Monday, July 16, 2012

Jungle and Safari Theme Party Ideas

Safari Or Jungle Theme Party

A safari or jungle is the perfect idea for a theme party for boys and girls of all ages. As the summer months come upon you and the temperture rises, it is the best way to celebrate the heat with a wild get-together that is bound to create lasting  memories for your guests for years to come.

Safari Theme Party Table Ideas 

To start off with when planning a jungle themed birthday party, create a jungle background in your party area with fern leaves, animal print fabrics and colorful feather butterflies and birds. Think about the movie Rio and use bright colors and fabrics to make your room come alive.
Decorate your table with a green or brown color tablecloth. Then lay fern leaves across the table and use some palm tree centerpieces and a cute jungle theme centerpiece.  Also include cute monkey plates, cups and napkins to complete the look.

Jungle or Safari  Fun Games and Activities

One ideas would be to hire a face painter to turn your little guests into lions, zebras and tigers. It’s also fun to decorate a large mirror with fern leaves from a craft store so the little ones can look at their painted faces.

Another activity to do is create an area with a group of large jungle stuffed animals together in a  corner and have interesting animal books (both fiction and non-fiction which have great pictures) to steal some quiet moments from the party chaos.  You could buy enough for each guest and when the party is over let them take a book or animal home. I would write a little something in each book about your party so they would remember where they got it from.


Don't forget to set up an area for dress up or play time. Children love to dress up and pretend play. Set up a table and purchase a long mirror and paint or decorate in the jungle theme. Place safari hats, vests and jungle related items in baskets so children could dress up and play as if they were going on a safari looking for wild animals. Next, download jungle music on your iPod so you can have tropical bird noises and drum sounds to set the tone. Speaking of music, in a basket have a variety of drums and shakers available so the birthday guests can take turns pounding to the rhythm. It’s nice to have a variety of activities so kids can explore at their own pace.

After, you could even play safari hunt with them.  Use bug kits and place plastic animals and bugs around your party area and have your guests use the tweezers or nets to collect the animals. Who ever collects them first wins. Give a prize to the winner.

Party Crafts

When throwing a party make sure to make a crafty or two. Children love to create things and it is great for pictures and they take home a great memory. First you could have them decorate the bug kits with letter, bug or animal stickers. Then use them for a game mentioned above. You could also have them create a safari door sign or picture frame. Have the children pose together and take a picture of all of them. Then print it out to give to each guest to take home.

Jungle theme Food and Cake  

Instead of  a traditional birthday cake choose cupcakes with different jungle animal heads on each one or a cute monkey cupcake pick.  You can display them on faux fern leaves to keep the jungle green consistent throughout the d├ęcor or a cute jungle theme cupcake stand. For food you can serve animal crackers, finger sandwiches cut in animal shapes and a variety of tropical fruits cut in bite-size pieces. 

So with a little planning you to can create a memory for your child's next birthday. Also for more ideas make sure to check out partiesandfun.net 

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