Are you the kind of parent who likes to go all out for your kid’s birthday party? Maybe you’d rather keep things simple and get all your decor in one place. No matter which camp you’re in, a jungle-themed party might be just what your little one needs this year.
Keep reading to find out how you can throw the best jungle themed party for your wild one.
Themed invitations set the tone for your child’s party before guests arrive. You can find some great graphics for free or low cost on sites like Canva. You can send invites online, print yourself, or send them off to a printer.
For an added element of fun, make a fun activity around your wild invites. Create party passports for guests and give them a stamp for each country they visit at the party. Create an animal find or bingo-style game for kids to play when they come.
Ok, you can really go wild here (pun intended)! Think green, brown, yellow, and anything animal print, and big decorations.
Local party stores should have a good variety. If not, get creative by making giant palm leaves from tissue paper. Rolled-up brown craft paper makes great vines or tree trunks.
Other great options for your kid’s jungle-themed party are personalized special inflatables, as they can be customized to fit your child’s specific party theme. They can also be used over and over, unlike balloons which usually only last for one event. Inflatables are also more durable and less likely to pop than balloons, and will not surely be the reason to spoil your decoration. Finally, inflatables are more environmentally friendly than balloons because they are made from biodegradable materials and can be a wonderful option for eco-friendly product lovers.
Balloons with animal prints or pictures are also a great idea. Hang them up throughout your venue or place them on the floor to get kicked around. Strategically placed stuffed animals are a great decoration as well.
You can buy stuffed animals or jungle animal figures and organize a hunt!
Around The Table
Your plates, napkins, and cups should follow your general decor scheme as well. You can stick with solid colors that match or throw in some animal print. Your local party store or amazon.com will likely have coordinating tableware.
If you’d like to kick your class factor up a notch, consider solid colored plates with animal print cloth napkins. Clear plastic cups with animal print decals give that perfect splash of jungle fever without being too kitschy.
Are you a DIY bday cake kind of parent? If so, kudos! We salute you! The cake can be whatever you and your wild birthday child dream up! Safari themes are always fun with crushed graham cracker desert sand, a toy jeep, and maybe some animal figurines hanging out on top.
If you’re ordering the cake, take your invitations to the bakery designer. They will work with you to find the right style and color scheme.
Don’t be afraid of fondant. Sure, it doesn’t taste awesome but those photos will be amazing!
Maybe you’d rather go the cupcake route. Party stores often sell themed cupcake toppers. You can also use those little animal figurines as cupcake toppers.
So you’ve got all these little people at the party. It would be on theme to let them run wild, but you want some kind of structure! Consider hiring an animal expert.
Someone from a local zoo or an organization like Wild Rangers can bring those wild animals to you! Why not make your unique birthday party an educational birthday party as well?
The kids and parents will love it. You’re bday boy or girl will be thrilled and YOU don’t have to plan the entertainment.
Wild Fun With A Jungle Themed Party
Now you’re well equipped to throw your child the perfect jungle themed party. The invitations should reflect your unique birthday party style. Go as fancy or simple as you’d like with your kid’s party decorations.
Adding a live animal educational opportunity is the perfect way to make sure parents and kids will have a great time.
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