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Jungle Safari Kids Party and Baby Shower Ideas

By Natalie

Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids' parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don't obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Save money – skip the jumpies and the pony rides.

Many of the products here also work for jungle safari theme baby showers!

For a great kids jungle safari party there are only a few essentials:

  • A great invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation. Think of all the time your own child spends looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
  • Great jungle safari theme paper goods
  • A cluster or two of latex balloons mixed with some fabulous Mylar animal shaped balloons (be especially careful of latex balloons if you have very young children present)
  • A few coconuts, a bunch or two of bananas, a plastic safari hat, and colorful plastic binoculars for your centerpiece or simply use the centerpieces provided in the jungle party kits – you can always make them a little less commercial by balloons and some of your own jungle safari accessories.
  • For the food – keep it simple: serve animal crackers, animal cookies, homemade banana chips, and trail mix in safari hats, use animal shaped cookie cutters to cut cheese, tea style sandwiches, and fruit cut into animal shapes, drink bug juice out of plastic canteens, and for dessert serve either Hippo Muddy Puddles made out from brownies and hot fudge, or the classic decorated birthday cake/ cupcakes.
  • Four activities: a “doing” activity such as a home “safari,” a craft activity such as mask/costume making followed by an animal runway show, and a game activity like, “lion, lion, monkey “(duck, duck goose,) or “elephant tug of war”, or “slither “(limbo), and to end the party, a change to break the pinata. As the kids get older, the same activities work just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.

For more jungle safari and animal party ideas:

Jungle Safari Party | Just Monkeys | Monkey Around Party | Happy Hippo Party | Little Giraffe Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies | Owl Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies | Horse Theme Party Invitations and Stamps | Horse Power Party


Adorable Jungle Safari Party Clothes | Zebra Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Jungle Safari Party Kits

Most of these kits include absolutely everything you will need including invitations, party decorations, and party favors.

Kids personalized jungle kit 1st bday pink safari kit blue 1st birthday party kit

Personalized Jungle Party Kit | Pink 1st Birthday Party Kit| Blue 1st Birthday Party Kit


curious george party kit 1 Curious George Decoration Kit Curious George Party Kit 2

Curious George Birthday Standard Kit | Curious George Birthday Decoration Kit | Curious George Party Kit


Welcomw Home Baby Party Kit Fisher Price Baby party supplies Lion King Baby Party Kit

Welcome Home Baby Bouqet Decorations | Fisher Price Baby Party Supplies | Sweet Circle of Life Baby Party Kit

New and Adorable!

Fun Safari Jungle Party Kit

Fun Safari Jungle Party Kit

This party kit is the perfect birthday solution for boy and girls of all ages. This custom kit includes all the supplies and decorations you'll need, from invitations to streamers and balloons, making party planning as easy as can be all for 32 people! With coordinating designs on each accessory from giraffes to elephants, this all-inclusive kit has it all; just bring your favorite desserts and your guests will be ready to rumble in the jungle!

This Party Kit includes:

  • 32 Fill In Invitations
  • 32 Beverage Napkins
  • 32 Luncheon Napkins
  • 32 Dessert Plates
  • 32 Dinner Plates
  • 32 Cups, Forks, Knives, and Spoons
  • 32 Latex Balloons (each balloon is 11″ helium quality)
  • 4 Plastic table covers & 4 Streamers (each tablecover is 54″x108″ and each streamer is 81 ft)

Jungle Safari Party Invitations

In addition to the fill-in and personalized invitations available in the party kits, here are a few of our favorites.

Great Party Gift!

Baby Monkey Diaper Cake

This Diaper Cake is the perfect gift for a jungle safari themed baby shower or baby birthday party. It comes with:

  • Handmade Only with Pampers Brand Swaddler Size 1 Diapers (72 diapers). Every Diaper is Usable.
  • This Diaper Cake is a 4 Tier Design that is 12 inches Wide by 16 inches Tall.
  • Monkey Diaper Cake for Baby Girls that Features An Adorable Gund Brand Monkey Named “Mambo”.
  • This Monkey Diaper Cake is Wrapped in White Tulle – Ready for Gift Giving Right Out of the Box.
  • Unique Branded Design only Offered By Lil' Baby Cakes. Your Selection will Match Our Product Image Exactly. Don't Accept Imitations or Other 3rd Parties Claiming to Offer this Design.

