Jungle Book Birthday has come and gone!
I really loved this theme, and especially because I thought it was so offbeat. Seriously, try and find any party supplies that are even minorly related to jungle book online. IMPOSSIBLE.
At least anything that will fit my very specific taste.
Our very dear friends and neighbors, Michael and Meghan, have a very grown-up two year old now, to match our two year old. My Greyson, and their Grant have been forced into being best friends for life. One day they will grow up and not like each other and it will break out hearts, so for now, we are forcing friendship and playdates upon them.
And, of course, styling birthday parties for them.
Mommy Meghan's idea was for a Jungle Book party, since Grant is currently obsessed with the dvd.
So, I wanted it to be fun and vibrant and happy. That's kind of my style.
And the best part...I only spent $200 TOTAL on this party design. I am pretty much the queen of the budget.
So, here are the details!
Lime green, hunter green, lemon yellow, and orange were the colors du jour.
We decided on a dessert table outside near the bounce house. I kind of love this brick wall behind it. I'm a sucker for an exposed brick wall.
For the favors, I found actual Jungle Books at Amazon and had the amazing Purple Pug make us favor tags for them. Can we talk about Kristy for a second? She did me the biggest favor ever by making these ADORABLE Jungle Book tags and cupcake toppers. And the glitter technique that this girl has it AMAZING. Kristy, you know you're my girl, but these were just perfection. The back said..."Thanks for swinging by, Grant 10.10.10." Best birthday date ever right?
I handmade this banner on my computer using photo paper and paint.net. Then I hot-glued the pennants to some green rope that I found at the Dollar Tree.
Those little green containers were from Dollar Tree too, and I just turned them upside down and used them as dessert stands.
A closer look at the GORGEOUS cupcake toppers!
The kids LOVED these and I saw more than one of them lick all the frosting off the picks and take them home!
Ok, let's talk backdrop. I saw this style of backdrop on Sweets Indeed (and it was the same color scheme, coincidentally!). I modified it by painting wooden craft letters with the bday boy's name and attaching it to the circles.
Fruit Skewers--my little one especially loved these!
And here is our little 2 year old! Happy Birthday G! We love you!
Cupcake Picks and Favor Tags: The ever so wonderful Purple Pug
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Palm Trees, Menu Cards, Backdrop, and Bunting: Handmade by me.