Jungle birthday party for kids
Maximum fun with minimal fuss - have a wild time at your child's next party with this simple yet snazzy jungle theme.
After hosting dozens of parties for our own children, consensus is that elaborate party food for children is a waste of time. Kids are happy to eat whatever is on offer, so long as there is a lolly or two on the side. Cupcakes are always a hit, and can work with any theme. These monkey and vine cupcakes make great jungle snacks. Our simple menu also included popcorn, bananas, pineapple chunks, mini kebabs (we used toothpicks as skewers) of melon pieces, grapes, and marshmallows, jelly snakes from the Natural Confectionery Co, and a birthday cake.
The "wildness" of your party games really depends on the age of the guests. Good old-fashioned pass the parcel works well for little ones. Tuck a jelly snake or other jungle treat into each layer to ensure everyone's a winner. Older children will enjoy "pin the tail on the monkey". You can download an image for this game here.
The "What am I?" game is great to get children interacting. Sticky-tape a picture of a jungle animal to each child's back (but don't let them see their own picture), then encourage them to ask questions of each other with "yes" or "no" answers to ascertain what animal they are wearing. You can also download pictures for this game from here.
Party favours are best kept nice and simple. We chose green party bags from poppyseed.co.nz, filled them with sweets from The Natural Confectionery Co, and added a cute little Animalz toy to remind each party guest of their visit to the jungle!
|Click on the links below to see other Jungle Party fun!
Download Jungle party invitations
"Pin the tail on the monkey" printouts
"What am I?" animal pictures.
How-to-make Monkey ears.
Clothing provided by:Nature Baby, Pumpkin Patch, shoes.
Tails and large animals: Auckland Zoo Store.
Ears made from products found at Spotlight
Cake and Cupcakes: City Cake Company
Wooden animals: anamalz.com
Party accessories: poppyseed.co.nz.
Styling: Angela Pederson & Lucretia Kemp
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