Madagascar Jungle First Birthday Party

With the release of another Dreamwork’s Madagascar Movie this year, it was only a matter of time before I received a request to design a Madagascar inspired dessert table.  Unlike the new movie, the celebrant’s parents wanted a Jungle inspired table instead of a Parisian Circus theme.  The colors were very earthy: green, blue, brown, and orange.  I decided to design party printables with a more childlike image of the Madagascar main characters since the celebrant was turning one!  I wanted the table to feel like a real jungle while also maintaining a childlike quality to it.  The printables became the bridge that united the two elements.

Our dessert selection was definitely kid friendly: cake pops, s’more brownies, cupcakes with fondant Madagascar toppers, mini chocolate trifles, Madagascar gummies, and colorful macarons.  Party favors were chocolate molds of the Madagascar characters and a tag that read, “Thanks for swinging by!”. The centerpiece of the table was the three-tiered animal print inspired birthday cake created by my favorite master cake designer, Abby of Piece of Cake. She truly did a phenomenal job! I loved the bold prints and the birthday celebrant’s name spelled out with fondant. The perfect detail was a Lion perched on top overlooking his kingdom. Feels a little like a scene from the Lion King.

While my styling was limited to the dessert table, the rest of the room was so beautifully decorated I had to snap some pictures for future reference.  Guest tables were adorned with inflatable animals. My favorite part was the kids tables placed in front of the desserts.  I think it adds a special touch to any event when there is a special place for the little ones. After all, it is a children’s party!!!

madagascar jungle dessert table

madagascar cupcakes

madagascar cake pop toppers

colorful macarons

madagascar printables

madagascar jungle birthday cake

mini chocolate trifle cups

jungle greenery decorations

jungle animal centerpieces

madagascar kids tabletop

chocolate madagascar cake pops

kids tabletop decor

madagascar cupcakes

madagascar flag toppers

monkey centerpiece

kids tables

smores brownies

madagascar jungle dessert table

madagascar chocolate favors

So much thought and preparation was put into throwing this awesome Madagascar jungle first birthday party. What a lucky little boy!

 Vendor Credits:

Cake & Desserts: Piece of Cake

Dessert Table Greenery: Michael’s

Kid’s Tabletop Decor: Party City

Centerpiece: Oriental Trading

Lederle Tecson
About me

I am a practical, do-it-yourself gal who appreciates the small details that make each event truly special. I hope the ideas and inspiration at Love Every Detail will bring out your creative side and make the process of planning your event a little easier. Remember…it’s in the details!


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Reply August 9, 2012

i love this one!!

Reply January 28, 2013

Wow! I'm impressed! I found your blog after searching the web for my baby's upcoming first birthday. I pinned your Madagascar Jungle theme in Pinterest and so many repinned it! (I gave credit to your blog of course! ;)) Now, I'm considering Madagascar 3 and it's amazing that you also have a Circus theme! :)

    Lederle Tecson
    Reply January 28, 2013

    Hi Lizabelle! I'm so grateful that you found my blog inspirational for you baby's first birthday party. Thank you for pinning my work and I hope you will continue to come back to the blog for all your party inspiration needs. =)

Reply February 25, 2013

How did you create the pennants? And the labels for the favors? They are adorable!

Joana Mota
Reply April 17, 2013

Hello, very nice party. were did you buy the printable? I really love yours...

Reply September 25, 2014

I love the Madagascar theme party decoration, it looks amazing. I am planning this theme for my boys 1st birthday party in a month.
Where did you order the backdrop/banner and the small flags from?
Thanks so much

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