Jumanji Party &
Use green construction paper to cut out large
jungle type leaves for the party invitations.
cut the seams from large garbage bags to make them double in length.
Hang them with tape, on the walls of your party room, covering all the
walls. Use the same leaves used for invitations, make from both light & dark
green paper, and tape them to the bags along with green streamers. This will
give the room the look of a jungle. You can use big rubber bugs to put
around the room for even more of a jungle look. Use stuffed
animals and plants around the room. For the table, green cups, plates,
and table cloth. Jungle music playing in the background during
the party works great!
Decorate a sheet cake to look like the box
from the Jumanji board game. Use crape paper vines and more leaves on the table
along with more rubber bugs for effect.
Favors in the goodie bags included:
Safari Hats; Gummy
Bugs, Small Magnifying Glass, Jungle Stickers, Rubber Lizards, Pencils with a Jungle
theme, Little Toy Jungle Animals.
Games and Activities:
Watch the movie Jumanji, with popcorn &
Play the board game
Have a treasure hunt -
make a map to their goodie bags, then cut the map in four pieces. Each piece of the map
should be hid somewhere in or outside of the house. Make little rhyming clues to
find each piece of the map (such as "this is the largest ring around, you use it to
shoot and rebound"). When the map pieces are found, the children put them together
and followed the map to their goodie bags. Use a large box and decorated it like a
treasure chest to put them in.
game, obstacle course: Make all the kids their own "big dice" out of milk
cartons (these can also be favors). Make an obstacle course with obstacles
related to the movie.
Go on a on a safari hunt: Use hidden stuffed animals that the kids can find OR buy a
super large bag of the plastic kind. Hide them all over and let the kids keep what
they find. Have an adult or another child to surprise everyone as "Van
Pelt" and come hunting them (as in tag). To represent the stampede you can get
a huge roll of white/butcher paper. Enlarge elephants, rhinos, zebras with the help
of an overhead projector and trace then color them.
Find a local 'animal
trainer' to bring in exotic animals to show the children.
For a Tarzan theme have the Dad or another guy dress as a
jungle man (aka Tarzan)
While the kids are playing in the yard, have him come and
kidnap the birthday girl who is dressed as Jane or boy and hide her in the garage or
other safe place (child will be in on it). Tell the children that they have to help
find the jungle girl (Aka Jane) or boy.
Give them clues like a scavenger hunt. The birthday girl or boy can join in by putting on
an animal mask. As they get to each destination (ie the deck, the flower garden, the
patio door) they pick up another clue and a gift for their goodie bag (toy binoculars,
pads, pencils with jungle theme). When they find the jungle man, he has the birthday cake!