As a hostess, you don't have to "break the bank" to create a baby shower safari themed party. A jungle safari themed baby shower is a great choice in case you won't know if the baby will be a boy or a girl until birth, as it is a gender neutral theme. Another reason for choosing a baby shower safari theme is that you can create a fun-filled, magical environment that looks extraordinary on the cheap.
A baby shower is typically a casual and fun event, a time to "shower" the mommy-to-be with the necessities she will need for the coming birth of her child, so practical, not extravagant decorations is the order of the day. You can accomplish much with tasteful, yet inexpensive accent items for your baby shower safari them.
A baby shower safari theme is very popular, and you can find many decoration kits for a very reasonable price. You may already have everything you need without buying a single item. I bet you could borrow a few stuffed animals from family and friends? They make perfect accent pieces. Strategically place them around the room with some potted plants and green streamers as vines, and you've got the makings of a jungle.
Animals like Zebras, Lions and Giraffes are not found in your typical jungle setting, but don't be afraid to take some creative license and incorporate these animals into the theme since most people expect to see them in a safari anyway, and they add a nice splash of color.
Speaking of color, I love decorating with balloons for all festive celebrations. Balloons come in a large variety of colors, sizes and shapes -- with enough knowledge and determination you can create an elegant ballroom setting or a magical wonderland! And all for a fraction of what you would spend using almost any other method. Besides a few well-placed helium inflated balloons, I like making balloon animals like monkeys, snakes and teddy bears coupled with potted plants as centerpieces.
This tip is sure to be a YouTube sensation:
Get everyone together and hand each person a balloon filled with helium (untied). Have everyone simultaneously inhale from their balloon just before the mommy-to-be enters the room and start singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as she walks in.
Make sure the video camera is rolling and find a chorister to lead the singing - timing is important.