4 years ago

4 years ago I became a mother to a little girl, whose name loosely translated would be Precious.

And she is precious, and messy and funny and noisy and talkative and has stinky feet ( well that’s what I tell her anyway)

4 year olds like birthday parties just as much as they look making a mess.

After last year’s Hello Kitty fiasco I decided not to make the favors, just the cupcakes. I did a bit of googling and found OrientalTrading and they have some really awesome party supplies. Every party needs a theme and I decided on Jungle Animals because I felt it was gender neutral and would appeal to both girls and boys. We had it at school because it is the most practical and the easiest option too.

Frosted Cupcakes

This was my first frosting experience.  It was really really messy but so much fun.
Monkey Cupcakes

I got these really cute cupcake toppers and the kids loved them, there were different animals and each kid got to keep the topper.

And what is a birthday party without a goody bag?
Goody Bags

Want to see what is in the goody bags?
Animal Pencil Toppers

Pencil toppers

Notepads with googly eyes




I also added a pencil.  I had also ordered some finger puppets, but sadly they never got shipped, but the friendly people at Oriental Trading, just refunded the money, no questions asked.  If I had more time to spare I would have asked for them to ship them anyway because they were the original inspiration for the whole theme.  Overall it was a sweet thing. Simple and easy


  • At 2012.02.21 13:27, Pearlin said:

    Happy Birthday to your Cutie .Loved the favors

    • At 2012.02.23 09:52, jessyz said:

      Thank you, the kids loved them too.

      • At 2012.02.21 19:18, Mona said:

        Happy Birthday to you’re little girl! That stuff is so cute! I used to LOVE Oriental Trading Company. Great stuff.

        • At 2012.02.23 10:00, jessyz said:

          They are awesome, they were really helpful and I am just a super sucker for good customer service. And yes yes yes they have the silliest greatest stuff ever.

          • At 2012.02.22 13:37, inaselshazly said:

            yes yes yes this what i meant also the pic of lulu with the crown is missing

            • At 2012.02.23 10:02, jessyz said:

              Will do a post on the crown and party planning really soon isa.