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Sophisticated Safari Baby Shower


We chose non-traditional elements to create this elegant and sophisticated Safari themed Baby Shower for our client and mom-to-be. Fleur de Lis Event Design & Catering Co. (Dallas, TX) Photography- Catie Ronquillo Wood (Dallas, TX)

Design Inspiration

Our inspiration was Baby Aaden's Safari Nursery Bedding.  We didn't want it to be too literal so we used the color palette from the bedding to create all of the various design elements.

Decorating Style

Organic, Non-traditional, eclectic

Project Details

Dessert Table: The Dessert Table backdrop foundation was a 40x60 foamcore board found in most crafts or office supply stores.  We used a scoring board to craft multiple sizes of the medallions in various colors and hotglued them overlapping and layering each one for the desired look. Chocolate covered cookies with safari animal art details and brownies were the stars of the Dessert Table.  We crafted treat bags for animal crackers for another non-literal Safari element.       TIP:  Don't affix the medallions to the board until you have crafted all of them and done a layout on the foamcore.  You can then make adjustments as needed. Welcome Table: We handcrafted the guestbook out of scrapbook paper- the log pens were found at Corsages: Used a tutorial from The corsages were affixed to hand-tied branches for guests to pick up as they arrived. Centerpieces/Other Decor: Organic Manzanita Branches were used for the centerpieces adorned with moss covered balls and butterflies to complete the look. Colorful paper lanterns warm up the room and mimic the circular patterns of the backdrop medallions.

Favorite Items

The backdrop and paper corsages-


Layout everything as you go......stage all items so that you make edits along the way.


Sunday 31st of January 2016

what was the size of those paper lantern?


Monday 21st of November 2011

love love love! That backdrop is amazing, great job, 5 stars definitely!


Thursday 3rd of November 2011

Thanks so much Creativecrumbs! Handmade does make everything special doesn't it? It takes extra time but the end result is always worth it. :-)


Thursday 3rd of November 2011

I absolutely love everything that's handmade here. The paper medallions look really pretty and the centerpieces are just beautiful. The handmade guestbook is cute, too. I say you did a really neat job!


Wednesday 2nd of November 2011

thanks Dawn! appreciate that.....we love all things unique!!