African Theme Party Ideas and Supplies

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African Theme Party Ideas



Use African images for invitations, collages and to hang on the wall or from streamers for your African party. National Geographic Magazine is a great resource. Visit local garage sales, libraries or thrift stores to pick up magazines. You can find animals, maps and people - and it's a great way to get kids involved with decorating as well. Have them find pictures, cut them out and glue them to construction paper.

Plan an African themed scavenger hunt. Either create your own list, or download an amazing list off the Internet! CLICK HERE

African background music adds great atmosphere to your event. Check into your local library's International Music selection. You may modern and traditional music. Check out a few and quickly peruse the selections to see which music you like best. Playing music during the beginning of your event will set the mood for arriving guests.

Have an African trivia game during your African party. Provide a large map and ask simple questions about the capital of a country, or what country is directly north or another. Do more research and you can ask about famous athletes, politicians or events in Africa.

Your African party will benefit from some African masks as decoration on the walls, the table, or on your guests! Check out a few books at the library on African Masks. Sometimes you can find children's books with mask stencils provided. Trace the outline of three different masks (as well as the eye holes and other crucial features.) Choose a color for each mask outline (preferably earth tones and greens) and cut out a bunch of masks from construction paper. You can paint, color or cut more colored paper to decorate the masks, if you like - adding stripes, feathers, whatever other decorations you see in the reference books you have. The stencil tracing and cutting are more great activities that children can help you with. Now take the masks you've cut out and create an alternating pattern on the wall with them! They look great at eye level and can create a wonderful African look to your party venue!

Serve African inspired food at your African party. Visit your local African market (check the phone book if you're unfamiliar with local international markets) and find some unique foods to offer in addition to a more traditional menu you might have planned. If you cannot find a local market, you might special order items from a market online. It can be exciting to taste a rare or exotic meat. (Ostrich, crocodile, snake...) Again, check out a book of African foods at the library - or online - and create your own African inspired menu!

Make beaded bracelets during your African party. Budget permitting, you can make necklaces (they require more beads and string than bracelets.) Visit your local hobby store or beading store for the wire or thread, findings and beads. If you know well enough in advance, try ordering beads online - you can sometimes get better deals that way (see Fire Mountain Gems for a fantastic selection!)

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African Safari Posters! - Great party decorations!

Posters make great prizes for games and parting gifts for your guests to take home after the party!

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Nelson Mandella Poster

African Lion Poster

African Wildlife Poster

Betty LaDuke Eritrea Mandala for Peace Poster

More African Safari Posters! - Great party decorations!

Posters make great prizes for games and parting gifts for your guests to take home after the party!

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