Safari Themed Baby Shower
There is nothing more special than babies. If you are pregnant and close to bursting, people are likely to stop you on the street to ask you when you are due...and might even try to rub your belly (seriously?!?). Because the addition of a baby into a family is such a special occasion, you’ll want to throw a baby shower that will leave an impression! A Safari-themed baby shower will combine two things that are hard to resist: a new (human) baby and adorable animals.
Throwing a great party is something that takes a bit of planning. For all things Baby Shower, Martha Stewart has you covered (of course) . Details are crucial, but the simple version includes:
- Getting invitations
- Inviting your favorite people
- Decorating the party space
- Preparing themed-foods and treats
- Playing shower games, if that’s your style
- Opening PRESENTS to help the new family stock up on crucial baby gear
- Sending thank you notes
While this list might seem overwhelming at first, take a breath. We have you covered with lots of ideas for how to make this party a smashing success. To get you started, you’ll need some invitations. It’s even better if your other accessories have a similar pattern, right? We love this adorable set of Safari-themed baby shower invitations, games and thank you notes from Oak City Paper Company.
Food can make a party really special. Make your shower stand out by including some Safari themed snacks and desserts. You don’t have to knock yourself out - but a little effort can go a long way. This adorable crocodile from Fork and Beans is THE cutest way to serve guacamole that we have ever seen!
We have collected lots of other adorable recipes our Animal Themed Foods Pinterest Board. When you are ready to plan your dessert menu, we highly recommend these adorable safari animal cookies from I Am Baker.
Connecting Kids to Nature
Hosting a Safari-themed baby shower is a subtle way to encourage the new baby and his or her family to feel more connected to nature. By surrounding kids with images of animals and nature, it’s likely that they will learn to have empathy and act in thoughtful ways that can benefit the environment.
Our Safari Baby Animals photo set, a perfect gift for the guest of honor, is an example of how fine art and a deep appreciation of animals can intersect.
Aside from our endearing Safari Baby Animal Print Set, there are lots of other incredible gifts that fit with both the Safari theme of this special event and also with a more eco-conscious lifestyle.
EcoBabyGear provides many of the essentials for the environmentally conscious family, from newborn clothing and swaddling cloths to carriers, decor and other accessories.
This unique (and absolutely adorable!) ballerina hippo blanket from Appi Studio is hand knitted by a fair trade organization in Nepal.
The Jam Tart makes beautiful art, filled with animal themes. This Animal Alphabet banner kit is easy to customize with your favorite message. Update it as often as you'd like!
These adorable lion book ends, by My Treasured Treehouse, are made from felt and are filled with sand. Use them to hold up books - or even to prop open the nursery door. They will add whimsy, color and another touch of wildlife to your home.
The etiquette for most baby showers includes a small token of appreciation for each of the guests. Instead of purchasing something that may be destined for the landfill, why not support an organization that funds conservation efforts of a variety of African wildlife? We recommend making a donation on behalf of your guests to the Wildlife Conservation Network. We all need to work together to ensure the survival of African wildlife. Wouldn’t it be amazing for this new baby to be able to grow up and go on real Safari?
- Michelle Stern