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Amazing Jungle Themed First Birthday Party

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animal jungle party dessert table

Welcome to the {super adorable} Jungle! Linda of Harper Event Design styled this fabulous Jungle Themed Birthday Party for a milestone first birthday celebration. The illustrated backdrop and fondant work by Kiss My Cakes is just incredible! Which fondant animal is your favorite? It’s a tough call, but I’m leaning towards that precious lion peeking out of the bottom of the cake. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Yellow lunch boxes embellished with playful animal illustrations
  • Burlap, moss & bamboo decor + giant monstera leaves used as placemats
  • Amazing fondant cake & cupcake toppers featuring giraffes, snakes, monkey’s & lions!
  • Lion & zebra sugar cookies displayed on beds of aqua jelly beans
  • “Jungle Juice” and “Animal Ale” beverages

animal jungle party cake and cupcakes

animal jungle party lunch boxes for the kids table

zebra jungle cookies and toffee apples on a bed of yellow jelly beans

animal jungle party with lion cookies and snake fondant cupcake toppers

jungle cake with a fondant giraffe topper

animal ale and jungle juice for a first birthday party

jungle monkey cupcake topper

jungle party banana and worm candy

jungle party with grass decorations

jungle party kids table with leaf place mats

jungle theme first birthday place setting

animal jungle first birthday party drink station

jungle cake close ups of the lion, monkey and green leaves

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  1. Jeannie July 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

    So many great design ideas here! I love the use of the leaves throughout the whole party.

  2. Windy City Novelties July 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

    The cake and cupcakes are truly precious! I love how colorful and fully decorated this party is! I can tell a lot of time and effort went into this party and it all paid off. It looks great!

  3. Ola Mikiewicz July 6, 2012 at 1:19 am


  4. Katie Anderson-Keith Watson Events July 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    What an amazing party! The dessert table is especially incredible!

  5. MonogrammedEverything! July 7, 2012 at 5:48 am

    LOVE this!!!

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  7. Daisy July 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I absolutely love this!! I definitely want to do this for my son’s 1st Birthday!!

  8. Carly July 12, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Absolutely love this. Just brilliant! GOnna steal these theme for my baby shower. Where did you find those mini grass sign holders?
    Also are the cupcake animals edible or are they plastic toys? Love those

  9. Veronica Pena July 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    so beautiful.

  10. Uche July 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    GORGEOUS!!! So much time went into this. It definitely looks like it paid off!

  11. Madeline Olivencia July 27, 2012 at 12:02 am


  12. Karen August 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Very Very nice!

  13. Nina Jo Childs October 23, 2012 at 6:22 am


  14. Michelle Di Biasio McGreevy February 6, 2013 at 1:05 am


  15. Nicole September 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Absolutely love everything!!!!! Need to know where you got the following:
    Raffia Table Skirt, OrangeTableclothes, Plates, Moss Plants, Sign Tuning 1?
    Have to replicate this!!!!!!! Love love love it all!!!!!!

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