Kid's Party Ideas - Kid's
Jungle Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Swing on in for a Jungle Full
From Tigers to Giraffes,
Zebras to Lions, find lots of great accessories if
Safari is the theme for your memorable event. Animal
prints are an ever popular pattern for paper goods,
hats, guitars and inflatable shoes, too.
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair. Whether
that theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as
specific as a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
At some point during the
planning stages of your event the subject of linens will
arise. When it does stop and think of all the
possibilities available to you. Remember the tops of the
tables provide you with a very large surface area and
covering them with a themed tablecloth is the easiest
way to change the feel of a room.. It is also the most
cost effective way to decorate. Ten tables covered with
zebra or leopard print tablecloths will transform your event location into a
jungle full of fun. You can rent linens from your local
party rental center.
For a casual event start by
setting your table with Animal Print party ware, this elegant designer look
will bring romance, intrigue, and excitement to your next jungle
event or quiet dinner for two.
invitations out about 2 weeks prior to your party date.
Purchase some inexpensive
WHITE SAFARI HATS for each party guest. Attach a
computer-generated sticker with all the party
details to the back of the hat. Hand deliver
the invites, and ask guests to wear them to the
party with safari attire.
on in for a
Jungle Full of Fun . . .
YEARS Birthday Party
Ain't no Lion about it,
You'll have a
RRROARING Good Time!
Any location can be
transformed into a luxuriant jungle with a little creative
thinking, and lots of plants and flowers (real or artificial) . To reduce your costs
you might find a location with lots of natural foliage like a
Animal Park, or Jungle Theme Restaurant. If
you use an outdoor location be sure to have an alternative plan
if the weather should turn bad.
your party planning session by brainstorming. Create a list of
everything you can think of that screams "JUNGLE".
Here are a few ideas:
trees, plants, vines, exotic flowers, bamboo, river, waterfall,
rainforest, volcano, snakes, monkeys, lions, tigers,
zebras, parrots and other animals, tents, animal prints, khaki shirts, khaki pants, kruga
hats, Pith Helmets, jeep, cast iron pots (Dutch ovens, cauldrons,
potjie pots), picnic coolers, outdoor cooking stoves, camping
chairs, canvas water bag, sleeping bags, pillows, hammocks,
backpacks, candle lanterns, flashlights, folding camp tables,
camp cots, glazed blue enamel cookware, enamelware cups,
stainless steel camp percolator, first aid /survival kits, and
don't forget the mosquito netting.
a jungle theme you can use a number of different styles. You
might want the Jungle Allure Style where
your event has an atmosphere of a lush, mystical jungle complete
with wild animals. Or maybe you would prefer a Tiki Style where
guests will feel like they are deep in the jungle and have come
across a native tiki village with wild game hunters &
natives. You could also create a land of adventure and
romance, and Awe your guests with a dense jungle setting with
giant trees topped with metallic balloons and gossamer, a
fantastic waterfall, bamboo stakes, a rope
bridge and amazing jungle butterflies flying overhead.
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair, it should be the
subtle thread that ties everything together. Your location,
invitations, flowers, menu, cake, and favors should all cleverly
reflect one common concept. Then, get as creative as you can!
Here are some ideas to get your
creative juices flowing.
Play animal or rainforest sounds in the background.
Create a jungle atmosphere
with lots of foliage, potted
plants and trees, artificial or real (borrow extras from
friends & neighbors). Hang stuffed
monkeys from the branches of trees. Arrange stuffed animals next to
large plants, in the branches, or between the leaves. And
don't forget to add a few snakes dangling from the tree
branches. Place stuffed jungle animals on tables.
Let your guests play along with the band and
go on a safari with
ANIMAL PRINT GUITAR, a favorite accent for safari
Place a large stuffed monkey
or gorilla at the entry way with a
WHITE SAFARI HATS
on it's head.
Create a life sized
Safari Hunter by stuffing clothing with newspaper and place
WHITE SAFARI HAT on his head. Lean the figure up against a
DIY Balloon Palm Tree
or large potted plant. Pith Helmets also make great serving
containers for snacks.
