One of the best parts about planning a baby shower is having the opportunity to have a theme around the whole party. It can be a very fun and creative part of planning the event, especially if you are choosing to go with a safari theme focusing on the jungle and animals that come along with it. This unique party theme can be for either a boy or girl, it doesn’t matter.
The safari theme allows for many ideas to come to life, our goal is to make the planning process a lot easier for you! This article will include many ideas that you can use to bring your party to life.
Safari Baby Shower Invitations
1. Safari themed invitations
To start off, you can invite the guests in a fun way. Either create or buy safari-themed invitations to portray the jungle/rainforest theme and include the wild animals as well. Vibrant, bright colors are a must.
The invitations will also give the guests an idea of what type of gifts they can bring. This might be extremely helpful if the plan is to decorate the baby’s room in a safari theme. You can mention this in the invitation to better prepare your guests for gift shopping.
Safari Baby Shower Decorations
This is where the most fun can be had when planning a safari-themed baby shower. The options for decorations are endless. The first and most important thing to do is to create a natural forest vibe. To do this make sure to decorate with lush leaves and ferns to add the shades of green necessary to create a forestry look around the room.
2. Leaves and Ferns
The first and most important thing to do is to create a natural forest vibe. To do this make sure to decorate with lush leaves and ferns to add the shades of green necessary to create a forestry look around the room.
3. Tropical Drink Station
Try creating a dedicated drink station and use small plants to add a safari vibe to it.
4. Window Decorations
There are plenty of options to choose from when trying to spice up the windows and walls of your house for the party.
5. Animal balloons
Consider getting some animal themed balloons for the kids to play with!
6. Pots or Vases with Ferns
Adding real pots and vases with real plants can really bring the party to life, just make sure to keep them out of the way of the little ones
7. Straw Table Skirt
A nice straw table skirt can be a very nice decoration to spice up the gift, food, or drink table at the party. Make sure to stay away from ones that look like they are for a luau though.
A big thing when decorating is to stick with a color scheme. A dark green palm tree vibe is not going to cut it. You want to incorporate vibrant colors of the jungle to brighten the room up. You can also add touches of either pink or blue to indicate the gender of the baby if you wanted to.
Safari Baby Shower Party Supplies
An important part of a baby shower is the centerpieces you decide to go with. The obvious route for a centerpiece could be some sort of animal-themed piece. You can build it around the food table if that makes it easier. Most parties offer a food selection with animal decorations around the food to keep the safari feel.
8. Jungle Tablecloth
An easy and cheap way to make your table fit in with the rest of the decorations is a nice jungle themed tablecloth.
9. Jungle Animal Centerpiece
These animal decorations on a stick can be great for putting in the center of the table in a nice potted plant.
10. Animal Print Sign
Another great option is this Safari themed sign from Etsy to put at the center of a table.
11. Animal Figurines
A great way to spread out some color and add a little spice to your centerpiece or food tables would be these gold safari animal figurines that could be used as toys later on!
12. Wooden Message Box
A common centerpiece for a baby shower is a giant wooden box decorated to the theme and then have a slit in the top for guests to write notes to the baby and parents to be read later. Leave blank cards out next to the box so that it can be done without a hassle. These cards will be great to hold onto to put in a scrapbook of some kind for the future baby.
Safari Baby Shower Games
A good thing to have at a baby shower is games. It keeps the party fun and enjoyable for people of all ages, and if you want to make it more interesting, put together some gift bags for the winners of the games!
13. Safari Bingo
A classic and easy baby shower game. There are many bingo boards you can get online, but you could also make them yourself if you are creative enough!
14. Safari Word Search
Using a word search to try and get everyone settled in before a meal might be a great idea, check out these custom-made safari-themed word searches.
15. In the Jungle Musical Chairs
This is much more involved and could get rowdy, but playing a song from the Lion King movies that everyone knows and playing musical chairs is a great time!
16. Mommy or Daddy Safari Theme
A fun and interactive game to play with the whole crowd is the Mommy or Daddy guessing game. Easier to play for adults, but kids can join in too!
Safari Baby Shower Food+Drink Ideas
One of the most important parts of any party is the food, snacks, and dessert. Depending on whether or not you plan on feeding your guests a real meal will obviously depend on what you have to make. Most baby showers stick to small snacks and desserts.
17. Safari Animal Plates
A cute way to make the eating more fun is to get some safari-themed plates and napkins that will match the decorations and add to the theme.
18. Safari Cups
To go along with the plates and napkins, why not pick up a few stacks of safari-themed cups? There are many options for full packs that come with plates, napkins, and cups. But if you just want to go with the cups, here are a few options.
For snacks, an easy solution is small things like pretzels, popcorn, chips, cheese, and crackers, etc. Baby showers are much more of a snacking environment so plan accordingly.
20. Animal Cupcakes
A cool way to incorporate them in the dessert is to make cupcakes in the shape of jungle animals, but if you are not that talented, then cupcake cups will do the trick!
21. Safari Cake Topper
If the plan is to go with a cake then consider getting a cheap cake topper to indicate the gender of the child!
Cake and Cupcakes are very popular but don’t feel obligated to make them just because we said so. Cookies, donuts, cake pops, or macarons are all good choices as well!
Safari Baby Shower Party Favors
A cute way to have your guests and their kids remember the party would be to have them leave with an animal keychain.
23. Animal Cake Pops
A tasty option for a party favor would be an animal themed cake pop.
24. Small Plants
Sending guests home with a little plant from the party is a very cool favor and very unique.
25. Animal Shaped Cookies
Making cookies in the shape of animals to stay with the theme and sending them home is a delicious way to say thank you for coming.
26. Safari Themed Bracelets
You could either give one to each guest individually or put them in a bag filled with other goodies, but a safari-themed bracelet would be great for kids.
27. Treats in a Mason Jar
Packing a mason jar filled with candies and treats is another great option for a party favor.
28. Favor Bags
Bags filled with different things like treats such as cake pops, macrons, or cookies can be a great gift.
29. Favor Display
Creating a gift table decorated and designed to look like the safari would be a nice way to pull the whole room together and people wouldn’t leave without grabbing a bag!
30. Customized Labels
Using customized labels on the favors is a great way to thank your guests for coming and celebrating you and the baby!
One way to take it to another level would be to keep the jungle theme going by wrapping the favors in leaves. You can also make sure to add customized labels to the favors to make it more personalized of a gift.
Planning a baby shower is a very fun and rewarding process but it could be a lot of work. Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to get decorations, food, and games, and make sure to set it up plenty of time in advance to have the best party possible! The goal is to make it very relaxing and fun for the parents-to-be and not a stress-filled day.
Last but not least, take plenty of photos for the parents and guests!
Written by: Andrew D’Amour