18 Feb

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

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I received the following question from a reader recently:

Q: “I would like to see a jungle theme party on your site unless you already have one that I couldn’t find. I’m throwing a jungle themed baby shower for my sister in June and I came to your site first to look for one. I didn’t see one so I thought I would make the suggestion.”

A: My initial thought was to direct Linda to the Wild Thing Baby Shower Theme that I created for Parents.com a while back, but since it’s been over a year since that piece was first published, I thought it would be fun to update and expand on it a bit today…

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

Sooo… here’s a brand new inspiration board for a “Chic & Stylish” Jungle Themed Baby Shower (kind of a more “grown up” take on this popular baby shower theme!).

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

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STARTING FROM THE TOP:

Table Centerpieces: feature “jungle-y” leaves and greenery in vases with a woodgrain texture and surround them with toy animal figurines.

Banana Bunches also make for great, inexpensive centerpieces! Hang them from banana holders, like this Chrome Banana Holder Tree ($8.99 at Amazon), or display them in contemporary white bowls or glass cylinder vases.

Opt for jungle-inspired tableware, like cool Animal Print Plates & Napkins and Banana Leaf Table Runners.

Drinks: The bright green & yellow hues of Izze’s Sparkling Apple and Clementine flavors work great with this theme, as well as the deep brown accents on Dry Soda’s Madagascar Vanilla bottles.

Set out some color-coordinating treats for guests to munch on, like these gorgeous macarons by Paulette, in Sicilian Pistachio, Caramel, and Madagascar Vanilla.

(Another idea: add banana chips and green/yellow/brown m&ms to Sweet & Salty Honey Nut Chex Mix or another favorite party mix…super easy, AND this could actually double as filler for your party favors!)

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

Plush Toy Animals make for great accent decor (or centperpieces) that double as gifts for baby after the shower. To keep the look on the “chic” side, shop for cute, yet contemporary designs – like this adorable, knitted “Simon the South African Lion” from Etsy seller Mama4earth or Cloud B’s Gentle Giraffe Plush Sound Machine (pictured below).

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

Use inexpensive toy animal figurines to dress up place settings. (The figurines pictured above are only .29 cents each and drop to .20 cents each when you order more than 11 pieces!) Embellish folded napkins with a band of ribbon and a figurine, or utilize them as place card holders.

Animal Print Boxes ($3/set of 12 at Oriental Trading Company) make for great theme-oriented party favor packaging.

Add a festive vibe with fun Safari Print Paper Lanterns! Just hang them with fishing wire or ribbon – no electricity/light bulbs required, especially for daytime parties! ($12.99/set of 3 at World Market)

Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

Last but not least, why not break from the typical baby shower cake and try serving up (or even incorporating) a unique dessert option, like one of these banana-themed treats:

Grilled Bananas Foster
Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chunks and Bananas
Banana Cream Pie
Caramelized Banana Tart
Banana Pecan Biscotti Spiked with Cinnamon and Cardamom

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Hope that helps, Linda! Now I kind of want an excuse to create and shoot this theme myself! =)

P.S. There are SO many different directions you could go with a theme like this, so if anyone has additional ideas, inspiration boards, or suggestions, please feel free to post a comment and share them below!

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49Comments

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Ellen Battenhouse SAYS:

I just recieved my jungle alphabet & number posters for a baby shower gift from The Paper Tray on Etsy, they are adorable!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40922029

I love everything you suggested! The food looks yummy.

Reply February 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm

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Sandy SAYS:

so very cute! mmm those macaroons look delish!

Reply February 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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Tasha SAYS:

I just did this shower! I did passport style invitations and the theme was “Wild About Cole” – the baby’s name. I used those exact plates with baby blue chargers and filled vases with sand and grass and exotic feathers for centerpieces. I gave cookie cutters in the shape of jungle animals for favors. It was SO fun!

Reply February 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Katie SAYS:

where did you get the cookie cutters?

January 31, 2011 at 8:05 am

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Heather SAYS:

I love all of your ideas! I want to have this party now – baby shower or just because! :)

Reply February 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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olivia s. SAYS:

I love these new ideas for a jungle themed shower! Taht lion plush is the cutest ever!

Reply February 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm

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rachel SAYS:

Animal crackers!! So cute to fill the take-out boxes.

Reply February 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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Angelena SAYS:

I love it! I’ve been looking for a chic “Jungle Theme” as I’m giving my son a first birthday and the theme is “King of the Jungle” Thank you!

Reply February 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

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Monique SAYS:

What a great party idea! I actually used the same zebra print napkins in black and white and the World Market Zebra paper lanterns for a “Red, White and Zebra” baby shower that I planned.

Reply February 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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Sammie SAYS:

Wow what cute ideas! We had an outdoor shower last summer and hung little stuffed monkeys in the trees. Also served banana Runts candies in candy dishes. Then I printed out jungle-themed water bottle labels and candy bar wrappers from http://www.PrintItBaby.com – they were a hit!

Reply February 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm

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Diapers and Divas SAYS:

Great theme update! And who doesn’t love animal prints?! Those lanterns are awesome!

Reply February 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm

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Kristen Torres SAYS:

So cute!! Tasha- do you have any pics of the shower you threw. I would love to see your ideasa and how it turned out:)

Reply February 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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Kate Landers Events, LLC SAYS:

Love this! That lion is beyond precious. Love the menu suggestions, and table runner! You never disappoint! Thanks for sharing these marvelous ideas!!!

Kindly
Kate Landers
Event Planner
Kate Landers Events, LLC

Reply February 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

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Katie SAYS:

It would be SO CUTE to have these little treats that look like a “zebra stripe!” http://penandpaperflowers.blogspot.com/2010/02/all-it-takes.html

Reply February 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm

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Jackie SAYS:

i AM LOVING THE ANIMAL PRINT PAPER LANTERNS!!! FABULOUS :)

Reply February 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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