Hey party peeps! Today’s party post was inspired by my childhood friend who contacted me to custom design her a set of Cute As A Fox party printables for her son Joey’s first birthday party. She was in love with the Fox theme for the party and was frustrated at the lack of cute Fox themed printables so she called me. I was more than excited to design this collection as my son too loves animals and in fact, I have had my eye on this super cute “Folksy Foresters” collection of corduroy stuffed animals (fox, bear, raccoon, rabbit and beaver) from The Manhattan Toy Company for a while now. I also had a custom argyle hat and bow tie made for him by Dakko Baby that worked perfectly as the outfit for the birthday boy! Immediately I had my inspiration and was ready to get going! BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER TO WIN A CUTE AS A FOX PARTY PACK!
The whole Fox trend was really in high gear last year! I mean, really, who didn’t know that song, What Does The Fox Say! I didn’t want to just focus on the fox so I decided to do a more woodland animal theme in the design so I could include all the other cute animals from the Folksy Foresters collection. The decor plan was easy as the printables were already designed with a mix of bold patterns in fall colors, so I simply incorporated the colors and focused on only one of the patterns in the collection — chevron. Instead of going overboard with it, I only used it in key areas like favor bags, runners and paper straws. To give the overall design a playful boyish feel I used denim as my design base so that the patterns and fabrics in the decor could pop. Denim and corduroy together just has such a cool boyish charm to it. To complete the look I added in wood and trees to give the design an outdoorsy feel.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: When using a plain color linen I always pair it with a bright bold runner like this orange and white one from Koyal Wholesale displayed vertically for a pop of color. I also do this whenever I use a plain colored backdrop. This time I hung these fabulous paper tree garlands, by Tutus and Bowties Events, vertically that gives the backdrop a cool pop of color with just a bit of texture and pattern.
Cute As A Fox Sweets Bar
Using the printables as inspiration, my fondant dream team created these fabulous fondant cakes with fondant toppers! How fabulous are those displayed side by side as the wow factor to the sweets bar! Edible Details created all four of the fondant animal letters which are such a hot trend right now. AND…Fancy Cakes created the mini cakes that I could display the fondant letters on. What an awesome combination, right?
GIRLFRIEND TIP: When you have a smaller guest count or not a huge budget for a candy or dessert table, I suggest using LOTS of decorative items on the table to create a visually stunning table that doesn’t look empty. Display the candy or desserts in cool bulky containers like these big wood planter boxes from Koyal Wholesale that not only add to the table’s decor and theme but also fills up lots of space on the table.
Cute As A Fox Dining Table
Using the Folksy Foresters collection I created this super cute tablescape complete with personalized placesettings for each guest.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Trying to have guests, especially kids, keep track of their drinks is near impossible, so I designed personalized drink wraps with each guest’s name on them and wrapped them around mini mason jars with lids from Hoopla Events so that guests can keep track of their own drinks. Can I get a high five!!!
Cute As A Fox Party Favors
Each guest took home one of the smaller Folksy Forester 6″ rabbit or beaver stuffed animals and a foam bear or raccoon mask that they also could wear as photo props in photos. Don’t just stuff your favors inside a favor box or bag! Take the opportunity to display the favors on a table and decorate it up so that it adds additional decor to your party space.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Whenever I have a smaller guest count for my parties, I like to focus the budget for favors on a few quality items that I know the guests will love and actually keep. Obviously ordering 25 small plush animals for a larger guest count may break your budget, but The Manhattan Toy Company offers the Folksy Forester Small Pack for $72 that includes 8 quality 6″ plush animals (4 of each rabbit and beaver). Which is doable for a party of 8…AND… I use them in the decor as well so that I can get double-duty out of them and then have the kids go on a “hunt” looking for all the beavers and rabbits in the party decor to take home. So much fun! For the birthday boy or girl I always gift them the larger 3 plush (fox, bear and raccoon) that I too use in the party’s decor.
Enter to Win The Cute As a Fox Party Pack!
Scroll down to ENTER TO WIN the Folksy Forester Collection including:
Folksy Forester Collection large– Fox, Raccoon, Bear (one of each)
Folksy Forester Collection small– Rabbit, Beaver (one of each)
Ombre Paper Tree Garland (6 long 30″ strands PLUS 4 smaller strands)
Argyle Hat & Bowtie Set (sized for 2-3 year old)
Giveaway will run for one week, ending on 9/15. Winner will be announced on 9/16. Good luck!
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WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & photography: Soiree Event Design
– “Cute As A Fox” printables and cotton candy: Soiree Event Design Shop
– “Folksy Foresters” stuffed animals (fox, raccoon, bear, rabbit, beaver): The Manhattan Toy Company
– Fondant letter cake toppers and fondant swirl pops: Edible Details
– Fondant cakes only: Fancy Cakes
– Chevron cupcake wrappers: Dress My Cupcake
– Chevron runner, favor bags, paper straws, wood slabs, branches, moss chunks, wood boxes and wood planter boxes: Koyal Wholesale
– Mini mason jars with lids: Hoopla Events
– Turquoise frame: Michael’s
– Ombre Tree Garland: Tutu’s and Bowties Events
– Argyle hat and bow tie: Dakko Baby
– Swirl lollipops and rock candy: Sweet City Candy
– Gumballs and sugar pearls: Celebration by SweetWorks® a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Oh how cute!! I think that is an adorable idea for a party!
maria @ close to home says
that looks like one happy birthday boy and what a spread. great job.
