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Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}

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jungle themed baby shower ideas


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 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 themed baby shower ideas

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 themed baby shower ideas



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 themed baby shower ideas

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 themed baby shower ideas

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 themed baby shower ideas

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


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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

49 responses to “Jungle Baby Shower Theme {Chic & Stylish}”

  1. 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!

    I love everything you suggested! The food looks yummy.

  2. Sandy says:

    so very cute! mmm those macaroons look delish!

  3. 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!

  4. Heather says:

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

  5. olivia s. says:

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

  6. rachel says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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 – they were a hit!

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

  11. 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:)

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

    Kate Landers
    Event Planner
    Kate Landers Events, LLC

  13. Katie says:

    It would be SO CUTE to have these little treats that look like a “zebra stripe!”

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  15. Tasha says:

    Yes, Kristen I have oodles of pics. How do I get them to you?

  16. what is this vanilla soda you speak of? YUMM

  17. Sonya says:

    Tasha-Would you mind forwarding pics to me as well? I would LOVE to see how your event turned out. I think I may switch the shower I am hosting in April to this theme. So cute!

  18. I did a very similiar theme for my childs birthday but you could easily use elements of it and turn it into a baby shower. Here is the link