Theme Thursday: Zebra Print

As a theme, and as an accent, we’ve posted about Zebra Print before, but it’s so, so popular, we just have to share again (and again).

From Jessicakes, check out this Zebra birthday cake


From DesignDazzle, a Black, Pink, and White Zebra Party:  Make sure you scroll through all her pictures – such inspiration and ideas!


From Girly Gatherings, a Girls Night Out Dessert Table, in all-out Zebra theme:


Want to make your own zebra birthday cake?  This how to make a zebra cake video tutorial is *fantastic*.  And you can easily purchase fondant from a craft store, a bakery or use this marshmallow fondant recipe to make your own!

If you are just interested in making the cake batter in a zebra stripe – view this short zebra stripe cake tutorial.


And thanks to Cindy V. for these photo’s from the Fab bridal shower she gave.  Thanks for letting Diva Entertains be a part of it!



Jungle Parties and Jungle Showers

We love jungle parties – the animal prints, the “wild” animals, loud colors and fun favors – a jungle party theme is perfect for most any young child… and you can’t go wrong with jungle baby showers either!

To get us started, check out the photo inspiration of a jungle baby shower dessert table, from Amy Atlas’ blog:

From Sweetopia, get a FAB tutorial for making jungle animal cookies:

One of our customers recently used animal print treat and favor bags and cardstock to make a fun “banner”.  How cute is this:

Looking for other decoration ideas?  Check out this how to make jungle vines post, from Reading Confetti: Here she uses fabric but felt and paper would also work!

Serving cupcakes?  Check out this great idea for a cupcake stand, from Logan and Kalia’s Blog.  She has instructions (and more detailed photos) in THIS post, about how to change the stand for different themes:

And finally, a super fun idea (for the crafty creatives)… face painting as a party game, from One Charming Party!  (And she includes info about an animal show too!)  Her pictures are so great that you can see easily how to face paint animals!

Other FABULOUS additional animal designs for faces can be found HERE.  If you want to learn how to paint a particular jungle animal go to and type in what you are looking for.  Ex: Face Paint Giraffe or Face Paint Lion.

FAB Friday FREE Printable – Teacher Appreciation, Diva Style

I told you yesterday that I would have a fun, fab printable for you today.  And here it is!

It’s a little different from some of the printables we’ve been offering so far… today’s free printable is a Treat Bag Topper.  For your teacher… or teacher’s aide.. or anyone else you need to say “Thank You” to this year.

The file is in PDF format – the toppers are 7 inches x 5 inches, and come one per sheet.  Print, cut, and then fold over, and you have an instant topper for your treat bag.  Fill a regular size sandwich bag with treats of your choice, and then staple this zebra topper to it.  Teacher Appreciation Gift – DONE!!

You can download the Treat Bag Topper HERE.

Happy Fab Friday!

Fab Friday FREE Printables – Diva Style

This week, I have a free DIVA gift tag for you!  There are a lot of ways to express “diva”-tude, but zebra stripes is one of the best!  So, I made TWO zebra striped, diva centered tags.

These free printable tags are 2 inches round, and come 20 to a sheet.  The download is a PDF format file.  Just download, print, and then cut.  (We recommend a circle punch, like THIS ONE, but scissors work too!  Punches are lost cost and once you have one you’ll find zillions of reasons to use it)

You can punch a hole and add it to your party favors with string or ribbon… or use it as a cupcake topper, like pictured below:

The Pink Zebra stripe download is HERE.

The Black Zebra stripe download is HERE.

Just click and save!

Happy Diva Friday…


DIY Birthday – for the BIG kids

And by big kids, I mean the ADULTS!

I’m planning a 40th birthday party and I’ve been looking for fun DIY birthday decorations and party themes that don’t involve “over the hill” or black balloons.  Thankfully, I’ve found a LOT of inspiration out there!

From Sweet Scarlet, a Paris Theme Birthday.  You can get the very inexpensive party printables in Sweet Scarlet’s etsy shop.

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More party inspiration and ideas, from Kara’s Party Ideas, a gorgeous houndstooth inspired 40th Birthday Party theme:


We have a Tiffany Favors category in our Diva Entertains shop too!


Now, I can’t decide if I want a sophisticated glam theme… or a more FIESTA party theme.  For the latter, I’ve bookmarked this fabulous Fiesta 40th Birthday post on the Hostess Blog:

And I found this paper flower bouquet tutorial for Flirty Fiesta Flowers, from Aesthetic Nest:

Now… just in case I decide to go ALL OUT GLAM for this party I’m planning, I’ve marked this Zebra birthday cake as inspiration:

AND… this Bold Zebra + Tiffany Blue inspired party post. Isn’t this a gorgeous Zebra fondant cake.  Want to have this cake (or a very similar one) for your party?  Print out this picture and take it to your bakery and ask them to recreate! (I do this all the time):

I’m ready to PARTY, aren’t you?

Tuesday Trends – Zebra and Leopard Animal Prints

I’m SURE you’ve noticed that animal prints – most specifically leopard and zebra – are very popular right now!  I think it was about two years ago when I realized animal prints were the IN thing.  I was looking at photos of a high school graduation on facebook, and ALL the girls (and a few of their moms and aunts) had on some kind of animal print skirt with BRIGHT pink (or orange) blouses.

And it appears that this is one of those trends that just continues to gain momentum.  We’re seeing zebra stripes and leopard prints in all aspects of party planning and entertaining!  Baby showers… first birthdays… sweet sixteen… bachelorette… everyone wants an animal print party!

Here are a few of the fun animal print favors and party helps we have in the Diva shop:



1. Zebra Candy Wrappers

2. Animal Print Lip Balm Favors

3. Personalized Zebra Favor Boxes

4. Personalized Leopard Print Favor Boxes

To see ALL of our animal print favors –


Are you part of the animal print trend?  Have YOU had a zebra or leopard print party?  We’d love to hear about it (and if you have photos, we might even feature it here on the blog)!