen and big thanks to Bruce and Deborah for helping me surpass my birthday wish goal!
We thought it would be fun to make the party a British high tea since William and Kate’s wedding was just yesterday.
We made some fancy food, put out some crazy hats, and let the chimps enjoy.
In case you’re wondering about the cake, I modified this recipe for raw birthday cake. I believe the video shows that the chimps approved. Burrito and Missy also enjoyed the cake, but they were off camera when I filmed. Debbie was serving at the barn doors to entice the chimps into the playroom so I could close off the greenhouse and volunteer Erin and I could set up the rest of the party.
The sandwiches were Erin’s creation: lettuce and English cucumbers with a layer of mashed bananas between slices of apple.
Happy High Tea, everyone!
After the party, Burrito kicked back with a macadamia nut