I want to introduce you all to the newest contributor to the Daily Party Dish. Everyone, meet Julie. Julie, everyone.
Julie plans all of the local parties for Party411.com (she is great too, just look at this College Football theme party she just did). Right now she is working on a party of a more personal nature, a birthday party for her son. She agreed to share some of her ideas and thoughts, so look forward to several posts as she plans it all out (subscribe to our feed so you don't miss any!).
So without further ado... Julie.
Well, here goes… my very first blog post. I am planning a 3rd birthday party for my son Jack. I feel compelled to make it great since I am a party planner and feel like I will be judged. (You know…SHE plans parties and this is all she did).
That being said, I had to think of a theme. I decided to go with the “jungle”. I hired Jungle Terry to come to entertain the kids. He raises many different animals and brings 15 or so animals and reptiles for the kids to see and touch.
I didn’t want all the animals at my house, so I went to Jacks’ preschool and rented the motor room for the party. This is both convenient and functional because after Jungle Terry, the kids can play on the equipment. Since Jack’s birthday is in December, we will never be able to do it at an outdoor playground. This is the next best thing!
Then I needed to find a perfect invitation. I decided to go with a semi-custom caricature invite to tie in the theme. Here is a pic of it.
Now is the fun part…..SHOPPING! I have to get the perfect decorations and favors so that the party can all tie in together. I ordered pith hats for part of the centerpiece. I don’t quite know what I am doing with that yet. I ordered jungle plates but will use black cups and napkins. I have very cute jungle slap bracelets that I will use as napkin rings.
For the kids, I ordered little stuffed animals, jungle sipper cups, stickers, jungle animal pens (very cute!) hats that are jungle animals and animal crackers. I will put them in bags and I made jungle theme labels that say “Thanks for coming” for each child.
I don't have a copy of the label handy, but I will include it with one of my next posts so you can see it. I am also deciding on a cake, so more pictures on the way!
See more posts from the Jungle Theme Birthday Party:
- Jungle Theme Birthday Party - Part 2 ... The Cake
- Jungle Theme Birthday Party - Part 3 ... Centerpieces and Favors
- Pictures from the Jungle Theme Birthday Party