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Wild Child Safari Birthday Party! (48 photos)
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.
styling and design: www.facebook.com/2tinyloves
petti skirt: www.alittlevofeVerything.etsy.com
succulent centerpieces: https://www.facebook.com/IsaacFarms?fref=ts
cake and oreo pops: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Brantleys-Cake-Designs/158997907498724?fref=ts
custom made lollipops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageConfections
food label holders: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonkeysOnTheRoof?ref=pr_shop_more
straws, chevron bags, polka dot cups: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePartyFairy
Paper plates, wooden spoons, napkins, balloons: www.partycity.com
Confetti to fill balloons: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PomMagic?ref=seller_info