Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Super Safari Party

This was a party I did for a really sweet 3 year old. The little guy's only request: a Lion cake. Mom's request: jungle leaves that could fill the room and also be used in his safari themed bedroom after the party. I got to work on the leaves 1st.
I used 3 colors of felt to make the leaves and hung it on strips of the darkest green felt.
This is how it looked when finished. I made a TON of leaves, brought Bombay goods from home, & utilized the leopard bean bag chairs the client already had to turn this into a jungle room.
Stuffed animals, pillows and natural materials completed the look and made for a fun space for the kids to play. I brought jungle/animal books and monkeys to hang everywhere!
Another view of the jungle room/play area.
 Craft station. I printed up these fun masks online the kids could color in and glued them to sticks. They have full color masks (below) that I printed up for our photo booth. Made the binoculars out of toilet paper rolls that they could decorate. Tutorial coming soon!
Awesome mom and son having fun in the photo "booth".
Music area. I brought bongos and African percussion instruments for the little ones to play with and had jungle music playing in the background.
 Pith hats made for a great decoration and a fun take home for the kids.
Goodie bags lined the stairs filled with monkeys, safari stickers, binoculars, and zebra pencils.
A few of the older guests take off to explore. They looked so cute in their hats!
After games and fun we headed into the dining/kitchen areas...
 Simple trick: animal print duct tape to dress up plain solo cups!
 The Lion cake. A feast for the eyes AND the stomach! Made by my fav baker, Kelly Ott.
 Safari popcorn in 3 flavors and custom buffet cards inspired by that fab ribbon I found at Michael's.
 Another view of the popcorn station, including water bottles that also got a make-over with duct tape.
Fun napkin holders with cute bday boy in the middle. My custom paper products are available on Etsy!
Custom food picks and cupcake toppers.
 Fun food, fun names, jungle leaves, pineapples, & bananas all set the stage for good safari eating!
 The spread!
 Isn't it funny how much more fun food is if you put it on sticks? Gorilla grapes & mini hot dogs on skewers were both a hit.
This 3 tiered server my Dad brought home from Vietnam worked perfectly with our theme.
Adorable birthday boy jammin' to the music. So glad you enjoyed your birthday, sweet boy!!!

Party Credits:
Party Design: Plan Me A Party
Paper Goods: Pretti Mini


  1. WOW.....can I say WOW again!!!! Over the top of the jungle Jen!

  2. Wow...can I say WOW!!! You outdid yourself. This if over the top of the Jungle!!! Great Job Jen!