Kara's Party Ideas Alligator Bayou + Swamp Birthday Party - Alligator Party Ideas |

I simply adore this ALLIGATOR BAYOU + SWAMP BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Emily Welch of Magnolia Creative Co.! Such a fun boy themed party! Everything is just too, too cute!

Here is what Emily had to say about the party- “This party was for my son’s first birthday. His birthday falls at the same time as both my husband’s and best friend’s birthdays. For the past seven years we’ve done a crawfish boil to celebrate, so I wanted to carry that over into my son’s party theme. We decided on an alligator and bayou theme. Invitations were sent in cardboard boxes filled with newspaper, Spanish moss, a plastic alligator and an egg which had to be “cracked open” to find the invitation. We got such a fun reaction from guests thinking there ACTUALLY was a live animal inside the box as indicated by the sticker on the outside of the package.

Since there were officially three birthday honorees I didn’t want just one cake or three big ones, so I decided on three small ones. I contacted Edible Details and showed her the sketch for the cake swamp centerpiece stand I was creating and she crafted the three fondant swamp creatures to use as a topper on each cake. I didn’t want the table against the wall because I wanted the guests to be able to walk around the display and see the animals and the ombre style cakes. Each cake sat on a wooden stump that was built into a hand crafted box filled with moss and a large plastic alligator.

Other food and drinks that were served included Swamp Dogs (Hot Dogs), pelican, crawfish and Tabasco bottle cookies, “Dirt” cups, swamp water and mint julep iced tea for the adults served in mason jars.

The alligator and bayou theme was carried over into the banners, wreath and adult favors (alligator bottle openers). The kid’s favors were homemade swamp slime in push pop containers. They had a ball playing with them and it was such an easy (and cheap!) activity to make.

A lot of great vendors helped with products and it turned out so nicely. Most importantly, the birthday boy had a great time!”

Vendor Credits:

Invitations, Party Collaboration, and Styling: Magnolia Creative Co.
Fondant Swamp Creatures: Edible Details
Tabasco Cookies: Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design
Alligator Banner: The Purple Pug
Baking Cups: Shop My Little Love
Tissue Paper for Tissue Tassel Construction: The Flair Exchange
Gator Bottle Opener Favors: Cayenne Marketing

Push Pop Containers, Burlap, Paper Straws, Bakers Twine, Lanterns, Nut Cups/Cupcake Liners, Tissue Fan Flowers, Wooden Utensils, Fringe Garland {at bottom of banner}, Twine, Balloons, Paper Plates, Napkins

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  1. Wow really so cool! I’m originally from Florida and this would be a great birthday party idea for my little nephew who still lives in Tampa. The invite idea is my favorite! Such a creative idea :-)

  2. riley says:

    EEEkkk! I have a class of “KinderGators”!! So many fun ideas for the End of the Year!!!

  3. This is absolutely adorable, such a great theme & every detail is as cute as can be!! I absolutely love the invitations, what a wonderful idea. Congratulations Emily (and thanks for sharing Kara), this was such fun read :)

  4. I love the invitations! There are so many fine details in this that just being it all together and feel real. The “Swamp Water” is adorable too!

  5. marie says:

    what is the swamp water recipe? I want to make it for my alligator baby shower.

    • Nell Broussard says:

      I am doing a baby shower with alligator theme. I would like the recipe for swamp water. What is in the cupcake holders with the little alligators? and where did you find the little alligators? Thanks Nell

  6. Natalie Bennett says:

    Could you share how you created the invitation using the egg? Did you use real eggs or purchase these?

  7. Ila says:

    What is the Swamp water made of?