Safari Birthday Party Ideas. Easy Safari party ideas including a safari theme cake, decorations and party favors.
A few weeks ago we celebrated my son’s first birthday with a Safari Themed Party. It was filled with all of our closest friends, family, and great memories. Today I’m finally sharing with you the party decor details.
The favor boxes were my favorite! They had animal crackers inside which went perfectly with our safari birthday party theme. I used burlap, bakers twine, an EkSuccess flourish punch, and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the 1.
I make chocolate covered pretzels and cake balls for every event we host. I think our family and friends expect them by now, which is great since they’re so easy to make. ;)
I was happy to find these unfinished wood crates, they were perfect for holding the cake and cupcakes.
The large rosettes were made out of kraft paper packaging from the Dollar Store. These cost me pennies to make and could probably work with gift wrap as well. I followed the same rosette tutorial I always use but cut each piece 12×12 inches. They looked a little bare so I added a circle in the center of each rosette.
I don’t think I can host a party without mason jars. I simply adore these daisy cut lids and the burlap ribbon I used.
The adults received a white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie as a party favor. How cute are these bags and thank you tags?
Right before the guests arrived we realized that the 100+ degree weather was too hot to be outside so we moved the party inside. As soon as I started setting everything back up I realized I forgot to add the paper mache letters spelling out ONE on the table. Luckily I was able to finish setting the table back up right as guest began to arrive.
I forgot to take pictures of all the awesome food my in laws prepared, which bums me out since my mother-in-law made the best cucumber & dill Salmon ever! She did a great job decorating it too. Of course my father-in-law, the grill master, did a great job cooking up a storm to feed 40+ people. Thanks Jan & Joe! I’d say we had a pretty successful Safari Birthday Party for Zach. I honestly can’t believe it’s been a year, time really does go by SO fast. I’m currently working on my daughter’s Fancy Nancy birthday party for this weekend so stay tuned for all the party details. It’s going to be her fanciest party yet!
The first birthday is always bittersweet for me. I love, but also hate that my babes are growing up! Time sure does “fly on wings of lightning!” This is an incredible party. I’m doing an animal themed one soon and I’ve got lots of new ideas now! Thanks so much!
What a fun set up! I love the burlap and all of the cute tag/embellishments. Too cute.
I would LOVE to feature this on my blog this week if that’s alright.
I also have to agree that The TomKat Studio is awesome to work with. I ordered from them for the last party I styled and they were quick and responsive and everything was darling!
This is one of the cutest parties I’ve ever seen! I love it. The cake is too cute for words! Would love for you to come visit my Get Social Sunday link party and show off your awesome blog!
so fun!! I’m planning a 50th birthday for my hubby in 3 weeks, and I see a few ideas that may work for us!!
Thanks for linking up this week! I’ve featured your post in my wrap up! https://tidymom.net/2012/12-creative-ideas/ Have a great rest of the weekend!
Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous party! I just love all your little details! The cake looks amazing, and those favor boxes are too too cute! I just hosted my son’s 4th b’day party, so I know how much work is involved in something like this. I’d be absolutely thrilled if you’d share this at my link party so all my readers can see:
So beautiful! You did an absolutely amazing job. I think this would be make an adorable baby shower, too.
Thank you, Amanda! I agree, it would have been awesome as my baby shower decor too. Thanks for stopping by!
Wow, what a production. And you are doing it all again this weekend! I hope you enjoy the moments. You did a beautiful job and I’m sure everyone was wowed.
Thank you, Liz! It’s a lot of work but I enjoy doing it and love looking back at pictures of their parties. Thanks for stopping by! :)
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This is such a gorgeous party, perfect for a little man.
Oh my goodness! This is absolutely adorable. I love all the details. Your cakes is adorable. What a classy way to do animal print.
Thanks, Jodi! I know what you mean about the animal print. I’m typically not a fan of it but thought this worked well, especially with the browns. Thanks for stopping by! :)
Absolutely amazing. You are so talented, I wish you could do my kids’ birthday decor!
Angela, Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I really appreciate you stopping by! I hope you’re having a great week!
I love this party idea. I just threw a mermaid party and it was my first theme party. It was a lot of fun. You can see it at https://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/08/mermaid-birthday-party.html
I’m a follower and big fan of your blog. I would like to invite you to be a part of an event I’m hosting on my blog called Autumn Celebrations. Since fall is a crafters dream when it comes to decorating for the season, I will be dedicating the month of October to all thing Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. I would be so flattered if you would like to be a guest on my blog, You may share any thing you like that pertains to the this wonderful season. If you are interested in participating in this event contact me @ [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions.
What a cute party!!! I love everything about it!!
Cute party…really love that cake! Thanks for linking up!
Marvellous job Crystal! It all looks gorgeous – and those crates really set off and showcase things on the table beautifully.
This birthday party is so beautiful!!! I just pinned one of your pictures for the future. Nice job!
Girl, this is simply amazing!!! So fun what you can do with burlap and twine:-) And I love that you always use the mason jars for drinks….I need to find some of those lids!!!