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

  • Mini cupcakes1/32
  • Cupcakes with the sweetest sugar animals.2/32
  • Drink table.  A vintage Brownie camera was the perfect weight for paper plates.3/32
  • Favors4/32
  • We kept the color pallet simple5/32
  • Food table.6/32
  • Cake!7/32
  • The Birthday Girl's favorite drink!8/32
  • Personalized safari hats and animal crackers for favors.9/32
  • Peanuts for a snack.10/32
  • Favors11/32
  • Mini cupcakes were the perfect size for toddlers.  No waste!12/32
  • Cake table13/32
  • Invitation14/32
  • Drink table15/32
  • We used mosquito netting for a real safari feel.16/32
  • cookies and animal crackers17/32
  • Crackers + Cookies + Chips18/32
  • Peanuts for snacking.19/32
  • Fruit and veggies.20/32
  • Cupcake table21/32
  • Cupcakes22/32
  • Drinks + hydrangeas23/32
  • Safari/explorer details24/32
  • The safari hats were such a fit and fun as the group explored the zoo.25/32
  • Cupcakes + Mosquito netting gave such a romantic feel26/32
  • The sugar animals were one of my favorite details.27/32
  • Simple flowers were the perfect accent28/32
  • Olivia's 2nd Birthday29/32
  • Cake with two candles30/32
  • Sweet 2 year old!31/32
  • Favors32/32


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.


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

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