Ezra turned three two weeks ago. We’ve had a tough season of life lately with the loss of my grandfather in early June. Although I had to plan the party fairly quickly, we pulled off a cute “Surfing Animals” party which was just what the birthday boy hoped for.

As you can imagine, surfing animals aren’t exactly hanging out at the local party store. I had to come up with a few super easy DIY projects to make it all come together. Hello toy animals on surfboard cake toppers! 

Combining those projects with a fabulous designer creating a fun backdrop and signs made this party come to life. I’m sharing his party plus all my tips for creating your own birthday party theme over on the FedEx Out of Office BlogHead on over to read all about it and see more images from the party!

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