My little one is three now! She is at such a fun age and I love that new things are so fascinating. This year when we were deciding on a theme/location for her birthday she wanted to have it at the Zoo, her favorite place to visit. She has such an incredible love for animals so this was the perfect place to celebrate.
When you have a party at a venue the set up time is usually around 15 mins, which for me, is never enough time! I love to decorate and have to put a unique touch on everything. I was still able to add some flair and pizazz even though timing was minimal. Here are some of my Zoo party ideas that made our party a success.
1. We had a face painter
This was an easy addition with minimal effort because they set up for themselves.
2. Make your own sand art station
I set up a sand art station with all materials. This was easy to do beforehand and I used square plastic containers to avoid making a mess.
3. A tattoo station
I set up a tattoo station with temporary tattoos, a water bottle, and paper towels.
1. Animal themed snack bar
I created a snack bar with goldfish, iced animal cookies, animal crackers, and cheerios. This was an easy pack up snack for my guests that were staying the day at the zoo.
Our party was early in the morning so we set up fruit, breakfast tacos (homemade by my mom-yum!) and donuts for quick grab and go breakfast.
3. Served cupcakes
This saved time with cake cutting and they were easy to distribute.
I am not a huge fan of tons of sugar so I decided to keep the treat bags candy free. Here are the items I included.
1. Finger puppets
2. Stamper Markers
3. Grow Capsules Safari Animals
4. Animal Print Sunglasses
6. Animal Activity Book
What child doesn’t have a million stuffed animals? I used three stuffed animals tied with fishing line as the centerpieces. This was a way to incorporate something we already had to decorate the tables.
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[Disclosure: This post was sponsored and done in collaboration with the Houston Zoo. As always opinions are my own.]