Jungle Theme Party

A jungle theme party is perfect for your celebration if your birthday person is an animal lover, rainforest watcher, or just really into animal prints. We have tons of ideas and resources.

You could go Jane and Tarzan style with this jungle theme and bring out everyone's inner animal. And, No! Everyone does NOT have to dress in a loin cloth! Though I'm sure we all have those friends that will be bound to show up in one.

But, if your birthday person has a love of nature, dreams of visiting rain forests, or is just all about animal prints, why not consider turning it into a one of a kind party theme.

Jungle Theme Party Look and Feel

Set the atmosphere with artwork, posters, or murals.

Bring the jungle theme party to life with real or artificial trees, and maybe a few animal accent pieces or animal print throws.

Buy or rent large potted trees and plants to create a real jungle look, even if it's just in one area of the party room. Some party rental companies have artificial trees, or you could contact a company that provides plants for businesses.

You could use coconuts and tropical fruits to decorate your tables.

Party Supplies

Then take colors or patterns from nature to build the theme into your party supplies.

For example, leopard or zebra print plates, cups, and napkins, as well as decorations you can print yourself.

Jungle Theme Food

And finally, carry the jungle theme into your food and beverages with coconut cake, tropical fruit and nuts, Tiki hut beverages or cocktails, and in your cake decorations, like these:

Perhaps a tropical fruit flavoredcake would be a good choice, like Mango cake.

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mango cake slic

Or make a zebra patterned birthday cake. Minus the shoe, of course.

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zebra cak

Or use a variety of tropical fruits to top off a delicious Coconut Cake.

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tropical fruits on cak

Or Go Over the Top: Tarzan and Jane Jungle Theme

Or go over the top with the Tarzan and Jane theme.

Use animal print!

Have things like:

  • Fabric or plastic animal print tablecloths
  • Balloons with animal prints
  • Zebra striped plates and cups

Also, to give a tropical jungle theme, get the blow up palm trees to decorate the whole room with.

How about a dress up aspect to your theme. If you dare, give out leopard print loin clothes and dresses (that can be worn over their clothes). If that's a little over the top for you, you can buy or create a bunch of different animal masks for everyone to wear.

For a more conservative touch, have everyone wear tropical fern wristlets and leis, headbands for the guys.

Jungle Theme Centerpieces and Decor

  • Get miniature Tiki lamps for each table
  • A Vase full of exotic flowers or orchids
  • Bowl of plastic (fake) tropical fish
  • Stuffed animals (like monkeys, zebras, gorillas, etc.)
  • Jungle style lanterns -->

Jungle Theme Invitations

Here's an idea for a jungle theme party invitation.

Or you can create a jungle theme party invitation like:

  • Tarzan and Jane on the front (and the monkey of course!) with your details inside.
  • Shape all your invitations in the shape of different animals
  • Put a picture of a big monkey on the front and write something like "Come monkey around at my 50th birthday!"
  • Use free clipart or pictures of animal prints to design your own invitations

More Cake Ideas

Animal Prints: Create a few tiers and have each with a different animal print in fondant.

Monkey Business: Get a big monkey cake topper for the top of your cake. Or go over the top and shape your entire cake like a monkey.

Jungle Fever: Create a jungle scene all over the cake. Have animals on top in fondant, and palm trees and flowers decorating the sides.

A jungle theme party could be a total blast just have fun with it!

Be sure to incorporate things like:

  • Animal Print (zebra, leopard, cheetah, etc)
  • Monkeys and other jungle animals
  • Tropical Fish
  • Palm Trees
  • Tarzan and Jane
  • Loin clothes and leopard print dresses

With imagination and creativity this theme can be a total success. If you've used this idea and created a jungle theme party why not share some pictures with us.

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