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11 ideas for a wild, fuss-free Lion King birthday party

Kinderling News & Features

If your kids have fallen in love with Disney's new Lion King movie - then these party ideas will help you throw them a birthday bash they will never forget (while keeping your sanity in check, too). Hakuna matata!

The cake

A simple round cake, fringed in leaves from the garden with a Simba figurine and candle on top is doable. Of course, you can make it even more ‘wow’ if you want to try and copy this amazing sunset frosting idea by Joy Lodovilla.

How cute is this cupcake lion’s mane? Thanks for the idea, Lindsey Abram.

Amazing cakes created this incredible Lion King cake featuring some serious marzipan art, and well. It’s Ah-MAZING!

The party food

Put some health on the party food table with this lion’s mane veggie sticks and dip idea from Patty Thomas.

Little Wish Parties came up with the simple idea of dipping Oreo biscuits in white chocolate, then dotting them in milk chocolate to create ‘animal print cookies’ – CUTE!

No kid’s birthday party is complete without chocolate crackles, or in the case of a Lion King party – elephant poo! Credit: Robin Withington – Pinterest.

The fun

For the craft table, make this simple lion out of a paper plate and pasta by Kid Transit. Instead of sticking on the googly eyes, you could cut out holes and turn it into a mask! Other ideas are ‘pin the tail on the lion’ and ‘jungle limbo’ using a rope with leaves wrapped around it so it looks like a vine.

The decorations

Bring the jungle inside by using leaves as place mats and twist ivy or vines here and there. Inspo from Ceileto Mio.

A welcome sign made out of cardboard or even old fence palings with your child’s name will set the scene for a Lion King party. Credit: Imagine Creations.

The lolly bag

Hessian bags, available from discount shops, instead of plastic will look more on theme. Alternatively, a paper bag tied with string and threaded through a leaf will also look great.

The playlist

And for the ultimate birthday party tunes to suit your Lion King party, we have you covered. Check out our Safari Birthday Party Playlist, including all your fave hits from the Lion King soundtrack, of course! 

This article originally appeared on Babyology.