Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part IV – Cheap Party Supplies and Decorations

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations

This is Part IV of the Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party post series and the last one. In this post I’ll give you a lot of details on where to get the cheapest party supplies and decorations. Some ideas on freebies are included as well!

Check out my previous posts if you’re looking for more inspiration on desserts, appetizers, finger food & snack ideas as well as DIY decorations & FREE printables:

Part I – Dessert Ideas
Part II – Appetizers, Finger Foods & Snack Ideas
Part III – DIY Decoration Ideas + FREE Printables
Part IV – Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations 

So let’s get started with today’s post!

Use your little one’s plush toys to decorate the party room. I’m sure you can find some monkeys and teddy bears around!

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations - Monkey Party Hats, Paper Plates, Napkins

Maybe use some small animal toys that you already have or can get for a few dollars…

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations - Safari Toy Animals

…or some cute animal masks that you can buy or print for FREE (see below).

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations - Foam Animal Masks

Here are a few masks that you can print for FREE from www.artistshelpingchildren.orgtiger mask, zebra mask, giraffe mask, lion mask, elephant mask, hippo mask, leopard mask, monkey mask, cheetah mask and panther mask. This is an awesome website by the way with so many free printables and many arts & craft ideas for kids.

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations - Animals Party Masks FREE Printable

Also, any items you have around made of wood fit perfectly with the jungle theme.  Here’s the wood basket I used for the bananas:

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party - Dessert Ideas: Bananas

I bought some of the party supplies from the dollar store and Walmart and some from Amazon & Party City (in GTA, Canada). Here’s a list of items and prices:

  • Monkey Party Hats (Walmart) – $1 / 8 hats; I really liked these Safari Party Hats but had already bought these ones – you can download the image here for FREE and read the instructions on how to make your own hats.

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations - Party Hat Free Printable

  • Monkey Paper Plates (Walmart) – $1 / 8 plates
  • Monkey Napkins (Walmart) – $1
  • Palm Tree Paper Lanterns ($ store) – $1.25
  • Artificial Grass Squares/Tiles ($ store) – $2 / tile
  • Willow Expandable Fence ($ store) – $2
  • Plastic Cups that I used for the berries & banana pudding  ($ store) – $2.00 / 10 cups
  • Striped Paper Straws – $1 / 10 straws
  • Safari Toy Animals ($ store) – $2.50 / 4 animals
  • Safari Animals Happy Birthday Balloons – got these ones for $5 each at PartyCity but you can find them cheaper on Amazon or you can buy animal print balloons for even less – $7 for 20 balloons
  • Natural Grass Table Skirt – 29 inches high, 9 feet long (PartyCity) – $7
  • Jointed Palm Tree Cutout – 6 feet high (PartyCity) – $7
  • Island Palm Vinyl Table Cover(PartyCity) – $8
  • Foam Animal Masks (Amazon on sale) – $6.49 / 12 masks (I bought 2 sets & used only the jungle animals from each)
  • Chalkboard Clothespins (Michael’s)- $1.50 / 2 clothespins

If you don’t have access to the stores I mentioned or you can’t find the items easily, you can get most of these party supplies on Amazon as well.

This must be the longest post ever but I truly hope it will help many parents out there organize an awesome Safari / Jungle Birthday Party on a budget. If you’ve found this useful I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Also, don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest etc. :) !

Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party Part - Cheap Party Supplies & Decorations - Silly Monkey

P.S. After the party our curious monkey found some items that did not belong to Daniel. We’ve open a Lost & Found since then! If you’ve lost some sun glasses, a pair of shoes or a fishy toy, leave us a comment below :).

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Comments

  1. Felicia says

    Hi Roxy thank you for this detailed post. Its just what I need for my baby’s 1st bday. How long did it take you from planning to party to do this yourself?

    • Roxy says

      I like to start the preps well in advance but I can’t tell you exactly how long it took me. You can buy the supplies weeks in advance, make the cake layers ahead as well and cupcakes and freeze them. I usually reserve the 2-3 days before the party to make the cake fillings decorate them and make other perishable food items.

  2. Irene says

    thank you so much!! my baby’s first bday is next month!! we will have a safari theme at his party.
    Your posts are greatly appreciated!!!

  3. Michelle says

    Hi Roxy! I was interested in knowing more about the elephant shaped cake that you made! Is there a tutorial out there somewhere? Thanks!

  4. Pamela says

    Thank you so much for such an amazing blog, My son is having his first birthday next month and you inspire me to give him a safari themed birthday party.

  5. charlene says

    Hi, where can I find the labels of “jungle juice” , “sushi for bears” …?
    Your deco is wonderful.

    Charlene
    A french mum

  6. Grace says

    This is awesone! I Love it! I am also planning for my daughter’s first next month and been wanting a safari theme. I went to some shops and it is a bit pricey. .. Thanks for sharing!

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