Safari Baby Shower with Basic Invite

Jul, 18, 2018

I feel like it’s been baby shower central over here.  Not only have I thrown 2, I’ve been to another, and I have 2 more that are on my calendar.

One of my favorite parts of the planning process is finding the right invitation.  I have scoured websites before trying to find the invitation that helps set just the right tone for the theme of the shower or event I’m throwing.  Recently I found Basic Invite and they are great!  They have a card or invitation for pretty much any event you can think of!

Safari Baby Shower

Peyton’s room is Safari themed, and I love young kids love of animals.  I really am hoping I get to throw a shower in the near future that I can tie in with a safari theme.  Basic Invite offers a ton of safari baby shower invitations.  I really love the idea behind a safari themed because it can easily be customized for a boy or girl shower, or can remain gender neutral!

I always head to Pinterest to get party inspiration and I am loving these ideas for Safari Party decor.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of anything tropical.  My go to for this theme would be fake Palm & Monstera leaves for vases, some fresh tropical flowers (my fave are from The Bouqs – you can order a bouquet with mini pineapples!!!!!), and green and gold decor mixed with some animal accents.

Based on the theme I would go for, I would use this for my invitation.

Basic Invite is awesome because you can completely customize your invite with tons of color options! (The gold above is printed in flat or raised gold foil)

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These are my favorite inspiration pins (all links link to original posts):

I really want to try a balloon garland at some point.  I love the look but have yet to try making one.  The photo below is from an editorial shoot that was done for a baby shower.  It provides some amazing ideas! Find the perfect baby shower inspiration, with our gender neutral green oasis event. Filled with greenery by the team at Green Event Hire and shot at the latest hot spot, Greenfields Albert Park, this is an editorial not to be missed!

This dessert table is amazing.  How freaking gorgeous are they!  It’s for a 1st birthday but could easily be modified for a baby shower. 

This tablescape is amazing! Baby Shower Ideas

I also love this one.  Click the photo for a link to the original site where you can buy everything needed to recreate this look.

Safari Baby Shower | Black Twine

Last but not least you I love this idea for favors!  Cute little jars topped with animals that you could fill with anything.

How darling are these DIY Boho Animal Jar Baby Shower Favors? They are so easy to make! All you need is a jar, super glue, mini plastic animals, and some metallic paint! Get the full directions and the FREE printable thank you tag on The TomKat Studio Blog

You can follow me on Pinterest where I have a whole board dedicated to Baby & Wedding shower themes and ideas.

Why I Love Basic Invite?

The first reason I really liked this company was for the fact that you can order custom samples.  I find this is pretty rare that you can actually get a custom printed sample one to really see how your invite will look and feel.  A lot of websites I’ve used in the past have only offered digital sample or proofs.

The second big winner for me is their address capturing feature!! I am the worst when it comes to writing down addresses.  I am literally always texting friends and family prior to an event to see if I can get their address… again.  This feature is awesome.   You get a link you can share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses.   The addresses collected are then stored in your account and can then be selected during the design process. ( P.S. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders!)

Lastly – they offer foil cards.  I’m such a huge fan of foil on cards… I can’t order a Christmas card without gold or red foil.  They offer foil in silver, rose gold and gold.

Right now if you order from Basic Invite you can also get 15% using code : 15FF51


How would you style a safari party?  I feel like I would go very gender neutral but kind of glamorous with the gold accents, which is fine even for a boy because every new Mom deserves a little sparkle when you’re celebrating her!

Disclaimer – This post was sponsored by Basic Invite, however the opinions expressed above are my own.


Erin Phillips


  1. Lindsey

    July 20, 2018

    Wow! These are all awesome ideas! And that invite is just too cute!

  2. Anitra

    July 20, 2018

    OMG! I love it! Such great decorations and setup

  3. Andrea Comala

    July 24, 2018

    Omg I love love this theme!! Never gave Safari theme a chance before lol. But seeing these pics inspire me. I have a few friends with babies on the way and this would be a great idea to toss around.

    XO Andie

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