Safari Birthday Party

Eli's Safari Birthday Party:

Our little buddy boy turned SIX this past April and he chose to have a Safari Themed Party! 
Celebrating you, Eli, is the easiest thing in the world! 

Eli had so much fun working on his party from concept to execution! 
He picked all the decor, the cake, made sure to have me find the perfect orangutang costume, made the lollipop holders, helped put together the backdrop + cake table, added all his stuffed animals + made sure we had a DJ so he could dance!! 
This was the first party I decided to embark on making our own balloon swag so me and my florist + bestie, Jenn, went for it and I think it turned out good! We have since made about 8 more! Such a great hack to save when throwing a party! 
On the morning of his party we were hit with a huge thunderstorm that made the whole sky black! We had to ditch the white tent, dance floor and outdoor seating and crammed in under the covered patio but Plan B was still so fun and the kids didn't know the difference! 
They had so much fun seeing all the animals, ate their weight in cotton candy and danced the morning away!! 

Eli Stack, 
You are the love of my life! 
You are kind, sweet, thoughtful, fun, and love to plan the details! 
You love to host a party as much as your mama! 
You are everything 1 mom could ever dream of in a son! 
I'll always be your number one fan! 
Can't wait to see how the Lord uses you!! 
One million cuddles,

Cotton Candy from 2 young entrepreneurs in our neighborhood

Cake Table:
Cake: Better Batter Cakes 
Cake Pops: Sweets on a Stick
Cupcakes: Market Street
Lollipops: Amazon
Cake Stand: Homegoods
Backdrop: Amazon
Cupcake Toppers: Amazon
Balloon Swag: Amazon
Balloon Pump: Amazon
Palm Table Cloth:Amazon
Tiered Burlap Tableskirt: Amazon
Macramé Table Runner: Target
Acrylic Cookie Risers:Amazon
Banner: Filled With Joy
Jungle Leaf Backdrop: Amazon
Palm Leafs: Amazon
Plates, Cups, Napkins: Amazon
Candles: Amazon
Pipe and Drape: Amazon
Cake pop Holder: Amazon

Create: Amazon
Animals: Amazon
Live fish: Petsmart
Palm Leafs: Amazon
Pineapples: Market Street
Moss Ball: Wayfair

Pineapple Tower: Made by Mitch
Food Cards:Filled With Joy
Wooded food card stands: Amazon
Cups: Amazon
Straws: Amazon
Catering: Market Street
Milk Jug bottles: Walmart (Starbucks Glass Coffee containers are the best hack!)
Water + Tea dispensers: Hobby Lobby

Orangutang: Pottery Barn Kids by way of eBay
CC's Giraffe: Amazon
Collins Elephant: Amazon

Welcome Table:
Welcome Sign: Filled With Joy
Sign in Book: The Jungle Book
Wood Stump: Amazon
Gold Sequin Linen: CV linens

Center pieces:
Vases: Amazon
Sand: Amazon
Palm Leafs:Ikea

Lolipop Holders:
Lollipops, Galvanized Pales, Moss + Floral Foam: Amazon

Giraffe Ballon Arch: Blow It Up Ballons
Inflatable Drink Holder: Amazon
Stuffed Giraffe: Neiman Marcus
Stuffed Lion: Neiman Marcus
Stuffed Orangutang: Homegoods


Animal Boy's Room

Welcome to Eli's Room! 

He's my animal loving, fact loving, sweet + thoughtful little guy! 
As we were planning his new room we wanted to make sure to incorporate his beloved steamer trunk dresser, all of his animals details from his nursery like his paper mache animal heads, shiplap, barn lights, a fun new bed with a reading nook below + his Texas Flag that was flown over the Texas State Capital the day he was born!  
Eli has had 3 rooms in his life but the color scheme + animal theme has remained a constant from birth! 

We also departed from white marble when planning his bathroom and went for a cabin in the woods feel with bronze details! 

I linked everything below! 

Shiplap: Our Shiplap was installed by our builder and is tongue and groove but there are less expensive ways to achieve the same look like this
Shiplap Wallpaper by Joanna Gaines
Paint: Sherwin Williams Mega Greige
Barn Light Scones: Wayfair Barn Light
Bed: Pottery Barn Treehouse Loft Bed
Dresser: RH Baby and Child Steamer Trunk
Bookshelf:RH Baby and Child Bookshelf (Updated version)
Rug:Wayfair Seagrass Rug
Bathroom Tile: Sunwood Centennial Gray Wood Tile - similar style here Wood Tile
Counter Top: Quartz in Graphite
Custom Art in Reading Nook:
Cabinet Paint: Sherwin Williams Extra White
Bathroom Hardware: Home Depot Cabinet Pulls
Paper Mache Animals in Reading Nook: RH Baby and Child Paper Mache Animal Heads
Bean Bag: RH Baby and Child Bean Bag
Sheepskin rug: Ikea Sheepskin Rug
Toy Basket: Target Wicket Basket
Duvet Cover: Ikea Gingham Duvet + Pillow Sham
Bla Bla Doll: Bla Bla Doll Charles
Silver Rattle: RH Baby and Child Rattle
Silver Cup: RH Baby and Child Heriloom Cup
Silver Picture Frame: Tiffany and Company Silver Frame
Silver Spoon Set: Tiffany and Company Silver Spoon Set
Piggy Bank: Tiffnay and Company Piggy Bank
Lamp: James Van Stavern Interior Desgin (My first job post college!)
 E-L- I Letters on Dresser: RH Baby and Child Vintage Letters
Texas Map Art: Vintage Map
Texas Map Art Frame: Hobby Lobby Wooden Frame
Texas Flag: Gifted by Jana + Chris Hoisager - Flag Flown Over the Texas State Capital t
he day Eli was born
Fiddle Leaf Tree: Wayfair Fiddle Leaf Tree
 Toy Stuffed Giraffe: Neiman Marcus Giant Stuffed Giraffe
Duck Art in Bathroom: Charles Beckendorf Texas Art Fredricksberg, Texas
Animal Art Prints at Entry: Hobby Lobby Animal Art Prints
Toy Chest + Treasure Map: Handmade by Eli's Late Grandfather
Musket over Dresser: Eli's Late Grandfather's Musket
Vintage Book Collection: Estate Sales (look for Ideas from DoSayGive.com
Ridealong Car:RH Baby and Child Roadseter Scoot (Updated Version)
Narnia Books: Amazon.com Chronicles of Narnia Book Set
Landry Hamper: RH Baby and Child Laundry Hamper
Shower Curtain: Target Waffle Knit Shower Curtain
Toothbrush Holder: Target Toothbrush Holder
Soap Dispenser: Target Bronze Soap Dispenser
Monogrammed Towels: The Monogramming Company
Interior Finish out + Decor: Lauren Stack
Photography: Alison Worthen Photography