We caught jungle fever after seeing this sweet safari birthday
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Inspired by Florence’s love of giraffes and elephants, Jo from Jo Kalivas Events & Styling brought to life a sweet safari themed party for a very special little girl's 2nd birthday.
Using gold as the accent colour, Jo worked with soft pink and earthy tones as well as timber elements to create this Serengeti sanctuary at NUBO, the latest ‘it’ venue for children’s parties in Sydney. With its sweeping spaces and white floor-to-ceiling features, it was the perfect blank canvas in which to bring a dreamlike element to the occasion.
We're sure you've seen jungle theme parties before, but never like this! Explore the images below and get inspired to recreate the look for your little one's upcoming birthday!
Just like any party, it’s always all about the little details. We love the giant white balloon installation that was suspended from the ceiling to the floor, with pops of gold and blush pink mingled in between. Did you also spot the cheeky little monkey hanging from the rafters? #TOOCUTE!
Each table was adorned with a white origami animal as its focal point, with miniature gold statues to complement.
The giraffe and elephant motif carried throughout all of the elements, and began with the incredible life-size wallpaper that provided the perfect background to the sweets display.
The same motif was also used in lieu of a tablecloth and helped bring the décor to the tablescape – yes, that’s a table sticker. Impressive, right?
And of course, it’s always about the desserts! What a beautiful table spread! We can’t get enough of those adorable gold giraffes sitting on top of the cupcakes!
We also love the clever idea of incorporating the giraffe’s patterns into the lollipops!
And, yep, absolutely everything on that cake is edible - including that adorable origami giraffe cake topper!
The grownups were also treated to a very yummy grazing table (somehow, we don’t think the little cubs were drawn to this very elegant charcuterie platter!)
We also love this incredibly touching activity that doubled as a keepsake for little Florence to look back on when she’s much older.
While the adults were filling out sweet memories for the birthday girl, the little ones were entertained with the impressive ball pit! And, how cute is that giraffe decal attached to the glass window? It looks like he wants to play, too!
We don't know about you, but we would (almost) feel bad taking home one of these party favour bags, as they look so pretty lined up on the shelves. #BEALITTLEWILD indeed.
LENZO loves a party tip – what did Jo Kalivas Events & Styling tell us?
“Use your venue as inspo.”
Well, we can certainly agree that Nubo Alexandria is the perfect space in which to let your little monkeys run wild and free!
Happy birthday, Florence! It looks like you had quite an adventure filled with memories that will last a lifetime!
Love, LENZO x
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STYLING & EVENT MANAGEMENT Jo Kalivas Events & Styling / PHOTOGRAPHY Anna Murray Photography / VENUE Nubo Alexandria / CAKE Mastello Creations / PERSONALISED LOLLIPOPS Katrinahs Kreations / CAKE POPS Popolate Pops / STATIONERY Starfruit Design / CATERING Graze by Bellino & Co / ORIGAMI ANIMALS Stylish Paper / BALLOONS Floating Designs / CUSTOM PROPS Jo Kalivas Events & Styling / PRINTING Clever Fox Print / BACKDROP Katebackdrop / ENTERTAINMENT Pistachio Entertainment / SIGNAGE + CAKE TOPPER 360 Design Cut / Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel