Last month I helped plan a *Safari Party* for our friends' daughter's first birthday. We followed some basic birthday party tips and it turned out to be a super hit! Check out some of the details from the event!
To accompany the Safari theme we selected chocolate brown and candlelight yellow as the color palette. We chose four animals to showcase, with elephants being the dominant animal (and the birthday girl's favorite). Standard safari hats were purchased and then customized with a party logo and each kid's name. In addition to a monkey pinata, the kids made and decorated their own binoculars (two toilet paper rolls held together by rubber bands with plastic wrap over one end) and used them to find plastic animals scattered around the house. Ice cream cone cupcakes (the mom's family tradition) were topped with animals we cut from leopard print paper (inspired by Martha). The birthday girl had her own special cupcake topped with an elephant cut-out. Signs to African cities were made with mileage markers that referenced the birthday girl's height, length and weight at birth. Balloons, fresh flowers, a banner & custom table cloth with runner rounded out the decorations. Curious George books were handed out as party favors for the children and packaged 'Elephant Treats' (chocolate covered peanuts) were given to all. Overall, it was a lot of planning and details, but mostly it was a lot of fun!