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A Gorgeous Last-Minute Panda First Birthday Party

Czech Republic-based mama of two and the writer behind Recipefor30s, Lucie, wanted her son Filip to have a great big first birthday party, just like his older sister, Laura did but she wasn’t quite sure what to choose for the party theme. Then, just a month before the party it came to her — a panda party! Between the gorgeous color contrast and adorable panda faces, you’ll love this fun birthday party idea.

This post was originally published June 2017. Photos courtesy of Lucie. This post contains affiliate links which — at no cost to you — gives us a small commission if you purchase anything. Thanks for helping to keep our site running!

Panda party planning

“I was sitting behind my laptop and searching one page after another. The celebration was supposed to be in a month and I still hadn’t chosen the main theme. . . Finally, I don’t know how, Panda crossed my mind (and yes, I’m glad Filip is so little that he can’t complain about that),” Lucie shares.

Putting it all together

After having a difficult time finding the pieces in the Czech Republic to put the party together, Lucie ended up making everything but a paper bag with a panda on it and some flags that she had found online while looking for inspiration on Pinterest. The best part? She made it all the day before the party! It kind of gives the rest of us busy moms some party-planning hope because it came together beautifully (and as photogenic as Lucie had hoped, too).

Kids panda party
Baby Mori panda clothes

Party planning tip

Instead of worrying about prepping and making all of the food while trying to create a panda party from scratch, Lucie had it catered (smart move)! “I just told myself that I want everything the less stressful as it can be, and of course,, I couldn’t bake as well because my oven doesn’t work very well (what an excuse, huh?),” jokes Lucie. “I hired a friend to take care of all catering for nine people and two children, and the food was divine!”

How does Lucie think her family party went? “Well, it was perfect like always. I love those moments when my whole family is together to celebrate raising a new generation. It’s good to be here, chat, enjoy each other —mostly the children who are beginning to need all of our attention.” She adds that even though Filip may not have known what was going on he liked having everyone over at the house and was thrilled to get presents.

A Gorgeous Last-Minute Panda First Birthday Party

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