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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Animal Birthday Party Ideas

You don't have to buy a bunch of supplies to have a great animal birthday party. Try to think outside the box and use what you have on hand in a new way. Here are some ways we did just that for my son's second birthday party.


Decorating for a birthday party doesn't mean you have to run out and buy balloons and streamers. For our jungle party we simply went and grabbed a bunch of stuffed animals we had on hand and used them for the decorations. We also used some colorful bandannas we had that gave it a fun pop of color. You can also see we used our animal stacking blocks.

This tree fit the theme nicely once we hid sock monkey in there and added a couple Kolas we had.


Animal crackers are great for an animal party, we had sandwiches and such, but I recommend using Zoo Pals plates, Cheaper than other party plates and as far as zoo or animal themes go, much more cute too. Check out the monkey spoon, flamingo fork, and alligator knife too.  So cute.

Monkey cake with doughnut ears, and animal cracker brownie bites. Click here for the details.

Party Games:

Use what you have on hand but in a new way. For example this is our trampoline, Our nice $10 thrift store find from around 4 years ago, we moved it from the basement to the living room, gave it a grass skirt and lei from our dress up bin, and transformed it into the...
Jungle Jumper!!!!

Animal Bean Bag Toss
Many people have a set of bean bag yard games. I transformed these into animal toss games by drawing animal faces on some poster board scraps we had from another project. See the leaves??? They are actually paint samples from Home Depot. They come in that shape already. Another easy way to decorate for a jungle theme. Tape them up anywhere!

Feed the Elephant Carnival Game

Paint your elephant onto a cardboard box. Give him a tube for a nose. You could use a sump pump tube or any tube, we happened to have one of those whirl tubes that makes noise when you spin it. So we used what we had. Then you feed the elephant a peanut through his nose. A helper in back sends down a prize in return. At our house our prize was a chocolate egg, since we had some on hand ready for Easter.

Animal Ring Toss Game

We had a kids yard ring toss game at our house too.  Just by printing out some online coloring pages onto colored paper we were able to make an animal ring toss game.

Leave a comment if you have ideas to add, or links to other animal party ideas you have done.

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  1. My daughter is crazy about animals. Love the brownies.

  2. What fun ideas!!! I love the cakes! Very cute!

    I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party, going on now at SunScholars. Come join in on the fun!


  3. Thanks for sharing this post at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars. This week's party is now posted. I'd love to have you share with us again this week!


  4. These are great birthday party ideas. The ideas used for the games are really creative. We can use recycled things out of creativity and we can make sure kids will have fun without paying too much.