Throw a Tropical Jungle-Themed Baby Shower

Honor mom-to-be with a fun, jungle-themed shower complete with tropical plants, fresh fruit and baby animals.

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December 15, 2016

Put Together a Jungle-Themed Food Table

This tropical jungle party is all about a beautifully-styled charcuterie table. What looks like a bunch of little snacks can actually be quite filling for your guests. The trick is to get the right balance of rich, sweet, savory, light, crunchy and smooth. Learn how to make this eye-catching banner here

Send Out Themed Invitations

As you are welcoming this new baby to the jungle of life, themed invites and envelope liners are the best way to convey the aesthetic of the party. Download our free invitation, add your information, and print on cardstock. 

Create a Rainforest Setting

A deeply saturated teal tablecloth makes the table look like the ground of the rainforest. Lay down flat palm leaves to really make the jungle look come alive.

Serve Yummy Party Food

We recommend starting with three kinds of meat, like pepperoni, salami and soppressatta. Then layer in your cheeses, like cheddar and muenster.

Offer Healthy Snacks

Add in the crunch with almonds, walnuts and crackers. For this tropical theme, a big bowl of plantain chips is a good option. Bring on the sweet: dried apricots, raspberries, blackberries and juicy grapes. 

Present a Platter of Meats + Cheeses

Add the final taste, sour, with mini dill pickles to add a pop of bright crunch to the platters.

Decorate With Tropical Plants + Fresh Fruit

Replicate what’s in a tropical jungle with what you use in your decor. Specifically, lots of greenery, plants, tropical flowers, fruits and animals.

Buy Green, Leafy Plants

Purchase a nice mix of large, dramatic plants at your local nursery. Two tall palms, small maidenhair ferns and leafy household plants in terracotta pots are perfect choices.

Add Tropical Flowers + Palm Leaves

Fill in your table display with arrangements of tropical leaves. Oversized palm leaves and protea flowers bring a tropical touch to the jungle theme.

Play Baby Animals Game

This printable guessing game is a fun way to get your guests talking. They'll simply need to guess which baby animal belongs with which parent. Download the printable game here

Use Edible Decor

Food can be used for decor as well. Cut open a pomegranate, papaya and coconut to scatter within the plants and tropical leaves.

Add Adorable Stuffed Animals

Don’t forget the baby animals! For this baby shower, a set of small stuffed baby animals are hiding within the greenery and fruits. How cute!

Include Animal Figurines

The adult animals, represented with small life-like plastic figurines, are sitting among the fruit, snacking on the plantains and galloping across the almonds.

Serve Snacks in Exotic Wooden Bowls

Wooden platters and bowls, made of exotic woods, are the perfect choice to display your charcuterie.

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