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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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!

Reply 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.

Reply 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.

Reply December 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Béatrice SAYS:

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

Reply December 8, 2009 at 7:25 am

Genevieve Le Bel SAYS:

Very GLAM! LOVE it!

Reply February 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Renee SAYS:

Hi, I just love the table runners, are you able to tell me where these are from or even the name of the fabric? I’m throwing my older sister a safari baby shower & these would be great. Thanks in advance

Reply September 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

I am plannng a fall wedding and would love to expand on this idea…any suggestions? We live in deep South Texas so it will be warm enough to hold outside….I am thinking “Out of Africa”!!!

Reply February 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

Miranda SAYS:

Where can I get those tablecloths from?

Reply September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Miranda SAYS:

Please help!!!! i need the table linens for a baby shower I am hosting!!!

September 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Stephanie SAYS:

Hello, I was just wondering if you could tell me where that fabric is from. I am in L-O-V-E with it! Gorgeous shower, great event design!

Reply September 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Annette SAYS:

Where did you get the canvas art installation of birch branches from?

Reply December 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm

yessi SAYS:

hi i wanted to know where you posted the DIY for the palm tree you created! i love the idea and would like to do it for my own upcoming shower

Reply June 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

jenn s. SAYS:

June 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

Michelle Hernandez Martinez SAYS:

I would like to know where you found the tree trunk fabric…even better if you recall the name for a search. Thank you!

Reply July 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Andrea Norris SAYS:

Looking forward to making the Palm tree.

Reply December 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Melissa SAYS:

Where can I find the wooden hanging safari animals???????????????????????????????????

Reply February 10, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Bay Window SAYS:

Nice Job. I love your post.

Reply March 4, 2014 at 6:47 am

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