Opening the door to receive a greeting from a person in a monkey costume while hearing sounds of the rainforest playing in the background is sure to thrill your party guests. Such an entrance instantly sets the tone for a fun jungle safari themed party. Whether the party celebrates a child's birthday, end of the school year or other special event, this theme should appeal to almost anyone.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Party favours
- Game and craft supplies
- Gift bags
Select a party location. While almost any area is transformable into a jungle scene, consider areas like wooded parks with picnic pavilions. This provides added safari atmosphere.
Set the fun jungle safari party tone from the beginning by sending invitations that make the theme obvious. Ask people to come in animal costume, to wear their best exploring clothes or bring a stuffed animal to temporarily display in a safari "petting zoo". Make the invitations in the shape of a jungle animal.
Plan your jungle safari decorations. Hang cutouts of jungle animals on the wall. Incorporate colours like brown and green into items like balloons and streamers that hang from the ceiling and tables. Use strings of green and white holiday lights to set the mood.
Plan jungle-themed foods for snacks or a meal during the party. Nut mixes, animal crackers, peanut butter and banana finger sandwiches all tie into the theme. For other items, come up with creative jungle names like snake dogs for hot dogs or toadslaw for coleslaw. Label the food items with the creative names.
Set the party mood as soon as guests arrive. Hand out safari hats, toy binoculars, safari jungle maps or similar items that they can keep.
Have games and craft projects that relate to a jungle safari to keep the party guests engaged and having fun. Make animal masks from paper plates, create model animals with clay to take home or have a large roll of paper where everyone can take part in painting a jungle mural. Play games like pin-the-tail-on-the-giraffe or have a safari scavenger hunt, where people search for animal pictures that are hidden around the party location.
Give out jungle safari themed gift bags for all the guests to take home as a memory of the fun theme party. Include candies like green and brown M&Ms, or banana flavoured taffy and small favours like an animal finger puppets.
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