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Little Zebra Diva
Birthday Party Planning Guide

Exclusively at BirthdayExpress.com


BirthdayExpress.com is every host’s secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Diva Zebra Print party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you’re busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!.

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Little Zebra Diva Party Supplies, 
Little Zebra Diva Favors

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Little Zebra Diva Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Diva-star Style!


Zebra print sunglasses give themed ambiance to this super fun activity. Rhinestones, sequins and glitter add glamour to their wild style! Let your party guests put a little flair on their pair!

Boa Limbo


How low can you go? Your little divas will love this style-studded take on a party game favorite! Grab a boa, throw on the latest pop hits and play a game of limbo like a true glamour girl.

Nail Polish Piñata


Piñatas are always a hit at birthday parties. Give your divas a treat with the Nail Polish piñata, which perfectly matches your party theme! Pull-string piñatas are especially fun, because kids choose a ribbon and pull together—so everyone wins! They can also be opened the traditional way (by hitting it with a stick) – either way, remember to add the piñata fillers and let the festivities begin!

How Many Pink Pearls?


Before the party, fill one jar with candy. Pour them out; count them; then pour back into the jar again. Save the number, and at the party, invite everyone to guess how many candies are in the jar. Set out slips of paper and pens for your guests to write their names and guesses on. Ask everyone to fold the slips and put them into the second jar. The winner who guesses the closest number wins the Sixlets!


Strawberry Sandwiches

Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes

  • bread
  • cream cheese
  • strawberry jam

These darling and delicious sandwiches will tickle the taste buds of any diva! Simply spread the cream cheese and jam onto the bread and then use the princess cookie cutters to make these treats fit for royalty.

Pink Marshmallow Fluff

Estimated Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 box (3.5 oz) strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 container (12 oz) Cool Whip
  • mini marshmallows (the assorted flavors bag works the best)
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple
  • 1 can (15 oz) mandarin oranges
  • ½ cup of shredded coconut (optional)

Fluffy layers of creamy, dreamy goodness! Mix the gelatin and cool whip together (you want to be sure that all of the powder is dissolved into the whipped topping – this will take a little bit). Fold in the mandarin oranges, pineapple, coconut and marshmallows. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the fluff to set.

Kiddie Cocktails

Estimated Total Time: 5 minutes

  • 7up
  • grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries

Mix 8 ounces of 7up with 2 ounces of grenadine. Stir and garnish with Maraschino cherries. Serve ‘em up in pretty pink cocktail glasses.

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Estimated Total Time: 45 minutes


Once your cupcakes have cooled, frost them and decorate with the pink glitter and Sixlets candies. Either serve them up on a posh serving tray or place them inside Pink Zebra Diva Cupcake Boxes as a perfectly pretty place setting!

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