Asher’s 3rd birthday bash was on Sunday and I think we are all still recovering from it! For months now the little man has been asking for a crocodile/alligator party. We weren’t sure exactly what to do with that, but after some thought we figured a reptile birthday party theme was the way too go! I love color to much to go full on safari with muted green and khaki so we went with a bright and happy swamp vibe. Never though I would type swamp vibe. Ever.
Then I went thru my stash and realized I already owned so much of what wanted for the party. Adorable checkered tablecloths, orange accents, patterned napkins, balloons, etc! I did place one special balloon order and purchased a good amount of plastic reptiles and supplies to make party hats!
There was no mistaking what house had the party going on! I didn’t tell many people about what I was doing so we had a lot of surprised and happy guests when they arrived. My mom was dying laughing, because normally people put a couple of balloons to let guests know where the party is, but of course her daughter wouldn’t be happy with that.
We had lovely weather which was amazing. I wasn’t looking forward to having so many kids and reptiles in my house in case of rain. We set up our living and dining areas on our deck and then put additional tables on the lawn so that the kids could all have a place to seat together during meal time.
I used all of my party hat decorated reptiles as centerpieces and sprinkled them on paper leafs throughout the orange runners. The kids loved them!
I also sprinkled paper lantern and honeycombo garland throughout the party.
Hudson loved helping and decorating with all of the plastic reptiles. He got a big kick about having them scare people. One of his not so subtle hiding spots.
In between the food and reptile show all of the kids enjoyed our playset and trampoline. There was a lot of energy going on, but they were able to burn it all off!
We had to get a group shot with the longest guest at our party.
Asher was obsessed with the cake! Everyone else enjoyed it as well and I’m happy to say we were left with no leftovers! I ordered a cake to feed 20 even though we had close to 40 guests. Everyone had a nicely sliced piece and it was nice not having loads of leftovers. All though if you ask Jon he is pretty sad he can’t have cake today.