I know that is a long title but that is exactly how I came about putting my beautiful little boys 3rd Birthday together. When trying to think of a theme to go with for his birthday, I first looked at what he was interested in. Since he was really taking an interest in animals when reading to him and then picking them out on tv, I thought maybe a Safari theme. Who doesn’t love a Safari Party! So then my creative brain started ticking away. I have always been one to first look around the house for re-usable things to use, as you can be surprised what you have that can be turned into something else before buying something new (hey lets be honest our little family is not made of money heheh). Then if you are lucky enough to have a someone with a heart of gold that lends & gives you items to use like my good friend Carol from Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events, then you are very lucky. I have become friends with Carol since she has been a long time customer of mine, which I met through the wonderful world of Facebook Businesses. So when I was over at her place one day talking to her husband in their shed I noticed this big crate and thought this would be perfect to use as the feature of his dessert table. That’s how I started to put this all together.After starting my own Business & Facebook page, which if you didn’t already know I am Daneve Owner, Mum & Creator of Ah-Tissue, I have been able to come in contact & even become friends with many different businesses on Facebook. I am a huge supporter of businesses that also support mine and I really wanted to make a point if I was going to purchase things for his party. I wanted to try and use ones that I have found through Facebook.
I feel that having a Business Facebook page is not only to support your own little business but also to help support others and to be able to connect with so many other great businesses.
So when I thought it would be nice to get someone to capture his party, the first person that popped into my head was my loving & supportive husband as he is a photographer. But since I thought he maybe a bit busy entertaining, why not put a call out on my page to see if there were any photographers out there wanting to build up their portfolio. Well! I was so surprised how many emails I got responding to the call out. So to be fair, I went with the first one and I was so lucky to have the lovely Katie from Katie Takes A Picture capture the day for us. Most of the images you see in this blog was taken by the talented Katie with a few from Darren (hubby) & his Mum (Dianne).
VENDORS + CREDITS
Styling & Event Design – Me (hheheh) Daneve from Ah-Tissue
Real Bamboo, Lolly Jars, Tongs, Mini Bamboo Baskets, Banana Lollies, Snakes, Wooden Crate, Glass hanging Balls, Mixture of Soft Toys, Chairs, Chair Covers, Black & leopard print Table cloth, Fake Green Tissue Paper Grass, Mini Milk Bottles, Napkins, Drink Dispenser, Big hanging Safari Backdrop, & many more items so as you can image I can’t thank this lovely lady enough. – Carol from Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events
The Talent Main Photographer – Katie from Katie Takes a Picture /katietakesapicture
Round Biscuits + Cup Cakes – Linda from Bubble & Sweet
Jungle Safari Ribbon Wand – Kate from Pinwheels and Pearls
Pine Food Boats, Cups and Cones, Green/White Straws, & the Colouring in Sheets. Marissa & Liz from The Princess & Pirate
Black & White Lolly Pops – Emma from Lollipop Brides
Grey/White Straws, Fake Moss rolls & Fake Willow Vines – Sharnel from Sharnel Dollar Designs
Balloon Animal Kits & Mini Wooden Pegs -Helena from Occasion by Design
Zebra & Tiger Printed Balloon Balls – Carolyn from RAHZY Children
Pith Helmets & Black Binoculars - Celebrate Express
The Beautiful Animal Prints (Zebra, Tiger & Giraffe) I am in love with everything this Photographer does. – Sharon Montrose – The Animal Print Shop
Pine Cones – Jordon from Polkadot Prints
Safari Prints 10 Flag Bunting – Amy from Giggleberry Creations
Animal Hats - Kate from Piece of Cake & Celebrations
ECO Re – Purposed Safari Story Book Flag Bunting – Katie from Kitty Boo Boo Design
CELLOPHANE CELLO CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS 2 Sizes - Adele from Pack It In
Animal Shape Cookie Cutters – Jill from Sweet Theme
Organic Biodegradable Plates, Eco Friendly which are
Made from 100% organically grown with no bleaches or dyes. – Packaging Products
Banana Lolly Pops - Candy Addictions
Special Thanks goes to: Darren, Mel, Carol, Ronel, Angus, Carl & Dianne. I really wouldn't of been able to put this together without the help from you all..xoxoxox
Hope everyone enjoyed the party as much as I enjoyed putting it together for Tahlin..
Till next time!!
Many lollies & treats
Activities / Games
Zebra Hunt, Pinata, Pass the parcel, Jumping Castle just to name a few.
Seeing the smiles on the kid faces, and getting told by the other parents that the kids didn't want to leave because they thought this was the best party ever!!
What People Ate
Safari BBQ Lunch
What People Drank
Most Touching Moment
My little boy holding hands with his girl "Friend"
Watching the kids hitting the Pinata