Jungle Safari Balloons

Tiger Foil Balloon Monkey Mylar Balloon Animal Print Balloons

Tiger Foil Balloon | Monkey Mylar Balloon | Animal Print Balloons

Lion Head Mylar Balloon Monkey Mylar Balloon2Zebra Mylar Balloon

Lion Head Mylar Balloon | Animal Jungle Monkey Mylar Balloon | Animal Jungle Zebra Mylar Balloon

Elephant Mylar BalloonGiraffe BalloonLion Mylar Balloon

Jungle Party Elephant Mini Shape | Giraffe Balloon | Animal Jungle Lion Mylar Balloon

Don't forget the helium! Or simply bring your balloons to a local party store or grocery store and they should be willing to inflate them for a small charge.

Disposable Helium Tank

Jungle Safari Baking Supplies and Cake Candles

Jungle Pals Cupcake Stand | Animal Cupcake Liners

Safari cookie cutters

Jungle Animals Cookie Cutters | Animal Cookie Cutters

Safari Animal Candles

Jungle Animal Candles | Animal Candles


Great as both eating utensils for finger foods and for hand/eye coordination games — use with colorful jelly bellys or M&M's.

Jungle Animal Zoo Lollipops zoo animal chopsticks

Jungle Animal Zoo Lollipops | One-piece Zoo Animal Chopsticks

Jungle Safari Fun Stuff

Jungle Kids Helmet kids binoculars

Kids Safari Hat or Kids Safari Hat | Binoculars

Animal wind up1 Kids Canteens

Jungle Animal Wind-Up | Plastic Canteen Waterbottle

Animal Rubber Duckies Animal Paddle Games

Safari Rubber Duckys| Zoo Animal Shape Paddleball Games

These paddleball boards can also be used as serving trays for finger foods. Just clip off the ball.

New Party Favors!

Safari Friends 1st Birthday Party Favor Box | Zoology Party Favor Box

A Special Birthday Remembrance!

“7”” x 9″” Safari Friends 1st Birthday Keepsake Scroll”

Update! Jungle Animal Bandz Party Favors!

Silly Bandz Rubber Band Bracelets Rainforest Set Silly Bandz Zoo Animals

Silly Bandz Rubber Band Bracelets Rainforest Set | Silly Bandz Zoo Animals

Jungle Party Activities

Craft Projects

Bring out the wild in your child. Let the kids create their own “costumes” and then show them off in a special “wild” runway show, animal sounds and all.

Animal Tail CostumesAnimalFacePaint

Animal Tails | Animal Face Paint | Safari Party Masks


Keep the Beach Ball in the Air – an inexpensive, yet always fun birthday party activity! Great for a small group activity or divide into teams.

Zoo Animal Beach Ball

Zoo Animal Bubbles | Zoo Animal Beach Ball

Zoo Animal Paddle Ball Animal Beach balls

Animal Paddle Ball | Jungle Animal Shaped Beach Balls

Wild Animal Pinatas

Lion PinataZebraPinata

Lion Pinata | Monkey Pinata | Zebra Pinata

Alligator Pinata

Monkey Pinata | Cute Alligator Pinata | Blue Elephant Pinata

Jungle Safari Music for Children

Jungle Book Singalong Jungle Jamz

Deep in the Jungle | Jungle Jamz (Instrumental)

Make the Day Last a Year

Don’t let this memorable night fade away with the morning sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next celebration.

Or do it the old fashion way — print your own photos and store them in an easily accessible photo album.

Girl Pink Jungle AlbumJungle Photo Album GreenGreen Safari Photo Album

Girl Jungle Animals Baby Photo Album | Jungle Safari Baby Brag Book

For more jungle safari theme party ideas, planning tips, and supplies, check out Party Idea Pros Jungle Safari Party for Teens and Adults.

Party Hearty!


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