It’s a jungle out there! Don’t get lost in the overgrown vines preparing for this special occasion. Enjoy these easy jungle party ideas and safari themed birthday party inspiration. Overlap the two for the best birthday party for your child. Get the wild party started.
So, you’re planning a party for your little monkey, and you’ve decided on a jungle or safari theme. Great idea! This is a popular theme for many reasons—it’s super cute, easy to pull off yourself, and can be pretty affordable if you do most of the décor and food yourself.
In this post, we’ll share lots of ideas that will help make your child’s birthday party a roaring success. From animal-inspired decorations to fun games and activities, we have everything you need to plan the perfect jungle-themed celebration. So get ready to unleash your inner adventurer and let the festivities begin!
Jungle Party Cake Ideas
Whether you’re throwing a cute party for your baby or toddler or a more sophisticated bash, these leaf printables jungle cupcake toppers will fit right in. They’re stylish without being over-the-top “cute” and can take cupcakes from “meh” to “amazing” in minutes with cute palm leaves and tigers. | Oh Happy Day
This colorful jungle-themed birthday cake will dazzle on any dessert table. Adorable safari animals and trees surround the bottom layer of the cake, while animal tracks adorn the top layer, along with the child’s age. You’ll find loads more ideas here, like the animal cookie sandwiches, banana pudding for monkeys, and some charming cupcakes with fondant animal toppers. | Roxy’s Kitchen
Want to DIY a cake yourself? It’s super easy to do. Make a basic two-tiered chocolate cake, and add some jungle animal figurines to the top. With jungle animal toys (or safari animals), it’s pretty simple, but it still looks professional and polished. | Kara’s Party Ideas
Safari Birthday Party Food
You’ll find so many cute jungle party foods here, from the snake sandwich, to the lion hummus, to the adorable cupcakes. Even the zebra bites and tiger tales are magazine worthy (and drool worthy). All of the ideas are simple to execute. Don’t make the ideas complicated with a jungle recipe, run to subway and let the sandwich artist do this meat, cheese and bread laying. You just add the pretty decor. | Chelsea’s Messy Apron
How amazing are these zebra chocolate covered strawberries? While they look difficult to make, they’re actually quite easy by dipping the strawberries in white chocolate first and then dipping the tip in milk chocolate while drizzling some up the “nose” using a spoon to create stripes. | Arts Crackers
Offer a healthy option that’s still cute and fun, like these jungle fruit and veggie trees. Carrot sticks and celery make excellent tree trunks, while apple or pear slices are the perfect leaves. | Honey and Lime
Here’s another healthy snack that’s sure to make the kids smile—tiger cub cuties. Draw the faces on with a Sharpie or a food-safe marker if you have concerns about the permanent marker. | Pen Lights to Pacifiers
Set up a jungle display on your buffet party table by weaving faux greenery throughout the dishes on your table. Include a mix of meats, veggies, and kid-friendly fare like pinwheels and sandwiches. | Catch My Party
Jungle Party Décor Ideas
With some cute safari animals (think giraffes, elephants, zebras, and tigers) and a few inexpensive jungle party supplies from Dollar Tree, you can make fabulous centerpieces for your jungle-themed party for just a few bucks each. These low-cost party decorations make cute party favors too. | Drugstore Divas
Put these animal party cups together to hold snacks like popcorn, candy, or individual cups of veggies and dip. You’ll need craft paper, glue, and scissors to transform your cups into monkeys, giraffes, or parrots themed treats. | Makes and Takes
Every detail of this neutral safari party is gorgeous. From the wooden crafts for displaying the cupcakes and cake, to the pretty favor boxes filled with animal crackers, the tan and brown colors all tie together nicely. I especially love the DIY rosettes in the background of the dessert table. | A Pumpkin and a Princess
Make an eye-catching balloon arch using animal print balloons along with colors that tie into the overall color scheme for the party. This pop of color will be perfect for taking photos with family and friends. | Kara’s Party Ideas
Cut animal silhouettes out of cardboard or foam board, paint them, and set them up in various places at your venue. They’ll look fantastic anywhere, from sitting in tall blades of grass, near a tree, or hanging on a wall if you’re partying indoors. This website also has free jungle party printables. | Windmill and Protea
Safari Party Activities for Kids
Set up a crafting area for the children to make a colorful paper plate lion. The design is simple enough for even young kids to do, but all ages will enjoy it. If you want to avoid a mess with paint, use yellow paper plates and red, brown, and orange paper strips instead. | Taming Little Monsters
For a simple, mess-free craft, try these cardboard tube monkeys. Cut the ears and face out of cardstock or construction paper, and add a pipe cleaner tail. How simple is that? | Jinxy Kids
Put on your safari hat. Provide a photo op for kids and parents alike using this Jeep idea! You’ll need a cardboard Jeep cutout and some willing adventurers to smile for the camera. | Arts Crackers
Jungle Birthday Party Favors
Don’t get lost with the chaos of animals and growing vines. Be prepared for your next Safari or Jungle Themed Birthday Party with these 12 Fun Jungle Themed Party Games printable. Learn more about the animal party games and different activities to incorporate into your event! | Frugal Coupon Living
Provide these felt jungle masks for your partygoers to put on as soon as they arrive. It’ll be a fun way to get everyone on board with the theme and will serve as a cute favor keepsake from the party. Your stitching doesn’t have to be flawless for these masks, but if you want to skip the sewing altogether, use a sturdy fabric glue instead. | Tonya Staab
These DIY giraffe party hats are another fun wearable item for your guests. The printable is free, and you can jazz up the assembled hats with yarn pom-pom toppers. | Moms and Crafters
You can’t embark on a safari without a trusty pair of binoculars to help you see the animals up close and personal! These DIY toilet paper roll binoculars are a blast for kids to make themselves as a party craft. However, you can make them beforehand and let guests grab a pair during the party or as they leave. The printable binocular cover is a cute touch. | Go Places with Kids
Make up bags of monkey chow (a.k.a. banana chips) to give to your guests. They’re a yummy sweet treat that kids will love without sending them home with candy. | Michelle’s Party Plan-It
So, there you have it – 18+ jungle party ideas that are sure to make your birthday one for the record books. We hope you found this post helpful and we can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do with your jungle party theme. Be sure to pin this post so you can come back to it when it’s party time.
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Last Updated on May 31, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living