Jungle Themed Party Ideas

Planning a Jungle Themed birthday party?  I planned and hosted a Jungle Themed party for Xavier and it was huge hit.  Here are a few ideas for a successful and fun filled party for your child:   

Your invitations set the tone. Look for an invitation with a jungle theme. You can find great deals on-line or make them yourself.  Here’s the party invitation I had created for my grandson by Little Lady Bug Designs.  We loved them. 
 
• Use Jungle Themed table cloths, plates, and cups. I found mine on-line.  Depending on the number of table cloths needed, you can use a solid color to compliment the themed table covering. You can find these at any Party Store or the Dollar Store. I used the themed table cloth for the food tables and solid colors from the Dollar Store for the guest tables.


• Decide on a menu. We came up with creative names for the food and drinks, the kids loved it. For example, we had Bug Punch. Purchase spiders and bugs from the Dollar Store.  Place them in ice trays, cover then with punch and freeze them.  Place them in the punch bowl along with Pop Rocks.   The kids will be so excited to hear it crackle and pop as they’re drinking it.  Mac and Cheese was Quick Sand, hamburgers were Jungle Burgers, hot dogs were Slim Dogs and the Spaghetti Salad was Snake Salad.  Be as creative as you would like.   



                                                   
                                                   



• We used jungle animals that we found at the local Good Will for table center pieces. After the party, we gave them away to the children and guests.  They loved being able to take a jungle animal home. 


• Oriental Trading has a great selection of games and party favors at a great price. We also gave each child a box of Animal Crackers along with a Party Favor Bag.

• A Jungle Themed cake is a must. We used Jungle Themed cupcakes. I had the bakery make the icing to look like grass, and then we placed Jungle Themed picks in the center. The children loved them.


• Download Jungle Sounds and play them at the entrance of the party.


• We made signs and placed them in the yard. Here’s an example.  We also did  Zoo Parking, Party Animals Ahead and Please Don’t Feed the Animals.


• Don’t forget the Jungle Themed balloons. You can use solid color balloons to compliment them and cut down on the cost. 


• Be sure to have a few games for adults. We played Jungle Bingo and we had the adults match the Jungle Animal and the names of their babies. For example, Elephant and calf, Doe and fawn.  You can find blank bingo cards on-line and enter Jungle Animals on the card. Print on cardstock. We used pennies as markers for the cards.

We hope these ideas will be benefical for your Jungle Themed party.  If you have additional ideas or you’ve had a themed party leave us a comment.

Children’s Birthday Party Ideas

Are you planning a birthday party for your child?  Are you tired of the same old Barney and Princess themes?  I am!  My grandson’s third birthday is coming up next month and I really want to do something special.  He loves dinosaurs, so I think I’m going to go with a Dinosaur theme.  He spends hours playing with his dinosaurs and at bedtime, the Dinosaurs books are grabbed immediately.  I can’t think of anything that would excite him more, and believe me I’ve been thinking about it all day. 

I’ve decided to create a small version of Dinosaur Land in my backyard.  I’ve found some great dinosaur party favors and inflatables.  I’m going to place 3 – 4 foot dinosaurs throughout the yard with huge dinosaur eggs and foot prints.         

  
I’ve found a Dinosaur Moon Bounce and slide for entertainment.  The Moon Bounce should give parents a break so they can grab a dinosaur shaped chicken salad sandwich and a drink.  I have dinosaur shaped cookie cutters, I thought I would get some use out of  them with the sandwiches.  The party is at the end of September, so I’m going to use orange and green for the tables and balloons.  I’m unsure if I’m going to do a cake or cupcakes at this point.  I’m leaning  toward cupcakes, they go over well with the kids and they’re easier to handle.  I think I’m going to do 1 game, Fossil Find.  I’m going to bury miniature dinosaurs or pencils in dirt and let the kids dig.  Each will get a prize.

I made a list of unique party themes, just in case he decides dinosaurs are not what he wants.  I thought I would share the list that I put together while deciding on a theme.  Hopefully, you will be able to use one of them for your child’s upcoming party:

  • Tea Party
  • Candy Land
  • Toy Story
  • Runway Models
  • Dragon Tales
  • Paris and Poodles
  • Soldiers
  • Karate Kids
  • Cheerleaders
  • Beach Bums/Surfers
  • Sports – Soccer, Football, Baseball or a favorite basket team  
  • Handy Manny
  • Alice In Wonderland 
  • Sock Hop
  • Pirates
  • Lady Bugs and Butterflies
  • Paint Ball
  • Ballerinas
  • Dr. Suess
  • Hello Kitty
  • Strawberry Shortcake

If you’ve had a dinosaur themed party, I would love to hear from.  If not, please feel free to leave us a comment on any themed parties that you’ve had or considering.  We would love to add to our list.