Decorations and attractions or how to organize a birthday?

We already have plan, theme i DIY invitations, time for decorations and attractions.

As you know, we decided on a safari theme.

What we needed


1. Tableware

For children's safety, we chose paper plates, cups and straws, and we matched paper napkins, hats and trumpets.


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2. decoration

Such tableware is a decoration in itself, in addition, we decided to make a "paper tablecloth", which I made of brown paper for wrapping parcels, bought at the post office, garlands with animals from the same store as tableware and helium balloons, about which in a moment. Behind the sweet table I hung a banner with the inscription "1st birthday", which due to the lack of time, instead of designing myself, I decided to buy a ready-to-print version.

how to organize a child's birthday safari zoo



3. attractions

At our party there were children of very different age groups: 1, 3 and 5 years old. For children of this age, it was difficult for us to come up with attractions that would take all of them simultaneously. So we decided to combine the birthday attraction with a thank you to our beloved Little Guests, so each of them at the entrance received a helium-filled foil balloon with a motif that they like very much like Pony Pony, Hello Kitty or Angry Birds. And guess what? It was a shot at 10! By the way, let me tell you that I never thought these balloons would be so durable and would withstand jumping, lying on them and stuff all afternoon. The kids had fantastic fun which they took home. And 3 balloons decorated our sweet table, dotting the "and". We have been looking for balloons for a long time and it turned out that the cheapest and most convenient option is to buy balloons and helium bottles separately. In addition, for Children from 3 years old, we had a safari board with animal stickers to be completed.





4. Cake and sweetness

Of course, the highlight of the program, i.e. the cake, could not fail to reflect the entire party, being a beautiful decoration, but you can read more about it in the next post in the series on how to organize a birthday - about the birthday menu.



And here is the final effect. And you know what? I can't wait for my second birthday!

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Leave a comment:

  • 21.05.2020

    It all worked out very well

  • Iza

    Everything is fantastic for me, beautifully decorated, prepared, I'm impressed. I wouldn't have come up with such ideas myself, but I'll start with some inspiration 🙂 at the end of July my son has a birthday and we organize it outdoors - in the garden. I've already found where I can rent an inflatable jumping castle. But I will think about other attractions.


    Good day. I would like to ask you which side did you use when creating decorations? Where can I order a banner?

  • Zuzanna Stec

    It looks beautiful! I think that balloons will also work for me, but also a chocolate fountain would make a sensation. 😀

  • 14.10.2015

    you really prepared it beautifully, congratulations 🙂

  • cosmomama

    And attractions for adults? 😉 Great idea with these balloons. And you know what? I'm looking forward to what you come up with for your second birthday 😉

    • 30.09.2015

      Adults were to chase after their children 😉 and a table of salty snacks

  • Paula

    Agnieszka, thank you for this post! Thanks to you I came to a congee shop and I already have a huge order in my basket 🙂
    It is a pity that as part of cooperation you do not have any discount for readers 😉
    Can you tell what bottle you ordered and how many balloons were enough? I would like a few large foil balloons and I do not know whether to take the bottle separately or with the helping service. I was aware of the price of inflating balloons in the area and I think that congee has a low cost to apply.
    Did you order by courier? Everything came as it was supposed to be? You recommend? :)))
    Ps. I rub my hands on the menu post. And they are sa

    • 30.09.2015

      Hi Paulo, I didn't cooperate with the Congee shop - we found them on the Internet, but I will see what I can do about the discount 😉
      We bought one helium bottle and it was enough for:
      - big balloon 1
      - big tiger balloon
      - a big monkey balloon
      - a big pony pony balloon
      - a large Hello Kitty balloon
      - large Furby balloon
      - large Angry Birds balloon 1
      - large Angry Birds balloon 2
      - 6 ordinary balloons
      and there is still.
      These balloons are constructed in such a way that you can inflate them at any time, and what fun to fill 😉 and you can talk in a funny voice 😉

    • Paula

      I worded it wrong - not that you have already cooperated, because I am sure of that 🙂 More for the future - you know, a lot of events ahead of you (and our readers;)).
      As for helium, you've filled a lot! I understand the cylinder, the bigger one?
      After how many days were there such "tripe" that you refilled?

    • 30.09.2015

      Ah, yes, we got it wrong 🙂 Single, monkey and tiger are still hanging under the ceiling and no pumping is needed - they were pumped on Saturday morning 🙂 usually the balloons drop after about 8 hours, and those distributed ... I have no idea 😉