Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nature Center Carnival Birthday

One of my son's absolute favorite outings is to visit the nature center. It was without question that his third birthday party be all about turtles, chincillas, lizards, ferrets and bearded dragons!
A nature center carnival made for a fun and festive theme. I used a red textile for the tablecloth and for the polka dot runner I rolled wrapping paper right down the middle of the table. The bumble bee, snake, spider, butterfly, ladybug and frog face masks were enjoyed by all! The table was set with lizards, frogs and all things creepy crawly. Party gifts were given in red and white striped gable boxes.
My favorite son (and my only son!) is already talking about his next birthday party. While he considers whether his next theme will be airplanes, robots or Dino Dan, I continue to wonder where the time goes?  

15 comments:

The enchanted home said...

All I can say is I am jealous that you have a 3 year old and that it is an age I remember fondly as being soooo sweet. They really come into their own what I would give to click my heels and go back. Enjoy every single minute, it really does by much too fast. Looks like a fun and very "boy appropriate" party!

Cara said...

so cute!
Having a GIVEAWAY over at Lilac and Grey!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Geez, I was lucky if I had my birthday at McDonalds LOL. Your kids are so lucky :D
*kisses* HH

Cashon&Co said...

Ok, how cute is that? I love all the bright colors! You are definitely very talented especially when it comes to throwing parties!
:)
KC

Kerry said...

Cute party! I giggled because my little girl loves Dino Dan and everything dinosaur so I may be having a dinosaur party next year.

Ridgely's Radar said...

So cute! Love the idea!

Summer Wind said...

What a perfect idea!!

The Buzz Blog said...

Such darling pictures and I miss those days when the boys would live for nature walks... Love your new mood board look!
xxoo

annie said...

This is all so adorable and the perfect party for a three year old who likes bugs. Love all the colors and patterns and of course the bugs.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

I think I like your bugs better! Totally adorable party and I'm sure he had fun ;)

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am sure whatever he chooses you will make it a special day. I still loved his party from last year! Didn't he do a "pool" party in the back yard with pinwheels lining the walkway?

quintessence said...

Adorable!! My older son was a nature nut too and we had many nature themed parties - I remember we once had someone come to the house with all sorts of exotic animals - the boa put me over the edge!!

pve design said...

You are a natural at celebrations and I know your little one will be bugging you about the next visit to the nature center....and before you know it, he will be off to school. Our sons are now in college and I am in total shock and awe over how fast time flies.
Happy year ahead to your son!
pve

Party Resources said...

SO so so cute! Love it! xx

pretty pink tulips said...

What a darling party!!! Those masks are TOO cute and I'm sure the children looked adorable wearing them.

Love how much joy and effort you put into making your children's celebrations special and memorable.

They do grow fast!!
xoxo Elizabeth