safari baby shower ideasPlanning a safari baby shower?  Baby showers can be so much fun to plan and organize – and a jungle / safari theme is a great choice!

You may want to keep things simple and only opt for a few safari style decorations.  Or you may want to go all out and have everything from the invitations to the decorations to the food to the party favors coordinate.

What I love about the safari theme is that it is so versatile.  Keep things neutral with jungle animal colors in their natural state.  Or go pink with pink safari decorations.  Or go blue with blue safari decorations.  You can even mix it up a bit – the natural safari colors with just a hint of blue or pink.

Table of Contents
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1. Invitations
2. Decorations
3. Cakes
4. Favors
5. Centerpieces
6. Other Ideas

Safari Baby Shower Invitations

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Give your guests a preview of what is to come with a safari styled invitation to your baby shower.

Sometimes folks like to decorate their gift in a special way – and if they know the decor of the baby shower is along the jungle / safari theme, they may enjoy finding the appropriate wrapping paper or gift bags.

Check out the following invitations that you can buy – either premade ones that you fill out the details of when, where, etc.  or personalized and customized printed invitations.

Wild Safari Pink Diecut Gatefold Baby Shower Invitations 25 Per Pack
Pink Safari Baby Shower InvitationsCheck price here!

Fisher Price Baby Shower Invitations (8)
Monkey Baby Shower InvitationsCheck price here!

Sweet Safari Boy Invitations (20 per package)
Safari Boy Baby Shower InvitationsCheck price here!

Wild Safari Blue Diecut Gatefold Baby Shower Invitations 25 Per Pack
Blue Safari Baby Shower InvitationsCheck price here!

King of the Jungle Invitations (8)
King of the Jungle InvitationsCheck price here!

Sweet Safari Girl Baby Shower Postcard Invitations Value Pack (20)
Safari Girl Baby Shower InvitationsCheck price here!

Personalized Invitations with a Safari Theme

Save yourself the work of filling out each invitation by hand!  You can customize the text and layout of these personalized safari style invitations.  Click on each one to learn more about them and how to order.

Jungle baby shower invitations
Monkey baby shower invitations

 

Safari Baby Shower Decorations

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Inflatable safari animals

One simple way to decorate your room is to use these inflatable animals.  They measure approximately 18″ to 24″ when inflated.  One thing to know beforehand is that not all of them stand by themselves when inflated.  You could either hang them from somewhere or use double sided tape on the bottom of them to help them stand.

Scattered around the room – by the gifts, by the food, by the entrance – would give a nice safari type feel to the room.

You can get these inflatable animals here.

 

safari jungle balloons

Balloons make great decorations, making any room look festive!  These balloons work wonderfully with a safari jungle theme baby shower.  The package contains 3 tiger, 3 zebra, 3 leopard and 3 cheetah style balloons.

They can be filled with either air or helium.  According to the reviews, they are sturdy, nice looking and work great with the safari theme!  You can get these balloons here.

 

safari tin pails

These safari style tin pails look great filled with candy, peanuts, small crackers or whatever else you can think of.  Use these on your food table or at the tables where your guests will be sitting.

You could also use these as “favors”, putting them by each persons seat and allowing them to take them home.

Get these safari style tin pails here.

 

safari print lanternsSafari Animal Print Party Lanterns

Hung around the room using yellow rafia ribbon and thumbtacks, these animal print lanterns add a special touch!

These are somewhat fragile and need to be handled with care.  If they do get squished, you can fix it by folding it back up and then opening it up again.

Available as a set of 12 – check them out here

 

Safari Tablecloth

Safari style tablecloth

Decorate your tables with this diposable tablecloth.  Easy to clean up – just throw it away when you are done!  Measures 54″ x 72″

Buy it here

 

 Ideas for a pink safari baby shower:

Girl safari baby shower

These balloons are a great choice if you are looking for girl / pink safari baby shower ideas.  If you like the design, you can get lots of items with it for your baby shower – table covering, plates, cups, favor bags and other decorations.

You can get the Sweet Safari balloons (pictured) by going here

Check out all the Sweet Safari pink baby shower items that you can get by going here.

 

 

Pink Wild Safari Balloon

Another option is the pink wild safari design.  The foil balloon pictured here is 18 inches.  If you like the design, you can coordinate your decorating with cups, napkins, plates, tablecloths, confetti and more.

Get the pink Wild Safari foil balloon here.

Check out all the Wild Safari pink baby shower items here.

