When planning my 10 Year Anniversary party at a local Peruvian restaurant I knew I wanted to decor to nod to the amazing food that Andina serves. I wanted it to be bright, bold, and a lot of fun. After selecting the color scheme I got completely stuck on what to do for the escort table. In the end, I let my spirit party animal lead the way and I created this fun Party Animal Escort Table as well as some great event table decor.
Read on to see just how I created these elements…
DIY Party Animal Escort Table
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- Plain or decorative cards to write the names of your guests
- Hot glue
- Plastic animal figurines* – Purchased the set of 60 from the set by Jungle Resources on Amazon.
- Large animal figurines* – Purchsed the set of Jumbo animals from Jungle Resources on Amazon.
- Spray Paint in chosen color(s) and a clear coat of polyetherlene
- Paper, ribbon, glue for making tiny party hats and the like
Note: I chose to do multi-colored animals matching type of animal and the color. But, you could also do these all the same color. Just make sure your small animals match the animals that you use as your table markers. For instance, everyone at the table with the gorilla got an escort card with a gorilla on it as well.
- Spray paint the figurines. I chose have the animals and colors match for each individual table. For instance, all the elephants were painted yellow. This may take several coats and should be done over the course of a few days.
- Spray dry figurines with the clear coat spray.
- While you are waiting for those to dry, write or type and print your escort cards on decorative card stock.
- Hot glue the little figurines to the appropriate escort card. You will need to hold the animal to the card until the glue is dry.
- Add hats, bows, and decorations to the larger animals as you see fit. Attached with hot glue. We chose a variety of cut out decorations for our animals. My sister in law created them all on her own with some paper, glue, scissors, and ribbon!
Seriously Awesome Vendors and Resources
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- Photography: Mary Boyden Photography | Facebook | Instagram
- Paper Goods: Designed by Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party | Facebook | Instagram | Etsy
- Florals: Flowers ordered from FiftyFlowers.Com and put together by Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party (more on these soon!)
- Styling: Jenni Bost of A Well Crafted Party
- Venue: Andina Restaurant in Portland, Oregon
- Vases for floral arrangements: Target (no longer available – similar small terrarium* and large terrarium*) Anthropologie (Dappled Glass Votive Holders, Bubble Mercury Glass Votive Holders) and DIY Colorful Vases & Candle Holders
- Placemats: via Linen and Tablecloth