Go Wild Planning For a First Birthday Zoo Animal Bash with These “Sweet at 1” Party Supplies
You are going to roar with excitement when you plan for your ‘lil tiger’s 1st birthday party with the “Sweet at 1” themed party supplies! The adorable patterns on our “Sweet at 1” Boy Birthday Party decorations are so cute, it will leave you grinning from ear to ear just like all the playful baby animals that are featured on them! With playful stripes of pastel blue, chocolate brown, green, and orange repeated on all of the supplies, it is easy to mix and match every single item in this Sweet at 1 line of first birthday party supplies!
Decorating Ideas to Roar About!
After sending out the Sweet at 1 Boy Birthday Invitations it is time to set the scene for your special “Sweet at 1” birthday boy! First birthdays are a special milestone event, with lots of pictures taken, so going all out on party decorations gives your little one the attention he deserves on this special day.
Creating a beautiful buffet table takes little effort when sticking to a common theme and mixing and matching coordinating colors to go with it. Start with one of our solid colored table covers in chocolate, lime or yellow to create your base color. Depending on the size of the table you are using, our 60” long by 20” wide Sweet at 1 Boy Birthday Giant Banner makes a great table runner for your buffet or you can try attaching it to the side of the table using double stick tape to create a skirt around the table. The banner comes customizable with letter stickers to create your own message, or set out some permanent markers and let the guests sign their names to create a special keepsake item for this milestone “Sweet at 1” birthday party.
Toys make great centerpieces on the buffet table and can serve a dual purpose your first birthday boy will love to play with when the party is over! A few ideas might be to use one or more of the stuffed animals that we carry like Melissa and Doug Plush Leroy Lion
or Melissa and Doug Plush Sterling Elephant
. A great non-stuffed choice is the Melissa and Doug Giraffe Grasping Toy
If your focus is on providing a large selection of food choices and your table doesn’t have room for a centerpiece try a giant helium balloon like our 32” Jolly Giraffe Head Shaped Balloon or the 30” Tickled Tiger Head Shaped Balloon floating above the table from a balloon weight. Our “Sweet at 1” selection of animal shaped balloons will surely create some smiles when your guests are dishing up their plates! Once you have the table covered and a centerpiece chosen, simply add “Sweet at 1” plates, cups, napkins and some coordinating solid colored tableware and you are ready for your party!
Many people like to tie a balloon bouquet to their mailbox on the day of the party to welcome guests and to announce the big 1st birthday event. If you want to try something a little different, lining your driveway with some yard signs is a fun idea. This can be accomplished easily with the purchase of a few yard stakes (depending on the length of your driveway) from your local hardware store. Purchase and attach the coordinating 3-sided Sweet at 1 Boy Birthday Centerpiece onto the yard stakes with a staple gun.
Tame the Crowd with Food Choices for Your Boy’s Sweet at 1 Baby Animal Birthday Party:
Depending on the time of the day you are hosting the party you have three options to help determine what types of food to serve.
- Lunch hour: If the party is around the lunch hour, guests will expect some type of meal. Build your own sandwiches with meat and cheese trays and a few side salads are a great choice for this time of day.
- Mid-afternoon: If the party is scheduled in between lunch and dinner, say around 3pm, it’s more likely you can get away with offering up some simple hors d’oevres and serving the birthday cake as the main course. With this choice, most everyone will partake in cake so be sure to plan for the proper size cake to feed your crowd. Your neighborhood bakery can help you determine how much cake will need.
- Dinner hour: If it is later in the day your guests are going to expect a more elaborate dinner-type menu. You don’t have to stress over cooking for a crowd, serving something as simple as hamburgers and hot dogs in the summer or baked lasagna from the frozen foods section of your grocery store will make most guests happy.
Creating First Birthday-Picture Perfect Scenes!
Create some super sweet photo ops when you crown your sweet birthday boy with the party-cone-shaped Sweet at 1 Boy Felt Party Hat! When it’s time for your little birthday tiger to dig into some birthday cake consider the Sweet at 1 Boy Birthday Bib and the Sweet at 1 Boy High Chair Decorating Kit to make those pictures extra sweet while keeping the birthday boy and your floors clean!
Super Sweet Party Favors!
Don’t forget to thank everyone for sharing in this special memorable event for your sweet baby boy. Guests of all ages enjoy taking home a party favor and our Sweet at 1 Boy Birthday Loot Bags filled with sweet treats such as our 1st Birthday Boy Buttermints and Blue and White Cupid Hearts are great choices for them. For the younger guests, a Sweet at 1 Boy Birthday Blowout as well as some inexpensive items such as play dough or bottled bubbles is always a big hit with kids!
One of our favorite customer photos with this sweet baby animal theme
We had a photo contest, and this photo was one of our absolute favorites. You can see the Sweet At One Bib appropriately broken in by this birthday boy enjoying his ceremonial "smash cake". Hope you enjoy the photo as much as we did!