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Boho Safari First Birthday

no photo By Karen H  in Birthday


Party Recap

Hi there! My name is Karen Haig. I’m a wife & mama to my beautiful baby boy. I graduated college from the New York Fashion Institute, so I’ve always had an eye for design. For many years, I worked as a visual artist. Now I concentrate on event planning and balloon design.

When it was time to start planning my son’s First birthday party, I knew I wanted to stick with neutrals. I’ve also been in love with all things boho lately. So it just made sense to choose a boho safari theme!

To create a balloon garland, I used neutral colors with a touch of baby blue and animal print balloons for a POP. I also designed a balloon hoop (which is available for rent) with colors that reminded me of a tiger.

I worked with some great local vendors. For the safari animal props, I used @bigmamaspartyrentals Together with @thetreatshopny designed an amazing Safari themed three tier cake, cookies, chocolate covered apples and cheese cake shooters. For the centerpieces, I worked with @bklynbloom to create the perfect floral arrangement for our theme. I added the pampas grass on the balloon design, as well as the centerpieces to give the event that boho vibe. I’m so in love with all of these amazing photos @vanessajoy captured.

It was a magical day fit for my safari king.


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Antipasti: Individual Burrata, prosciutto, tomato, arugula basil pesto/ Pasta: Cannelloni/ Main: Pollo Arrosto, Filetto Di stripped bass & Filet Mignon.

  • Desserts

    Gelato Station/ Lemon Cake/ Cheese Cake Shooters/ Cookies

  • Party Favors

    Chocolate covered apples

  • Activities / Games

    DJ & Entertainment/ Face Painter & Balloon Artist/ Sand Art Station/ Cotton Candy Art


Party Helpers

  • Prop my Party

    Party Planner


  • Big Mama’s Party Rentals, INC.


    Instagram: @bigmamaspartyrentals

  • BklynBloom


    Instagram: @bklynbloom

  • Vanessa Joy


    Instagram: @vanessajoy

  • Bryan Root

    DJ & Entertainment

    Instagram: @bryanroot

  • Lavinia Solano

    Face Painter/ Ballon Artist

    Instagram: @artbylavinia

  • NPA Parties

    Cotton Candy Art

    Instagram: @npaparties

  • The Treat Shop NY

    Cake Designer & Treats

    Instagram: @thetreatshopny


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