Monday, August 22, 2011

Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh MY!!!

We had so much fun at Monkey Man's Safari themed birthday party!!! Mal and I did Ryder and Monkey's 1 year old birthday party together since they are only 6 days apart. I am pretty sure the boys loved it and the guests most surely enjoyed it...I was a little stressed I have to admit, due to the heat and a few other last minute stresses but all and all it turned out to be a Roaring good time ;)...note to self never do an outdoor Birthday for Monkey again! I had so many fun ideas thanks to my darling and very creative cousin AshLee who did the invites, animal drawings, and placemat mazes. Check out her blog for these fun ideas and millions more that you can print for free!!!, she is a blessing!!! We had lots of yummy BBQ food, treats in the form of animals, and activities to help bring out our inner adventurer! I know that the little one will probably not remember too much but I loved almost every minute of it, so hopefully he did! Beware of the pic overload...

Invite...created by AshCenter pieces and yummy edible cake pops made by yours truly!
Our Safari animals, the kids did an expedition looking for the animals throughout the yard with binocularsOur VIP tour guides...

More animals

One of the explorers Hunter (fitting name) looking for animals... Another Center piece

Food table, with the Happy Birthday banner and year in review banners

Cake pops...lions, tigers, and bears oh my...there were monkey's too of course!

The kids goodie station...treat bags with animal crackers, chocolate bars, and mini rubber animals and snakes. Also the Binoculars, and maze placemats below...

It sure was a hot day...good thing we had lots to drink.

The yummies!!

More food...

Present time


Cake time...our cake chef herself, Dani!

Loved his cake!!!

The cutest cakes I have ever seen made by our cute cousin...let me know if you need one for a party she is amazing!


Diving in

Happy Birthday Monkey Man!!!


BRooKe said...

This is absolutely darling! Great job!

ALi said...

so cute, love their smash cakes!