Ryan’s 1st Birthday

This was a very special invitation because it was for my son’s first birthday party. Since Ryan is such a little monkey, and always getting into everything, I decided a Safari theme would be fun to work with. I love the bright orange paired with the chartreuse and butter yellow- it was exactly the feel I was hoping to accomplish. To carry out the theme, I did matching photo cards that I hung on ribbon from the market umbrella on the patio – one for each month of his first year, with a photo and milestones from that month printed on them. It was a cute way to share the details of his first year with friends and family. I also did tent cards for the food table that were labeled with names such as “Tiger Tails” (i.e. cheese sticks) and had the same stick-on embellishments that were featured on the invitations. The weather even made it feel like we were in the middle of the Serengeti- it was over 80 degrees in October!