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Get Wild: A Jungle Safari First Birthday Party

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Everybody knows what a wild ride baby’s first year is! When professional party planner and photographer Lisa Dixon, of Tickled Pink Celebrations, was asked to design something fun but suitable for a boy’s first birthday party, a jungle safari theme idea seemed perfect.  After all, what little boy doesn’t like animals?  Lisa designed a dessert table full of inviting treats and jungle inspired decorations that you’re sure to go wild over!


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Lisa looked to the jungle for party décor inspiration.  She created a real jungle vibe by incorporating lots of vines, trees and rustic elements like tree stumps and burlap. There’s a mischievous monkey peeking out of the vines, too, just inviting party fun!  Lisa created the hanging bunting, personalized with the guest of honor’s name—Ayaan. I love how she used zebra, cheetah and tiger print balloons to bring in a touch of wild animals to the party.
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What a terrific birthday cake! How adorable are those fondant animals? I love how the animal prints were incorporated on the cake layers. The red snakes add a great dash of color.
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I’m equally crazy over the herd of cupcakes topped with the cutest fondant elephants, lions, tigers, zebras and monkeys.  Jungle green cake pops from Miss Shells Cakes, doughnuts, macarons and a fun assortment of candy provided plenty of treats for guests to get excited about. That king of cats looks quite satisfied with it all!
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There were even personalized chocolate bars for guests to take home after the party. Personalization always adds a custom boutique feel to a party.
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Juice bottles were camouflaged in jungle leaves and orange or green ribbon.  The animal print straws perfectly set off the beverages.  Little details add up to make a theme come to life!
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Cute party favor bags were ready to be filled with treats as a thank you to guests for swinging by.

This civilized side of a wild jungle was a great way to celebrate baby’s special first year!

Need some great sources for planning a first birthday party?  Check out this list,  put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.