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Safari Baby Shower

by Leah F.
(Sullivan, IL)

Safari Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Safari Baby Shower Diaper Cake

I recently gave a Safari baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law who were expecting a boy. Because the baby’s room was going to be decorated in a Safari theme, the baby shower was also done in a Safari theme. We were also on a bit of a budget so I double-dutied wherever I could. My mother, sister, and sister-in-law’s mother all helped out.


Safari Baby Shower

The invitations were hand-made by my very talented sister. They featured a giraffe with a blue ribbon around his neck and simply the word “baby” - all three things gave hints to what this invitation was for - a Safari baby shower for a baby boy. The inside read:

“We are going on a Safari! Please join us for a baby shower for Jordan and Lindsay’s baby boy”

Along with the usual information, we also added this note: “We are going to start a piggy bank for the new baby. Please bring a few coins that when added equal your age. The person who can guess the total amount of money given will win a prize”

These handmade Safari baby shower invitations were a huge hit! Guests are still talking about them.


We chose lime green and aqua blue as our main colors to go along with our Safari baby shower. For the tables we simply used white plastic table coverings and then used green and blue crepe paper down the center to pop some color. Our centerpieces doubled as our door prizes.

For half the centerpieces we used green and blue balloons. The balloon weights were clear cellophane bags filled with green M&Ms. The other half of the centerpieces were boxes wrapped in blue paper with green ribbon and a cute little paper cut out monkey. Inside the boxes was just some Bath and Body Works stuff.

Safari Baby Shower

We had some stuffed giraffes and an inflatable palm tree (found at the dollar store) on another table. I also got a zebra bank to match the theme and also doubled as a gift to the baby.

For the main centerpiece of the Safari baby shower food table I made a diaper cake (which doubled as my present to the mom).

Safari Baby Shower

I found already painted Safari animals at Hobby Lobby. I got some “grass” bulletin board border at a teacher supply store. Everything else on the Safari baby shower cake was different types of baby items. Whatever I could find in blue, green or with a Safari animal on it I bought it. I think I spent about $40 on that Safari baby shower cake.

Safari Baby Shower

Let the Fun Begin!:

As everyone arrived and was sitting down at the Safari baby shower, we had each guest fill out a little card. It had blanks for their guesses as to:

Baby’s Birthday:
Time of Birth:
Baby’s weight:
Baby’s length:
Baby’s name:
Give the new parents some advice:

These cards were given to the parents to be. It was fun for them to read through the cards. When everyone had finished filling out the cards we started the Safari baby shower. We went around the room and introduced ourselves. When it was each person’s turn they stated who they were and how they knew the mother-to-be. They put their coins in the zebra bank and also got to read off the advice they wrote down on their cards. This was nice because it gave each person a chance to say something to the mom-to-be.

We had around 35 people at the Safari baby shower and they were of all ages so I kept the games simple and low key. For the first game our guests had to match the animal baby name with the common name (elephant/calf). There were about nineteen animals so it was a little hard. They had a five minute time limit.

The second game was just an unscramble. I had come up with 25 baby-related words or two word phrases and just scrambled the letters. I made both games simply using Microsoft Word. Each guest got one sheet of paper. One game was printed on one side and the other game was on the other side.

While our guests were playing the games I counted up the money in the piggy bank. We had each guest write down their guess to the total amount of money given and the closest without going over won a prize.

After the Safari baby shower games, we ate and then let the mom-to-be open presents. I had four door prizes left, so I set a timer for five minutes and whoever’s present was being opened when the timer went off won a prize.

Let’s Eat:

I wanted our guests to feel like they were going on a Safari while going through the food line. Also because we had about 35 guests I needed everything to be easy to serve. We had:

Fruit kebabs
A veggie tray
Trail Mix pretzels
Blue Punch

Safari Baby Shower
Zebra cookies

Safari Baby Shower
Lion cookies

Safari Baby Shower
Frog Cupcakes

Safari Baby Shower
Monkey cupcakes

Safari Baby Shower
Homemade cream cheese mints tinted green and blue

The Trail Mix was served in little Dixie cups that had Safari animals on them. I purposely put one Dixie cup that had a penguin on it on the platter. After everyone had taken their food I asked if anyone got a trail mix cup with a penguin on it and that person got a prize (you won’t see a penguin on a Safari…)

Other Advice:

*Double duty whenever you can it will save you time and money.
*Check out the Dollar Store because you never know what you will find.
*Choose foods that are easy to serve.
*Get some sidewalk chalk and decorate the sidewalk that leads up to the shower.
*Crepe paper and balloons are a cheap way to pop color.
*Because the shower theme and the nursery theme were the same, the mom-to-be got lots of Safari-themed things.
*Try to make whatever you can homemade, whether it’s the invitations, decorations, food or dessert. Homemade items are more special and meaningful than store bought.
*Lastly, don’t forget to have fun!

