Zebra Party

Look for ideas for a wild party theme? This party was for my daughter (she turned 10!) who requested a zebra party. She chose purple (her favorite color) to compliment the black & white zebra theme but any color would have worked well. The party was small with about 8 girls — but it was fun!

Zebra party decor proved to be a little trickier than I thought, but we managed! Zebra table runners tied it all in well. Purple plates and zebra napkins from our local party store and black and white paper straws matched perfectly!

We didn’t need too many sweets (just 8 girls) so we chose her favorites. Cupcakes, (purple) chocolate covered pretzels and white chocolate covered Oreos.

As the main activity, we decided on a DIY photo booth. Here we are goofing around before the guests arrived. We made mustaches and lips on sticks (SUPER simple), had a ton of big glasses, hats, scarves, you name it! The girls had so much fun posing with one another.

Here is little sister getting all the pics she can before the “big” girls arrive.

While the girls were eating lunch, I snuck away to print out the photos they had taken. Each girl was given a fuzzy zebra picture frame that had their silly photo inside – they were a hit!

Zebra Table Runner – CV Linens (less than $5 each!)

Black & White Paper Straws and Zebra Cupcake Liners – The Sugar Diva

Zebra Printed Treat Bags – fort & field on etsy

Zebra Oreos – Sweeties by Kim

Purple Polka Dot Party Hats – Kate Landers Events

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23 Comments on Zebra Party

  1. Sandi
    January 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm (4 years ago)

    adorable! i love that you managed to print the pictures as a favor.

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  2. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)
    January 21, 2011 at 6:50 am (4 years ago)

    I agree. Having the guests’ party photos printed and framed in time for them to take as favors is so sweet! Saw Oprah do that for her special guests at her 40th (I think!) birthday some years ago, and I was so impressed. Would be a lovely favor idea for a bridal shower, too!

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  3. Melissa
    January 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this!!!

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  4. Kirsten and taylor
    January 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved the party!!!! OMGGG I made the website!!

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  5. Nancy Pfeifer
    January 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Love it Tori!!! I’d love to share this one on my blog if it’s ok with you? Beautiful job!! :)

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  6. Tori
    January 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you Nancy (and of course, I’d be honored)!

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  7. Caroline krueger
    April 12, 2011 at 11:02 am (3 years ago)

    LOVE this! I’m in the middle of trying to put together a “zebra” decorated Amazing race party for my 11 year old daughter. Where can I find the printables that you used (invitation, sign. etc.)?

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  8. ALFeller
    August 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I am in the stages of planning a zebra party for my 8 yr old. She choose hot pink for her accent color. I plan to make zebra striped vases and have hot pink feathers in them. I am going to make a background for them to pose in front of too. It will be made with Hot pink wrapping paper and Zebra strip duct tape. It will be taped to a refrigerator box that I will cut and have it set up as an acordian type position. I bought hot pink nail polish and the black crackele nail polish.

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  9. Girls Pamper Parties
    September 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm (3 years ago)

    How Cool! I really want us to have a zebra themed party after seeing these pictures. the kids will love it!

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  10. Tracy
    February 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Where did you get the fuzzy zebra frames???

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    • Your Hostess
      March 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Tracy, I got them online from a wholesale company that I can no longer find. A quick Google search might return other options for you. Good luck!

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  11. Emily (:
    February 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m turning 13 in may and I really want a purple zebra birthday party for my birthday. I want to invite like 30 people because it’s the big “13″ and I’m finally a teen but finding things for everyone to do is tricky. I want a 2 tier cake but my mom says there to expensive!! Last year we tried making one and it was a huge mess! I mean we all ate it but it looked horrible.Hahah….I’m going to have the picture both thing and we are decorating using some tips from other websites as yours. We are going to set up colored lights in my backyard and I’m the huge field behind my house, under the power lines. My dad said we could roast marshmallows. I really want to do nails too and my moms friend who does nails for a living could come. Only problem is I’m inviting boys, because alot of my friends are boys and friends boyfriends. So what do I do? I could try and aviod inviting the boys all together because that would reduce the drama but their my friends as well and I don’t want them to feel excluded…HELP PLEASE!!

    Almost 13 years old
    ~Emily

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    • Your Hostess
      February 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Emily, what about instead of nail painting … you could do an activity like using costume hair spray colors (like they have at Halloween?). It’s pretty inexpensive and can be found at most party stores. That way, boys could participate too. You could spray your hair outside (so it’s not messy) plus it would look cool for your photo booth pictures. Hope that helps and happy birthday!

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  12. Rose
    September 14, 2012 at 11:57 am (2 years ago)

    Where did you get the fuzzy zebra frames???

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    • Your Hostess
      September 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Rose, I had found them online from a wholesale shop but they aren’t in business any longer. :(

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  13. Krista
    May 13, 2013 at 11:22 am (1 year ago)

    Hi what did you use for the back drop in the photo booth?

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    • Your Hostess
      May 14, 2013 at 11:53 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Krista! It’s just fabric. I hot glued it to the box. Super simple!

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  14. Krista
    July 17, 2013 at 9:36 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks!! What about the invitations?? Where did they come from?

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  15. Your Hostess
    July 18, 2013 at 8:34 am (1 year ago)

    Krista, I made them years back. I would suggest searching on Etsy for “Zebra invitations.” Many designers will create them for you (for pretty inexpensive) and mail you the file. You can then get them printed at your local Staples or office store. Hope that helps!

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