Kara's Party Ideas Jungle Themed 1st Birthday Party | Kara's Party Ideas

This darling JUNGLE THEMED 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Linnette of Paper Glitter. What a fun take on the classic jungle themed party! The best part- this party was created overnight! Can you believe it?! WOW!

Linnette said- “We decided not to do a “party” for my son’s 1st birthday and we decided on cutting a cake for him instead. It would have been for just us 4 and his grandparents. He had been sick, so this past Sunday when he was feeling better we figured would be a good day to finally cut him a cake (he had been officially one year for almost a month now)!  On the night before, around 10 pm, I decided to print a cake topper for him….then I decided to print bunting ….then one thing led to another, I printed like 15 pages of the Printable Jungle Party Kit, yada yada yada, it was 5 am and I had a whole cute set up done!

I didn’t have time for a “dessert table” as we have been all used to seeing and it shouldn’t always be about making one.  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE me some cute dessert tables.  But it can be very unrealistic to create one for every single get together you may have.  I think it’s nice to work with what you have, some times.  So aside from the basic sweets I added items for my 2 kids, the silverware and some monkey plates :)  I  must say…since this was very last minute I could only work with what I already had around the house anyways and you know what????  I had very little stress since all the items of the table were already there for me–I had no choice but to use what I had.  It was all about making a pretty table for my 2 kids who I ADORE.

So in keeping this post real, let’s talk about what was on the table.  I had the jungle coloring sheet backdrop printed weeks ago, as I test them before putting them on sale–so I was lucky to have it handy.  My husband had bought a small ice ream cake from Coldstone the night before.   And we also bought some cupcakes just because…..well…… cupcakes + ice cream = yum!  The next day, we got 1.5 ounce hershey bars from Walgreens–one for each one of us.  That orange package  on the right were coloring books for  my kids. And we had some animal crackers laying around so I filled only one of the train boxes with them.  But I always line paper/ printed paper with wax paper, etc…for these train boxes I used coffee filters.   My mom made the cute hats on that Sunday.  Are they not the cutest!  I told her I loved craft paper mixed with fiery colors like the yummy colors in the color spectrum between yellow and orange and she worked her magic.  And let me just say that none of this could have been possible without printables !!!   How awesome was it to decide last minute to need decorations for anything and be able to print and make them in the wee hours of the night!?

I hope you enjoy these photos of our humble get together.  I really do hope they inspire you to always remember that you can create a pretty scenery for anything whether it is huge party or a small get together.

If you want to recreate something similar to this, I have the printable jungle party kit in the shop and I will add the extra items that I made for this celebration into it in the coming days.  You can find the kit as it currently stands in the shop HERE.  The coloring sheet backdrop can be found HERE.

Interesting fact–I put this party kit on sale right about the time I was having my contractions a year ago.  I remember uploading the photos of the kit to the Etsy shop and I was “feeling funny”.  9 hours later my son was born and he had a party kit already designed for his first birthday :).”

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  1. Linnette says:

    Thanks for the feature Kara!!!! I love your site ! I am delighted to know I am part of your party ideas! Much success to you!


  2. Melissa says:

    Kara, where can we get the jungle party hats? They are adorable! Thank you.

  3. angela says:

    Where can I purchase the jungle train….that is shown with animal crackers?

  4. Melanie says:

    I love this party idea! So adorable. My son will be one in March and I’m starting to accumulate ideas already!


  5. Jeannette says:

    Is a printable available for the party hats??

  6. sonia munoz says:

    I love this idea

  7. Alex says:

    wondering if there is printable for the party hats?

  8. Rachel says:

    Hi! I want the same table decoration for my son’s first birthday. Where I can purchase these?

  9. luz canales says:

    your ideas are adorable is a printable available for the party kit?

  10. Shelby Graf says:

    Do you have the template for the hats? I’m trying to make them at home. Thanks!