Jungle Party Ideas
Created on Jun 14, 2016
Browse through all of our Jungle Party Supplies to find every element you need to turn a party into an adventure. Gather up all of your safari buddies and have a wild time!
Invitations - Wind Guests Up for a Wild Time
No matter how you announce the party there are plenty of creative ways to tie in the Jungle theme.
- Animal prints, flower prints, and maybe even some mystery footprints, are sure to entice your invitees.
- Make your invitation exciting with a shape like a jungle flower you have to open, or a banana to unpeel.
- Send your guests a ticket to join on a jungle safari.
- Show the jungle inspiration on the invite with greens, browns, and blacks. Incorporate some bright pops of colorful elements on the invitation to make the details stand out.
- Use burlap and animal print for a more jungle safari look.
- Inexpensive animal masks make fantastic invitations! Simply attach a tag with the party details to the mask.
Decorations - Indigenous Flora and Fauna
- Flank the space with a pair of Jointed Palm Trees. Top with a Natural Grass Mini Table Skirt awning for that added jungle touch.
- Go wild with a bamboo sign. Start by lashing bamboo garden stakes together to create a frame. Back with burlap and top with large sticker letters. Add Hibiscus Hair Clips for pops of textural color.
- Apply butterfly and toucan Giant Jungle Wall Decals to poster board and trim around edges. Hang with monofilament for that “in flight” affect.
- To create volumes of vines, cut Green Plastic Tablecloths into strips and pull along edges to “ruffle”. Twist brown mailing paper into rope-like vines and intermix with the green ones. Adhere large paper leaves for even more layers of vegetation and texture.
- Bring your tiki torches indoors with DIY cardboard, construction paper versions on bamboo stakes.
- Use silhouettes of animals, or animal footprints, to put on walls and around the home. Think elephant, cheetah, zebra, monkey, and rhino.
- Use stuffed or inflatable animals to stick in the vines.
Jungle Buffet - Equipment Requirements
- Stand Jungle Party Dinner and Dessert Plates in a wood crate for easy access.
- Wrap Lime Plastic Cutlery in Green Chevron Napkin then tie with Hemp Twine. Add a Hibiscus Hair Clip for color and softness (TIP: clip can be gifted at the end of the party as a bonus favor.)
- Pile Mini Green Canteens in a bucket for guests to grab and fill when thirst beckons.
Jungle Buffet - Provisions
The jungle is full of fantastic foods and even healthy ones! Offer travelers a plethora of jungle appropriate provisions. Giving each item a fun name enhances the theme and deepens the jungle immersion.
- Use your jungle theme to create a beautiful fruit/veggie tray.
- Have a few different gummy candy areas for kids to make their own gummy jungle.
- The perfect cake for a jungle party is definitely a dirt cake. Individual dirt cakes make for stress-free serving. The kids can decorate their own dirt cake. (see here)
- Banana leaves, available at local markets, are a fantastic way to display foods, like chicken strips or other proteins.
- Use animal-shaped cookie cutters to cut out animal shapes from sandwiches or quesadillas.
- Animal crackers are a fantastic snack and fit in perfectly with the theme.
- Make a kid-friendly jungle juice with fruits and juice. Take a simple juice and dress it up with chopped fruits.
Jungle Activities - Exciting Expeditions
A jungle theme party has tons of opportunities for fun when it comes to games. You can make many games jungle theme with just a little creative thinking.
- A jungle-themed game of Headbands with animals as the characters
- Pin the tail on the monkey! Or change this game to fit your child's favorite jungle animal. (see here)
- Get some fake coconuts and make a bowling lane in your hallway (or outside) to knock over plastic or inflatable jungle animals.
- Have a safari or a jungle scavenger hunt with treasures for the kids as they find their way through the jungle to their goal.
- Play a game of Jungle bingo
- Kids love dressing up for parties and a jungle theme is no different. You can even help kids make their own costumes at the party.
- Make your own safari hats with paper plates, bowls, and twine pre-paint the bowls/plates and have them cut out beforehand. You can easily decorate these with jungle theme stickers
- Make safari vests out of felt or butcher paper
- Make binoculars out of toilet paper/paper towel rolls (see here)
Favors - Treasures and Souvenirs
Gift guests a Jungle Party Favor Box stuffed with treasures and trinkets to remind them of their wild adventure. Black Binoculars and a Compass Whistle are both fun and functional. Sweeten things up with a package of coconut cookies and top it all off with a straw Pith Helmet, sure to be worn on any and all subsequent jungle journeys.
Looking for even more favor ideas?
- Purchase jungle-colored jelly beans or gummy candies to put in a bag for an easy take-home favor.
- Jungle animal toys can be glued to a baby food lid to make a great candy container favor.
- Give a safari hat as a party favor. Simply attach a personalized thank you tag, and you're good to go.
- Colorful cookies decorated like safari animals make a favors almost too cute to eat!
- Give your guests a favor that helps them transform into wild beasts with an animal mask or headband with animal ears.