Ari’s 1st Birthday Party!


I blinked and Ari turned 1. Birthday parties are my favorite and we’re so excited to celebrate the first year of Ariel’s life The theme was a combination of jungle, forest, woodland & where the wild things are lol. I wanted all the animals and greens.

This was the gift table! I completely forgot to make Ari’s party a no gift party but that’s okay, he was showered in such generous and thoughtful gifts

Deer Balloon

Deer Balloon (jumbo) 

Bunny Balloon 

Bear Balloon (jumbo)

Balloon Arch

Letter Board

Next up was the island that I WAS SO EXCITED FOR. I had a very clear vision, it was just a matter of making it come to life. I wanted a mini jungle on my island and that’s exactly what we did. I’ve seen party hats on small animals before & I loved the idea. Alia was the sweetest and created those, and my mom and sister created the adult versions. We found a template online to make the mini party hats which I’ll link below. This cake was Ari’s smash cake that my sister made for him hehe, she also created the little 1 banner with twigs she found outside! It’s become a tradition that Melanie create cakes for my kids- it started at my gender reveal that we had for Alethea

Tiny Party Hat Template

Realistic Animals Set

Wooden Alphabet/Number Blocks 

Wooden Forest Trees Set 

Green Decorative Banner 

Greenery Garland

‘Wild One’ Balloon

I had no idea what to do with the table settings, but then I realized my kids have so many stuffed animals, why not have them displayed??

Cuddle + Kind Fawn Stuffed Animal 

Sloth Stuffed Animal

Peek-a-Boo Elephant

Sheep Stuffed Animal

Bunny Stuffed Animal

Realistic Animals Set


Animal Plates/Cups/Napkins

Plain White Party Hats

Pom Poms

Drink Dispenser 

Beverage Tub

This was his highchair area! This canopy is normally in the playroom but we brought it down and I added some green vines. BOOM: a perfect little jungle.

Green Decorative Banner

Balloon Arch 

Air Pump

Helium Tank


Since Ari’s birthday was the first summer birthday in our family- we had to do something outside!! We rented a bounce house and had a couple of giant sized games outside!

Giant Jenga 

Giant Connect 4

Happy Birthday Ariel

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  1. Nnenna says:

    Nice. Love it. Check out my blog too…

  2. Nicole Tejeda says:

    Gorgeous Milena!! Love it!!
    You have been my inspiration. Love your Channel.

  3. Bluann says:

    Love the jungle island and cake ideas! Those party hats are so adorable.

  4. Miriam Buzdugan says:

    So so cute!! The party looked great! Thanks for sharing it in this blog!

  5. Simona says:

    I would love the cake recipe! It looks so good!!

  6. Renee says:

    Hi Milena
    Love this theme – so tasteful.
    Are you able to tell me What Colour the "Wild one" balloon is? Looks to be a brown colour in the photo, but can only seem to find rose gold or gold.
    Love from Australia

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