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Jungle Fever

Posted by Lisa Courtney on

I have created a monster....Miss 7 started planning her birthday theme at least 6 months in advance of this year’s birthday, all based on a pair of cheetah print shoes her Nana bought her!  What have I got myself in for I wonder?

We made a jungle hut by covering our pop up tent with loads of giant leaves and shrubbery courtesy of our fabulous friends at Scapegoat Landscaping and mixed in with a few fake vines for good measure.  It looked amazing and totally set the scene.

The party table was covered with different animal print fabric (um when I say covered I mean literally gun stapled...sewing is not my strong point!).  And topped with grass placemats from the $2 shop which we layered up with hot pink flax mats for a pop of colour.

Our mini milk bottles were kitted out jungle style with a strip of flax, also from the $2 shop and were filled with ‘jungle juice’ aka lime flavoured milk and a yellow striped paper straw to complete the look.

I’m all about reusing what you have or making cool party games on the cheap so the ‘Pin the Tail on the Cheetah’ was just a blown up pic we put on a piece of foam board.  The kids loved it!  And those parrots you have seen before....Luau and Jungle are similar right?!

The Cake.  Now this is where Miss 7 sounds a little party particular....this was inspired by her nails!  As a wee birthday treat Nana took Miss 7 and Miss 4 to get leopard print nails...and the cake just HAD to match.

Cupcakes were easy peasy to keep in theme with our leopard print and zebra print baking cases.  All piped with our Ice it Pretty! Icing Kit (Shameless plug)

We even managed themed treat bags.  The coolest part was that Nannie and Poppa had just come back from an African Safari with loads of little goodies for the treat bags...the real deal!

The girls have continued their infatuation with animal print and some days I can hardly find them they are so camouflaged....more is more is their motto!

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