Olivia’s Second Birthday. “Two at the Zoo”

  • Cake table1/32
  • Mini cupcakes were the perfect size for toddlers.  No waste!2/32
  • Favors3/32
  • Peanuts for a snack.4/32
  • Personalized safari hats and animal crackers for favors.5/32
  • The Birthday Girl's favorite drink!6/32
  • Cake!7/32
  • Food table.8/32
  • We kept the color pallet simple9/32
  • Favors10/32
  • Drink table.  A vintage Brownie camera was the perfect weight for paper plates.11/32
  • Cupcakes with the sweetest sugar animals.12/32
  • Mini cupcakes13/32
  • Favors14/32
  • Sweet 2 year old!15/32
  • Cake with two candles16/32
  • Olivia's 2nd Birthday17/32
  • Simple flowers were the perfect accent18/32
  • The sugar animals were one of my favorite details.19/32
  • Cupcakes + Mosquito netting gave such a romantic feel20/32
  • The safari hats were such a fit and fun as the group explored the zoo.21/32
  • Safari/explorer details22/32
  • Drinks + hydrangeas23/32
  • Cupcakes24/32
  • Cupcake table25/32
  • Fruit and veggies.26/32
  • Peanuts for snacking.27/32
  • Crackers + Cookies + Chips28/32
  • cookies and animal crackers29/32
  • We used mosquito netting for a real safari feel.30/32
  • Drink table31/32
  • Invitation32/32

A Project For

Olivia's 2nd Birthday




Springfield, MO


Olivia loves the zoo so I teamed up with my friend and designer Erica Praschan (of Erica Praschan Interior Design) to create a beautiful party for her second birthday.

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by an authentic African safari and decided to create a look that was both adventurous and elegant.

Decorating Style

Erica and I agreed that we wanted to capture Olivia's adventurous personality.......while keeping the party style simple and elegant.

Project Details

We used some of the printables from The TomKat Studio's safari collection for Pottery Barn Kids; Leather animals and elephant bank: Pottery Barn Kids; Cupcakes and cake: Star Cakes, Springfield, MO, http://starcakescoc.com/; Safari Hats: www.amazon.com; Sugar animals: Sweet Estelle's Baking Supply, http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/sweetestelle; Mosquito Netting (aka cream tulle): FM Fabrics, Springfield, MO; Grass table runner: The Market, Springfield, MO

Favorite Items

One of my favorite details were the sugar animal cupcake toppers Erica found online. They were the perfect look and really helped set the tone for the party. I picked up mosquito netting (a.k.a cream tulle) from a fabric store which was an inexpensive way to add height and texture to the tables. The little guests really LOVED wearing their hats into the zoo….while munching on organic animal crackers.


  1. 1

    yummy-looking cupcakes. and the fruits and veggies look really good, too.

  2. 2

    all the special touches you added really brought the party to life. congratulations on being one of our favorite projects of the week!

  3. 3

    Love those leather elephant and rhino!

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