Hey party animals. Are you ready for a wild and unforgettable celebration? It's time to unleash your creativity and embark on a DIY Safari Themed birthday party. Get ready to go on a thrilling expedition, where your little explorers will have a roaring good time. So, grab your binoculars and let's dive into the jungle of party planning!

Set the Scene with Wild Decorations

We refreshed this "Into the Wild" DIY Balloon Garland Kit earlier this year and it's been a best seller ever since. Created specifically for the safari theme, it's the perfect party decor to make your safari adventure a roaring success! Our DIY Kits come with everything you need to build your own Balloon Garland at home.

Pair it with the matching balloon bunch kit for an instant pop of fun and colour.

In addition to a DIY Balloon display you can hang vines made from crepe paper, decorate walls with DIY cardboard cutouts of zebras, lions, and giraffes and scatter standing foil balloon animals or plush toys around the room to bring the safari to life!

lion and tiger foil balloon

Dress Code: Safari Chic!

Encourage your little explorers to embrace their wild side by dressing up in safari-themed attire. Think cargo pants, khaki shirts, pith helmets, and sturdy boots. Don't forget to provide animal-print accessories like bandanas, wristbands, and face paint. This way, every child can look the part and feel like a true adventurer on their safari quest!

Grazing on the Savanna: Safari Tableware

Creating a guest table for your little adventurers is both a practical place for party goers to graze and relax and it also brings a fun space to the party where you can match plates, napkins, cups and other goodies to create a fun safari spread.
Whether you opt for safari prints or coloured tableware, we've got a bunch of safari-themed tablewares for you to choose from or bundle and save with our Safari Birthday Bundle.

Safari Snacks and Treats

After all the excitement, it's time to refuel with some delicious safari snacks. Here are a few ideas to tantalize those tiny taste buds:

  1. Jungle Juice: Serve up a refreshing blend of tropical fruit punch or make "leopard spots" by freezing orange slices in ice cubes. Kids will love watching the spots melt as they sip away.

  2. Snake Sandwiches: Whip up some snake-shaped sandwiches using long, thin bread rolls or tortilla wraps. Fill them with a variety of kid-friendly ingredients like ham, cheese, and veggies. Add some olive slices for eyes and let the slithery feast begin!

  3. Animal Fruit Skewers: Thread a colorful assortment of fruits onto skewers to create "jungle kebabs." Use grapes, strawberries, pineapple chunks, and melon balls to make a vibrant and healthy treat.

  4. Safari Cupcakes: Decorate cupcakes with our safari-themed toppers or use edible animal decorations made of fondant or chocolate. Let the kids decorate their own cupcakes with sprinkles, edible glitter, and mini animal figurines. It's a treat and an activity rolled into one!

  5. "Safari Snacks" Trail Mix: Create a custom trail mix using a mix of nuts, dried fruits, pretzels, and mini animal-shaped crackers. Package them in individual snack bags labeled "Safari Snacks" for the little explorers to grab and munch on during their adventures.


Wild Games and Activities

  1. Animal Safari Hunt: Organise a scavenger hunt where the little explorers can search for hidden animal toys or stickers. Provide them with a treasure map and clues to guide them on their expedition. The child who finds the most animals can be crowned the "Safari Champion"!

  2. Pin the Tail on the Lion: Put a jungle twist on the classic party game by creating a lion-themed version. Blindfold each child, spin them around, and let them try to pin the tail on the lion. It's guaranteed to bring out the laughter and giggles!

  3. Wildlife Craft Station: Set up a craft table where kids can unleash their creativity. Provide materials like paper plates, markers, and colored paper for making animal masks or creating their own safari hats. It's the perfect opportunity for them to channel their inner Picasso!

  4. Animal Freeze Dance: Create a playlist of catchy safari-themed tunes and let the kids show off their dance moves. When the music stops, they must freeze in their best animal poses. Expect to see some impressive impersonations of lions, elephants, and even sneaky snakes!

  5. Animal Charades: Write down the names of various safari animals on small pieces of paper and put them into a hat. Divide the kids into teams and have them take turns acting out the animal on their slip of paper while their team tries to guess. It's a wildly entertaining game that will have everyone giggling!

Party Favours

Send your little adventurers home with a touch of the wild. Fill mini safari-themed goody bags with animal stickers, small toys, or personalized animal masks. You can also include animal-themed coloring books or mini binoculars to continue the safari.

Congratulations, party planners! You've successfully embarked on a DIY Safari-Themed Kids Birthday Party adventure. By incorporating these fun and imaginative ideas, you've created a memorable experience for your little explorers. From the wild decorations to the exciting games and scrumptious treats, every detail has transported them to the heart of the jungle.

So, get ready to celebrate with roaring joy and endless fun! Remember, with a touch of creativity and a sprinkle of imagination, anything is possible. Happy partying!
June 29, 2023