Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Real Party: Jungle Themed 1st Birthday for my Wild Little Man

I planned this jungle themed 1st birthday for my son a few years ago but haven't had a chance to share it.  I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed planning this special day for my little monkey! 
The Invite
Invites were little passports I printed myself on textured card stock paper.  I bought animal foam stickers (which I found on clearance, yay me!) and wrapped them shut with a zebra print bands.  Party details and a "passport photo" were on the inside.  I LOVED the way they turned out. 

The Treats
Everything was jungle themed!  From zebra's trotting through peanut butter chocolate chip cake pops to swamp water refreshments. This colorful array of sweets gave way to plenty of cavities. 


The Décor
What kind of jungle party would it be without all kinds of animals hanging around.  I used cheetah print runners made from dollar store sheets to give the tables a touch of wild without taking away from the colorful pops of orange, green, blue and yellow. 

The Favors and Party Activities
I filled goodie bags with a tube of jungle animals, animal crackers, zebra cakes and topped it with animal masks.  I made tags that I glued to the front of the bags with a quick note thanking my little safari explorers for coming.
I also pre made binoculars out of toilet paper rolls and construction paper.  I bought yellow (I couldn't find inexpensive tan) explorer hats that the kids decorated with stickers and foam letters.  I recruited my cousin an sister to give the kids animal tattoos too!  Lastly I got lucky enough to borrow an animal photo prop from a friend who's talented husband made for their son's circus themed party. 

The Birthday Boy
This post will not be complete without introducing my little man.  Here is my little explorer (and his sister).  Love them!!



  1. Hey, I have looked at SO many different invitation ideas for a jungle party and I can't get over how much I love yours. Could you help me do something close to what you did for my little boys invitations? Please i would be so greatful.

    1. Let me know if you want the printable we talked about and I be happy to make up a listing for you and walk you through the assembly process. They are a little time consuming to assemble but the result is super cute!