Safari Party Ideas
Party Invitation Ideas
On invitations that are plain on the outside place stickers of
different safari animals. Or draw on footprints of several
different safari animals such as zebra, giraffe or lion on the
outside of the cards and on the inside say something like
"Everyone's on their way to ______'s Safari party!"
Attach a pair of plastic binoculars to the invitation and on the
inside say "See you at _______'s Safari party!"
Zebra or giraffe patterned cards.
Tie black, brown and green helium filled balloons to the mailbox to let guests
know where the party is located.
Draw zebra, lion and giraffe foot
prints on the sidewalk outside the party with sidewalk chalk.
The party table can be decorated in any bright color
(solid colors work best for this idea ... orange, yellow or blue are
great colors) and for a safari twist place zebra or giraffe print
placemats under the plates.
Buy or make large giraffe and zebra
cutouts and use them for a center piece.
jeeps and sand along with the safari animals for the centerpiece.
Place a safari or camouflage hat at each place setting along with a pair
Have adults that are helping at the party dress up
in khaki shorts and shirts and wear a name tag that says "Safari Guide"
and their name.
Animal themed bounce house
Rent a Safari or animal themed bounce house and let the
kids take turns having fun bouncing around inside.
Paint the party guests faces and turn them into zebras, elephants, giraffes and
lions! Check our Face paint page for great
homemade face paint recipes.
Safari Party Games
Safari Treasure Hunt
Hide plastic animals, footprints cut from paper or candy around the party area for guests
to find. Let them use binoculars to search for the items you've
hidden. If the birthday party will take place at night give guests small
flashlights to search for the animals. Let the children keep the
animals and candy they find or turn them in for prizes.
Safari Scavenger Hunt
In a safari scavenger hunt teams race and either find objects on
a list or perform the "to do" things on a list. We have a great Animal
Shelter Scavenger Hunt list that would be fun for a Safari themed party.
Collect items around the neighborhood for your local Animal Shelter and
have fun too! 7 varieties of fun
scavenger hunts you can use at the Safari
party. All have Free printable
scavenger hunt lists
Children sit in a circle on the floor. The birthday child (patter)
starts by walking around the outside of the circle
and patting the head
of each child. Every time they pat a head they call out "elephant". Then
they choose one person
to be the giraffe and yell "GIRAFFE!" when they pat
their head. The “patter” then runs clockwise around the
and tries to sit down in the place of the giraffe before they are
tagged. If the giraffe tags the patter then the
giraffe sits back
down and the patter starts again. If the giraffe doesn’t tag the patter
then the giraffe becomes the
patter and the game starts again.
Safari Party Foods
Giraffe kabobs - skewer fruit onto wooden skewers and place standing up
in a glass jar
Use Safari themed cookie cutters to cut out Safari shaped animals in
brownies, cookies, or sandwiches
Safari Party Favor Ideas
Plastic Lions, Zebras, Elephants and Giraffes
Boxes of Animal Crackers
Entrance ticket to the zoo
Safari Goody Bags
Small boxes decorated to look like Safari jeeps