Safari Party – DIY Food & Decorations
My son turned 4 this January – I can hardly believe a year has past since his last birthday party ! Last year we did a Lego themed birthday party. This year he wanted to have a Safari Party (with Lego Ninja Turtles as the accent theme hah ) . With our friends at the Ann Arbor Creature Conservancy , we planned an interactive animal presentation for the kids & adults with food, cake & presents to boot . We had a blast ! Our animal guests were the three-banded armadillos, a sloth, the boa constrictor, a giant tortoise & a skunk . Anyone who lives in or around the Ann Arbor area, I would highly suggest hosting an event at the Creature Conservancy – they are a great non-profit that works with rescue animals and they help you host a great party.
For the food, I wanted the Safari party theme to be apparent so I enlisted my talented sister-in-law & went with all fruit and vegetables since Judah is a vegetarian anyway. Our guests gobbled up most of the food, but the left over fruit and veggies we left and donated to the animals to eat – and they were happy to have it, too.
Here are the pictures we have of the safari party food & event space, food table design, food ideas & easy decorations I set up .
I love throwing fun, kid parties – little people have the best taste xo
food table set up for safari party
safari party food ideas – fruit lagoon
vegetarian kid party food ideas
Snake sandwich – roasted red pepper, mushroom, pesto & mozzarella sandwich – What a hit! Everyone loved that one. The kids had an option of a almond butter and grape jelly sandwich on gluten free bread that we used an elephant sandwich cutter to cut them out which was so helpful because you can get two elephants per sandwich.. brilliant!
snake sandwich and elephant sandwiches
snake sandwich – safari party food
Fun monkey head we made with a cantaloupe , oranges, sliced strawberry and blueberry eyes
Monkey head made of cantaloupe and oranges – safari party decoration
Gorilla grape kabobs with ants on a log with animal crackers
gorilla grape kabobs
The juice bar for the kids . I love those monkey cups !
safari party juice bar
All the kids LOVED the explorer safari hats they received as a party favor .
kids table for safari party and party favors
And of course, it’s so helpful to let them just color all over the table so cover it with a big roll of paper – they are having fun, giving mom & dad a breather & decorating – a win win win.
kids party activity
My cute sister in law and her adorable safari party outfit showing her food labels she made with animal stickers .
safari party outfit
His Lego Ninja Turtle cake made by my cake girl and safari cupcakes with plastic animals on each
Lego Ninja Turtle Cake
Lego Ninja Turtle Cake
We had a great time. I hope this helps you throw your own fun safari party for a birthday party.
Tiffanys Themed Bachelorette Party
Hello everyone! If you have been wondering why I have been pretty silent these past few weeks is because I have been in my studio preparing to throw my sister’s Breakfast at Tiffanys themed bachelorette party . I have been planning this party for 3 months which game me a good amount of time to devote to all the DIY touches . We had about 15 ladies that came and we all had so much fun! I can’t share all the details since it was a BACHELORETTE party, but it’s safe to say we all had a rowdy time 😉 We stayed at the Marriott suite here in Ypsilanti and had a car service drive us to The Wurst Bar for a very special Drag Queen Bingo that I arranged. Then we headed back to the suite for party games, dessert, drinks & more entertainment. The Tiffany’s party theme was so much fun to add fun touches to.
Here are the pictures I can share:
Breakfast at Tiffanys party DIY dessert table
I assembled each of those little Tiffany blue favor boxes, wrapped ribbon and tied them. Inside were rings from Wholesale Fashion Square that everyone wore . A party favor that everyone can wear and enjoy after the party is really important . The 4 Tiffany blue champagne flutes filled with white Jordan Almonds.
white Jordan almonds
Tiffany blue party favors & dessert table
I ordered the Tiffany’s boxes and bought white stain ribbon and tied each of them after I placed the rings inside on their ring holder.
Tiffany blue favor boxes
Tiffanys dessert table cupcake display
I added edible luster powder & pearls to the cupcakes and desserts. I also added those lovely diamonds to every table surface . The cupcake toppers I made with my handy circle cutters and printed some icons I made in Photoshop off the computer, glued them together with a blue toothpick in between them and viola!
Tiffanys blue alcohol drink – made with Vodka and something blue hah
Tiffanys blue alcoholic drink mix – yummy! I added my turquoise necklace to the top to add more flair to the drink dispenser. The martini drink glasses really were a big hit. I added a little tiffany’s blue ribbon to them.
Here’s what I bought for the Tiffany’s Blue Bachelorette Party theme:
I did a few watercolor paintings to hang up around the hotel suite – I gave this watercolor chandelier to my sister.
Watercolor chandelier painting to add to the theme – also, inexpensive party decor ! I made those hanging paper mobiles using a circle cutter and thread .
paper circle cutter
Grab this awesome glass drink dispenser here – I have used this SO many times, I’m glad I finally got one.
glass drink dispenser
Tiffany’s Blue Punch Recipe :
1 part Blue Hawaiian Punch
blue hawaiian punch
1 part lemonade
country time lemonade
Malibu Rum to taste 😉
paper flowers with jewels DIY party decorations
I made these flowers from drawing paper , skewers, tape and I hot glued druzy cabochons to the top. I added the lantern below as an accent, drawing in the color. Chinese lanterns here
tiffany blue Chinese lantern
Drag Queen Bingo for bachelorette party
Everyone loved the Drag Queen Bingo. Find the Bingo cards here
disposable bingo cards
bachelorette party gift favors idea – diy
And last but not least, I made these watercolor paintings for one of the bachelorette party games 😉