LOVE the rectangular food boxes pictured above! Available in the Kara’s Party Ideas Shop HERE.
Here’s what Laila said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s third birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a colorful animal centered party. I started the design process by illustrating silhouettes of her favorite animals and then deciding to go with a bright and very colorful color palette. The invitations featured all the colors and so the party began to take shape. I fell in love with the look of succulents and enlisted Isabel Isaac from Isaac Farms to create the three centerpieces I used for the adult tables. My daughter’s only request was that actual animals showed up to the party (well that and lots of candies and a cake of course) so I searched and found through my talented baker, Safari Edventures here in Miami. I always team up with Brantley from Sweet Brantley’s for anything that has to do with sweets. She translated the invitation and the look of the party so well into our 3 tiered cake!
For the party favors, I found perfect safari themed puzzles at target and wrapped them in kraft paper. I used the patterns I had created to print a large sticker to wrap around the presents and did a circular tag with each child’s name on it to put on top of that. I knew from the very beginning that I wanted crates, the problem was that I wanted a more vintage look than most of the store bought crates have, so I collected hand stamped wine crates that I found had more personality. To give the party a more festive look, I added the crates full of tillandsias and the moss around the crates. I bought plastic animals I used to decorate the tables and to fill the piñata as well.
For the linens, I knew I wanted burlap to offset the colors of the bright decorations I had done, so I did an off white linen and a burlap overlay in all the food tables, I used colorful linens for the rest of the tables. To make it even more colorful, I purchased balloons, I wanted to add a special touch to some of the balloons, so I purchased 1″ confetti (in the colors of the party) and hand filled clear balloons with them. I found they gave the party that extra special touch.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Rectangular Food Boxes Striped Paper Straws Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Chevron Paper Bags Balloons Wooden Utensils Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Burlap
Take a look at this adorable PINK GIRAFFE BABY SHOWER submitted by Rene Bross of My Good Greetings. Giraffe’s are a zoo animal you don’t see much in the party theme world, it’s mostly monkey’s and elephants, but now I’m definitely asking myself why! How darling is this?! A giraffe themed birthday party would be super cute as well.
Here is what Rene had to say about the party- “Our Pink Giraffe baby shower invitation was used as inspiration for this dessert table. Soft pinks, white and a touch of golden yellow was the color theme. We started with a soft pink polka dot fabric for the background and table runner then added the hanging pendants cut from scrapbook papers. The muted pink and soft yellow tissue pom poms seemed to tie it all together and matched the theme of the invitation. The dessert buffet featured sweet treats including white and pink Jelly Bellies, salt water taffy, strawberry whoppers, delicious vanilla cupcakes, pink rock candy, pink popcorn, pink lemonade with sugared mason jars and the cutest baby giraffe cookies complete with pink spots. For budget conscious reasons, the glass apothecary jars and glass cupcake stand were assembled with glass items found at the local Good Will store and glued together with clear adhesive. It was so fun to hunt for the right stacking glass pieces and the cost of each glass jar was about $3.00! The little pendants, also cut from scrapbook paper, were added to the glass cupcake stand with double-sided tape for easy removal. I designed the popcorn boxes, cupcake wrappers, cotton candy cones and labels to match the party theme.”
Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Invitation- My Good Greetings
Baked goods & Photography- Rene’ Bross