Comments for Safari Baby Shower

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by: Cassie Wheeler

What an amazing baby shower! So many incredible ideas, beautiful decorations, and adorable desserts! It just doesn't get more fantastic then this! I would call it an inspiration to all of us women who are trying to throw an awesome baby shower. You go girl!!!!!!!!!

fun and adorable
by: Tara

As you can see this baby shower was a real success. Everyone that went enjoyed themselves and raved about the many types of safari themed food and beautiful decorations that surrounded them. I think that this baby shower was so neat because it was so imaginative and fun for everyone who joined!

love it
by: tracey c

I love the cake. you did a fantastic job!

by: Beth Yerigan

This is one of the best baby shower ideas I have ever seen. The cake was so cute and practical. I loved the desserts, the monkey cupcakes were my favorite. Lots of clever and fun ideas!


That is such a neat baby shower idea! It almost makes me want to have another baby just to have a shower like this! My whole house is done in a safari theme and I just LOVE this idea! The food looks fantastic and fun to make, You are truly an imaginative person to come up with this! WTG!!!

by: Amanda

Everything looks wonderful! The cake is so cute and the cookies are awesome!! Great job on everything. I now know who to call if I need help planning a baby shower.





How did you make the Lion Cookies?
by: Joyce

I think this looks fantastic. I'm giving a safari shower in July. Can someone tell me how to make the lion cookies? I think I can figure out just about everything else.

by: Anonymous

You really went all out. What a great way to celebrate the mom to be!

Will never forget!!
by: Lindsay

I am so lucky to have such a talented family that can plan such a magnificent baby shower. This was absolutely the best baby shower a mommy to be could ask for. I was so glad that this shower was for me. It made me feel so special and it will be a day that I will never forget. I absolutely love my diaper cake. It is so beautiful that I don't know if I will ever have the guts to take it down(plus it looks great in the nursery). The cupcakes were the cutest and so very yummy. The invitations were so beautiful (you should see the scrapbook). I just can't believe how well everything fit the safari theme. I am so incredibly grateful that I have family that would put so much thought, time, and planning in my baby shower. Thanks so much for everything! Love ya lots!

Lion cookies
by: Leah

Joyce, the lion cookies were made from store bought sugar cookie dough, red and yellow gel food coloring, some lemon and orange zest, and a little extra flour and powdered sugar. For the lion manes use a 2-1/2" flower shaped cookie cutter. For the face you just free hand them.

Decorate w/ mini M & M's & icing. If you would like the full recipe and instructions, email me your address at hael@yahoo.com and I can mail them to you. With copyright laws and such, I don't think I can post the entire recipe, besides it is pretty long. I got the recipe from a cook book called "Favorite Brand Names, 3 books in 1, Party Treats, Kids' Cake Mix, Super Snacks."

Great Cake
by: Carolyn

Clever idea.. and I love the cake... You did a great job..

by: plmeek

Great job! Not only did you host a great shower, but your pics and descriptions are exceptional.

by: Liz

If my husband and I choose to have a third can I hire you?

Awesome shower
by: Zoey Smith

I love the lion cookies and monkey cupcakes!
The Dollar Store was a great tip.

by: dajoker

Holy Smokes !!! That's a well thought out shower. Everything looks GREAT !!! Very creative & colorful !! Great job !!

by: S. Bowers

Exceptional! In every way!! Quite a spread and just so adorable!!

by: Shannon

I'm currently planning a babyshower with my other girlfriends for our BESTEST friend. She is having a little boy & her nursery is also going to be the safari theme. I think you did an AMAZING JOB! We are using some of your ideas, so just wanted to say thanks & GOOD JOB!

Monkey Cut-Out?
by: Anonymous

Leah,where did you find the monkey cut-out? I am throwing a monkey themed shower in April and would love the template for those cute monkeys to decorate with.


by: Erin P.

