We’re pretty much still on a high from opening The Tiny Store, and what better way to keep that over-joyed feeling at max intensity than a party blog! Woooo!
For this party we channeled something that South Africa is super popular for.
Safari party.. safariparty safariparty. It just rolls off the tongue so well!
We decided that we wanted to honour the age-old tradition of animals in party hats, while celebrating a 2 year old’s birthday so this is what we did!
We used Ina Garten’s recipe for a lemon loaf (visit the link for instructions). We used a round cake tin rather than a loaf tin which made this is a cake with a rather firm crumb. Ideal for going mental on the cake decorating if you’re keen on that. Or you could drizzle a simple glaze like Ina does. Or you could do what we did and sandwich with a delicious lemony butter cream while leaving the cake naked.
Any self-respecting animal party has gotsta have the humble zoo biscuit somewhere in the mix. The nostalgic value for the big kids combined with the bright colours that draw little eyes in are the perfect party biscuit.
We used de-hydrated banana chips as our monkey food. These can either be DIY’d at home if you have a food dehydrator (or an oven) or they can be purchased from your local Manoli’s or even Checkers. They went down an absolute treat.
Join us later this week for a continuation of the safari party vibe.