Kai's first birthday was anything but ordinary! A room full of Party Animals and a whole lotta love, was all we could have asked for his special day and wow did we get so much more! It was honestly the perfect celebration. The sun was shining, all our family and friends were in one place and every detail came together perfectly! Oh, and the very best part was Kai smiled through the whole thing.
Yes, I must admit I went a little over the top, but I am a full time Party Planner and couldn't have done it any other way. I think I started planning his first birthday the minute I found out I was pregnant (honestly, I couldn’t wait). Plus, you only turn ONE once why not make it a memorable one?
Picking a theme for this child was a no-brainer. He is OBSESSED with animals. Animal books before bed, animal songs and of course more trips to the zoo than I can count during his first year. Much like his parents, we are animal lovers. So naturally a party that revolves around an animal theme was the perfect match.
I loved the “Wild ONE” theme but wanted to make it our own. A color palette of orange, green and yellow were just to common and wanted to set this party apart from all of the rest. Therefore, I pulled together our own theme of fun pastels, whites and animal prints. A festive take on a very popular theme.
From the party animal card table, handmade fringe back drop created by mom, a safari hunt around the room, create your own safari hat station, a sweet smash cake and a couture cotton candy vendor - it was the BEST DAY EVER.
Catch all the fun party details below.
What People Ate
All of Kai's favorites like chicken, french fries, veggies and lots of desserts!
What People Drank
At the "watering hole" we had mimosas and sangria
Coconut buttercream vanilla cake
Each child "adopted" their pet monkey off of the monkey tree and gave it a new name on a name tag and home.
Activities / Games
Baby Shark arrived to play limbo and dance, while the other kids designed their own safari hats and went on a safari hunt around the room.
My Husband Scott, Juliet Macey Photography, Fluff and Fluff Artisanal Cotton Candy,
Being I am an event planner by trade I knew I could only trust myself to fully plan this party and of course. my husband who helped created the magical fringe backdrop with me for over 72 hours of work! It was a lot but so worth it.