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5 Necessities For Your Adventure Party Theme

I recently got to photograph a one year old’s birthday party and the theme was “adventure.” I personally think that adventure is the best boy first birthday theme! Since there are so many cute decorations you can incorporate, I wanted to list five necessities for your adventure party theme!

1. Hand-painted Globe

Globes are pretty cool to begin with (or at least I think so). This mama purchased a globe for the baby shower and I love that it came full circle. After she purchased it, she sent the globe to an Etsy artist that hand-painted “Jase, you are our greatest adventure” across it. Ah, talk about wanting to cry! The calligraphy was the perfect little sentimental touch.

hand-painted globe for adventure party theme

2. Cake Pops

I love cake, but I can never bring myself to eat a whole piece of cake at a birthday party, especially when I’m working as the photographer (I know, it’s odd). Cake pops are a great alternative! Plus, they don’t give you a stomach ache and I feel like I can quickly snag one without anyone noticing, hehe.

A very talented baker made all the desserts including little bear and tree cake pops. They were almost too cute to eat and filled the dessert table nicely!

3. Mini Tent

What’s an adventure party theme without a tent? Although one’s mind goes quickly to an actual tent, a handmade tent is much cuter! One can easily be made with nice fabric and sticks, if you’re crafty. If you need some direction, check out these ideas on Pinterest! A nicely decorated tent is a great place for kids to take a two-second break to catch their breath and also for a photo-op (if you’re lucky)!

4. Plaid Patterns

Plaid is a trick pattern. Too much and it can be overwhelming. Although I love me some plaid, use this pattern carefully to add pops of design elements throughout your party. Examples include banners, napkins or even plaid button-ups for the whole family!

5. Etsy Handcrafted Decor

Etsy is a total game changer. I don’t think a children’s party goes without an Etsy purchase these days! Artists all across the world make decorating so much easier and more fun. Remember that hand-painted globe? That’s a great example of having Etsy handcrafted decor but there are so many options to choose from! You could purchase illustrations, wood signs, banners – you name it! Nicely handcrafted decor is the last final touch any party should have. The “One” banner was made by Parchment and Panoply.

Adventure Party Theme

Everyone always claims that girls are much cuter to decorate/plan for, but I disagree! I personally adore the mini camping gear and the ‘adventure awaits’ decor.

I hope these five necessities make preparing for your adventure party theme that much better! If you are looking to book a birthday party photographer, visit the contact page on my website to say hello or email me at info@halleylutz.com.


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    • Halley Lutz says:

      Hi there! I use Showit but the blog format is through WordPress. I absolutely love Showit so I would check them out! Hope that helps.

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