Real Party: Giraffe First Birthday

I was very excited to receive today’s real party in my Inbox.  First, because it is cute beyond words and second because the talented mom behind this party got her inspiration from our site.  I love knowing that in some small way, Half Baked helped Heather create this amazing party for her son’s first birthday.  Heather spent three months creating nearly 60 different party decorations including a handmade 5-foot-tall stuffed giraffe.  Now that is one dedicated mom and party planner!  Let’s take a look at Tyler’s first birthday bash, featuring bright blue and orange with giraffes and polka dots all over!
Giraffe First Birthday in Blue & Orange

Giraffe First Birthday in Blue & Orange

I love the play area filled with orange balls and I’m sure the birthday boy and his guests did as well!  From the highchair to the food table and drinks, Heather thought of everything.  Each element of this party was perfectly tied back to the color scheme and theme, down to the Orange Crush bottles.  Honestly, there were so many cute images from this party, it was hard to select which ones to feature!

A very special thank you to Heather for sharing this vibrant giraffe birthday party with us.  You did a fabulous job!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Andrea says

    This party was even better in person! Heather did think of EVERYTHING. She even coordinated shirts for her and her husband! Heather was also nice enough to coordinate a Transformers party for my 4-year old. It was months ago and he is still talking about it!

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    Carrie Sellman says

    Leila – the shirt and hat were made by the mom/party planner! I don’t have the details but you can also find great items like these for sale on

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    Fran says

    Just wonderful for a lil boy! Love the birthday sign, wanted something different for my boy’s 1 party. Was the sign made or purchased? I’m doing a safari theme & this is what I’m looking for where can I get it..?

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