With the release of another Dreamwork’s Madagascar Movie this year, it was only a matter of time before I received a request to design a Madagascar inspired dessert table. Unlike the new movie, the celebrant’s parents wanted a Jungle inspired table instead of a Parisian Circus theme. The colors were very earthy: green, blue, brown, and orange. I decided to design party printables with a more childlike image of the Madagascar main characters since the celebrant was turning one! I wanted the table to feel like a real jungle while also maintaining a childlike quality to it. The printables became the bridge that united the two elements.
Our dessert selection was definitely kid friendly: cake pops, s’more brownies, cupcakes with fondant Madagascar toppers, mini chocolate trifles, Madagascar gummies, and colorful macarons. Party favors were chocolate molds of the Madagascar characters and a tag that read, “Thanks for swinging by!”. The centerpiece of the table was the three-tiered animal print inspired birthday cake created by my favorite master cake designer, Abby of Piece of Cake. She truly did a phenomenal job! I loved the bold prints and the birthday celebrant’s name spelled out with fondant. The perfect detail was a Lion perched on top overlooking his kingdom. Feels a little like a scene from the Lion King.
While my styling was limited to the dessert table, the rest of the room was so beautifully decorated I had to snap some pictures for future reference. Guest tables were adorned with inflatable animals. My favorite part was the kids tables placed in front of the desserts. I think it adds a special touch to any event when there is a special place for the little ones. After all, it is a children’s party!!!
So much thought and preparation was put into throwing this awesome Madagascar jungle first birthday party. What a lucky little boy!
Cake & Desserts: Piece of Cake
Dessert Table Greenery: Michael’s
Kid’s Tabletop Decor: Party City
Centerpiece: Oriental Trading