A wild...sweet...fun baby's first birthday party. Turned your regular pink and black Wild safari colors into a more fun colorful and bright idea for my daughter's first birthday.
My inspiration started from ribbons I found at my local Michael's craft store and wanted to incorporated into her party, therefore the WILD theme was created. I found bright wild animal fabrics online and with those colors was able to apply it throughout the entire design concept by making it girly sweet and fun! Yet the boys also got to enjoy it, I gave them them jungle safari hats with binoculars therefore; making them forget all the PINK around them.
My decorating style ideas was using the main attraction which was the WILD pink and yellow and scattering it all around the space I had to design with and make it fun! I like bright colors and use them all over to brighten up plain white walls I had to work with. I also wanted to make a changing spot section for all the mommies to have a place to change their baby's pampers. All the mommies Love it!
I decided to buy all my table cloths and saved lots of money instead of renting. So I purchased it all from here: http://www.linentablecloth.com/. Got most of my ribbons at http://www.michaels.com/. I bought beautiful fabric to make the table runners and birthday banner found here: http://www.texassusannie.com/. My nannie and I build the table runners and banner, I cut she sawed. She also made teething blankies for the favors. Party safari hats and binocular stuff I bought from: http://www.birthdayexpress.com/ . I purchased the candy and lollipops at: http://www.candywarehouse.com/. My mom made all the topiary centerpieces out of all sorts of ribbons, very tedious but she nailed it! My daughter's onesie was made by Emily Lane Studio: http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmilyLaneStudio. She makes the most darling stuff! Her tutu was custom made by Chloe's Tutu Sweet shoppe: http://www.chloestutusweetshoppe.com/ under the design your own Tutu page. My cake was beautifully designed by Ana Castro Sanchez: http://www.justcakesbyasc.com/. All the cake pops and marshmallows were done by my sister, the pastry chef! I created the hats and Amanda's party table along with her number (1) pinata, very tedious but all worth it, found tutorials here: http://www.ohhappyday.com/?s=pinata http://www.thisismeinspired.blogspot.com/2010/06party-hats-101.html I designed all the candy labels for the table display.
My favorite item is Amanda's birthday table. I love how it all looked so bright and fun put together. All about her! Her pinata, her pictures, her party hat and using a picture of her face in the lollipops as well. It showed how WILD and fun she is! Another favorite was the changing station for mommies and babies!
Plan, plan and plan! Gather all sorts of ideas months ahead and buy things a little bit at a time, DIY is the best way to go. If you need any ideas on planning your next event. I am more then happy to help someone in need. I LOVE PARTY PLANNING!