A Wild Safari Themed First Birthday Party

A Wild Safari Themed First Birthday Party

Giraffes, zebras, elephants, gold, mint and burlap came together for one totally cute safari themed first birthday party! Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet decided on the theme after the family traveled on an African safari and pulled her son’s party together with the perfect details. Use a few of these ideas for your little one’s own safari adventure!

Sweets Table | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

A Wild Invitation

The invitation always sets the tone for the party, and this one was no exception! A cute invite from Three Little Monkeys Studio let guests know this was going to be a fun one.

Invitation | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

First Birthday High Chair

For a first birthday party, it’s all about the high chair. A small giraffe banner by Sweet Georgia Sweet created the ideal photo op for the birthday boy.

Chair and Cake | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Scrumptious Sweets

This party definitely wasn’t short of sweets! Tiny binoculars and and safari hats topped delicious vanilla cupcakes.

Fondant Binoculars on a Cupcake | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Cookies decorated with rhinos, elephants, lions and giraffes were almost too pretty to eat! A wooden elephant cake topper jazzed up a simple and stylish naked cake.

Mint and White Cookies and A Three Tier Naked Cake | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Adorable Safari Themed Sweets Table | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Party Tip: No cake topper? No problem! Use small animal figures to top a homemade cake.

Mint Cake Topped With Mini Giraffe and Zebra | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

A Towering Giraffe

An enormous stuffed giraffe added a fun touch to the party decor, plus it was a hit with the birthday boy!
Birthday Boy with Giraffe | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

A Decked Out Mantle

A creative use of decor can transform your home for any celebration. A mix of antique books, baby photos, safari animals, and banners created an alluring focal point.

Fireplace Decorated for a Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Guests loved reading a custom first birthday board featuring the birthday boy’s favorite things.

Safari Sign for First Birthday | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Cotton Candy Treats

Cotton candy presented in a personalized bucket offered individual grab-and-go snacks for guests.

Cotton Candy | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Adorable Banners and Decor

Banners added wonderful personalized touches throughout the bash. You can see how much this baby boy has grown from month to month on this precious photo banner!

Baby Photo Banner | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

From a burlap table runner to burlap topiary centerpieces, a brown and beige color palette fully complemented the wild safari theme.
Decorated Table | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Small Lion Pinata | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Boxed Lunches and Favors

Make serving lunch a breeze with pre-boxed lunches. It’s an easy way to serve all the parents and proportion the right amount of food for kids attending.

Boxed Lunch | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Guests enjoyed milk served in French square bottles and tiny vintage suitcase favor boxes for the journey home.

Suitcase Favor Box by Kate Aspen, Milk Jar and Boxed Lunch | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Party Tip: Bid party guests “bon voyage” with an edible snack. Fill these suitcase favor boxes with animal crackers for wild safari-inspired favors.

Suitcase Favor Box by @kateaspen | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet

One Happy Birthday Boy

The birthday boy loved his party, and happily dug into his cake!

Birthday Boy in Chair Eating Cake | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Birthday Boy Eating Cake | Safari First Birthday Party | Sweet Georgia Sweet | @kateaspen

Vendors:

Photography: Party of 7 Photography  | Suitcase Favor Boxes: Kate Aspen | Oliver banner, Happy Birthday banner, highchair banner, burlap topiary centerpieces, and burlap wreath: Sweet Georgia Sweet | Napkins, birthday board, photo cubes, herringbone blanket: Tiny Prints | Invitation: Three Little Monkeys Studio | Fondant cupcake toppers: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes | Lunch box tags, newborn to 12 month photo banner: Stampin Fanatic | Confetti tassel balloons: One Stylish Party | Cookies: Auntie Bea’s Bakery| Baby’s hippo romper: The Purple Pug | Giant balloons and first birthday sign design: Celebration Lane | Personalized white metal bucket: I Have a Favor | Paper Straws: More Sprinkled Joy | Paper cones on chairs: Bushel & Peck Paper | Cotton Candy: Cotton Candy Confectionary | Mint green cakes: My Sweet Things  | Naked cakes: Dottie Partin | Burlap table runner: Knollwood Lane | Wooden cake toppers: Wyale Designs | Water bottle labels: Product 80 | Lion Piñata:  Handcrafted Parties  | Cupcake wrappers: OoohLaLa Paperie

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What are some details you love from this party? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Planning!


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