Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh My! A Safari Baby Shower

As some of you know, fellow HAP blogger Stef is pregnant with her first child.  Katie and I got together to throw her a baby shower for close friends. We knew her nursery was a safari theme, so we decided to throw her a “Lions and Tigers and Bears…oh my!” themed shower.

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

The invitations were created by Katie and set the tone for the adorable party.

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Safari Baby Shower Invitation

The table was set with burlap fabric and a tiger print runner, which we picked up at a fabric store and left unfinished for a rustic feel. Silverware was wrapped in a napkin and tied with coordinating ribbon.

Safari Baby Shower Ideas

Guests snacked on basil chicken club sandwiches, turkey and cranberry paninis, a mixed green salad and exotic fruit skewers.  All food was served in wood or rustic platters and labeled with place cards also designed by Katie.

Basil Chicken Club Sandwich, Fruit Kabobs

Guests enjoyed a tropical punch that was mixed with either champagne or ginger ale.

For dessert, we had Chai Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting and sugar cookie leaves.

Vanilla Bean & Chai Cupcakes

As party favors, everyone was invited to join in the fun of a candy buffet!  The ladies filled spice shaker jars with various green and brown candies to match the decor.  Candies were set out in vases and apothecary jars adorned with raffia and “Lions and Tigers and Bears” theme tags that matched the invitations.

Green and Brown Candy Buffet

Safari Candy Buffet

We all had such an amazing time putting this baby shower together!  Stay tuned to meet the newest member of the Haute Apple Pie family!

Haute Apple Pie baby shower

Anne, Stef & Katie



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16 responses to “Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh My! A Safari Baby Shower

  1. Alison

    This is so adorable! I love the attention to details. I think it could also be used for a child’s birthday party! What little one doesn’t love stuffed animals or the zoo?

  2. Adorable!! So creative. Any plans to share your cupcake recipe? They sound and look divine!

    • Katie

      I will soon! I’ve had multiple requests for the recipe for these cupcakes and for my dopplebock beer cupcakes. Looks like I’m going to have to sneak a cupcake post in coming up. 🙂

      • Alison

        Yes! Do share your cupcake recipes… My “Stitch N Bitch Sisters” have been asking for them! I host the group in March and it would be fun to serve them. Do you have any that feature Irish Creme?

  3. Kim

    Cute theme! I love the invitation and the table covering!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

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  5. i lOVE what you did!! really great job with all of the details. i love the theme….it would be so cute to do this as a group shower (my friends and i always end up pregnant with the next baby at the same time hehe) like if we all knew we were having boys…to do this shower would be adorable! great job..i think i need to follow you now…great ideas!

  6. Just bookmarked your site, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Eva

    Where did you get the spiced shaker jars they are so cute.

  9. Nelly

    Planning a babyshower for October 29th and my girlfriend LOVES this theme. Where did you purchase the stuffed animals, candy and fabric?
    -Admirer in MA.

    • Katie

      @Nelly – Yay! The fabrics are from JoAnn Fabrics. The Whoppers and Raisinettes we bought multiple boxes of at the grocery store and the jelly beans we got at a local candy store. Unfortunately, the stuffed animals were ones that the three of us or our kids had at home so I can’t help you there but I would check out a toy store for something similar! Good luck!!

  10. Tiffany

    I love this! How can I get the invitations made for my shower?

  11. It’s awesome to see this site is finally getting the attention it deserves! Keep up the great work.

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