Safari Birthday Party

"Cool Safari Birthday Party Ideas!"



Invitations

Suitcase Invitations
To make these funky Safari birthday party invitations you need brown paper resembling leather, watercolour pencils, markers and safari stamps.

Start by folding the paper in half- start to create a suitcase looking invitation. Paint and draw on the image to create a suitcase looking image with the help of watercolour pencils and markers. Put safari stamps (download this from the internet) all over the suitcase.

Hat Invitations
To make these Safari birthday party invitations you need brown paper and cut out pictures of different safari animals. With the help of the brown paper make the invitations in the shape of Safari hats. Glue the different animal shape images on the hat.

Use clear envelopes to mail the invitations and Bambi and Lion Disney stamps.

Passport Invitations
Make Safari birthday party passport invitations with the help of your computer. Write something like "This is your passport for Alexandra's Birthday Safari! The Safari expedition will start the "date & time" until "time" and will be leading through "your address". All explorers should bring their passport for this exiting Safari expedition. Dress appropriate for this expedition."

Costumes

For this Safari birthday party the birthday girl should be dressed up in a cool leopard print dress. Buy or make this dress, it's very easy to make. Or dress your daughter up in a khaki outfit with a Safari hat, binoculars and sunglasses.

It's a good idea to give each child a Safari hat, a mini camera, and toy binoculars as they arrive to the party.

Decorations

You have to make the Safari birthday party area look like a Safari. The best thing is to have this party in your backyard. Start by blowing up some inflatable tigers, monkeys, elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes and put them all over the party area. Add artificial green vines and put lots of different shades of green streamers everywhere- to make vines.

Decorate the party area with lots of animal print balloons. Tie the balloons with a curly ribbon and on the end of each ribbon a plastic Safari animal, use to hold the balloons down. Also, create a big balloon arch with green streamers to create a vine effect as people walk in the party.

If your party is indoors drape you furniture with animal print fabric and decorate the party area with your kids stuffed animals. Have a Safari happy birthday banner at the entrance.

Use a Safari animal table cloth and decorate your table with plastic animal figurines. Use plates, cups, etc with Safari images on them. Have a Safari cupcake tree for centrepiece.

Don't forget to have a jungle CD playing in the background.

Crafts

Binoculars
Invite the kids to decorate their own binoculars. Beforehand save lots of toilet paper rolls. Cover them with different coloured construction paper. At party time let each kid glue two toilet paper rolls together (to look like binoculars) and decorate them with safari stickers and crayons.

Animal Indexed Cards
Invite the kids to make animal index cards. Provide the kids with lots of magazines and have them find and cut out animals and glue them on to index cards. The index cards will be used when playing the game "Which Animal" later at the party.

Games & Activities

Animal & Insect Hunt
Order a pile of sand and have it dumped in your yard. Buy lots of plastic insects, snakes, bugs, etc and bury them all over the pile. Invite the kids to find the insects. The kid who finds most insects wins the game. Especially younger children love to play this game. Provide each kid with a scooper to dig with.

Which Animal Sound?
The birthday kid start to make an animal sound, the rest of the kids have to guess which animal it is. The kid who guesses right has his turn to make an animal sound. Have candy ready to give to the winners. This Safari birthday party game is so much fun

Which Animal?
Use the animal index cards the kids made earlier at the party to play this game. Start the game by giving one kid an index card. He has to try to act out that animal, without speaking. The kid who guesses which animal he is trying to resemble, gets one point. The kid who has most points at the end of the game, wins the game. Have a small price for the winner.

The Worlds Animals
Have tropical animals brought to your home. Presentation is made by showing the animals to the kids and educating the kids about the animals. Some of the animals presented can be a snake, tarantula, parrot, iguana, etc.

Camel Safari Tour
Rent a Camel from the local Zoo. Invite guests to climb onboard and take an exciting Safari tour on top of a live camel around the backyard. You can rent the camel for 1-2 hours, it's not very expensive as people may think. The kids will love their Camel Safari birthday party tour.

Safari Obstacle Course
Make an obstacle course out of chairs, furniture, etc. The kid who finishes the obstacle course the fastest wins a price.

Animal Bean Bag Toss
Draw animal faces on to big cardboard boxes. Paint the faces of the animals (monkey, tiger, etc) and cut out big mouths. Invite the kids to through bean bags into the mouth of the animals.

Elephant's Orange Relay
Divide the kids in two groups. Mark a start and finish line. Place an orange on the starting line in front of each kid. The object of the game is to see who can push the orange to the finish line first, without using their hands. Kids can only use their noses.

Animal Piñata Hunt
Invite the kids to look for hidden animal piñatas. It's a fun animal expedition to find candy filled tigers, monkeys, etc hanging from the trees.

Face Painting
Give the kids the opportunity to have a full-face painting of their favourite safari animal.

Food & Drinks

We have lots of Safari birthday party ideas for food & drinks. Pick what you fancy the most.

  • Animal Pizzas: Be creative when making animal face pizzas

  • Safari Chicken Nuggets: With the help of an animal cookie cutter cut out animal shape forms out of chicken and fry them to make nuggets.

  • Animal Sandwiches: Use animal shaped cookie cutters.

  • Animal Cupcakes: Decorate cupcakes to look like different type of animal faces.

  • Safari Juice: Different kind of soda.

  • Hamburgers

  • Hotdogs

  • Dried Bananas & Pineapple

  • Chicken Salad

  • Potato Salad

  • Tomato Salad

  • Cheese & Garlic Pita Bread

  • Cheese & Garlic Chips

  • Safari Fruit Salad

  • Fruit Tray

  • Gummy Worms

  • Animal Crackers

  • Fruit Shake

  • Chocolate & Strawberries

  • Soft Drinks & Water

  • Hot Chocolate

    Cake

    Safari Cupcakes
    Buy 40 animal picks such as zebras, giraffes, monkeys, elephants, etc. Also, make or buy 40 cupcakes. Decorate the top of the cupcakes with green frosting, the grass and an animal pick. To serve cupcakes instead of cake, is great and leas messy.

    Animal Face Cake
    Make a round cake, when done let it cool. Fill it with chocolate and vanilla cream filling and white frosting on top of the cake. Put the cake in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Cut out a picture of an animal face from a clipart, paper plate, etc. Place the picture on top of the frosted cake.

    Trace the outline of the animals face with a toothpick. When done remove the picture from the cake. Using cake writing gel, trace the animals face outlines. Use "the" picture of the animals for guidance when applying colour gel to the animals hair, eyes, skin, etc.

    Goody Bags & Favors

    Fill the Safari birthday party Goody Bags with jungle themed toys and goodies such as: Safari bubbles, small different Safari toys, Safari stickers, a Safari note clip, a Safari pencil and with lots of candy. The kids are also giving the toy mini camera and, the Safari hat they got when they arrived to the party, plus an animal print balloon.

    Make the actual Goody Bags by stamping tigers all over green lunch bags. Using a rubber tiger stamp with black stamp pad. Glue some yellow glitter on top of the tigers, so it looks as they are glowing.

    Thank You Note

    Take lots of pictures at the party. Include the pictures taken from the party in thank you notes allowing the guests to remember the fun they had at the Safari birthday party.

    I hope our Safari birthday party ideas will help you plan an great Safari birthday party!


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