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How to Throw a Jungle Themed Baby Shower

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Jungle baby shower themes are one of our favorite party ideas, and you can easily customize them to suit every momma-to-be’s vision for celebrating the upcoming arrival of their little one. There are few things cuter than baby elephants, tigers, and monkeys on party invites! 

If you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to guide you through the process of planning the perfect Jungle-Themed Baby Shower that will be both memorable and budget-friendly. 

Read on to discover our lists of food and drink ideas, invitations, decorations,  games, and party favors that are cute, creative, and cost-effective. So take a page out of our book and let us help you organize an event everyone will go “wild” over! 

When to Throw a Jungle Baby Shower

The ideal season to throw a jungle baby shower would be late spring and summer, especially if you’re able to organize the event outdoors. You’re already surrounded by green, so you can often use the natural landscape as a decoration in and of itself. 

Jungle-themed baby showers aren’t just for the summer months, however. If you happen to live in a warmer climate all year round, you’re not really limited by the season! After all, a region that’s more like a desert (think Arizona or New Mexico) would be the perfect place for a jungle safari-themed party. 

We always say that it comes down to what the expecting momma wants. If she’s set on a jungle baby shower in the dead of winter, you bet you’re going to make that happen for her!

Example Party Schedule

While you don’t have to have a schedule for a baby shower, we like to have a general idea of what will happen throughout the day.

Here’s a sample schedule for a fall baby shower:

1-1:30 pm – Guests arrive and mingle

1:30 – 2 pm – Shower Hostess says a few words and outlines what to expect with when you’re planning food, games and gift opening. This would also be a good time to do a warm up game, like our favorite baby scavenger hunt. This game can help other guests meet each other. If you’re doing a diaper raffle, we recommend introducing it at this time so guests have time to drop off their gift and fill out any raffle entries.

2 – 3 pm – Food and drinks are available

3-4 pm – Baby shower gift opening and diaper raffle. We like to sprinkle raffle prizes in between gifts to keep guests engaged and entertained.

If you’re having part of your shower virtual, this is a great time to have guests log into Zoom!

4-5 pm – Final games and goodbyes

Jungle Baby Shower Checklist

Ready to start planning? Here’s our ultimate checklist for planning a baby shower:

Planning

  1. Decide on a Theme
  2. Decide on Time and Venue
  3. Pick a Menu
  4. Pick out invitations
  5. Decide if you want to include a virtual option
  6. Create a guest list
  7. Send out Invitations

Party Prep

  1. (If you’re the mom to be) Check your registry and make sure there are enough gifts of all price ranges
  2. Order Decorations
  3. Decide what you want to serve
  4. Create a gift table and decorate it appropriately
  5. (If applicable) Make a diaper raffle basket or gift basket for guests to pick from for their gift
  6. Check in with guests who have not sent RSVPs yet
  7. (if applicable) Schedule Zoom or virtual online meeting (here’s our tips for planning a virtual baby shower)

Day Of

  1. Assemble decorations around the house wherever they will look best
  2. Hang streamers, balloons, paper garlands, and other decorations as needed.
  3. Pick up any ordered food, drinks or desserts
  4. Enjoy the party!

What To Serve at a Jungle Baby Shower

Planning a menu for a jungle baby shower can be a blast, especially with all of the creative snack and meal ideas out there. Check out some of these delicious options: 

Appetizers and Dips

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

Animal Cookies

Lion’s Mane Veggie Tray 

Safari Animal Print Cake Pops

Fruit Kabobs 

Main Entrees

Giant Jungle Snake Shaped Sub Sandwich 

Peri-Peri African Chicken 

Mongolian Beef Stir Fry

Desserts

Zebra Cakes

Safari Cupcakes

Banana Pudding Cups

Zoo Trail Mix

Elephant Ears

Drinks

Non-Alcoholic White Sangria

Swamp Water

Pineapple Jungle Bird Cocktail

Related Post: Best Foods to Serve at a Baby Shower

Invitations 

Here are some of our favorite invitations for a jungle baby shower:

Decorations

There are so many cute jungle-themed decorations out there, including:

Baby Shower Games

Check out some of these fun-filled jungle-themed baby shower games:

Safari Baby Shower Games Bundle

Diaper Raffle Tickets and Sign

Jungle Safari Baby Shower Games Bundle

Rustic Safari Baby Shower Games

Girl Jungle Baby Shower Games

Gold Safari Jungle Baby Shower Games

Neutral Safari Baby Shower Games

Guess How Many Animal Crackers Game

Jungle Baby Shower Games

Favors and Prizes

Thank your guests with these thoughtful and creative favors and prizes: 

Final Thoughts 

Gathering together to celebrate your friend or family member’s journey into motherhood is always a memorable occasion. It’s always fun (and less stressful) to prepare ahead of time, and this guide has taken the guesswork out of planning the perfect jungle-themed baby shower.