How to host an animal themed birthday party for your kids

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How to Host an Animal Themed Party?

Animal party themes can be an excellent success for kids of ages. But what kind of animal theme should you choose? And how do you apply that theme? Here are some ideas.

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Jungle Animals

Jungle animals like monkeys, snakes, parrots, jaguars and tigers are beloved by many children. While they are not technically "jungle" animals, the big cats of the African plains are usually included in such a theme, too, such as lions and cheetahs. A jungle theme can be fun to decorate. Use props like giant leaves and stuffed animals (monkeys, parrots, jaguars, tigers, lions, zebras, giraffes and cheetahs) all around the room, and hang brown and green crepe paper to look like vines.

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Puppies and Kittens

Puppies and kittens are popular with children. Face painting can make kids look like their favourite puppy or kitten, and headgear with dog or cat ears can help kids' imaginations come alive. Serve food in dog and cat bowls, and use pet toys in the party games. If a real puppy or kitten can participate, all the better!

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Horses

Horses have been a popular party theme for some time. You can do a western/cowboy theme using horses or go from a wild horse or dressage angle. Guests can do relay races with stick horses, eat apples without their hands, and sit on hay bales. They can play a game of horseshoes, too!

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Farm Animals

Little kids are especially fond of farm animals, which may explain why so many books focus on farm animals for young children. Like the horse party, using hay bales or straw for seats or decorations helps set the theme. Straw hats make good favours, and decorating them can be a fun craft for the party guests. An egg hunt would be a fun game, too - it doesn't have to be Easter!

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Bugs

The bug theme can be fun, whether you go with cute little ladybugs or fun creepy crawlies. There are many candies with bug shapes, and jelly worms are always a favourite. Make chocolate "dirt" for food, and guests can make their bugs out of construction paper, Styrofoam, craft foam, or whatever works for your budget and age group.

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Fish/Ocean

An ocean theme with fish can be very colourful and fun. Fishing games of all kinds are easy to arrange for all ages, and brightly coloured fish can be cut out of paper, printed from your computer, or cut out of construction paper. Jellyfish can be served in blue Jell-O, or you can enjoy an ocean-themed cake. Guests can decorate their beach buckets with fish stickers.

 

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FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the best theme for the birthday boy?

There are so many great themes for birthday boys! Some popular ones include pirates, Harry Potter, circus, and cars. It depends on the boy's interests and what kind of party he would enjoy the most. Talk to him and get some ideas before making a final decision. Whatever theme you choose, make sure it is one that he will truly enjoy! Browse all Trending Boys Party Ideas.

What is the best theme for the birthday girl?

The best theme for a birthday girl depends on her age and interests. For younger girls, themes like princesses or under the sea can be popular. A sleepover or spa party might be more up their alley for older girls. Ultimately, it's essential to choose a theme that the birthday girl will enjoy and make her feel special on her big day! Browse all Kids Party Ideas.

How do you celebrate your child's birthday?

There's no wrong way to celebrate your child's birthday, but a party is always a great option if you're looking for some ideas! You can go all out and hire a professional party planner or keep it simple and do it yourself. Either way, be sure to include plenty of fun activities, games, food and drinks, and of course, cake! Your child will have a blast and remember their birthday for years to come. Browse all Kids Party Ideas.

What is the best birthday theme for kids?

There are so many great birthday themes for kids! If your child is into action-packed adventures, consider a pirate-themed party. If they're dreaming of being a princess or prince, then a royal ball theme would be perfect. A safari- or zoo-themed party would be a hit for animal lovers. And of course, no matter what their interests are, there's always the classic birthday party with games, cake and ice cream! Whatever theme you choose, include plenty of fun activities and tasty treats to make it a day to remember. Browse all Kids Party Ideas.

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