Continued from Raviv’s Roarin’ Jungle Safari First Birthday Party Part 1
Here are the decors of Raviv’s jungle safari-themed party. I conceptualized the design, and had a group do the rendering for me. I was at my proudest moment when guests gushed how nice the decor
is was…I really think Task Force Raviv was able to get the jungle safari look for the party.
You might be wondering why the table cloth and chair covers are white…well, that was it or pink! Unfortunately, my venue only has these two colors. To mitigate, we just tied each chair with cut pieces of cloth that have animal prints then inserted anahaw leaves at the back of the chairs. It’s not perfect I know but voila: we got matching jungle safari chairs at almost no cost!
This was how the stage looked like. As you may know, the invitation to Raviv’s party is a passport to the Republic of Raviv (DIY too), thus my idea of putting a huge seal of the Republic of Raviv at the center stage. The idea was, the invitation was the guests’ passport to enter the Jungle Kingdom of the Republic of Raviv.
We put animal mylar balloons in between the plants, to make it look as though the animals were hiding (and were terrible in camouflaging, hahaha!). After the party when we announced that the mylars may be taken home, the kids went crazy over collecting them. Hubby told me I should have bought more, seeing how much the kids loved them. These mylars were bought from Divisoria. On the ceiling, we hung balloons (also from Divi) and zoo animal dangling swirls I ordered from Oriental Trading. The shipping address I gave Oriental Trading was my mother-in-law’s in the US, and then my mother-in-law sent them to us in a balikbayan box along with my other orders.
Jungle Safari Party Table Centerpiece
The monkeys hugging the bamboo vases were bought from Divisoria. I bought 20 pieces, although we used only about twelve (we used the remaining ones in the treats table and buffet table). Even though I generally hate monkeys (I can’t even touch stuffed toy monkeys, diring-diri ako), it was “love at first sight” when I saw them, as I immediately visualized it would be perfect for my center piece. Moreover, these monkeys produce a sound when you pinch their tummies.
I won’t take all the credit with this center piece, because it was my Mom’s friend/churchmate Ate Gemma who arranged them. It was her idea to put anahaw leaves under, and even the vines, leaves and flowers.
Raviv’s lechon was Lolo Edwin and Lola Emma’s gift. I loved the buffet table! At the back of it was a cabinet where we put plants, vines, and animal stuffed toys (trivia: I only bought the stuffed toys at ukay-ukay in Davao City a few days before, kasi wala ito sa plano!) This bunch below cost only P500, all in! And when I bought them, they were a little damp and smelled of Downy–bagong laba.
Here are more detailed pictures of the buffet table when there was still no food on top of it.
I must say, we were able to give the jungle safari party theme vibes with this table as well. My team and I agreed that we had to make the buffet table look nice, as everyone was definitely going to visit it. Big help yung ukay stuffed animals! The wiggly plastic snakes were from Oriental Trading as well.
Cakes and Sweets Table
This is something I’m not too proud of. You see, this was a last-minute addition. The treats, according to my original plan, was supposed to be with the buffet table (where the lechon was placed). But the night before the party when we were doing the decors, I realized that it wasn’t appropriate to put the sweets there. So at the very last minute, we decided to add another table. Ayun, awkward tuloy ang itsura ng background. But what’s more annoying was the fact that the arrangement of the sweets on the table was good and even ingenious, YET there is no decent picture. Proud pa naman ako sa paglalagay ko ng treats sa coconut shells (uy nagka-idea! hihi), tapos walang clear photo! :( Anyway, here are the pics.
To be continued to Part 3
UPDATE: Here’s Part 3 of Raviv’s Roarin’ Jungle Safari Party
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