There’s something magical about a safari. Wild African landscapes are dotted with some of the world’s most favorite animals–and they even inspire movies like The Lion King and Tarzan. A jungle safari makes for a great baby theme, whether for a nursery or a safari baby shower.
Because animal-themed decorations and gifts are so plentiful in the baby world, it can honestly be overwhelming when it’s time to plan the baby shower. We’ve combed through some of the best items to bring you our seven favorites to make this baby shower an absolute hit. Think lions, tigers, elephants, and giraffes.
1. Safari Rock Band Wall Art
While you may have your mind on table decorations, don’t forget the walls as you decorate the safari baby shower. A wall hanging, like this cute safari rock band, adds a bit of color to boring plain walls. You could also surround it with palm leaves cut out of green construction paper.
2. Safari Animal Place Card Holders
Going for assigned seating at your baby shower? Rather than placing the names right on the plates, give them prominence with these safari animal place card holders. You can even reuse them again later during the party. Set up a photo booth, take each guest’s photo, and place them in one of these holders as a sweet baby shower memento.
3. Safari Animal Candle Set
Match the place card holders to the table lighting with these safari animal candles. They come in sets of four with an elephant, tiger, zebra, and monkey. If you’re having a daytime shower and don’t need extra lighting, gift these as party favors instead. The packaging is ready for gifting!
4. Giraffe Bottle Buddy
What about the baby? If you’re looking for something cute and small to give the bundle of joy, go with this giraffe bottle buddy. It slips right onto the baby’s bottle for something cozy to hold as they drink.
5. Safari Baby Gift Set
Not sure what to get the baby? You can never go wrong with a gift set. This safari-themed four-piece set comes with everything the baby will need on a daily basis. It features a bandana bib covered in safari animals along with a lion-themed ring rattle, pacifier clip, and pair of socks.
6. Lion Diaper Caddy
Some gifts are more for the new parents than the upcoming baby. This diaper caddy organizer is the perfect example. While the lion applique matches the safari theme, it’s a must for the practical use of carrying around diapers, wipes, cream, and any other parenting necessities. It even has removable velcro straps on the inside, so you can always reorganize your caddy to your liking.
7. Safari Bookends
Don’t forget about the nursery! These bookends will find a welcome home in a safari or jungle nursery. The porcelain lion and elephant will hold all of the baby’s favorite books together.