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Need African Safari Centerpiece Ideas

I am throwing a surprise party for my dad's 50th birthday party, and am holding it at a restaurant. We are keeping an African safari theme, and was looking for ideas to make centerpieces for it. I am currently drawing a blank and would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!



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By Regina (Guest Post)
June 15, 20040 found this helpful

You could do an Oasis - fill a shallow glass bowl with play sand, Nestle a flower pot with a small palm, fern or other tropical looking plant to one side. Your "water" can be a small blue glass votive also nestled down into the sand with a votive candle in it.

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By Tawnda (Guest Post)
June 15, 20040 found this helpful

You could buy a few fern or ivy plants (real or silk) and find inexpensive ceramic safari animals to place strategically around the plant or between plants on the table. You could get animal print material and wrap around the flower pot or vase they are in.

You could make a runner for the table from animal print sheer material. And get tealight candles and place down the center of the table. You won't necessarily need any fancy candle holders, you could set them on the table as they are.


Depending on the size of your party and whether or not you are needing to make name tags for seating arrangements, you could use animal print paper or cardstock that you buy for scrapbook pages and cut them to size and fold in half to sit up on their plate or near their plate. Use a solid piece of lighter colored paper to glue on the front with the name printed on it.

Depending on how fancy or how fun you want the decorations, you could buy a package of plastic safari animals and place those up and down the tables.

Look at a party store for safari decorations and you may find a safari type hat that you can place on your dad's place setting.

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By Becki in Indiana (Guest Post)
June 21, 20040 found this helpful

Let's think about the various animals you would find in Africa .... is there a Lions Club in or near your town? They may have a collection of lion prints, ceramic knock-knacks, etc which they might loan you. I bet the local Republican party headquarters has elephant decor.


Offer to leave a security deposit until you have returned the items, or make a donation to the organization. Also, Noah's Ark is a popular decorating theme which you may be able to tap into. You could also borrow from a circus theme. How about small packets of animal crackers as party favors?

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By coleen. (Guest Post)
July 30, 20040 found this helpful

get inexpensive pillar candles in white or off white. Then get some safari printed tissue paper and decopage the candles with it..they look like the more expensive ones, but are very inexpensive and fun to make. just sit them on a sisal coster and they look great...just be sure to watch them closely if they will be lit.

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By Debi. (Guest Post)
September 19, 20040 found this helpful

Hi, How about shopping for stuffed animals that one might find on an African Safari and use them as your centerpieces with perhaps a bouquet of helium ballons attached. It might be fun to sit at a table with an elephant, giraffe, monkey, lion or tiger in the center. Later you can have a contest and the winner takes it home.


Also, keeping with the theme how about purchasing plastic safari animals and using them to hold place cards.

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By lili (Guest Post)
November 23, 20040 found this helpful

I am looking for an idea for my sons communion. I want animal safari centerpieces, but i'm not exactly sure what kind. Any input would be extremely helpful.

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By Sarah (Guest Post)
May 4, 20050 found this helpful

I threw a safari couples baby shower. And made nests out of gift basket filler (any craft store should carry) And then spray painted easter eggs in white, blue, and speckled colors. I also placed plastic jungle animal figures that I had bought from walmart on the tables. You can also buy animal print fabric and cut in squares and place the nests on top.

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By (Guest Post)
February 4, 20070 found this helpful

check this site:
http://www.awes  cart/safari.html

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By debi (Guest Post)
January 18, 20090 found this helpful

My daughter is incharge of decorating for her high school's "guys pagent" where the theme is safari. She needs table decorations. Help!

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