Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Birthday Preparations...I need your help!

I have officially begun the prep-work for JOE's 1st birthday party.

I cannot believe it is right around the corner. As in less than 4-months away! Gosh...I'll have a one year old! When did this happen? I am excited and nervous at the same time. Excited because she is growing up so fast and nervous because she is growing up so fast. Make sense? Well, I want her to grow of course but the faster she grows, the more I realize she'll be more independent of me. Anyways, I am starting to babble.

So JOE's birthday is going to be a jungle themed birthday party. Like I have said in my previous blogs, I am not OBSESSED with Pintrest. I have been pinning things away for months and I guess now is the time to start working on these items.

I have pinned the following items for the menu and also for decor. I need your help to come up with catchy "jungle themed" names for these items. Some of the items, I have assigned names but am open to suggestions. I plan on making place cards for everything. Similar to these -

Food place cards

Jungle Vines (Green Twizzlers)

Rock Balls (chicken nugget balls...these might end up being BBQ meatballs)

Tiger Tails (Cheetos)

Volcano (chocolate cakes with colored icing)

Jungle Twigs (Pretzel sticks)

These will just be cookies on a platter

Wild Mushroom (marchmellows & apples)
Forest Dwellers (Options of PB&J, Jelly, Nutella/Banana and Cheese sandwiches)

Tiki Huts (These will be shorter hot dogs wrapped in croissants and topped with cheese)

Cake...still undecided

Ants on a log (celery, peanut butter and raisins)

Animal Kingdom (Party favors with animal crackers)

I plan on making something similar to this. I need to get on this one cause I think it'll be time consuming.

Hubby's friend paints murals. We have asked him to do something similar for the kids to take pictures. We will include pictures of each kid in the thank you note we send out.

These will be animal print balloons. Saving the idea of using the cones for future birthdays :-).

So go ahead and give me some name ideas.


  1. What great ideas you've found!

    1. Thank you! I hope they translate into a beautiful party for my baby girl.

  2. I've been sipping on wine and catching up on blogs. My mind is in no shape to be in any way creative but I will think about it tomorrow when I am sober and facebook you with any ideas I come up with!!!

    1. Lol. Hopefully, it was good wine. I can't wait until I too can enjoy a glass. Just 8-more weeks. YIPPEEE!!!
      Looking forward to seeing some suggestions/ideas you might have.

  3. Omg! This is going to be amazing! I hope Ksthy chimes in soon. She is so creative when it comes to these things! I love what you have so far.

    I'll try to think up a few things but to be honest I suck at stuff like this.

    1. Thank you.

      Do share any ideas you might have. I want it to be a fun party and from reading your blog, you definitely know how to have fun. :-)

  4. Dang girl, I am loving the inspiration. Jungle theme is the bomb diggity. I love that you are getting an early start. So bummed that we won't be able to make it. It's going to be an awesome party, I can already tell.

    No great ideas, I've got zero creativity here but I am loving your inspiration.

    PS - Good job not including the grapes, total choking hazard :)

    1. Thank you!

      Yup...took your advise. Don't want kids choking on grapes :-). Sorry you won't be able to make it. We will definitely catch up before and after though.

  5. Love the jungle theme! Like Pegster, I have zero creativity in me, but I do love your ideas so far. I don't know where time is going. JOE almost a year. Somebody slow down the time please :).How cool are the "ice-cream" balloons

    1. Thank you! Yup...time is FLYING! I can't believe it either. Yeah...amazing how easy the ice cream ballons are right? That's why I love Pintrest. It gives me so many simple and great ideas that I wouldn't ordinarily have.

  6. i think these are all great. Pinterest has such amazing ideas...i can't wait to see you put it all together! i am so behind in my planning. i have the theme and nothing else in mind!

    1. It sure does. I love that site!

      Girl, get on it! I am doing little by little so that it isn't too overwhelming when the time comes.


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