Children's Parties, Party Supplies

The Coolest Modern Party Animals Birthday Party on the Block

We love a good gender-neutral birthday theme, especially one that’s monochromatic with pops of color. So, when we saw the new Mini Animals collection at our favorite party shop Bonjour Fete, hot diggity dog we knew we had a reason to celebrate (or howl, chirp, woof, meow, etc.)!

Modern Party Animals Kids Table Decor

For the kid’s table, we layered the mini animals paper plates on top of playful black-and-white squiggle patterned plates and grid plates with geometric shapes that feature a candy-colored palette. We also created a shape garland in the same palette, using large paper punches and ran it down the center of the table.

Modern Party Animals Birthday Party Table

We were practically floating when we saw these matching balloons and decided to DIY our own jumbo doggy! Make yours by starting with a 36″ jumbo white balloon as the face base. We used 9″ black balloons for the eyes and nose, and finally long twisting balloons for the ears. Stick ’em on with rubber cement, and pop on a piece of brightly colored construction paper for a smile-worthy mouth.

Party Animals Balloons Bunch

Paper runners and placemats are our trademark table hack. For the runner, we used graphic grid gift wrap and dog bone scrapbook paper for placemats. Another super simple hack? Washi tape on disposable wooden cutlery.

Panda Party Animals Place Setting

Modern Party Animals Birthday Party Table

Our eyes lit up for these mini animal birthday candles. And this black and white sprinkle medley from Fancy Sprinkles is so chic and modern—it was purrrfect for the cake!

Modern Black and White Sprinkle Cake with Animal Candles

Modern Black and White Sprinkles on Cake

The party hats were another great DIY project. For this we used a complementary monochromatic print and this party hat template from Oh Happy Day. We also popped on panda ears and pom tops for some extra flair!

Party Animals Banner and Dog Balloon

Raise your hand if you like them!

Kids at a Party

The kids couldn’t keep their paws off the cookies, which by the way, matched the plates!

Little Hands Modern Party Animals Table

Uh-oh, looks someone was missing his doggone ear by the end of the day—and we have a feline we know who was responsible.

Yellow and White Dog Cookie

Last but not least, the kiddos went wild for these panda ice cream cone cake pops—which, we must warn you, may lead to some serious sugar-induced pandamonium!

Little Kids Eating Panda Ice Cream Cones

Styling and Design: Royale Ziegler of But First, Party! 

Photography by Billye Donya

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