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Modern Chic Safari 1st Birthday Party

Our first blog post of 2018 is all about this Modern Chic Safari 1st Birthday Party – I loved everything about this theme as it was a fresh and modern twist on the Jungle and Safari themed birthday parties. What I loved the most about styling this party, was the greenery and the grass wall. As for working with the birthday boy’s mom Sheena, it was such a pleasure. I have always enjoyed working with international clients and their appreciation of our work and passion. Working with international clients bears testimony to the fact that Outlandish Events is always on point with international eventing trends which are evident in all of our event styling. Sheena is a Philippin0 living in South Africa and married to her Egyptian husband Mohamed. Mohamed was very involved as well in the planning of his son’s birthday party. Of course, he wanted everything to be perfect and that’s exactly what Outlandish Events created – a perfect Modern Chic Safari 1st Birthday Party.

Modern Chic Safari 1st Birthday Party Decor Elements

With the grass wall trend taking the event industry by storm, it was the perfect opportunity to make use of this element in this birthday party. We created the grass wall and placed the birthday boy’s name in the center. The Green Wall is available for hire at The Decor Style Studio so be sure to check it out if you would like to incorporate this backdrop in your own event.

Lots of topiaries and greenery were part of the decor. A variety of crates were utilized to bring out the roughness of this theme in a tasteful way. Wooden barks completed our dessert table perfectly and created the illusion of the wilderness of the Safari. To give this theme it’s playfulness, we created gorgeous big five cupcakes, cake pops and cookies.

For the kids table, we wanted to keep it simple – we used white kids Wimbledon chairs. We used a variety of greenery and wild flowers and mixed those up with some mason jars and white cages.

The adult set up was quite informal with a few cocktail tables. For these, we made use of tall clear vases and added greenery and some golden animals to it. We were quite pleased with the results.

For lunch, my clients opted for a succulent braai and as they say the rest is history! All the photos are below for you to have a look at. Do leave us a comment and follow us on Instagram. Our blog posts can be shared with credits to Outlandish Events.

The Decor Style Studio

If you haven’t heard, we have opened our Decor Style Studio for hire of our decor collections. Some of the decor featured in this party are available to hire at our online shop so browse here for our products to hire.



About the Author:

Ishrat Joosub, creative extraordinaire and founder of Outlandish Events, is also a mom of a gorgeous girl and a adorable boy. She is a loving wife to her doting and supportive husband. Ishrat Joosub fondly known as Ish, has a passion for styling events along with years of experience in styling functions in the corporate world. Her experience and skills, paired together with her friendly and enthusiastic personality gives you the perfect planner for your functions.. from birthdays, weddings, showers and corporate events, Ishrat Joosub will turn your function into a truly magical one where fond and unforgettable memories will be made. Ishrat prides herself in creating a flawless, personalised and bespoke celebrations for her clientele. When Ishrat isn't planning parties, she is spending quality time with her precious family. She loves travelling around the world and exploring South Africa. She is also a great cook and baker so her family's tummies are never rumbling! Her vision is to take event planning in South Africa to the next level - creating beautiful and luxurious events for a distinctive client base. The purpose of the blog is to showcase the events styled by Outlandish Events as well as the behind the scenes challenges and opportunities. Working exclusive in the luxury sector of the wedding industry this blog is dedicated to bringing you the good, the bad and the in between of dealing with venues, suppliers and creating a memorable function. Renowned for her attention to detail, discretion and personal touch, Ishrat Joosub works with an exclusive clientele looking to wow their guests in creating either an intimate event or a grand lavish affair. No event is too big or small for Outlandish Events to take on - Ishrat's focus lies on undeniable quality, building long term relationships with all clients, exceptional values and services. Ishrat gets booked very fast for all types of functions thus to avoid any disappointments we advise to book at your earliest convenience.

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