Safari Baby Shower: 12 Ideas For Your African Safari Themed Shower
A safari baby shower theme is a great way to bring playfulness to your baby shower.
I have explored the plains of the world wide web to find you the perfect party ideas for your shower.
Animal treats, safari props, and khaki accessories are just a few of the essentials you’ll find listed below.
Safari Baby Shower Food Ideas
The food table is a great place to amp up the safari shower theme.
An imaginative way to display your food is to label each appetizer as a food that a certain safari animal would eat.
Below are some fun examples of this.
- Turn everyone’s favorite pretzel rods into sweet and salty “tiger tails” for your guests to snack on.
- Throw together a display of “hungry hippo dip” and “cheetos for cheetahs” like this avid party planner did in this blog post.
- Serve up a nostalgic tray of animal crackers as “giraffe snacks” in these festive leaf dishes
- Do it yourself “monkey treats” are easily crafted with candy bananas and a few cheap little supplies. This blog post will teach you how to make them. Alternatively, you could choose to play around with banana pudding cups for an inspired version of monkey treats.
- Take a trek through the lion’s den to gather up these “lion’s cub-cakes”. Cupcakes are a baby shower staple. Check out these adorable safari cupcake toppers!
- Display your “zebra pops” on a bed of green tissue resembling the safari grasslands. Cake pops are a splendid treat that will please every baby shower guest with a sweet tooth. The cake pop photos below are borrowed from this blog post.
- Your baby shower attendees will need a spot to cool off. Lead them to the “watering hole” – a cute and inexpensive hydration station for your guests – by placing a bunch of water bottles in a massive metal tub/bucket (just like this one). To make this idea special, wrap each water bottle with animal print tape! This idea was borrowed from a blogger who hosted a summer safari baby shower of her own. Check out these safari print tapes on Amazon.
- Feed your baby shower guests Nutter Butter cookies in these leaf dishes. Label the dish as “elephant cookies”.
The key to an inspired food table at your baby shower is to find foods that fit your theme and are tasty!
Have any safari food ideas of your own? Let me know in the comment section below.
Safari Baby Shower Invitations
A clever idea for safari themed baby shower invitations is to use a passport template.
Dig out your passport for your basic dimensions, fonts, and layouts.
Keep your invitations similar to a real passport while adding festive safari touches.
If you need help deciding on what information to include in the invitation read through our post on how to word a baby shower invitation.
The finest example of the passport themed invitation we could find is pictured below. This blog post shows you how to make them.
If you don’t have the time to devote to making detailed and complex DIY invitations you could simplify the design or purchase safari invitations that are available online like the ones below:
- Safari Baby Shower Animal Invitations
- Jungle Safari Baby Shower Invitation
- Safari Passport Invitations
Safari Baby Shower Prop Ideas
Using safari props is playful and will bring your safari theme full circle.
Check out the following safari themed prop ideas and transform your baby shower from good to great:
- Place inflatable, wild animals by the food display or as centerpieces on tables.
- Decorate the venue with animal printed balloons. A baby shower isn’t a party without balloons!
- Provide your guests with animal masks to promote festive photo taking opportunities.
- Designing, styling, and coordinating a baby shower for a soon-to-be mother is a great experience. The safari theme idea is a unique choice that the guests and mother to-be will love. Send your guests home with something to remember the safari party with in these adorable “Born To Be Wild” gift boxes.
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