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Cute & Girly Safari Birthday Party

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Safari birthday cake with giraffe cake topper

Let’s get WILD! Laura of Lalalicious Signature Sweets didn’t monkey around when styling this cute and Girly Safari Birthday Party for Stella’s 2nd birthday! With lots of burlap, neon and a herd of adorable safari animals (including that adorable giraffe cake topper!), Stella’s birthday was the perfect safari adventure!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Swamp Water, Python Potato Salad & Zebra Lollipops
  • Burlap favor bags with printed safari animals + DIY Burlap framed sign
  • Safari tent seating area with jumbo cut-out animal party decor
  • Fuschia “Supplies” crate with safari inspired photo booth props

Safari birthday party table design

"Swamp Water" water bottle labels

Safari birthday invitation

Pink and green safari birthday party ideas

Giraffe birthday cake

Zebra print lollipops

Safari party cupcakes with animal toppers

Safari party food ideas

Mason jars with burlap wraps

Safari party favors

burlap party favor bags with printed animals

girly safari party photo booth props

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Laura

Stella is obsessed with animals. Especially the giraffe. So when I found these adorable invites on Etsy, I knew I had to plan a party around it! I even asked the designer to swap out the zebra for a giraffe and she was so kind to do so! Animal print is everywhere so it wasn’t difficult finding lanterns, linens, ribbon, balloons and more to match and coordinate with the theme. I found HUGE cardboard animals that I placed all over and made some signage. I wanted it to feel like the kids were on a real safari! I bought a tent and set up the kids tables and chairs inside, along with a face painter and balloon artist who kept the kids entertained!

We catered delicious sandwiches and salads from A Market in Newport Beach and had a variety of drinks; Jungle Juice, Swamp Water, and Grapes of the Vine for the adults! For kids, I filled a bin with yummy snacks and there were paper sacks ready to fill and ‘head to camp’ with. Other activities included coloring and a photo booth. I found props from Oriental Trading that worked perfectly with the theme. The favors were these canvas sacks that were filled with animal stamps and stickers. Besides some signage, other DIY included the two burlap banners I made at home, along with printing the paper sacks. I tried to coordinate the mason jars by wrapping them in burlap and tying with some twine… and I also did the dessert bar myself! Overall the day was fun and Stella had an amazing 2nd birthday. She is STILL talking about the lion :)

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  1. Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Love those forks!!! How adorable!

  2. Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Love, love, love the precious forks! Everything is adorable.

  3. Brittany @GreyGrey Designs May 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Absolutely adorable party! Filled with great details and I love the girly spin on it!

  4. Stacy December 30, 2014 at 11:32 am

    This is adorable! Where did you get the burlap party favor bags? Love them!

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