My best friend is decorating in a safari theme! I am throwing one of her baby showers, and I want it to be perfect. With your ideas- I know I can afford to make it nice and cheap!!!!


by: Monica Cano

Everything you did was AMAZING! Especially for being on a tight budget! My mother will be throwing my baby shower but she lives out of the country at the moment so I'm really putting everything all together and she's just funding it all :) All of your ideas were so creative! I'm having a girl so I will probably use a lot of your ideas just with hot pink & orange! Again, GREAT JOB!!!

by: Anonymous

Thank you so much. You were a huge help. You rock!!!

safari baby shower ideas!
by: stina

I am having a shower on this Saturday and i just think using the fruits in a kabob style is more professional and you get more out of the fruit tray. that was a very nice touch. i hope you don't mind if i use this idea.

by: Alicia

I love everything! you did a great job! can I ask where you got the animal die cuts from?

You're so Creative
by: CMD

Great Job!!! It's amazing!

by: Theresa J

I love, love, love this! I can honestly say this is the most creative baby shower I have ever seen! I too would like the instructions to make the zebra and lion cookies too! I have tried to email you but your mail-server must be down. Please tell me how to get in touch with you. Kudos to your beautiful baby shower!

by: Leah

Wow! I haven't checked on this site in quite a while. Thank you all for the comments. The monkey cutouts were actually made using a Circuit machine.

Diaper tree
by: Lisa

I love that 3 tier diaper tree. Not sure what you called it but I love it. How do I get one? My sister loves monkeys and I am trying to do a Monkey shower.
Great Idea.
Pls. send me an email lisamelo2[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amazing ideas and decorations
by: Margie

I am giving my granddaughter a "safari theme" baby shower and love all your ideas. I would appreciate your e-mailing me with the recipes and how you made the diaper cake.
Thank you.

safari cake instructions
by: Anonymous

Awesome idea!!!! My daughter is also doing a safari theme.

Could you tell me how many diapers you used to make the cake?

It's awesome also how you put it together!!!!

gift wrap
by: Mary

Do you remember where you got the aqua blue wrapping paper from?

by: Trisha

I LOVE the lion cookies... can you send me the directions... would LOVE to make those for my son's first birthday...

Gift wrap
by: Anonymous

Most likely Wal-mart. Possibly the Dollar tree. This party was almost three years ago. Maybe check a party supply store.

by: Anonymous

awesome ideas and none seem to have been terribly expensive for you! thank you so much for sharing this!!!!

Sooo Cute !!
by: Teresa

I am co hosting a safari themed baby shower for my daughter,the first grandchild, and would love all the recipes and any of the other ideas that you had for the shower. Love,love,love the diaper cake !! Did you use a criket cutter for all of the animal and palm tree shapes?

Just What I Needed
by: Victoria

This is very cute and it looks great. I Like the article but can you tell me how you made the zebra cookies and lion cookies?

by: Leah

I used two pack of luvs diapers. I know it was over 100 diapers, it made a very large cake.

The aqua blue paper came from Walmart. Good luck finding it. It has been almost three years since this shower took place.

Palm Tree
by: Elizabeth

Can you tell me where you found the palm tree.
Please email me at emejia68@yahoo.com, thanks

Directions for diaper cake?
by: Anonymous

Could you please give me your step by step on how you made this diaper cake? What did you use at the base and how did you attach the diapers?

safari diaper cake
by: Debbie

Leah I would love to know how you made the palm tree in your safari diaper cake. If you wouldn't mind sharing I would love the details. Thanks in advance! dburns5957@aol.com

Safari baby shower
by: Elisa

I am planning to have a safari baby shower in March for my dauther-in-law so I will like the recipes for the cookies and the cream cheese mints thank you, my name is Elisa Acosta from Texas

cookie recipes please!!!
by: Anonymous

First I would like to say you are amazing. Your ideas were wonderful. I was having a hard time make a baby shower not so cute and babish if you get my drift. I wanted something awesome and you did it. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. Can I please have the recipes for the food items. Thanks again. rivera3x3@hotmail.com Melissa

Diaper cake
by: Anonymous

Love it!!! Sooo cute! How did you make it?

palm tree on diaper cake
by: Anonymous

can u tell me how u made the palm tree.

Safari Theme Baby Shower
by: Diana B.

I was so happy to see the pictures of your Safari themed Baby Shower. I am planning a baby shower for my daughter in August and I especially liked the diaper cake and I can't wait to make the baked goodies. The games are going to be fun to play. Thanks for being an inspiration!

by: Lee

Can I ask, where did you get the tree and animal cutouts from? Is it one big fixture you put together? So cute.

by: nena dedrick

I absolutely love your whole ideas on this baby shower, I am giving my daughter a baby shower {safari of course} and you just made my day, I love it ,love it, love it, thank you very much

best diaper cake I have seen
by: Nena

love this safari theme exactly what I was looking for thank you very much

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