 

Ideas for a blue safari baby shower:

boy sweet safari balloons
These blue safari balloons make cute decorations.  This balloon kit comes with a large 42″ x 25″ Giraffe balloon, two 18″ cheetah and zebra print  balloons and two 18″ blue & white animal print balloons.

You can purchase this package of blue safari balloons here.

There are more Sweet Safari blue baby shower items.  See them all here.

 

wild safari blue balloon

The wild safari design offers a slightly different look for your blue safari theme.  The balloon is 18 inches.  Coordinate it with plates, cups, tablecloth, even lollipops, for a wild safari look!

Get the blue wild safari foil balloon here.

See all the blue Wild Safari items available here.

 

Safari Baby Shower Cakes

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Deciding on a cake for your baby shower can by challenging! One option is to go to your local grocery store and order a sheet cake. They usually have a lot of designs to choose from and they probably have something that could work for a safari themed baby shower.
A cheaper alternative is to bake a cake or cupcakes and then decorate them yourself. Take a look at the ideas below for cupcakes and cakes that you can make!

Jungle Safari Cake Ideas:

This first video gives you a look at how you can use buttercream frosting and make a great safari themed cake.

I personally don’t know how to do fondant icing – but if you do and you are looking for ideas – this cake could be the talk of your baby shower:

Adorable Jungle Animal Cupcakes:

This is what  you will need to make the cupcakes and frosting

  • 1 box yellow or devil’s food cake mix (depending on whether you want white or chocolate cupcakes)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate frosting
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla frosting
  • Yellow, red, and black food coloring (buy food coloring here)

Here is a list of the items you will need to decorate the cupcakes:

For the Lion:

  • 1 1/2 cups caramel popcorn
  • 12 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • 12 pieces Cheerios® cereal (any flavor)

For the Tiger:

  • 12 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • 12 orange chewy fruit-flavored gumdrops (not sugar coated), cut in half crosswise, top halves discarded

For the Monkey:

  • 12 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • 6 miniature marshmallows, cut in half crosswise, pieces flattened
  • 12 small round chocolate-covered creamy mints

For the Zebra:

  • 6 round vanilla wafer cookies
  • 24 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • 6 black chewy licorice-flavored gumdrops (not sugar coated), cut in half vertically

 

Monkey Cupcakes – An Easier Method


For these cupcakes you will need:

  • 1 box yellow or devil’s food cake mix (depending on whether you want white or chocolate cupcakes)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Dark chocolate frosting
  • Light chocolate  frosting  (you can mix some white frosting with the dark chocolate frosting to make it lighter)
  • White mini marshmallows
  • White chocolate melts (like these)
  • Plastic sandwich type bag

 

Once you have your cupcakes made, you can display them very nicely with a cupcake tower.  A cupcake tower doubles as a centerpiece for your table and really shows off your hard work!  The selection of cupcake stands pictured below are some of the most popular ones and the highest rated.  Some hold a specific amount of cupcakes, while others can work with a variable amount.  Not only are these great for baby showers, but you can use them again for birthday parties, picnics, holidays and more.

Luzys Light-weight Tiered Metal Dessert and Cupcake Stand
Metal Dessert and Cupcake StandClick here for price

Wilton 4-Tier Stacked Cupcake and Dessert Tower
Cupcake and Dessert TowerClick here for price

Wilton 307-250 Cupcakes n More 24-Count 4-Tier Mini Dessert Stand
24 Count Mini Dessert StandClick here for price

Utenlid® 4-Tier Stacked Party Cupcake and Dessert Tower - Clear Acrylic Cake Stand
Cupcake and Dessert TowerClick here for price

Cupcaketree.com Cupcaketree Original Mini Round Cupcaketree Cupcake Stand
Mini Round Cupcake StandClick here for price

U.S. Cake Supply® Brand 41 Count Metal Cupcake Dessert Stand with 5 Tiers
41 Count Cupcake StandClick here for price

 

 

Some other cake and cupcake ideas for you:

Animal Cake Pan

The Nordic Ware Hungry Animals Cake and Ice Cream Pan

Five animal shapes
Non-stick coating
Heavy cast aluminum construction
Made in America

To buy this cake pan at Amazon – click here

 

leopard edible cake borderLeopard Print Edible Cake Border

I’m going to admit that I had never seen this before – but it truly is a “border” that you put around your cake – either homemade or store bought.  Made of sugar, it is gluten free and dairy free.

There is a chart by the images that shows you how many packages you need for your size cake.  Take a look at the chart and learn how to use these here.

