while i initially wanted holden's birthday party to have an adventurous, boyish theme, like where the wild things are, i decided that since this was holden's party, i should probably go with a theme that he would like and appreciate.  he has always loved animals and i knew he would love a party that was filled with them.  i thought i would share a few of the party details

1.  the birthday boy himself

2 - 4 the invitation i designed.  animals parading on the front, confetti on the back.

5. confetti paper plates

6. ombre striped wooden forks and spoons

7. felt birthday crown

8. wooden restaurant high chair (that was going to be thrown out) spray painted metallic gold

9. picnic tables covered in white kraft paper with ribbons as table runners

10.  plastic animals from the dollar store spray painted metallic gold parading down the tables

11.  blueberry vodka lemonade cocktail

12. birthday hats made out of cardstock, fuzzy balls, and ribbon

13.  homemade confetti cupcakes.  plastic animals spray painted gold and glued to toothpicks as cupcake toppers

14. painted plastic animal photo holders

15.  cardboard letters spray painted gold; wrapping paper used as tablecloth

16.  homemade applesauce cinnamon monkey cake, a healthier alternative to the a real cake

17. a bunch of my best friends from college (holden being the first little addition to our group)