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Animals Ready to Party

For Roman’s birthday party last week I added some little party hats to some off his toy animals. It was a little easy detail (it took 15 minutes.) But Roman looooved it. We put them on parade and then sang happy birthday to him. It turns out when you put miniature party hats on animals it makes them 1000x cuter.

ps: The animals are made by Schleich. They are my favorite, and have a nice little collection going. Also: Here is the mini cakes DIY and here is the polka dot art DIY and here is what we do with the animals at Christmas.

photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. brittany

    February 21, 2012


    oh my cute. yes, at least 100x cuter! Nice idea!

  2. righttravels

    February 21, 2012

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  3. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    February 21, 2012

    These are so cute! The hats are amazing.

  4. Vanessa (Hey, Lady Grey)

    February 21, 2012

    This is adorable! I love the little tassels at the top of their hats! Such a fun idea : )

  5. Kate

    February 21, 2012

    Jordan. Oh my gosh. This is just the sweetest thing ever, and I love how you were able to make Roman feel so special on his special day! I’m sure it was just magical for him :)

  6. Christi

    February 21, 2012

    Such a great idea! I love the monkey sitting on the cake – looks like he jumped up there himself :)

  7. Jess

    February 21, 2012

    This is too cute! I remember you guys did something similar at Christmas… you may have just raised the bar with the hats!!!

  8. melanie @ now a queen

    February 21, 2012

    cuteness overload!

  9. Anika Yael Natori, aka The Josie Girl

    February 21, 2012

    This is SOOO adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Carol

    February 21, 2012

    Fun and interested i love this Nice inspire .

  11. Jennifer

    February 21, 2012

    Oh my gosh! Those are SO cute, I wish I had a kid to do that for!! One day…

  12. Erin | Holtwood Hipster

    February 21, 2012

    Gushing over this! Too cute. I loved your similar post on the animal parade you used to lead your kids to the tree on Christmas morning. I am inspired to do something similar for an upcoming birthday morning at our house. These party hats will tie that together perfectly!

  13. Sarah @

    February 21, 2012

    This is so cute. I bet kids would just love this. It’s like an upgrade on their toys.

    – Sarah


    February 21, 2012

    Oh the love!!!!! Everything mini is SO fantastic! Your little guy must have thought this was THE COOLEST — which it is.

  15. H*

    February 21, 2012

    this is lovely!

    kisses from Barcelona

  16. Becca

    February 21, 2012

    I love love love party hats on the guys!!! (My husband thought I was nuts when I made party hats for all of my little ones dinosaurs & then for Lego men….) HA! Comfort in numbers? Thank you for sharing!

  17. melissa

    February 21, 2012

    this is so cute! I made a paper hat for my daughter’s 1st b-day last year and I had been thinking of using making a tiny one for a red-headed (like her) playmobile girl and taking a photo for this year’s party invite!

  18. Lindsey

    February 21, 2012

    See? Who says kids need expensive play things? :) AWESOME.

  19. Jan @ Family Bites

    February 21, 2012

    These are the best! What a fun idea that probably couldn’t be easier to execute.

  20. Heidi

    February 21, 2012

    cutest thing ever!!

  21. fathima

    February 21, 2012

    I love these! So fun, what a great idea 😀

  22. Chloé Fleury

    February 21, 2012

    Jordan this is SOOO COOL!

  23. Gabrielle - Design Mom

    February 21, 2012

    This is the happiest thing I’ve ever seen. Awesome.

  24. Cecilia

    February 21, 2012

    what a nice touch! so simple and celebratory.

  25. Alexa

    February 21, 2012

    Um that is pretty darn adorable. My mom would do that for me when I was a kid!

  26. Marie

    February 21, 2012

    Super cute! Love the mini party hats! :)

  27. Mary Jane

    February 21, 2012

    the crocodile with the hat is absolutely adorable 😀

  28. jeni

    February 21, 2012

    these are absolutely adorable! love this party idea!

  29. marine

    February 21, 2012

    very cool ahaha!

  30. Anna @AndThenSheSaved

    February 21, 2012

    So wonderful! What a clever idea!

  31. pigeon pie

    February 21, 2012

    that is such a great idea! The cakes look fantastic too… yum :)

  32. Ransacked Goods

    February 21, 2012

    I’ll say those ARE cute! I’ll be they would be cute with red/white Santa hat’s for Xmas too.

  33. Emily

    February 21, 2012

    ha ha ! this cracks me up, i love it ! can’t wait for our next kids’ party to try them out. ha !

  34. Tulips & Tulle

    February 21, 2012


    I’d really appreciate you stopping by Tulips&Tulle soon!

  35. Martha @ MHW Interiors

    February 21, 2012

    that. is. adorable.

  36. Tan

    February 22, 2012

    Ha! Oh my gosh I love it! My godson requested I make the cupcakes for his 7th birthday this weekend. I may just have to put a few party hat animal cupcake toppers on there as well 😉

  37. Gina

    February 22, 2012

    OH, I want to be THREE!!! What fun!!

  38. joke

    February 22, 2012

    Wow, how adorable. A great idea.

  39. sara

    February 22, 2012

    papo is better than schleich. and it’s french!

  40. Zoë {Conversation Pieces}

    February 22, 2012

    I absolutely love these! Is it wrong if I just make these for me? 😉

  41. Sophie

    February 22, 2012

    This is fabulous! I’m a fan of the Schleich beasts as well. We decapitated a few to make some animal racks ( for our daughter’s nursery and it turns out that the only plastic animals that weren’t hollow inside (so you can screw them in place) are Schleich ones. I’ll have to remember your party hat transformation for when she’s older, so we can dress up the Schleich animals on the racks as a birthday surprise for her to wake up to.

  42. JoAnne

    February 22, 2012

    SOOOO cute. I totally just went to our local health food place to buy Eden Organics Beans so I could have some BPA-free cans to work with for mini cakes! I only wish some of the larger cans were available BPA-free, but for now I’m super excited to try my hand at your tutorial.

  43. lamina @ do a bit

    February 23, 2012

    LOve this idea… hope you don’t mind I had to pin it :)

  44. Kelsey

    February 25, 2012

    Were you inspired by the featured Etsy seller this week? I totally just did this EXACT thing with my son’s plastic horses (except with felt hats). It was fun–the only tough part was getting him to part with the horses for 20 minutes!

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