Loup is ONE! He’s a Leo, so I thought that the lion would be a cute theme.
First, I bought some awesome safari graphics from MyGraphico. LOVE MyGraphico. The designer is Kika Esteves and the graphics came with lots of safari animals and trees, but for this project I used the lion only. To make the toppers, I just printed the lions, cut them out and added a light blue scallop on the toppers with “J” and a dark blue scallop on the toppers with “1”.
It was a Sunday brunch party, so I thought that lemon bread cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting would be good. Everyone but Loup, who cried during the whole “Happy Birthday” song, loved the cupcakes.
I used the same MyGraphico lion to make the tags on the juice jugs. I had seen, on Pinterest and blogs, individual water or juice bottles with wrappers, but I couldn’t find individual orange juice bottles that were 100% juice, so I went with jugs. The idea for the little cups with veggies and dip I saw on Pinterest and on blogs as well.
I made Loup’s birthday hat with the following template. I decided not to put the lion on it, because I was also using it for his cakesmash, which I had done a week earlier.
I made these masks for guests to wear for fun and pictures. They were a hit! I used this template and this template. To make the masks, I just used two different colours of cardstock for each mask. I especially love the first one.
Finally, here are a few party extras! The balloon I got at the supermarket. Each year, we get the kids a big balloon on the morning of their actual birthday. The balloon was a week old by the party. Napkins were from a party store and the loot bags were a very cool find at the dollar store. They came with markers so that each child could colour his or her own. In the loot bags, I included Barnum’s Animal Crackers, because there is a lion on the individual bags. Too cute! The other lion accessories I already had at home.
Loved his theme and thought it was perfect for my little lion cub. What birthday themes have you done in the past or which ones would you like to do someday?