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From the Desk of Dixie

A Jungle Birthday Bash

This spring, Dixie's owner and founder Jennifer Hunt's backyard was transformed into a jungle oasis in order to host 16 adorable six-year-olds gathered to celebrate her son William's sixth birthday. We are convinced this party was what all little boys' dreams are made of.... a plethora of sugary treats as well as surprise visits by various creepy crawling critters such as a boa constrictor and an alligator!

Jennifer used Dixie's Menagerie Collection, with artwork by Inslee Fariss, for the party's invitation, food and drink cards, and gift tags. Party Pickup, a custom party design and styling company, pulled the jungle green color scheme from the invitation's design to style the party's decor which included an impressive balloon garland, a large hand lettered balloon, children's Chiavari chairs and tables, as well as all of the coordinating cutlery, paper plates and cups and adorable guest favor boxes that were filled with jungle themed treats and toys.

Savor Style created colorful florals and the tastiest candy grazing boards that all the children loved! Nestled in with the candy were palm leaf decorated cookies by Hey Kat Bakes and the delicious cake by Dreamcakes was the perfect sweet treat centerpiece!

Enjoy scrolling through the fun images from William's big day! We have included all of the party and decor sources at the end of the post.

Invitation, Gift Tags, and Food and Drink Signs | Dixie Design Collective

Balloon Garlands and "Custom Party in a Box" Party Design and Styling | Party Pickup

Floral Styling and Candy Graze | Savor Style

Custom Decorated Cookies | Hey Kat Bakes

Custom Birthday Cake | Dreamcakes

Vintage Trays, Bamboo Bar Cart, and Serving Pieces | Mary and Wilma

Cake Toppers | POPPYjack Shop

Birthday Cake Stand | Susan Gordon Pottery

Exotic Animal Entertainment | Ed's Pet World

Party Photography | Jessica McNabb Photography

Styled Invitation and Party Favor Photography | Mary Margaret Smith Photography

 

Favors for Every Occasion by Sarah Tucker

Florida lifestyle blogger Sarah Tucker had paired her favorite party favors with a Dixie gift tag on her blog, SarahTucker.com. We love all of the thoughtful gift ideas she suggests and these are great ideas to tuck away as the holiday season is quickly approaching. Thank you, Sarah, for allowing us to share your clever ideas with our readers!

  1. LemonTwist Kitchen Tag with Lemon wine or bottle stopper 
  2. Rosemary Gift Tags with Rosemary infused Olive Oil
  3. Lavender Gift Tags with a lavender sachet (perfect for a lingerie shower favor)
  4. Brafford gift tags with a succulent favor (perfect for a baby shower – ask everyone to say a prayer for the new baby when they see it in their home)
  5. Rosalie gift tags with a small bottle of la marca (ask guests to pop it open when the baby arrives – toast to the new baby (: )
  6. Beverly Gift Tags with caramels
  7. Pineapple gift tag with pineapple bottle opener
  8. Blue toile gift tags with custom cookies from Sogi’s Bakeshop
  9. Flamingo gift tags with heart shaped sunnies (perfect for a tropical bachelorette)
  10. ginger jar tag with ginger jar matches 
  11. leopard gift tags with tassel earrings
  12.  terracotta topiary gift tag with olive tree planted favor 
  13. newport sailboat gift tags with whale measuring spoons 
  14. Naples gift tags with voluspa mini candle
  15.  spa monkey gift tags with silk sleep mask