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A Safari Birthday Party

It's where the wild things are, and the concept translates from kids to adults! 

All this goodness was created by the talented Tessa @Tessas.table

Ski Week is over and Spring Break is around the corner; it is officially time to come out of hibernation. We like to think of ourselves as fine respectable ladies who love our crystal and pearls … for the most part.  However, after a long winter, sometimes you just have to unleash your inner cougar and turn that antique dining room table into a wild jungle! Whether you are hosting a baby shower or a wild child birthday party; if visions of palm fronds, exotic cat prints, and wild creatures creep through your head, then venture into our jungle for all your safari supplies.

We love a good high/low tablescape…

especially when entertaining the tiny tots.  There are plenty of ways to set an easy-to-clean table while still avoiding the dreaded children’s section at your local party supply store.  Disposable table runners, placemats, and plates do not have to have feature cartoon animals, rather take a more camouflage approach.  Start with an animal print tablecloth and begin to layer your jungle theme.  Add Monstera palm placemats, leopard popcorn boxes, a few Herend animal figurines, and your guests are safari bound before you know it.  

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Lure your guests in by stenciling chalk paw prints leading up to your front door.  Animal print balloons and animal masks are easy to find and are always a hit with those under 10.  If your party has more of a Jumanji theme, safari hats and vests are an easy find on amazon.  

 

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It's easy to serve foods they will enjoy and still keep with the theme when feeding children.  A little imagination can go a long way.  Layout a sub sandwiches in the shape of a long snake and use some olives for the eyes!  A bowl of grapes transforms into “Snake Eggs," Cheetos into “Tiger Tails," gummy worms make the perfect “Snake Pit," and who doesn’t love a zebra cake and pigs in a blanket?

 

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Finally, all parties need some spirited games!

“The Snake Dance,” you might be thinking “YES! Axl Rose, I mastered that dance in middle school!” While it would be fun to try and teach our small kiddos, sadly that’s not the party game we mean.  Gather the players and have them line up, with each child holding the waist of the friend in front of him or her.  The line they form is a snake and the object of the game is for the snake to catch its tail! The first player in line will lead the rest of the snake around the jungle as he or she tries to catch up to and touch the last payer in line.  This game is sure to bring on the giggles and wiggles.  

“The Snake Dance,” you might be thinking “YES! Axl Rose, I mastered that dance in middle school!” While it would be fun to try and teach our small kiddos, sadly that’s not the party game we mean.  Gather the players and have them line up, with each child holding the waist of the friend in front of him or her.  The line they form is a snake and the object of the game is for the snake to catch its tail! The first player in line will lead the rest of the snake around the jungle as he or she tries to catch up to and touch the last payer in line.  This game is sure to bring on the giggles and wiggles.  

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