With the Brazilian soccer world cup happening and the release of the Rio 2 movie, I'm doubly delighted to share this colorful and vibrant Rio-Amazon-jungle-inspired birthday party!!
Crissy styled it for her daughter's 9th birthday, and I worked on the party printable collection inspired by her vision, ideas and chosen colors. She really wanted the Amazon rain forest come to life and I think she pulled it off beautifully as usual!! It's full of creative, gorgeous and DIY inspiration, and she shares all the fun details below. Enjoy! :)
Rio Amazon Forest Jungle Inspired Party Decor
I was thrilled when my daughter decided to have a Rio 2 Party! I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we were stationed in Brasilia, Brazil from 2006 to 2010. We were able to visit the Amazon Rainforest before we moved back to the States in 2010, so you can imagine my excitement to create this party!
I want to create a Rainforest feeling in our backyard by adding elements found in the Rainforest. I was lucky enough to purchase various items from the Amazon tribes during our visit but most of the decorations are from Party City, Home Depot (straw fence for the backdrop), Michaels and my own backyard. I also contacted Bird from Bird's Party and she created a super cute printable set inspired by the movie!
Rio Jungle Inspired Party Food & Dessert Table
Our guests enjoyed Morpho Butterflies(blue jelly beans and blue mini gumballs), Jaguar Tails(Cheetos), Anteater food(chocolate covered raisins), Bird Seeds(jelly beans), Rainforest Vines(green licorice), Beetle Wings(chocolate covered pretzels), Macaw snacks(trial mix), Tropical delights(candy fruit), Vegetable Platter, Fruits, Rainforest Water and Tropical Punch.
The girls took home tubes of mini gumballs dressed up using Bird's Party Rio 2 inspired Jungle Printables. The printable set also comes with some cut outs inspired by the movie. I used the blue bird to decorate the pineapple that I made by adding yellow gumball to a vase and added some green twisty pops wrapped on green tissue paper to the top.
I set up the girls table by using my ottoman covered with an avocado tablecloth and used my Orchid arrangement as centerpiece. I mixed and match the tableware items from Party City to create a colorful setting for the girls to enjoy their healthy treats before we went to the movies.
Rio Jungle Inspired Party Drinks Station
The Drink Station displayed some of my findings while we visited Manaus, Amazon.
I served some of the goodies inside cute coconut cups and on top of wooden trays that I found at Michaels. And the girls sipped Tropical Punch on their Pineapple and Coconut cups.
Rio Jungle Inspired Party Fun & Favors
As favors, the girls took home cute stuffed animals that live in the Amazon.
After the movies, the girls came back to our house for ice cream cake and sweets!
I loved the movie so much since we were able to recognize some places that we were able to visit while we lived in Brazil! And guess what? We are moving back to Brazil this August! I am over the moon with excitement!
Most of the ideas posted here, can also be an inspiration to create a Luau, Jungle or Safari party too! :)
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.