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This morning, I designed a sweet little Jungle Safari 1st birthday party for Mr. Brett. Brett is the cousin of Grant (Jungle Book Birthday), but we went an entirely different direction with this party. The palette was much softer and baby-like with light blues, animal prints, raffia, baskets, and touches of green, yellow, and orange.
You may remember my inspiration board for this event, here.
The inspiration for this party started with some ideas that party-mommy Jennifer sent me from Etsy. She loved the idea of a pastel jungle safari, so we we went with that!
I found this absolutely precious light blue leopard print fabric on the backdrop at Hobby Lobby and that was really my jumping off point for the entire concept. The little grass mats are also from Hobby Lobby--get there now--they are out for Easter!
I found these great crates at Hobby Lobby and I think they will be really useful for a variety of different events, but they reminded me of shipping crate that you might find a jungle animal in, so I flipped them over, and used cute animal print scrapbook paper to make them more "jungle."
I used a cupcake wrap template that I downloaded and then cut my own wraps from wrapping paper.
here. I thought she has such a clever idea! They are filled with animal crackers. I found these cute, tiny little animals at Target.
Isn't he just so squeezable?!?!?
Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Etsy Seller, Cookie Covers
Fabric, Leaf Plates, Crepe Paper, Baskets, Crates, and Grass Squares: Hobby Lobby
Pastel Safari plates, napkins, and animal garland: MeriMeri
Clear Favor Boxes: BeauCoup
Small Stuffed Animals: Target
All Paper Goods and Printed Items, and Custom Birthday Hat: Handmade