Nikki @ Tikkido says
Those courdoroy animals are too darn cute! What a perfect inspiration point for the party. And that birthday boy in his cap and matching bow tie–beyond adorable!
LOVE those animals! That’s my son in the hat…he was all too willing to model for me! LOL!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
Oh my goodness that is one lucky little boy. What a super cute them! Happy Birthday Joey!
I am so happy to see this adorable boy party! My grandson would love that hat and bow tie. Great job Tonya and I love your tip on using more decorative items on the table.
Right Leslie! AND no bling! WHAT??!!!
shauna krantz says
super cute! love the theme!
kameela lewis says
This party is filled with tons of fun details!
Especially the ombre tree garland Kameela!
Jennifer ~ BellaGrey Designs says
So fun & great tips!
Thanks for noticing the tips!
I absolutely love this theme and the set is adorable! The hat and bowtie set are darling! What a great giveaway as well!
I just fell in love with that cap and bow tie!
Lois Alter Mark says
Those are the cutest decorations! What a fun theme!
Thanks so much Lois!
Tonya, I think this may be, hands down, my favorite party of yours. It is really special. Beautiful!
What??!!! Thanks Shannon! LOVE when I get a chance to do a boy themed party. Not sure though…my daughters were diggin’ it too!
Debbie Denny says
Those are so adorable. A fantastic layout for a party.
Debbie L. says
Davey would really like this for his birthday party – he loves foxes.
Foxes are still so popular right now. Hopefully there’s some inspiration for a Fox themed party for Davey!
Karen @TheMissingNiche says
Are you kidding me? That was adorable! What a great party. I could never come up with something like that!
AWW, thanks Karen!
Eboness Belin says
What an adorable Tonya!!
Lindsey Silvestrini says
What an adorable party and you have some beautiful pictures to cherish for a lifetime!
Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids says
That is a really cute theme!! It makes me want to throw a party!! I love all the adorable animals!!
Do it! Do it! You should definitely throw a party! LOL! Thanks for stopping by.
this is so so adorable. What a cute party and thanks for sharing some tips. Sometimes we do not have the budget for lots of candies
Thanks! The Girlfriend Tips are my favorite part of my blog. Thanks for noticing them 😉
Susan Noble says
Seriously could this be more adorable!
Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie says
Darling party–and really love the bright and cheerful graphics!
Well, thank you very much Paula! That means a lot coming from a fellow designer!
SO adorable! I love the colors! What a wonderful party!
Mindy!!! What’s up! Thanks girlie!
You have made me fall in love with this all over again. I love how you incorporated the wood, denium and other textures in your theme. You really know how to bring every detail together for a flawless theme!
Thanks Lisa! I was so inspired by the printables to do a styled shoot around it!
Amy D says
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest birthday theme ever! I love the pops of color, candy, foxes, and pretty cakes.
Those cakes are AMAZING, aren’t they? My favorite part
Oh my goodness, what an adorable party you had… I love, love, love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing..
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
I love it! I really like the colors and how easily gender-neutral it all is!
You’re right! This could be for a boy or girl. My daughters were loving it just as much as my son.
Giveaways 4 Mom says
This is a cute theme. My son loves foxes. This would have been right up his alley.
Thanks! Inspiration for a Fox themed birthday party for you son perhaps?
Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy says
That is too cute! What a great party!
Tooo cute! Can I come to your next party?
LOL! Thanks Lisa!
Liz Mays says
This is just so whimsical and adorable. I think any child would love this type of party decor!
Thanks! I loved the colors!
This looks so cool! I will most certainly be entering the giveaway!
eliz frank says
What a great party package idea. The kids are going to have a blast.
So so cute and adorable!!!
Aww, thanks Blanca!
Another awesome party – love all the cute details!
Love everything about this party! Fabulous job!
These decorations are gorgeous! My kids would be in their absolute element.
Wow, I love every amazing piece of this fox party. Stunning.
What a cute party!! I think this a perfect theme party for a little boy. I love the pictures of him with his fox. So cute!!
He’s such a ham! He LOVES being Mommy’s little model!
Toni Thomason says
What an adorable party!
Kelsey Graves says
This is party is perfect in every way! Love the Fox theme :).
Hey Kelsey! Thanks girl!
Susan Noble says
Such a cute party and theme! I love the hat and bowtie look Joey is a beautiful child!
Toni - Design Dazzle says
It just couldn’t get any cuter! Love it all!
AWW! Thanks Toni! See you in January.