When it comes to choosing a costume party theme, there are plenty of choices around an overall animal theme. From the exotic choice of a Jungle or Safari theme through Noah’s Ark to the more humble farm and circus themes, there is plenty to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the options.
The most popular would be a safari or jungle theme which would allow your guests to be truly creative. It also allows those less comfortable in a full animal costume to dress more simply in khakis, wear safari hats, and be a hunter or explorer. If the party is to be outdoors, this theme can be carried through the decor scheme outside with perhaps some parrots (see accessories for pirates) on the trees and some exotic or crazy palm leaves. If you’re short on trees or throwing the house party, lots of green and brown streamers around the area will add just the right color.
Any outdoor lighting should be with garden flares or candles in keeping with the safari atmosphere. Safe Point: If you’re using streamers and planning open flames, make sure you have at least fire retardant decorations.
To continue the theme you could use an animal noises CD – make sure you have one of exotic birds and animals and not a farm yard – and you could keep it in the background to add atmosphere. It would be better to play it in the garden, perhaps through a portable player appropriately and accurately positioned to be out of sight and sheltered from the elements Tricitywildlife.ca
Whether the party is for adults or children, you can use large animal cutouts to decorate the room or garden. These can be cut from cardboard or flattened cardboard boxes and if you are not convinced of your artistic ability, paint them as matte black silhouettes. Pinned to the fence or wall and softly lit, they will blend with the overall decor theme.
If you want something a little less exotic, you might want to opt for a farm party. Again, some of your guests will be able to dress up as farmers or laborers. Outdoor decoration could include some hay bales and the cutouts for the decorations could include tractors and other backyard machinery as well as other farm animals.
A Noah’s Ark animal themed party is a fantastic idea for a twin’s birthday party. You may not have two for each animal, but this is a great theme. Decoration might include a cardboard ark ramp at the party entrance and there’s unlimited space for cutouts around the area – and don’t forget the largest rainbow you can handle – think paint sample jars lightly. watered down. For children’s parties, bring all the stuffed animals and let them add to the atmosphere.
Circuses require costumed clowns and animals and the decoration might include cutouts for the decoration might include tightrope walkers. Food could be caramelized apples, hot dogs, and popcorn in boxes.
The fancy dress costumes selected will depend on the age group you are targeting. Animal costumes available for all ages and for those on a budget, there are some great masks and headbands. Some of the costumes include noises and these are also available within some headbands.
If you can, why not hire a professional makeup artist to both entertain and add to the costume effect of the party – this could be for both kids and adults. If you are more adventurous and want to do it yourself, or can find help available, then face paints and face painting accessories are readily available and there are many books with face painting designs available.
Article presented by: KV Sinclair. Keith Sinclair has over 35 years of business experience and in addition to being a part-time university professor of business studies, he is the CEO of Cavalcade; a group of companies operating in the party sector. Cavalcade operates Karnival-House karnival-house.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading internet costume retailers. With huge stocks for immediate dispatch and an ever expanding range, Karnival-House continues to strive simply to offer exceptional service combined with exceptional value.