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Safari-style Soiree source list + 2 FREE party printables!

Welcome to the Jungle DIY bunting - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - Pretzel twigs - DIY party decorations - This is our Bliss

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.
Simon's 1st bday invite -This is our Bliss[DIY invite using picmonkey – tutorial coming soon]
Welcome to the Jungle 1st birthday party - safari style party - This is our blissW E L C O M E   T O   T H E   J U N G L E !

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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

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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.
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - party decorations - DIY party decorations - party table set-up This is our BlissThe 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!) ]

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wood taper candleholders (thrifted)
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - party decorations - DIY party decorations - jungle vines -This is our Bliss Welcome to the Jungle DIY bunting - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - Pretzel twigs - DIY party decorations - This is our BlissDIY 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!  Welcome to the Jungle DIY bunting - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - safari animal cookies - DIY party decorations - This is our Bliss

Cookies: frosted sugar cookies by A Sweet Touch by Sara T.  Animal crackers were also served as “party animals”!
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - party decorations - DIY party decorations - DIY poster - This is our BlissWelcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - party decorations - DIY party decorations -monthly photo posters This is our BlissDIY 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.
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - party favors - DIY party decorations - This is our BlissParty favorssmall hanging animals | kraft paper sacksanimal mask | animal stickers animal sunglasses
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - the watering hole - DIY party decorations - This is our Bliss

 The Watering Hole printable!Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - DIY chipboard crown - DIY party decorations - This is our BlissWelcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - party decorations - DIY party decorations - DIY I am ONE chipboard crown -This is our BlissDIY 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.

hand-painted Jungle book themed canvas banner - This is our BlissAnd 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!
Welcome to the jungle - safari party - birthday party - jungle book canvas - this is our bliss

C A K E  T I M E !
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - birthday boy - tie bib - pre cake - DIY party decorations - This is our Bliss

Embroidered “1” animal print tie with mini crown by the fabulous Embroider Moore!

Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - smash cake - DIY party decorations - This is our BlissWelcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - birthday boy - tie bib - smash cake -  DIY party decorations - This is our BlissI 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!
Welcome to the Jungle - safari jungle birthday party - first birthday party - birthday boy - tie bib - DIY party decorations - This is our Bliss

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!

Welcome to the Jungle 1st birthday party - safari style party - This is our bliss

Looking for more birthday party inspiration?
golf-themed birthday party - club sandwiches - yogurt par-fait bar - golf cookies - This is our Bliss

Check out Henry’s golf-themed 1st birthday party post here.
ABC 123 Party Details - abc 123 birthday party - kid's party - alphabet birthday - this is our blissSee Henry’s 2nd ABC’s + 123’s birthday party post here.

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!

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  • Daniel Damron
    January 12, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful babies party! It all looked wonderful I am doing a jungle theme for my LO #1 bd, and I got some great ideas:) blessings..

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