As Levi's 1st birthday approached I of course went to the boards, Pinterest of course. :-) At first I focused on LIONS. Early on one of the ways I could bring a smile to Levi's face was by calling (sweetly) 'Levi the Lion' and giving a gentle roar. He loved it so he has become my little lion. Of course there are no party themes of JUST lions so I searched: Jungle, Safari, Circus and pulled from some pretty amazing parties out there in blog land. And so course as my Pinterest board grew and grew with ideas I had to do some major editing and focusing, otherwise I didn't even want to think about how much a party would cost if I carried out all the ideas. Our party was not big some close friends and the grandparents, the boys each had a couple of friends.
Levi the Lion
Noah tried to encourage Levi to dig into his cake, he mostly ate the frosting.
A little for Daddy!
Our little safari table decor. (Nothing too fancy, just fun)
I found these little cups at Dollar Tree and filled them with animal crackers for kiddos to take come with a bubble wand.
Our python sandwich, we also have chips, pasta salad, fruit salad and of course...
cupcakes! Grandma Carolyn gave me a hand and took care of the cupcakes. I will brag and tell you that I made the lion cake after finding a picture on a website.
Happy Birthday Levi, we love you!
Some of the websites I pulled from:
Lion Cake, Sandwich
Safari Friends Cupcakes
Birthday Invitation Invite (wording)
My Pinterest Board for all those other awesome parties I found! HERE