Set off on an adventure with a jungle-themed birthday
July 19, 2010
Some of the world's most exotic and beautiful animals live in the jungle, but unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to experience them in their natural habitat. While nothing can compare to going on a safari, throwing an animal lover you know a fantastic jungle-themed birthday party can be just the way to bring a little bit of nature into their life.
Hosting a jungle-themed extravaganza provides you with a wide variety of choices for invitations. One such option would be to send ones out that are intended to look like you are asking the recipient to embark on an adventure into the wilderness. Safari sophistication invitations are a good choice, as they can add a more serious feel to them. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more youthful approach, consider sending out funky zebra or cheetah print invitations as a light-hearted alternative.
One of the most alluring aspects of the jungle is its lush environment, so decorations for your party should reflect the heavily-wooded and beautiful landscape of the wilderness. One thing you'll certainly want to include is a number of lifelike animals. A good start would be to hang a parrot wind spinner. Whether your party is inside or out, adorning your celebration with this colorful bird will be sure to complement the rest of your decorations. Another direction to take would be to incorporate the tropical climate of the jungle. A flowered grass table skirt is an understated way to include this theme while still providing a significant amount of ambiance to your bash. To add a nice final touch to your shindig, place an outback sign or kangaroo crossing tape at your get-together to further the illusion that your guests are in the wilderness.
Much like was the case with the invitations, supplies for the party can have an animal print on them to go with the theme. Animal print plates, napkins and cups are a great start and can be supplemented with a custom animal print banner wishing the guest of honor a happy birthday. If you want to stray away from animal print, there are other options as well, such as island palms or safari chic plates. This theme can also provide you and your guests with a perfect opportunity to make use of a number of accessories. For instance, a white plastic safari hat can be a hit as different people take turns wearing it. Along the same line, a colorful parrot hat is sure to be just as popular. As a thank you to the guests who attend, hand out an assortment of colorful animal body lights. Warbling bird whistles can be a nice parting gift, too.
Serving as your own safari guide as you embark on a terrific jungle-themed birthday party can be a blast. If you provide the the right atmosphere, your guests, as well as the birthday boy or girl, are sure to have a great time that they will remember in the weeks and months to follow.