Motherhood

Mickey Mouse Safari Birthday Party – Printables & Source List

Header Safari Party 1

Not only are my children born two days apart but they are also born during the busiest time of the year – December. Yes, apparently I am only fertile during the month of March so I just recently took my chastity belt off. Phew!

I love birthdays and I love parties so I vowed that I would make my children feel special by honoring their own day. No joint birthday parties in this house! Well the first time my pledge was challenged it was knocked down by a little voice in my head saying Ronen is only 1! He doesn’t have an opinion!! Take advantage of this time!

So I had this idea of a modern safari-themed birthday party but our 4 year-old daughter had plans of her own. She kept asking to have a Mickey Mouse Safari. I was hesitant since we had a Minnie Mouse themed party for her second birthday. But I gave in because (sigh) she is right. Mickey makes everything better and after all it is her party too, I guess.

As usual my Pinterest search yielded great inspiration and pictures. The Mickey Mouse Safari theme is very popular in Brazil. The sites that I came across offered the printables for free! I love, love free stuff! I was getting confused between the different websites I was visiting, especially since it was in Portuguese. I found myself thinking that I wished these sites were all on one list. Thus this blog post was born. So here is all you need to know to throw a DIY Mickey Mouse (and friends) themed Safari party.

Invitation: 

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1208095260

I loved this safari themed invitation because the girl and boy reminded me of Auburn and Ronen. I was so happy that Misty from Gracie Girl Designs was able to add Mickey Mouse to the mix!
Safari Invitation
Backdrop & Photo booth Area: 
PhotoBooth

This jungle tree backdrop  from Amazon really added to the atmosphere of the party. The backdrop is huge. It is 4′ x 30′. Yes 30 feet. I used it to cover the whole back wall and the photoshoot corner. It is a great buy at only $15.79.

The jeep photo prop was a hit. The kids loved it! It was $8 well spent. I also bought these Giant 11 piece Safari Balloon Bouquet through Amazon. The foil animal shape balloons were awesome!

CarnivalSource.com had the best prices for the safari party hats, wild animal masks and wild animal noses.

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I used this free printable banner from Fazendoanossafesta.com.br for the ‘Roar for 4’ banner, safari hats and the sour belt sticks. I love the colors in this printable package! This print kit offers everything from cupcake wrappers and invitations to tea bag labels (you read that right) and thank you cards. I printed these at home with card stock paper. Brochure paper works well too and can be purchased on Amazon.

I mixed this printable in since it featured a Minnie Mouse graphic. I used it for the sour belts and the water bottle labels. The sour belts on sticks were Auburn’s favorite item from the party!

MM Safari 2
I had to find these files individually so I attached them here to download directly. Just click on the image.
For Ronen’s birthday banner I used this printable to mix it up. I think the baby safari animals are so cute. There are a total of 7 different animals in this package.

Dessert Table

Cheetah

The closest I got to having a ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ party for Ronen’s first birthday was this shirt. I purchased it from the Ollie&Penny Etsy shop.

MM Safari 3

Header Safari
The cakes were a steal. I bought both cakes from Albertsons and my friend made the cake toppers with her cricut and glitter card stock. The giraffe themed smash cake was only $12.
As party favors I created a coloring/activity book and bought twig colored pencils from World Market and safari themed temporary tattoos.
Coloring Book
 Twig Pencils
Here is a link to Mickey Mouse Safari Coloring pages in case you want to create your own coloring/activity book. I added personalized pages in the activity book like the one below. There are so many different ways you put your own personal touch on it.
Activity Book
So there you have it! You can do any of the above or you can just have a party at the park with some push pops and party supplies from Party City. That’s what I’m doing next year. But where’s the stress in that?!

Happy partying!
Jenelle
Jenelle
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