Have you seen the Wild One first Birthday party themes over Pinterest and Instagram? I love them! I mean, the play on words for a start… and most one-year-olds are a little wild aren’t they?
I’ve been meaning to get this article out for so long and I’m so happy to finally be sharing it with you. My sister in law Chloe (who totally needs to be a party planner by the way) threw this amazing first Birthday party for my nephew, Alvie.
Now I have just one nephew and no nieces. It goes without saying (although you know I’m going to say it!) that I absolutely adore him. He is the cutest little man! I was so excited for his first Birthday.
Scroll for more of his party. My brother and sister in law live in beautiful Busselton so for those of you near Busso or even in Perth, Chloe has provided me with some of her suppliers.
The theme was a safari wild one party. The colour scheme was yellow/gold, green, black and a little white. There were plenty of leafy plants and palms around which help to add to the theme. Chloe made the balloon arch herself. This was also her first attempt at creating a grazing table. I think she did an amazing job! Now, I have a few questions for Chloe.
Where did you get your balloons from? Especially the giraffe, he’s so cute!
Most of the balloons were from Lombards (Cannington) and Spotlight. The giraffe was from KMart. I purchased a DIY balloon kit from Kmart however I swapped out the balloons from the kit for others more suited to my colour scheme.
With balloons and the grazing table inside, most of the guests were outside. The garden with leafy tropical plants and the faux vertical garden was the perfect backdrop.
In the past Chloe has paid someone to create her grazing tables. This time she decided to give it a go herself.
Did you borrow or hire any of the cutting boards?
The cutting boards were a combination of my own supply, others borrowed and two I ended up purchasing.
Are there any particular places you went to find the food?
I bought food from Bunbury Farmer’s Market and Woolworths.
Having paid a professional and now DIY’d your own grazing table, what would you say are the major differences?
Creating my own grazing table was definitely cheaper. I actually found layering the objects and food quite easily. For inspiration I simply used photos of a table I’d previously hired someone to make (You could easily do the same with some Pinterest inspo).
Chloe claims the downside to making her own grazing table is that it didn’t look professional however I beg to differ! I think it looks great and she did an amazing job!
Alvie’s cake was decorated with safari animals and leaves. The cake topper was simply laser cut card.
Where did you get your cake topper from?
An Etsy shop called Little Glitter Co.
Who made your cake?
Chloe Mcswain from The Little Cakery in Busselton
Alvie’s Birthday invitation below matched perfectly with the theme! Purchased from Etsy.
Is there anything that you would do differently next time?
I forgot to put the meats out, so I would definitely do that next time! I would have used different balloons for the garland. I used everyday helium balloons when I should’ve used round ones and then added smaller ones to fill the spaces. But you live and learn for next time!
One thing I did notice was how much Chloe’s regular house decor suited the Birthday theme! Outside there is plenty of greenery with tropical palms and frangipanis, the vertical garden under the alfresco. Inside are plants, decor and the overall colour scheme that tied in with the party.
Although this was a wild one Birthday party, there was nothing but a calm, relaxed vibe all pulled together with Chloe’s good taste in interior decorating! Just check out Alvie’s bedroom below, it works in so well with the party theme! Now I’m wondering if Chloe is going to be redecorating the house for his second Birthday party?!! Just jokes of course!
Whilst my brother and sister in law live over two hours away, any invitation I get from Chloe, I make sure I’m there! I always look forward to her parties. She did an amazing job of young Alvie’s First Birthday and the wild one birthday theme. The highlights for me were the balloon arch and grazing table that she did herself. Now I can’t wait for the next soiree!
If you’re looking for more inspiration for toddler’s Birthday’s you can always check out my post 23 Boy’s Birthday Party Ideas for Toddlers.
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