Everyone says throwing a big birthday party for your child’s first birthday is really just throwing a party for yourself, and ya know what, they’re right! After a year with any newborn I think all parents deserve a celebration. The theme we decided to go with for Goldy’s first birthday was “GOLDY IS A WILD ONE”. I did this by incorporating a modern jungle style wild animal theme and it was SO easy and fun. First, I found a local artist @RoseGoldDesigns to bring my simple modern balloon garland to life. I’ve been told it’s super easy, I just didn’t have the time so I hired it out to Kaylee at Rose Gold Designs and she worked her magic. If you’re a SLC local you have to check her out!
Next I contacted Danielle Stanley with The UTAH HOGLE ZOO to set up the “Zoo It Yourself” package that was just what we needed because it allowed us to get a group of zoo tickets without having to reserve a space as we preferred to do lunch and cake at our home. As for the rest of the decor it was all up to me. I started by ordering these WILD ANIMALS, VASES, BANNERS, CUPCAKE TOPPERS, AND SPRAY PAINT. Once they arrived I ran to the hardware store and grabbed a bag of sand to fill the vases, filled the vases, spray painted the animals gold, added the foliage from Trader Joes and voila.
We were ready to GET WILD! This was such a fun theme for a first birthday but can actually be switched to a two year old theme with the fun phrase “TWO WILD”. Cheers to all of our wild ones! Hopefully this post inspires someone to throw a wild party, your kiddos will love it! As for the guests, they will too with these fun animal ears and slap bracelets! A huge thanks to Danielle and Kaylee for helping me get this together on such short notice, if anyone is local be sure to contact them for all your party needs!
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Danielle Stanley: (801) 584-4570
Kaylee Owner of Rose Gold Designs: (801)380-0029