There is not much that kids love more than animals. If you have a little tyke who can't get enough of his lions, tigers and elephants, a safari-themed birthday party is right for him. Send the party bunch on a wild ride through your do-it-yourself jungle adventure. The kids are sure to have the time of their lives. One of the greatest parts of this party theme is that it can be educational too! Not only will your child and his friends have some fun, but they can learn a lot about the animal kingdom as well.
Gather the trekkers
Invite your child's friends to the party with some perfectly safari inspired birthday invitations. The Pear Tree Greetings' Safari Friends Photo party invitation is just the thing. It features a collection of fun and colorful animals that seem to dance on the bottom of the card. Another great feature on this card is the space for a photo of the birthday boy. Take a picture of your tot in his safari costume, or perhaps even have him dress up as his favorite animal. This photo will not only be great for the invitation, but a great moment to savor for a long time.
You can even keep your envelopes on theme by attaching the Pear Tree's Safari Friends address label to the envelopes. This unique design features the lion, from the invitation, smiling beneath your RSVP address.
Games for the wild
To host a safari-themed party, you need to include a couple of animal filled fun games for the kids to play. These should tire them out a bit, and also work up their appetite for a slice of zebra cake. One game that is easy to create and also fun to play is animal charades. Plan this with your son before the big day. Ask him to name all of his favorite animals, have him help write each down on a piece of paper, and place these in a safari cap. All of the kids will get the chance to practice what it is like to be an animal, while also learning to recognize animal traits – great for a group who is planning to head out into the wild.
If the kids are really young, send them on an imitation safari. This DIY project takes a little time and money, but it can be reused for many later party events throughout your child's life. Make large cutouts of various animals that your child might see on a real safari like lions, hyenas, gazelle, elephants, flamingoes and even a hippo. You can either make these out of plywood or cardboard, depending on your wood skills. Paint them appropriately, so the animals are easy to recognize. If animals are still new to the little party goers, have them try to call out the name for each animal they see.
Send each of your party goers home with their own safari hat, so they can continue to search for animals all year-long.