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Jungle Safari Themed 7th Birthday Party

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What do you do when your almost 7-year-old child requests a safari-themed birthday party, but not babyish, Mom? What else can you do but deliver! The cake, decorations, invitation, and favors are all based on animal-themed ideas, but the dessert table is stylish, and the kid-friendly theme has nothing babyish about it at all.

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Start off by combining earth tones and animal prints to create a very handsome birthday party. Make most of the party goods yourself using paper from a craft store. Paper lanterns can be arranged as a backdrop for a pair of elephants trumpeting, “welcome” in block letters, painted with party colors. Loose weave burlap covers a black foundation table cloth and an animal print pennant fronts the table, along with the birthday boy or girl’s initials. Black and white animal photographs can be placed above the table as a great tie-in.

Next, add apothecary jars in a variety of shapes and heights to add a lot of interest to the table display. Animal figurines can then be added to appear to “roam” between the candies, tarts, and meringues. Even the water bottles can wear coordinating animal prints. Favor bags add more color and patterns to support the theme. Your birthday cake is the star of the table, of course. Try adding the number “7” and top layer in animal skin patterns to contrast nicely with the animal silhouettes on the tier, and place a circle of green leaves for that extra punch.

A secondary table echoes the theme motifs; guests can find fruit kabobs and “wild” veggie cups in addition to red velvet cupcakes here. Add a  stylized animal mask to benignly preside over the table and white balloons to keep the celebratory note going in a subtle way. Additional suggested menu items included flatbreads, bruschetta, and pizza plus antipasto: salamis; prosciutto; cheeses; and tomatoes.

For the main activity make a “reptile show” with real, live reptiles. Kids love seeing snakes, tarantulas, crocodiles, lizards, and turtles. After experiencing a full afternoon of fun, your guests can leave with animal print favor bags filled with animal print sunglasses, armbands, and candies.

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