Most people don’t think of a wild party when throwing a first birthday, but the one I am sharing with you today totally fits the bill. In just a few weeks’ time I helped my friend, Gina, pull together a celebration for her little boy, Davis. I think you’ll agree it came together great! Here’s the invitation.
It read, “Want to hear something WILD? Our little tiger is having a birthday. Please join us as we celebrate…”
Here’s the welcome sign, which I confess makes me giggle. Every. Time. For those of you who weren’t feeling old enough today, that song was released a quarter century ago. Sigh.
I digress. Back to the party! When guests arrived, they received these pith helmets for later backyard exploration.
Here’s mom and Davis, the birthday boy now! Cutie pie.
They had the snack plan all mapped out with wild safari goodies. I am loving that grass table skirt!
They served Monkey Munch (banana chips), Tiger Tails (Cheetos), Chocolate-Covered Ants (Chocolate Raisins), Jungle Juice and more!
Big sister is keeping a watchful eye over the Zebra Cakes. Smart girl!
Here’s a closer look at the cupcakes and toppers–monkeys and tigers with giraffe and zebra prints.
Party goers snacked and played. They enjoyed a round of jungle golf and played Elefun, a silly game where butterflies flutter out of an elephant’s trunk and the kids try to catch them with nets. They later threw on their pith helmets, and the party dads led them on a nature walk.
Then, it was time for cake! How totally adorable is this smash cake?
Friends went home with these appropriately-themed reusable bags filled with goodies–the tiger and elephant motifs a subtle nod to the two teams of the household. Inside were animal masks and tails, animal paddle ball sets, temporary tattoos and animal crackers!
The favor tags read, “No lion, that was WILD!”
Thanks to Gina for sharing these beautiful pictures from her family’s special day. Happy birthday big boy!
Here’s a look at the custom safari collection I created with Gina for Davis’ party.
This includes invitations and favor tags, a party banner, write-in menu cards, double-sided cupcake toppers, welcome sign and party hat.
Watch for this collection to be added to the online store soon!