The Partiologist: Zebra Themed Sweet 16

Zebra Themed Sweet 16

I told you I had another table...or two. So if I didn't tempt you enough with the leopard themed dessert table, take a look at the zebra table.

Zebra Themed Sweet 16

If there's one thing I regret about this party, is that I didn't get good photos of all the desserts on this table. I thought I learned this lesson at least 15 years ago. I thought it was the camera, but I'm pretty sure it's me. And the lighting. Mostly the lighting. LOL

Anyway, here's the zebra themed dessert table.

Let's start with one of the desserts I just loved. The Sixteen cake pops.

I even punched out little pieces of zebra cardstock to place them on.

And placed on each black straw was the word sixteen cut from cardstock with my circut.

Here's a close up.

They were a little tricky to glue on the straw without looking like it was covered in glue. I got them finished, but my fingers were covered in glue.

These were red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. 

I topped each with a zebra imprint piece of chocolate.

The scotcharoo bars were topped with a zebra imprint mold using the peanut butter chocolate!

Thank goodness I did the zebra table in red, white and black so there was no need to paint gold!

The desserts next to the cupcakes were the Oreo Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle.

They were a hit with the kids, who wouldn't want to squeeze chocolate out of the little pipette??

Next to the Oreo Cheesecake were the Wild Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies. What makes them wild? The cupcake wrapper.

I didn't think I was a fudge lover. Until these.

Chocolate walnut fudge. My daughter convinced me. And she was right!

Here's the one without a good photo.

Birthday Party Dessert Cones!

After dipping the edge of the cone in chocolate, they were filled with something. I can't remember what.

And because I found zebra print bags, I needed to fill them.

So I decided to make Chex mix. Walk on the wild side Chex mx. After making all this Chex mix, I got to thinking...I probably could have bought a giant bag of Chex mix and filled the bags in minutes? Okay, I know I could have. But I didn't.

I needed a little wild décor for the background.

I used a canvas and hot glued wooden black letters and added fabric ribbon. Someone asked, where did you find all the décor? I didn't find it, I MADE it!  

And there was wild cherry syrup ready to be filled with sparkling soda.

Popcorn in zebra boxes and s'mores to take home.

Again, I found more zebra bags.

So what could they be filled with? Zebra shaped animal crackers! Homemade of course.

Next, the beverage and plate station.

Black paper plates with zebra napkins. But seriously, you don't even know the time I spent trying to find the right size black paper plate. It's not like I could just go out and buy them. It was a search.

Even the water was wild.

Well there are a few other things I didn't get photos of, but you probably won't even notice.

I'll just leave you with the zebra themed take home boxes I made for each of my guests. Of course with that many desserts, they enjoy filling their box and taking treats home to continue the celebration!

It was Zebralicious!


  1. Hi Kim,
    I just love looking at your party ideas. You are incredibly creative. I got to thinking about parties, and was curious if you have ever expanded into "winetime" or "tasting" parties with charcuterie, etc. Obviously, you are a baker and frosting expert, and charcuterie is a whole another specialty, but was just wondering. Your decoration abilities would certainly transfer over perfectly well.

    1. Thank you so much! As of now, I've only published one post somewhat related to "wine & charcuterie". Take a look here:

  2. I love how you theme everything for your parties. The desserts and decorations look amazing.

    1. Thank you so much! I do love to create when given a theme! :)

  3. The sweet sixteen year old that got to experience that wild party was one lucky girl!!! Loved it all!

    1. Aww, thank you so much! I do think the guest of honor was pretty excited!


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