I’ve been busy adding more fun designs to my collection! Read on for the latest and greatest! But first…
What is a Fingerprint Poster??
Well I’m glad you asked! A fingerprint poster is an alternative to a traditional guestbook for events like birthdays, baby showers, and weddings.
Guests add their fingerprint and sign their name as a clever way to complete the picture. Then you can frame it and add it to the room decor as a keepsake of the day! Fingerprint trees are probably the most common (guests add their fingerprints as leaves), but the possibilities are endless—fingerprints can represent balloons, spots on a giraffe, flower petals, or watermelon seeds!
There are lots of artists out there offering fingerprint posters in all kinds of fun designs. When you buy from MeganHStudio, you know it’s always an art print of my hand drawn originals 😉
Today’s time lapse is the newest elephant to the MeganHStudio collection. After lots of customer requests to add a baby elephant in this style, I was finally able to check it off my to-do list thanks to a customer having an elephant-themed gender reveal party with timing that lined up with my custom order scheudle! Look for this little peanut in fingerprint trees, art prints, and invitations!
I used Adobe Fresco’s live water color brushes for most of this drawing, and of course, on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. And guess what? I’m working on more jungle safari animals in the same style! Art print set, here we come!
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It’s a jungle out there, right?! Especially if you’re planning an extra special jungle safari-themed baby shower! Check out the awesome ideas below to help you simplify the planning, build a cohesive theme, and make sure your guests have a blast while celebrating the parents-to-be.
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Where it all starts. Whether you’re going virtual, or in-person, there are a lot of very cute jungle safari-themed invitations available.
On a budget? Go with digital invites! Or, if you’re old fashioned like me and want to be able to hold an actual invite in your hand, hard copy is the way to go. Either way, make sure all the essentials are included: what, when, where, why, and don’t forget the registry!
INVITEDdesignco has some great safari-themed invites that you can download, edit, and print or send electronically.
Hard copy printed invitations are becoming harder and harder to find these days! I have a few available, and there are also some cute options from other sellers on Etsy too.
2. The Decor
A few jungle-themed items can go a long way as far as the decor is concerned. Think centerpieces, a back drop, or main table for food and favors, and a few safari touches here and there with animal print balloons, banners and signs. A pack of big faux tropical leaves, some animal print balloons and ribbon, and some neutral elements can go a long way!
If you like to DIY, I have a free printable “Stay Wild” jungle themed banner you can download, cut and assemble. All that jungle foliage on the pendants is hand drawn, btw! It comes in 3 sizes, including a mini size which works great for cake toppers or table settings.
3. The Food
Whether you’re doing a full spread or just some simple appetizers, there are lots of ways to include a safari motif into what you’re serving. You can go crazy with a lion veggie platter and elephant fruit salad, or you can serve popular food choices and gussy up the food table with som jungle safari decor.
4. The Guestbook
Arguably the most important part of the baby shower. If you know me, you know I may be slightly biased here, but you have an opportunity to ensure that the memories and the people at the baby shower are cherished forever. Seize that opportunity!
Fingerprint Guestbooks: My specialty 🙂 These come in a variety of designs and styles. The popular ones I have are trees. Guests add their fingerprint and sign their name as a leaf on the tree. I have others where fingerprints are added as balloons or spots on a giraffe. Once everyone has added their “personal touch,” frame it and add it to the nursery decor! It doesn’t get any better than that! Imagine sweet jungle animals and the fingerprints of loved ones greeting you every time you come into the nursery. That’s where it’s at!
5. The Entertainment
It’s good to have a mix of passive and active activities to make things fun for all your guests. I say go for the things that will serve a purpose later too! Fun game or advice cards that you can keep or photo props that can be used in pictures to add to the baby book. Or my favorite, a onesie or bib decorating station. That way guests can get creative AND baby gets some cute clothes! Check these ideas out:
If you’re planning on cupcakes, I have you covered with free printable cupcake wrappers with a jungle foliage pattern! If you’re planning to go with a cake, check out these fun cake toppers!
7. The Thank You Notes
Guests always appreciate a thoughtful thank you note. You can go simple with plain stationary, or coordinate with your other decor!
INVITEDdesignco also has coordinating thank you cards available for download. Love the gold animals!
Regardless of how extravagant you go with the decor and details, the important part is that your friends and family can come together for a good time and celebrate the parents-to-be and the new baby!
Did you know I have fun FREE printables waiting for you, including lots of jungle-themed options??
I’ve been adding free printables to the VAULT for you! There are gift tags, banners, party decor, fun lunch notes and so much more! Plus, dive in to all of these jungle-safari themed ones–all that jungle foliage is hand drawn, btw 😉
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