Throwing a birthday party for your little one this summer?! Simon’s Safari-style party was so fun to put together – a total mix of DIY projects + purchased décor. Check out the sources below for everything you saw here.
[DIY invite using picmonkey – tutorial coming soon]
W E L C O M E T O T H E J U N G L E !
DIY bunting: chipboard triangles in packs with pre-cut holes (at Michaels), chalkboard letter stickers and my favorite jute twine, mini command hooks
animal print latex balloons
zebra print tissue pom-pom
DIY Jungle “vines”: these leaves, hole-punched and strung on jute twine (again!) with knots in between each leaf & hung by same hooks as mentioned above.
The table: [black & white striped bowl (Ross) held “pretzel twigs” | wooden logs bowl (Ross) held Cheetos as “Tiger Tails” | wooden serving bowl held veggie straws “Jungle vines” | wood server | white ruffle bowl (no longer available Crate & Barrel) held fruit “Monkey munchies” | DIY striped runner (using this fabric) | jungle stems (can also find similar stems at Michaels & Hobby Lobby – I even used these faux exotic stems in my guestroom!) ]
DIY gold animals: animals + gold spray paint
wood taper candleholders (thrifted)
DIY framed food labels: placecard holders (clearance item at Michaels – similar here) + gold spray paint
Safari Jungle party food labels printable!
napkins: zebra + leopard
These place card holders were seriously the best find ever. Mine were purchased (set of 6 in blue) for Henry’s 1st birthday party on clearance for a few dollars at Michaels and are unfortunately no longer available. I have used them so many times! They can be painted over and over again to fit your party’s theme. Besides, $9.99 for a dozen in silver is a great buy – mine are plastic!
Cookies: frosted sugar cookies by A Sweet Touch by Sara T. Animal crackers were also served as “party animals”!
DIY photo art: foamcore board, animal print wrapping paper & 12 month photos printed at Costco.
The zebra print poster was an enlarged 16″x20″ image created in picmonkey, similar to the invite! I hung them with the same twine (that I always use!) and more clear command hooks.
Party favors: small hanging animals | kraft paper sacks | animal mask | animal stickers | animal sunglasses
The Watering Hole printable!DIY Highchair sign: chipboard crown (Michaels) | gold foam stickers (Target $1 spot) | chalk letter stickers | animal print ribbon (michaels) | twine
It was taped underneath his highchair tray to hold it in place.
And for the mother of all DIY projects, my dear dad painted this incredible canvas banner for us to hang as party décor, too. I just love it! You can see more of his artwork in his etsy shop. Check it out!
Embroidered “1” animal print tie with mini crown by the fabulous Embroider Moore!
I actually baked his little “smash cake” using this set of mini baking pans, white cake mix & 2 cans of green icing – spread a little frosting between the layers and then went after it with swirls (or whatever you would call my technique 🙂 ) all over – thaaat’s it!
And there you have it – all of the details for my little blue-eyed babe’s birthday party. I tried to gather everything I bought / previously had / made & include it in this post, but if there is something I missed and you want more information, please leave a comment below!
I really do have fun with these little parties – I just can’t help myself! The next one is coming up in just over a month – eeek!