 

 

Safari Baby Shower Favors

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Everyone likes gifts and you can send your guests home with some lovely favors that really match your safari theme.

kateaspen Born to be Wild Animal Place Card/Photo Holders
Safari Animal Place Card / Photo HoldersClick here for latest price

kateaspen Born to be Wild Animal Candles
Wild Animal CandlesClick here for latest price

Jungle Critters Collection Candle
Jungle Critters CandleClick here for latest price

Jungle Critters Collection Picture Frames
Safari Style Picture FrameClick here for latest price

Suede Jungle Animal Assortment (1 dz)
Jungle Animal AssortmentClick here for latest price

Plush Animal Print Coin Purses (1 dz)
Animal Print Coin PursesClick here for latest price

 

A common “favor” to send home is a bag or box filled with some type of candy, cookie or other small edible items.  These gift bags and boxes work great with a jungle safari theme.

Wild Safari Blue Baby Shower Favor Bags w/Ribbon 12 Per Pack
Blue Wild Safari Baby Shower Favor BagsClick here for latest price

Kate Aspen Set of 24 Born To Be Wild Favor Box Jungle Themed
Jungle Themed Baby Shower Favor BoxClick here for latest price

Sweet Safari Boy Ribbon-closure Favor Bags
Blue Sweet Safari Favor BagsClick here for latest price

Pink Safari Favor Bags
Pink Wild Safari Baby Shower Favor BagsClick here for latest price

12 Zoo Animal Print Goody Bags
Safari Animal Print Goody BagsClick here for latest price

Sweet Safari Girl Favor Bags (12 per package)
Pink Sweet Safari Favor BagsClick here for latest price

Ideas for Safari Baby Shower Centerpieces

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Mini Diaper Cakes

Theses mini diaper cakes are easy to make and look festive as a centerpiece on the tables.  You can top the “cake” with a flower like she does, or you can use small stuffed animals, or a bow and some balloons.  Use your imagination to come up with your own ideas that fit well with your other safari decorations!

Shopping list for mini diaper cakes:

  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – available here
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Rubber bands
  • Diapers – available here
  • Ribbons – you can find safari themed ribbons here
  • Wooden Animal Pieces – you could use these puzzle pieces and then give the puzzle as a gift also or use these
  • Flowers – like these or you could use stuffed animals like these
  • Markers – optional, depending on what wooden animal pieces you get

Other Ideas for a Safari Themed Baby Shower

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Jungle Animal Cups Plastic Animal Cups

These may not be for everyone 🙂 but these can make a nice addition to your safari themed party.  Placed on the tables, these will add to the general decor of the room.

These can also be used as favors for your guests to take home.

If you have children coming to the baby shower, these can be a fun thing to give them.

These cups come in sets of 12.  Check price here.

safari cups with lidsSafari Cups with Lids

While you probably don’t need cups with lids for the adults at your party (although they can be useful if you won’t be eating at tables), you can just use the cups without lids.

Cute, nothing fancy, but fun to use for some added decorations.

These 8 oz. Hefty cups come in packages of 12.  Check price here.

 

jumbo jungle safari animalsJumbo Jungle Safari Animals

These animals are large – the giraffe measures 9″ x 13″.  I can see these scattered around the room – maybe on the gift table or the food table or on a table by the entrance where you have a guest book placed.

Give these to the expectant mom as a gift for her baby to play with when he/she is a bit older.  In the meantime, they can be used to decorate the nursery.

The set includes a lion, tiger, gorilla, elephant and giraffe.  Check price here

 

Jungle wall stickersJungle Animals Peel and Stick Wall Stickers

I thought these were cute enough to include here – but whether or not you can use something like this depends a lot on the room you will be in.

These jungle stickers could really dress up a plain wall if you have a wall that needs some decorating.

This set includes 26 wall decals.  Easy to use and remove!  Learn more here

 

Safari peel and stick stickersSafari Animals Peel and Stick Stickers

Like the set above, these stickers could work well if you have a bare wall that could use some easy decorating.

These stickers are a bit more lifelike in appearance than the set above.

This set has 19 wall decals – you can get them here

 

 

safari spice tea

 

Celestial Seasonings Safari Spice Tea

Give your guests a taste of Africa with rooibos tea.  Enjoy this tea from South Africa – a fruity flavor that is neither too spicy nor too sweet.

Click here to buy this delicious tea

 

 

I hope you had fun looking at all these safari baby shower ideas!  Have a great time at your baby shower!

You may also be interested in:

Tips and Ideas for Baby Showers and Baby Gifts

10 Ideas For Baby Shower Gift Baskets

 

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Top photo credit: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic   by  Frosted with Emotion