A few months ago we had the privilege of designing a baby shower for a client that wanted to incorporate the baby’s nursery theme around the shower.
And just what was that theme?
A jungle safari!
We haven’t been able to share the adorable pics from the shower until now because we were waiting for them to be unveiled on the awesome site Hostess with the Mostess, which was posted yesterday!
(You can see our lovely feature here!)
And now we can share all of the fun with you guys!
So now, without further adieu, the cutest jungle safari around!
I chose a brown and tan giraffe print, bright lime green, and pops of blue as the color palette. Guests received custom safari passport invitations, inviting them to pack their bags to embark on the expedition.
Café Trio had the perfect venue space on their top floor, with floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the city. The bright lighting and open concept was the perfect backdrop for the theme. Animal footprints and vintage jungle signs led guests into the event space where they were given their animal print safari hats.
I wanted to incorporate a very natural and earthy feel to the event. Each table was covered in burlap and topped with natural wood placemats. Green leaves and small jungle animals decorated each place setting.
Guests ate on giraffe print plates and used wooden utensils that were accented with the word “ROAR”. They were tied with natural twine and encouraged the guests to “Enjoy!”
The menus were adorable! They featured a custom safari design and were highlighted with green string accents. Guests dined on assorted flatbread appetizers, roasted tomato soup, salad, and choice of gourmet sandwich.
A custom desert bar featured jungle themed desserts including zebra print fudge brownies, animal print Oreo’s, cookies and cream cake pops, and the cutest banana lollipops that had actual banana candies inside the centers! Small suitcase’s, decorated with vintage African travel stickers, were used to display the pops. I also used natural wooden baskets, tipped upside down, to raise the other desserts. The mom-to-be was able to take them home after the shower to use in the nursery! An animal print cake was made and topped with fondant jungle animals. It was delicious! The momma-to-be chose vanilla cake with blackberry butter cream and red velvet with cream cheese butter cream for the alternating layers.
Guests signed the children’s book “Rumble in the Jungle” with their wishes for baby Alex. It was a fun alternative to a traditional guest book and something that the new parents will be able to read to Alex until he gets older.
When guests left the shower they were warned to watch out for stowaway monkeys, which were actually custom cookie favors that were hanging in two small table top trees. They featured thank you tags that said “Thanks for swinging by!”
– Event design & planning: Attention 2 Detail Events
– Photography, Invitation & stationary: Alexis June Creative
– Venue: Cafe Trio
– Blue Glitter Elephants: Wish Daisy
– Custom Cookies: Firefly Confections
– Banana Pops: Vintage Confections
– Animal Print Oreo’s: Sweeties by Kim
– Animal Print Cake Pops: Bees Knees Creative
– Cake: Bayshore Cakes
– Fondant Cake Toppers: Cupcake Stylist