Monday, May 5, 2014

Lion King Safari Baby Shower

Looking to throw a Lion King baby shower?  Well, Hakuna Matata.  No worries.  You'll find lots of inspiration, ideas (and free printables!) here.

Feel free to my invitation layout.  Add your own text to make it all your own.

Include, with your invitation, a diaper raffle ticket.  Ask guests bring a package of diapers for Mom & Baby and raffle a prize for those that do. 
I wrapped a box in themed paper and used it for the tickets.  For prizes we had a fruit basket and BaByQ Grill kit.  I got the zebra print box at Hobby Lobby.  We supplied extra tickets for those that forgot theirs.

 For a guest book we used a hard cover copy of the Lion King.

The gift table was decorated with kraft paper vines and a "welcome baby" banner available FOR FREE over at the Disney Baby website.

The vines were made by twisting strips from a roll of kraft paper, then attaching cardstock leaves.  leaf.svg   leaf.png

Mommy and Daddy-To-Be got fancy chairs to sit in while opening their gifts.

The guest tables were each decorated with animal print table runners (8' tablecloths cut into strips) and a small diaper cake topped with Lion King characters and animal print balloons.
 Guests enjoyed fruit from under our pineapple palm tree.  A PVC tube, attached to a piece of plywood, was covered with corded pineapples.  The top pineapple was garnished with artificial palm leaves.

Behind the main food table I'd cut silhouettes from the famous Simba presentation scene from The Lion King.  They were placed over orange paper I'd purchased in a large roll.

The larger items, the rock, tree and sunset, were cut by hand.  The animals were cut with my Cricut.

Feel free to save the images to cut by hand or download the .svg file below the image.

Zebra.svg                                        Zebra2.svg
 Giraffe2.svg                                         Giraffe.svg

Elephant.svg                                  Elephants.svg
Birds.svg                                                                             Rafiki.svg
Little Debbie Zebra Cakes on lollipop sticks.


Hershey Hugs melted on pretzels, topped with orange M&Ms.  Animal crackers with frosting dip.

Cheese popcorn in animal print paper cones.  The animal print paper was purchased from Oriental Trading.  Visit Wiki How to learn how to make your own cones.


For favors, everyone got boxes of animal crackers with cute Simba tags and colorful ribbons.  The  3"x3"x3" acrylic boxes were purchased on eBay
Favor label
 The adorable cake was made by a local bakery.

And this adorable diaper cake was made by me.

Got a couple extra minutes?  I'd love for you to be one of my "100 people surveyed"!