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Thrifty grandma creates huge safari-themed 1st birthday party in her garden for grandson – with a genius use of pallets


A THRIFTY gran has completely transformed her yard into a magical safari-themed space for her grandson's first birthday party.

With help from her daughter and son-in-law, the trio were able to make the celebration special for the young tot with a Jeep cut-out, a massive balloon arrangement, a doughnut wall and a clever display made from pallets.

The space looks incredible with hand-painted art and even has blow-up safari animals scattered across the yard - perfect for the safari-loving tot.

Thrilled with her efforts, the creative gran shared the setup online in the  Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group.

She revealed: "Lovely first birthday for my grandson. Made supply base with pallets, doughnut wall my son in law made out of ply wood, daughter made the jeep photo booth from old cardboard boxes.

And added: " So worth the hard work making and putting things together."

Group members were seriously impressed with her handiwork with many gushing over the fun and creative design.

"Amazing and so much effort put into making his day special," one person said.

And another wrote: "That’s really awesome well done one very lucky young lad."

Meanwhile a third added: "That is one of the best party theme i have seen . Well done to all the family."

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