Jungle Party Ideas
Jungle Invitation Ideas
Buy or make invitations with a Jungle theme such as green
leaves, vines, or a jungle scene with monkeys, tigers or any
Send out invitations on leopard print scrapbook paper that are tied to a small pair of binoculars.
On the invitation write ... "Get spotted at _______'s birthday!
"Stamp or draw different jungle animal tracks on the front of a blank
Tiger or Leopard print on the front of the invitation.
Also see our Safari Party and
Monkey party pages for more jungle party
Jungle Party Decoration Ideas
Print, color and cut out animal
tracks that would be found in the Jungle and tape them to the sidewalk,
driveway and walkways that lead to the party entrance. Hang vines
from the front door and entrance to the party made from brown tissue
paper twisted together into thick vine shapes (or simply use strips of
green crepe paper that are taped to the door frame and left to hang
down). Gather large
tropical plants and place them close together at the entrance to the
party to guests will have to move the leaves aside to get to the door.
Make vines by twisting different colors of
green tissue paper into long ropes - then attach them to the walls of
the party area. Cut out large leaf shapes from different colored
green construction paper or scrapbook paper and tape to the walls near
in between the vines. Group large and small plants together for a jungle
effect. Place small stuffed monkeys, toucans or jungle birds in
the vines and plants.
Decorate party tables with a dark green
tablecloth and light green plates, napkins, cups and flatware.
Decorate with artificial plants and ferns. At each place setting
place a safari hat and a small pair of binoculars (these can be used
during party games and as party favors).
Jungle Party Games
This game is played just like Monkey in the Middle. You will need
a soft ball or a stuffed monkey to play this game. Have all the
party monkey's gather together and form a big circle. The birthday
child is the first jungle monkey so have them stand in the center of the
circle. Give the ball (or stuffed monkey) to one of the
children in the circle. The children in the circle take turns
throwing the ball back and forth to each other while trying to keep it
out of reach of the monkey in the middle. The child in the middle
of the circle tries to catch the ball. If they catch the ball then
they trade places with the child who threw the ball.
Jungle Relay Races
Set up several relay races using Jungle themes. Separate the
players into two teams. On the relay course you will need an
object that the kids will need to run around or touch on the other side
of the playing field before they can return to their team and the next
person in line takes their turn. A large potted
plant or stuffed animal on a chair is a great idea for a turn
around point in the relay race. Fun jungle themed relays:
Snake Crawl -
Crawl on your belly - arms, legs, hands and feet cant be used.
Monkey Run -
Run with your hands touching the floor.
Tiger Balance -
Balance a stuffed tiger on your head.
Elephant Walk - Walk like an elephant - clasp
your hands together and then
hold them down in front of your body like an elephant trunk. Swing
your trunk back and forth as you run through the course.
Tiger by the Tail
Catch a tiger by the tail with this tag style game. All the party
guests are part of the tiger. Have them line up and hold hands
(during the game they can't let go of each others hands!) so that they
are in a long line. The player at one end of the line will be the
tigers head and the person that is at the end of the line of kids will
be the tigers tail. The object of the game is for the head to tag
it's tail. It sounds simple, but with all the other kids in
between that are holding hands it is challenging. The head is
trying to tag the tail and the tail is running and hiding behind all the
kids in between. When the tail is tagged they become the new head
and you begin again.
Piranha Fishing Game
Party guests "fish" for prizes using a fishing pole (bamboo poles work
great) with a string tied to a clothespin. For the Piranha pond
you will need something that is going to cover up whoever is in the pond
giving out prizes so that the kids can't see them. The illusion is
that the piranhas are putting the prizes on the line. Make the
piranha pond from taping several large boxes together, a sheet over a
card table or behind a place in the party venue with a half wall such as
a pass through bar or island. The kids cast their lines into the
pond and the "piranhas" attach candy or small jungle themed prizes to
the clothespin on the end of the line. Then the kids reel in their
prize or candy.
Jungle Treasure Hunt
You will need lots of plastic jungle themed animals or use
leaves that you cut out of construction paper. Before the party
hide the objects all over the party venue. When it is time for the
game tell them that they are to try and find the things you have hidden.
If you are giving out binoculars for party favors give them to the
children now so they can use them during the game to spot the hidden
Amazon Jungle Relay
There is a lot of water in the Amazon
Jungle just like there is a lot of water in this game! This is a
game that is best played outside because it involves moving water over
the playing field. You will need a large package of plastic straws
for each team, 2 large water tubs, 2 funnels, 2 cups and 2 see through
plastic containers that are equal in volume. Set up the tubs and
the see through containers for each team so that there is an equal
distance between the tub and the container - about 20 - 25 feet is good.
The object of the game is for the teams to put together the straws so
that they make a long tube that stretches from the water tub to their
container. They will race to see see which team can put
together the straws and move water the fastest through them to fill up
their container first. They can use the cup or funnel (or both) to
place water into the straws. The whole team will need to help hold
up the straws and make the water flow. Very fun!
Party Games for all ages -
Birthday Party Games
Jungle Party Foods
Hotdog snakes - cut hotdogs lengthwise into 4 pieces and cook - they
will curl up and look like snakes.
Jungle Fever Juice - Pour several 2 liter bottles of Sprite in a large
bowl. Place scoops of lime sherbet in the bowl of Sprite.
Birthday Party Favor Ideas
Animal print sunglasses
Barrel full of monkeys
Discount coupon to your local Zoo
Jungle Goody / Loot Bags
Jungle print bandanas - place party favors in the bandana and tie the
Jungle print bags or small boxes
- Girls birthday