Use lots of animal print and natural burlap fabrics on your safari. Use the
fabrics to drape tables, windows, or to make covers and bows for chairs.
Create a safari campsite display, pitch a small canvas tent, suspend a
clothesline between trees and hang animal print shirts,
khaki pants & etc. Place Kruga Hats & Pith
Helmets, cast iron pots (Dutch ovens, cauldrons, potjie
pots), picnic coolers, outdoor cooking stoves, camping
chairs, canvas water bag, sleeping bags, pillows, hammocks,
backpacks, candle lanterns, flashlights, folding camp
tables, camp cots, glazed blue enamel cookware, enamelware
cups, stainless steel camp percolator, first aid survival
kits, don't forget the mosquito netting.
Print Bandanas can be used as napkins or as
an overlay on a banquet size table by placing 6 bandanas on
top of the table over a solid color tablecloth. Start by
placing 2 open bandanas at the center of the table,
slightly overlap the points on the open bandanas, drape the
opposite side of the bandana over the edge of the table.
Place another set to the right and to the left of the
center set. This will leave two diamond shapes on the top
of the table where the under cloth shows through, place
a centerpiece or safari camp lantern on each of the
Great look when your theme takes you on a safari.
In addition accent your table with jungle theme candles.
Bamboo Torch Candles on your table for lovely
centerpiece, or place the Bamboo Torch candle in the middle of
a floral ring made of leather fern & exotic
SAFARI HATS up-side down and place
them around the room with dry snacks inside.
around a napkin for an interesting napkin ring. Jungle
beads come assorted in bronze, black and gold and the
six wild animals will look great at your Safari Party.
Set up buffet tables using
RAFFIA TABLE SKIRTS, add some vines and real or
artificial flowers. A 3ft. banana tree is a popular
accent on buffet tables. Add a sign to the
front of the table or banner over the table that says, 'Surf
Safari!' or anything else that fits the theme.
Place a potted fern plant on the
create a centerpiece and prop a
SAFARI HAT up against it or place plants of
various heights into a Terra
cotta planter and add raffia
Sculptures in the
shape of animals, or jungle foliage or ice globes with exotic
To create a lush jungle perimeter, use plants as well as
DIY balloon palm
trees. Decorate the ceiling with fabric
in all colors and cut it into strips of all different lengths.
Use table overlays in shades of khaki, rust and forest green.
Attach butterfly or dragonfly props to small, dimly lighted
lantern with LED lights to serve as centerpieces.
A Rain Forest Fantasy.
As guests walk into the event room, have dense fog rising
from a volcano made with chunks of dry ice (use caution when
handling dry ice & keep out of the reach of children)
Attach artificial orchids to curly willow branches and sit them into
vases. Cover tables in teal,
peach and purple.
Suspend oversize butterflies and dragonflies
from the ceiling with fishing line (they will look natural in
their flight positions).
A Walk on the Wild Side. Feature
live animals, exotic food and lively music. To get to their
seats, have guests walk across a swaying plank bridge before
encountering an 8-foot python. Add parrots
sitting atop carved tiki poles. Use African-style settings, tribal
print overlays over black, citron,
copper and gold cloths. For centerpieces, use carved
Conclude with a volcano erupting.
Warning: if you choose to use live animals be prepared for
or Safari Games &
Make some animal headbands using wide construction
paper strips. It may be necessary to staple two
strips together. Cut out different color ears. Use
coloring pages for patterns. Make tiger, lion,
giraffe and zebra ears.
You will need:
In advance of the game hide nuts, foil wrapped
wrapped candies throughout the
room or building (or over a limited space when
played outdoors. Music, whistle.
Divide the crowd into equal groups. One player in
each group is appointed the leader, and each group
is assigned the name of some bird or animal whose
call can easily be imitated. The calls of ducks,
cows, sheep, donkey, dogs, crows, cats, frogs,
horses, etc. are easily given.
Only the leader of the group can pick up any of the
nuts. At a signal (whistle or music), the hunt
starts. Any player finding a nut stands by it and
repeats his animal call at the top of his voice
until his leader hears him and runs to collect the
The hunt lasts not over 10 minutes, the whistle is
blown (music stopped) to end the hunt and the group
with the most nuts is winner. This is a very useful
mixer for indoors or out.
