This creative NOAH’S ARK THEMED TWINS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kelly Little.
I love the idea of throwing a gender neutral Noah’s Ark party for twins and focusing on the animals that went “two by two” (just like twins) as well as the vibrant colors of the rainbow. What a fun party!
A few of the highlights to look for are:
The watermelon carved into the shape of an ark and used to serve fruit
The Noah’s Ark themed cake, complete with animals and, of course, an ark
The birthday girl’s rainbow fabric strip and ribbon skirt
The ark shaped felt favor / activity bags filled with felt finger puppet animals
Here’s what Kelly said about planning the party- “What better theme for twins turning 2 than a 2×2 Party? It’s always a challenge to find fun gender-neutral party themes, so I thought a Noah’s Ark Party was the perfect way for my little boy and girl to celebrate their birthday together! Also, I loved all the fun rainbow party inspiration I had been seeing, so this was a great way to bring together my love for bright colors and my twins’ love of animals!
The centerpiece of the party was the “Taste the Rainbow” treat table including Rainbow Dipped Oreos & Pretzel Twigs, Marshmallow Lollipops with Rainbow Sprinkles, and Rainbow Licorice. And I absolutely adored the gorgeous Noah’s Ark cake from Elizabeth’s Cakes.
Other details included an ark made from watermelon (which served as a fruit bowl and was surprisingly easy to make!), felt ark gift bags with pairs of animal finger puppets for party favors, and a wooden ark bean bag toss that my husband and I made together.
Of course the main attraction was the adorable petting zoo of baby animals from Cathy’s Critters. We had quite a large age range of kids at the party, and the animals were a huge hit with them all!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Scallop Circle Paper Punch Lollipop / Treat Sticks Balloons Ribbon Whirly Pops Unicorn Pops
LOVE the rectangular food boxes pictured above! Available in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop HERE.
Here’s what Laila said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s third birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a colorful animal centered party. I started the design process by illustrating silhouettes of her favorite animals and then deciding to go with a bright and very colorful color palette. The invitations featured all the colors and so the party began to take shape. I fell in love with the look of succulents and enlisted Isabel Isaac from Isaac Farms to create the three centerpieces I used for the adult tables. My daughter’s only request was that actual animals showed up to the party (well that and lots of candies and a cake of course) so I searched and found through my talented baker, Safari Edventures here in Miami. I always team up with Brantley from Sweet Brantley’s for anything that has to do with sweets. She translated the invitation and the look of the party so well into our 3 tiered cake!
For the party favors, I found perfect safari themed puzzles at target and wrapped them in kraft paper. I used the patterns I had created to print a large sticker to wrap around the presents and did a circular tag with each child’s name on it to put on top of that. I knew from the very beginning that I wanted crates, the problem was that I wanted a more vintage look than most of the store bought crates have, so I collected hand stamped wine crates that I found had more personality. To give the party a more festive look, I added the crates full of tillandsias and the moss around the crates. I bought plastic animals I used to decorate the tables and to fill the piñata as well.
For the linens, I knew I wanted burlap to offset the colors of the bright decorations I had done, so I did an off white linen and a burlap overlay in all the food tables, I used colorful linens for the rest of the tables. To make it even more colorful, I purchased balloons, I wanted to add a special touch to some of the balloons, so I purchased 1″ confetti (in the colors of the party) and hand filled clear balloons with them. I found they gave the party that extra special touch.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Rectangular Food Boxes Striped Paper Straws Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Chevron Paper Bags Balloons Wooden Utensils Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Burlap
This delightful SAFARI JUNGLE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted and styled by Natalia of Lacos and Acucar.
This safari party has so many intricate details and fabulous ideas! This theme would also be an adorable baby shower!
A few of the things that stand out the most to me in this darling party are:
The fondant elephant cupcake toppers
The party favors displayed like they’re in a souvenir shop
This adorable CAT THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Carissa Wegner.
I love that this party is completely centered around cats! So many cute ideas here! Here are a few of my favorite elements:
The yarn-wrapped MEOW letters
The favor bags with paper cat faces glued onto them
The fondant pennant banner cake with a 3-D cat topper
The hand-painted cat themed photo op
This is what Carissa said about planning the party- “My daughter loves cats, so I used her Bla Bla Bubbles cat doll as inspiration for her birthday party. I tried to make everything kitty themed. The invitation and printables were designed by Anders Ruff. They did an amazing job! Rachel of Frosted Bliss made the delicious cake. She did a wonderful job incorporating all the details from the invitation. There were also plenty of other sweets like paw print cookies from RedSprinkles, kitty cake pops from Glass of Milk Cake Company, and a candy bar with kit kats, licorice, and sweedish fish. For entertainment we had a custom kitty pinata made by Aracely, a pin the tail on the cat game made by my talented mother in law, and a fun photo op painted by DeeDee. For non-sweets we had Meow Mix (chex mix), gold fish crackers, fruit kabobs, and fish shaped sandwiches. Everything was a big hit!”
Photography- Three Graces Photography and Dan Dyer
Cake- Frosted Bliss
Printables- Anders Ruff
Paw Print Cookies- Red Sprinkles
Kitty Cake Pops- A Glass of Milk Cake Company
Custom Kitty Pinata- Aracely of Whack Pinateria
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Decorative Paper Shred Clear Cellophane Bags Wooden Forks Honeycomb Tissue Balls Paper Lanterns Apothecary Jars
This is what Avastie said about the party- “This was a Baby Celebration for my sister Naomi. It was held in Orlando, Fl at my parents’ club house. I wanted to create a fun space for a co-ed shower to include the men and make them part of the shower. Not so frilly but still pretty. Although we knew my sister was having a boy, I wanted to use bright colors since the shower was outdoors and the weather was warm and sunny. It was a wonderful day. We played three games and also had a caricature artist there. I did not want to throw the typical baby shower. I wanted to make it a little different, where the men could actually have fun as well.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Honeycomb Tissue Flowers Pom Ribbon Milk Bottles Baby Animal Carousel Baby Animal Banner