24 Nov

REAL PARTIES: Safari Luxe Baby Shower

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Today’s Real Party feature is a fantastic “Safari Luxe” Baby Shower created by the creative minds between Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events.

In addition to the gorgeous and outside-the-box baby shower decor, what I also love about this party is the meaning behind the theme, which was inspired by the Safari honeymoon trip of mom and dad-to-be. Personal touches like this always make celebrations all the more special for the guests of honor!

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Read on for TONS of pretty images (courtesy of photographer Jasmine Marie) and all the DIY details, as told by the Vanessa…


Safari Baby Shower Theme

Step into the wild with this Safari Luxe style baby shower. Silver elephants, wooden giraffes, hanging monkeys and white ceramic elephants came out of the wildlife to play!! Inspired by the parents-to-be’s safari honeymoon trip, we transformed the rugged feel of the African adventure to the glamorous conglomeration of white animal sculptures, mirrored details and rhinestone elements.

To create the opulent décor style, we conjured the color palette based upon the Safari inspiration, mixing the main colors of tangerine & aqua with cream & white to create an elegant element to the design.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

The Table

Mosquito netting draped over the table, hanging from the center focal point to both sides of the cabana. Instead of using tiebacks for the mosquito netting drape, we filled white lanterns with baby’s breath.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Substituting the standard chandelier, we created a custom mobile, which hung over the main tablescape. The mobile glittered in the sun with hand strung crystal beads, rhinestones and wood animals, which hung at different heights.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

For the main floral centerpiece we mixed white flowers with wood branches and cattails, combining the white palette with the rustic natural feel.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Custom made linens created a bold look, earth colored twine tied together the utensils, while lavish silver elephants created the luxe feel for this tablescape.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

The Food & Drink Tables
Passports were not needed to enjoy this Safari adventure! Guests ventured to the dessert and catering table, which were styled for a treasured journey.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Mosquito netting hung from the center focal point hovering over the catering table, creating a whimsical feel. To play with heights, we overturned tree-like vases and topped them with white platters.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Custom catering tags were made to thread the design concept throughout every detail of the décor. Mixing white ceramic elephants with earth tone risers created plush habitat feel.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Safari Baby Shower Theme

For the drink and dessert table, we hung a canvas art installation of birch branches as the backdrop.

Safari Baby Shower Theme

A combination of mirrors, white ceramics and modern vases created an refined feel, while the hand-made Palm Tree (DIY) shaded the table below it, bringing the wildlife back to the decor.

(Side note from Jenn: The detailed DIY breakdown for the fabulous Paper Palm Trees will be featured in follow-up post later today!)

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Every guests was reminded of their adventure as they sipped their straw reading, “Sippin’ Safari.”

Safari Baby Shower Theme

Enjoy the allure of the amazing array of details this African Luxe Safari explored!!”


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I love this idea! What a great way to incorporate a sweet baby shower theme without it being overly cutesy. So chic AND sweet :) I’m definitely going to use this!

November 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

Bay Window SAYS:

I agree with your idea and I will also use it.

March 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

November 24, 2009 at 9:25 am

Lori SAYS:

Beautiful work!

November 24, 2009 at 10:12 am

Abbie SAYS:

This is adorable. I love that the pop of color isn’t overwhelming, and the shower still seems very serene.

November 24, 2009 at 10:50 am


Absolutely beautiful! This theme could work for any party.

November 24, 2009 at 11:10 am

Jennifer SAYS:

Fantastic! love it

November 24, 2009 at 11:17 am

Elisa SAYS:

WOW! I love this, what a great theme and I like how its not a traditional baby shower theme…

November 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

josephine SAYS:

gorgeous! just gorgeous! – great idea and i love how it s not over the top “baby”

November 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

down pillow SAYS:

Wow, so many wonderful details! LOVE this theme – perhaps the chicest baby shower I’ve ever seen :)

November 24, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Ellen Collis SAYS:

This is so chic, yet still appropriate for a baby shower. I LOVE it. Umm, are those powdered sugar doughnuts? That’s what it looks like and now I totally want one. Haha!


November 25, 2009 at 9:48 am

Courtney SAYS:

I love it! Do you know where they got the wooden vases and the canvas tree? I would love to have those!

November 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Lollipop Events & Designs SAYS:

Courtney, we got the wooden vases at our local floral supply market in San Diego, but there is a great etsy seller who sells the birch sleeves that you can slip vases into (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35576602). We got the canvas tree background for the candy buffet at Ikea, and made the large tree ourselves. Hope that helps!

November 30, 2009 at 8:55 am

Misty SAYS:

this is just adorable! I love the scheme! Brilliant!

November 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Julianne SAYS:

Very cute, I love the tree backdrop!


December 1, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Courtney SAYS:

Thanks so much for the info!

December 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Lorell - Sweetly Sweet SAYS:

I adore this party, so original and different!

I got a lot of inspiration from this blog for my daughter’s second birthday party… so thanks a lot!

December 2, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Markus @ Silk flowers SAYS:

Beautiful arrangements, you are really talented. This looks so professional and well planned that it would make any mother over the moon.

December 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Christine - Handmade Evolution SAYS:

Beautiful! I am a big fan of natural, african-style design. My favorite image is the flowers in the lantern and the wood blocks used to display the food.

December 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Béatrice SAYS:

Superbe !!!!! J’Adore !!!! Béatrice (FRANCE)

December 8, 2009 at 7:25 am

Genevieve Le Bel SAYS:

Very GLAM! LOVE it!

February 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm
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