Sounds Contest -
children stand in front of the group and make their
best animal noises. For older kids use a panel of
judges to later award prizes for the best, longest,
shortest, loudest, quietest, most obnoxious,
silliest, least like an animal.....until everyone
wins and has a good laugh in the process!
Peanut Relay - Mark
a start & finish line prior to the party. Line
guests up side by side at starting line.
Place a peanut on the starting line in front of each
child. The object is to see who can push the peanut
to the finish line first, using only their noses.
The first child to push the peanut across the finish
line is the winner.
Tiger Tug of War
Peanut Butter Play
have the kids make their own animals out of the play
dough then eat their creations.
12 oz Peanut butter
6 tb Honey
1/2 c (to 1 1/2 cups) nonfat dry -milk powder
Combine all ingredients, add more dry milk if needed
to keep it from being sticky.
or Safari Food &
SAFARI HATS turn them up-side down and use
as trays to serve dry snacks.
Elephant Treats - a bowl filled with unshelled peanuts.
Monkey Munchies - Bananas or
Animal Shape Sandwiches
Sandwiches cut into animal shapes with cookie cutters.
Spread softened butter over pieces of thinly sliced bread.
Add sandwich fillings:
Peanut Butter and banana. Ham and Swiss cheese cheese (thinly
sliced and garnished with Dijon mustard). Walnuts and cream
cheese (whip one package softened cream cheese together with 1/4
cup cream until smooth. Add 1/2 cup finely diced celery and 1/2
cup chopped walnuts). Pineapple and cream cheese (whip together
one package cream cheese with 1/2 cup cream. Add one cup well
drained crushed pineapple).
Wrap and refrigerate the sandwiches. Shortly before serving,
remove from the refrigerator, trim off the crusts and cut out
2 slices bread
Cut a circle face from a slice of bread. Get another slice of
bread. Cut a circle for a muzzle and 2 little circles for ears.
Spread peanut butter on the face and ears. Put the muzzle on the
face. Decorate the face with M&M's for nose and eyes . Use
sunflower seeds for a mouth.
1 Cup Dry roast peanuts -- unsalted
1/3 Cup Butter or margarine
1 Pound Marshmallows
1/2 Cup Peanut butter
3 Cups Puffed rice cereal
1 Cup Apricots -- chopped
1 Cup Raisins
In a large bowl, combine cereal, apricots, raisins and peanuts.
In a microwave safe 13x9", melt butter and marshmallows on
high for 2 minutes. Stir; add peanut butter cook on high 2
minutes longer. Stir until well blended, add cereal mixture to
dish and toss until well coated. Working quickly with greased
hand, form into balls, using about 1/2 C mixture, per ball. If
mixture begins to harden, cook on high for 30 seconds, or until
softened. If desired , mixture may be spread in unbuttered
13x9" dish and cooled and cut into bars.
Makes 1 dozen balls or 2 dozen bars, This is very similar to the
Rice Krispie treats, but with the apricots and raisins it
definitely gives it a fall look. I saw another idea of putting
the mixture into cookie cutters, and letting it cool there so
the shapes could be pumpkins, witches, animals etc. With a
little gel piping they would be great.
Yield: 10 servings
2 Cups Cold milk
1 pkg. JELL-O chocolate pudding
1 pkg. COOL-WHIP topping, thawed
1 pkg. Chocolate sandwich cookies
10 7 ounce plastic cups
Crush cookies until they resemble dirt and set aside. Combine
pudding mix and milk until well blended. Then fold in the
whipped topping. Fill plastic cups with pudding mixture
alternating with the cookie crumbs. Top with cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours, then decorate with gummy
worms and other toppings.
4 Cups orange juice
4 bananas -- sliced
Place ingredients in blender & mix til smooth and bubbly. 8
Try this site for jungle cake ideas
We found a It's
a Jungle Cake, Slippery Snake Cake, & a Tiger Cake. In the
cupcake section there were elephant cupcakes too.
Jungle & Safari Party Ideas