real parties: safari adventure


Loralee of No Fuss Fabulous (love that name by the way) just celebrated her youngest son’s first birthday, with lions, giraffes and monkey, oh my! She did such a beautiful job and gives some very smart planning tips along the way. Like pre-bagging the little ones’ lunches in advance so that parents don’t have to fret with balancing a little one and a plate. Or creating your own cake stand out of apples and a piece of Plexiglas.


But my favorite design element of this party was the life size silhouette animals her friend and business partner, Annie, made for the event. (They remind me of our safari collection.) I love that they’re not only creative, but modern. The hardest part of this craft would have been the facial details and I really like how they skipped it and the outcome was that much more wonderful for it.

Make sure you hop over and see Loralee’s full post including the invitation she designed and her lovely little boy. Happy Friday everyone!

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About Kim

Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    I have been totally digging on this party! LOVE all her silhouettes!

  2. 2

    I love the apples/plexi-glass cake stand! what a great idea!

  3. 3

    I also love the silhouettes!

  4. 4

    How did you get the silhouettes to stand up?

    • 5

      Emily – if Loralee doesn’t state in her full post, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind you asking on her post. Thanks so much for stopping in!

  5. 6


    I love the party theme. I was wondering how did she make the animal silhouettes?