Welcome to the jungle! Time to bring on the monkeys and elephants; it’s time for a safari theme birthday party. Boys and girls alike will love this animal filled birthday party theme. There are so many possibilities for a memorable party experience. From fun décor to engaging activities, make this birthday one that your little one will never forget. I enjoy helping to plan birthday parties for kids. Parents are always on the lookout for extraordinary themes to celebrate the birthday of a precious child. With a little creativity. these parties can go from drab to fab!
Go all out with the invitations! Create little passports that invite the guests on a safari adventure. Place a picture of the birthday boy or girl inside along with all of the party details.
Safari animals, everywhere! Make sure to pull out your entire collection of safari themed stuffed animals to have around the house. Use earth tones and bold animal prints side by side. Zebra print tablecloths, leopard print balloons with lots of bold safari colors. Use coconuts and bananas to decorate the table! Brown paper can also give a great safari look. It can be used as a tablecloth or wall covering. An added bonus if brown paper is used as a table covering is crayons can be provided for the guests to create their favorite animals on the table! Have animal print sleeves for soda cans.
Party Activity: Pin the Tail on the Money
Everyone knows Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Spice it up by changing out the donkey with a safari themed animal that the guests can pin the tail on! Money, elephant, lion or any other safari animal can be a stand in for the donkey. Do not be limited by tails. Pin the Trunk on an Elephant. Give a banana to a Monkey. Place the Mane on the Lion. Paint or print out a large picture of the desired animal. Create a separate tail for the guests to pin. I have found that painters tape on the end works best to make the tail sticky.
Party Game: Monkey See, Monkey Do
This is a fun game of follow the leader. A leader does an action and the participants follows. Make sure to include a lot of sweeping animal action! Swing elephant trunks, act like a monkey and roar like a lion. Make it a fast-paced and highly active time.
Food: Fun Safari Themed Snacks and beverages
Have some party mix and label it Monkey Chow. Place grapes on a skewer topped with a strawberry mimicking a tree for a healthy snack. Serve chocolate dipped frozen bananas on a stick and call them Monkey Pops. Call your punch jungle juice or rainforest refresher. Re-label water bottles with animal themed names.
Cupcakes: Tiger Cakes
For a simple party treat, frost cupcakes in white and orange. Melt chocolate and place in a zip top bag. Cut the tip of the corner off. Squeeze the melted chocolate out of the zip top bag in stripes onto the top of the cupcakes.