Friday, November 15, 2013

{Party Time} African Safari Party

We have a treat for you today. Guest blogger Jaime from Dindindies in the UK is sharing with us a fabulous party she threw for her 4 year old son. She has includes all the creative details for you! The printables are available from her online shop. To go directly to her shop click here.

My 'big' boy turned 4 recently and got to celebrate his birthday in my home country - Zimbabwe, Africa. So, what better theme to have than an African Safari party.

Children's Table

Safari Cupcakes
We made the cupcakes ourselves, covered in white icing and using red and blue sprinkles to resemble 'ants'! Wondering about that cool cupcake tower? Designed and laser cut by my mum's company Screen Speed! I designed some themed toppers for the cupcakes, and used the paper patterns that were incorporated throughout the party to make coordinating "cupcake wrappers".

Monkey Pops
These were quick and easy and loved by the kiddes - I bought monkey sweets from our local supermarket and used icing to 'glue' 2 faces together with a pop stick in the middle. The pop stand was another fabulous creation by Screen Speed.

Savoury and Sweet popcorn were served in coordinating party theme popcorn cones and displayed in ANOTHER great stand designed by Screen Speed.

Jungle Juice
Juice bottles were dressed up using hessian fabric and wrapped with custom labels for the kids. I also designed some straw flags to add a little detail to the straws.

Mud Pies
These were little round shaped brownies covered in nutella - HEAVENLY.

Safari Sandwiches
We also made up some 'WILD' animal shaped sandwiches with the kids favourite fillings - peanut butter, nutella and marmite.

Grown-up Food Table  

Crème brûlée
My mum made my all time favourite dessert - crème brûlée - topped with crushed meringueThese were served in little jars that were trimmed with coordinating hessian fabric and I designed some little scalloped party circles to go on each jar.

Veggie Shots
Trying to bring some healthiness to the table I served batons of carrots, cucumber and pepper in shot glasses with roasted onion hummus and again these had the party circles with either the number 4 or Levi's name.

Mud Balls
These were home-made meatballs served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.

Red Velvet Cake
The ultimate cake covered in cream cheese frosting, topped with meringues and sprinkled with chocolate powder - nuff said! 

Party Styling & Printables: Dindindies
Printing & Lasering: Screen Speed
Catering: Levi's Granny & Mum 
Birthday Cake: Levi's Granny, Laurin from Party Box & Althea
Setup Team/Helpers: John a.k.a. Daddy, Ouma, Aunty Colleen, Uncles Matt & Dan, Ross, Sian

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