It’s a jungle out there and it can be a jungle inside too! Rainforests are a places of incredible diversity that play a major part in the weather and the water cycle. These wet and usually warm environments are home to so many amazing and unique creatures. They are a place of wonder and hold many mysteries yet discovered. But no matter where you live, you can create a tropical escape in your home. Using our party guide set the perfect scene for a Jungle Birthday Party. Create the look of dense jungle layers and leafy canopy coverage using jungle party basics with a twist of DIY.
Add some glam to an otherwise earthy party theme with pops of gold metallic accents, including letter balloons spelling the birthday child’s name. What a wild way to give a birthday shout out!
This party was styled, shot and written about by Tara from Spot of Tea Designs. Swing on over to her blog for more great party tips.
Jungle Birthday Party Invitations
Friends will be ready to grab their passport and get ready to embark on an epic jungle adventure when getting your Jungle Party Invitation in the mail!
Jungle Birthday Party Decorations
Hang up a jungle print backdrop to bring the outdoors in. This 30 ft roll can transform your space into a piece of the rainforest jungle, perfect to make your Pinterest worthy dessert table dreams come true.
Tip: double stack more than one layer to create the additional height you need to really make an impact!
Take advantage of the height you created with the jungle backdrop and bring more height to your party space. Use a pool noodle, kraft paper and faux palm leaves to make a palm tree to be admired from near or afar.
Let the guest of honor feel like they’re one in a chameleon and spell their name out in gold letter balloons. These metallic gems help bring a little personalization and glam to your party and don’t require helium!
Wall decals are great to decorate your bedroom but you can also use them to dress up your party space! Mount them on foam core (sold at the dollar store) and cut around the outline with a sharp X-acto knife. Add a little foam stand and you’ll be able to settle this cheetah down into your party scene.
Pop up a jungle jeep and have friends take turns standing behind as if they’re giving it a spin!
Friends will love monkeying around with your fun monkey piñata! Before the games behind, set this cheeky fellow up on your dessert table to be admired before play.
When it’s time to feed your jungle cruisers, lay out a jungle print tablecloth and cover it with everything they need to chow down.
Gold placemats bring in that bit of glam you’re looking for to step up their party theme. Dinner plates, cups and party hats are full of frogs, cheetahs, and beautiful jungle butterflies to bring in some color to your room.
Jungle Birthday Party Food & Drink
Don’t feed the animals! But please feed the guests!
There might not be a snake in the grass but there is one being served for lunch! Get creative with 2 olive eyes and a salami tongue and these guests will be excited to have this lunch option slither onto their plate.
Offer up some crunchy jungle vegetation, in the form of Veggie straws, carrots and celery. Tip: separating side snacks in single serve portions so guests can grab and go.
Skip the cake option and play up the jungle theme for desserts instead.
Create yummy chocolate covered frozen banana pops that we’re sure everyone will go ape over!
Cover these creations with M&Ms candies, sprinkles, peanuts or your toppings of choice.
We guarantee friends will hop onto this delicious and cute dessert option! Attach frog gummies onto rolled chocolate cakes and enjoy an army of frogs on logs!
Thirsty? Serve some juice boxes and label it jungle juice!
Jungle Birthday Party Activities
Welcome everyone to the jungle with a way to camouflage themselves and get into the scene.
Set up a jungle mask painting station and allow plenty of time for photos showcasing their creations!
Jungle Birthday Party Favors
You wouldn’t run into the jungle without being prepared so don’t let your party guests leave without the fun memories of this rainforest celebration! Send friends home with their own jungle party box with some ink stampers featuring jungle icons and characters and a fun barrel of monkey games.