When I was coming up with ideas for the March edition of Party Savvy, I thought about things my boys would have liked between the ages of 3 and 6. I think that's the perfect age for this themed fête, and although it might seem more masculine in nature, I imagine it could easily be tweaked to suit some adventurous, animal-loving girls, too.
The Whipped Banana Monkey Cake is a no-brainer for this celebration; it's a simple one-layer cake, paired up with two cupcakes which are used for the ears. Iced in a rich chocolate frosting, this looks far more difficult to execute then it really is.
The Safari Sandwiches are a cute update on a regular tea sandwich. Crusts are removed, and the middles are embellised with a cut-out of a safari animal in a different type of bread. Use any filling you like, although I think almond butter and banana would be a great option for this.
What could be easier than these Tiger Tail Ice Cream Cups? Pre-portion the ice cream into small glass jars, and store the containers in your freezer until you're ready to serve. Add some festive orange sprinkles, and you'll have an instant party in a cup.
When it comes to table décor, I usually find less is more. In this case, kraft paper replaced table cloths, and I decorated with a yellow, green, and brown colour scheme that included balloons, handmade paper party cups, stripey straws, and plates. Printed maps, antique globes, house plants, and jungle animals rounded out the décor.
As always, head on over to Savvy Mom for all of the instructions and recipes.