Quinn has been talking a LOT about birthday parties lately – who she’s going to invite to hers, what she’s going to buy her brother for his, and what kind of cupcakes she wants (chocolate with pink icing and pink decorations, in case you were wondering). So it reminded me that the joint party I threw for the kids over 6 months ago still hadn’t been shared, because #pregnantlife. So here it is, half a year later… the kids’ Party Animal Birthday Theme party!
Party Animal Birthday Theme Sources
Mini Chalkboard Easel // Set of 60 Jungle Animal Figurines // Silver Foil Balloon Numbers // Silver Sparkler Candles // Jute Twine // Half Pint Mason Jars // Large Animal Figurines // Bulk Animal Crackers
Party Animal Birthday Theme The Favors
I generally try to stay away from junk toy favors and like to send people home with snacks. Animal crackers in 8 ounce mason jars (get the half pint with a wide mouth) were super simple to make – I just put a handful of the animal crackers in the mason jar and tied a plastic toy animal to them with twine.
Party Animal Birthday Theme The Decor
I kept decorations pretty simple for this party. I grabbed two 40 inch silver mylar balloons and had them inflated at our grocery store – PSA: tell them not to over-inflate these bad boys or they *will* pop. Which is a bummer because you can’t get a last minute replacement anywhere local. I also filled a big vase with animal crackers – if you buy them in bulk, you can use them for favors and for decorating. I also bought a set of large plastic animal figurines for table decor and figured the kids could keep them as toys for after the party. I also did a mini chalkboard and wrote out “let’s get wild for quinn & coop”.
I had a local girl make two pretty basic cakes (one for each kid) with a simple icing pattern. Then I added the tiny animal figurines to the cakes (the same figurines I used to adorn the favors) and added thin sparkler candles.