Safari-Inspired 1st Birthday Party

Looking for a fun first birthday theme that both kids and adults will enjoy? Take your guests away on a safari!

Start with an free birthday invitation from Punchbowl. Choose an invitation that has a monkey or other fun jungle animal on it to communicate your theme to guests. You can then use the invitation colors as inspiration for your safari party. Decorate with green, tan, yellow, and brown balloons, plates, and other safari party supplies.  

Keep the safari theme going as you prepare one of the most important aspects of your child's first birthday: the cake! Check out this cake that has jungle animals on it. Make one yourself or have one made for you.

Another fun idea for a safari party? Hire a balloon artist to make jungle balloon animals for the party. The kids at the party will love them. You can even get a balloon animal kit yourself and designate one of the adults at the party to make the balloon animals (as long as you give that person plenty of time to practice).

As party favors for a safari themed party in which you expect lots of other toddlers, have t-shirts made up that say "I survived NAME'S safari party!" with jungle animals on it. One year olds don't appreciate party favors, but that's one idea the parents will think is adorable!

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