As mentioned in sweets caterpillar thread, I'm starting to think about my son's 1st birthday in Dec. As it's right around Christmas, I want to make sure we do something totally non-christmassy so that his birthday is kept totally separate.
His favourite toy is his giraffe blanket, so I'm thinking about a jungle themed party. This is where you come in. We're on a budget, so I'd love to hear your craftiest ideas please! I can bake, so will make the cake. I'm also not too bad at papercraft so can draft up some invites and decorations. But I'd like some of those special touches to make it different. Especially as he's one of a group of 5 friends that have all had babies within 4 months of each other - so lots of 1st birthday parties coming up!!
The only thing I would say is that I live on a small rock in the middle of the atlantic (off the coast of France). We're a little short on dollar/pound stores here but I can get stuff online of course.
I want to start now so that it's not all a panic and hopefully I can save some money.