‘Young, wild and three’—an awesome party theme to celebrate an awesome little dude turning three! Today we’re sharing a peek into the day little Rocky celebrated his third birthday in style with the coolest wild-child-themed party.

The theme

Rocky’s mum Ash—owner and stylist at Brisbane-based ‘Events by Ash Wood’—threw a seriously fun party for her little wild child. While of course the décor looked amazing, Ash says it was most important that the day was super fun and crazy!

Inspiration for the colour palette came from a previous event Ash had styled, where she discovered mint greens and pastel blues make great tones for a little boy’s birthday bash.

A key element tying this theme together was the glorious jungle grazing platter. Made up of snacks for the big kids and plenty of sugar for the little ones, another real showstopper was the amazing zoo-topped cake by the team over at Frosting Cakery.

The decorations

Toy animals adorned with the cutest little party hats, while an epic handmade, lion’s-mouth frame the entryway to the shindig. These elements, plus the most adorable ‘ROAR!’ napkins were just some of the wonderful decorations Ash styled for Rocky’s party. Plus, what’s a party without some party favours? The little toy animals doubled up as party favours for each mini guest to take home.

A scroll through Pinterest led Ash to the idea of creating an entryway to the party from an Ikea shower curtain (talk about creative!). The kids were thrilled as they climbed through the lion’s mouth and followed the footprints to the jungle wonderland awaiting them.

Paper leaves in a confetti box were the perfect opportunity for the little ones to make a mess and to make it seem all the more like a wild jungle!

And for those in the midst of planning their own birthday bash, Ash suggests, “Be creative and try making a lot of the elements yourself. Get the kids involved!”


Photographer: We Are Le Mama | Event Planning + Styling: Events by Ash Wood | Balloons: The Pop Up Party Co | Wooden Signage + Cupcake Toppers: Shartruese | Acrylic Décor: Very Flamingo | Dino Hats + Tails: Schooza | Table Décor + Partyware: KF Party Couture | Grazing Table: Events by Ash Wood | Cake: Frosting Cakery | Marshmallow Favours: Cloudy Theory Marshmallows


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