Zoo First Birthday Party

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Yombu Post Author Rose Novotny

Written by (Author):  Rose Novotny
Last updated:  November 13, 2023

Planning the perfect first birthday party for your little one is an exciting task, and when that party is zoo themed, the possibilities for fun and creativity are endless. Here are some tips for making sure your son or daughter’s first birthday bash is a wild success.

Zoo Party Invitations

Start the festivities off on the right foot by sending out cute and creative zoo-themed invitations. You can find plenty of template options online and customize them with your own photos and text. Consider including a zoo-related riddle or clue on the invite to add an element of fun and mystery.

Zoo Birthday Decorations

When it comes to decorations, the sky is the limit. Hang streamers and balloons with animal shapes, or if you’re feeling really crafty, use construction paper and cardboard to create animal cutouts to hang from the ceiling. You can also make a banner with your child’s name and age or a “Welcome to the Zoo” sign.

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Fun Zoo Party Games & Activities

To keep the little ones entertained, plan a few fun and interactive games and activities. You can host an animal-themed scavenger hunt where the kids have to search for specific zoo-related items in the house. Or, set up a “feeding station” where the kids

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Zoo Party Cake & Cookies

When it comes to food, there are tons of great options for a zoo-themed party. For sweet treats and cakes, consider having a variety of animal-shaped sandwiches and cookies, cupcakes with animal faces, and other fun treats like lollipops and popcorn. Choose a cake design that’s zoo-themed, such as an animal-shaped cake or a cake that looks like a zoo.

Zoo Party Favors

No birthday party is complete without party favors. Consider giving each child a bag of goodies with animal-themed toys and trinkets, like stuffed animals, coloring books, and stickers. You can also include small items like animal erasers and pencils.


Which is the most popular Zoo animal?

The king of the jungle, the Lion, is, of course, the most popular zoo animal. Other favorites include other might cats like cheetahs and tigers. Include a variety of zoo animals such as giraffes, baboons, elephants and cute and cuddly panda bears into your themed party as well and you’ll have an awesome zoo indeed!

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    1. Shanice Carr

      Target has really affordable mini zoo animal figurines, I think another great party activity would be setting up an “animal scavenger hunt” where guests have to find different animal figurines hidden around the party area. A good prize would be the full-size plush version of the smaller figurine they found!