Calling all party animals! A safari party is a wonderfully wild way to celebrate any occasion. From jungle themed birthdays to safari themed baby showers, the possibilities are endless! 

We’re sharing everything you’ll need to throw the best safari theme party on this side of the savannah. So, grab your binoculars as we begin our exploration through the best safari and jungle party ideas!  

Set The Scene

Jungle theme party decorations for a Safari birthday party.

Using the right safari party decorations is essential for an immersive party experience. Start by transforming your party space into a lush jungle. You can decorate with green foliage, palm leaves, and animal print fabrics. 

Palm tree balloons and jungle theme balloons for a safari birthday party.

If you’re throwing a safari birthday party, we suggest popping in some balloons. This leafy green balloon garland kit is a wonderful safari decoration that you can display anywhere. You can even spruce it up with a fun giraffe or zebra balloon. 

And if you’re feeling adventurous, grab a black permanent marker and a jumbo balloon or two! After inflation, draw fun animal prints like cheetah spots or zebra stripes on them!

Dress The Part

Encourage your guests to embrace their wild side by asking them to wear their best safari explorer attire. An ideal jungle theme party outfit would include khaki clothing, safari hats, and animal print accessories.

On the flip side, you can ask your guests to dress like their favorite safari animal! If you’re winging it, this parrot costume is colorful and fun! Be sure to have some animal theme birthday party hats ready for anyone in need of some extra spots or stripes! 

Parrot costume to use as a fun idea for a jungle birthday party.

Exotic Eats

Colorful fruit for a jungle theme party food idea.

When it comes to the best safari party food ideas, the more variety the better. Your menu should be as vibrant and exciting as the jungle itself, so choose foods that are fresh and colorful. 

We suggest starting with tropical fruit skewers featuring an array of juicy pineapple, mango, kiwi, and watermelon. You can also serve mini sliders topped with grilled pineapple and tangy barbecue sauce for a delightful combination of flavors. 

For a jungle party food idea that’s a bit more adventurous, serve bite-sized samosas! Perfect for fêtes with an older crowd, they can be filled with aromatic spices and vegetables. 

Jungle birthday party cake ideas.

Finally, don’t forget to have exotic eats that are sweet! If you’re throwing a safari themed birthday party, the focal point should be on the cake. You can decorate it with colorful frosting and jungle animal toppers. And if you’re planning a “Wild One” party, top it all off with this darling acrylic cake topper set

Safari party supplies.

When it’s time for your party animals to feast, keep things tame with a sturdy tableware setting. We recommend mixing and matching some animal print party supplies with animal pattern party supplies. 

Jungle theme party supplies for a safari party table setting.

You can also take the rainforest route and use some “into the jungle” plates, napkins, and cups. It would make a perfect place-setting combo for a jungle cruise party! To complete the look, you can hang some paper lanterns or animal print balloons from the ceiling. For added effect, scatter some animal figurines and jungle-themed confetti on your party table. 

Safari Party Games & Activities 

To give your guests the full safari experience, make sure you plan lots of thrilling activities. You can set up a “wildlife photo booth” complete with safari props, such as binoculars and animal masks. Partygoers will love pretending to be on a safari. And, you’ll love the adorable pictures that come out of it! 

Scavenger hunts are another exciting jungle birthday party activity. Simply hide animal-themed clues around the venue that lead to a treasure trove of safari party favors. You can even play it up by putting the prizes in these ferocious favor bags!  

Cheetah print safari party supplies.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the best safari birthday party ideas! Don’t forget to check out the rest of our safari and jungle party collection, here

If you’re looking for more, you’ll find all kinds of brilliant kid’s party themes on Le Blog. From our fête to yours, bonne chance! Xx

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