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With the new Lion King movie currently in theatres, it has become one of the most popular birthday party themes this year for kids. Everywhere you look there is Simba, Scar, Mufasa, Zazu, Timon, and Pumbaa. For example, in Australia, one of the local supermarkets is giving away a small Lion King toy with every purchase over $30. These toys are so addictive for kids. Almost every child I know is pestering their parents every night to go to the grocery store. It is marketing genius and a parent’s nightmare!
If your kids have caught the Lion King fever and you are planning a Lion King birthday party, then this post is for you. Here are some awesome Lion King Party Food ideas you can use for your event. If you are not planning a party, some of these ideas are also perfect for bringing a little extra fun to a family movie night watching the old cartoon classic.
Jungle Mud Bath
Timon and Pumbaa love Mud and Bugs. Get out your candy bugs on sticks and give the kids a chance to dip them in the mud. If you are feeling extra creative, you could make bugs out of marshmallows or fruit.
Lion King Milkshakes
This milkshake from Disney land Paris is an excellent example of how you can add your theme to any food. Google "Simba food Stencil" to find out where you can get a stencil near you to pull of this dazzler.
Bugs 'n Grubs Waffle Cone
This is another fun food example direct from Disney, this bugs 'n Grubs ice cream is a cute and simple way to add the theme to your desert.
Monkey in a Pineapple Tree
I'm not entirely sure if this should be classified as a food or art, but it's amazing. This pineapple tree would be a feature for any Lion King food table.
Welcome to the jungle indeed. A long snake sandwich is a great way to decorate a food table, which provides some snacks for the kids. You could even do sections of different flavors to cater to different tastes.
Ants on a Log Snack
When Simba leaves the pride-lands, he survives by eating grubs and bugs with his friends Timon and Pumba. These different varieties of "bugs on logs' are a fun way to bring some healthy food to your party.
Simba Fondant Cake Topper
If you are short on time but want to DIY a Lion King Cake, then you can purchase a premade fondant Simba cake topper off Etsy. Add this to a grocery store cake and it will look like a professional job.
Lion King Cookie Cutters
While not a recipe, these cute Lion King Cookie cutters are a great way to bring the lion king to your party. Be if cookies or fondant cutouts for a cake. I really like the idea of making the cookies in the Lion King characters and then allowing the kids to decorate them at the party.
Personalized Lion King Chips
If you want to take your personalization and party theme to the next level, you can purchase customized Lion King Chip packets for your party on Etsy.
Bugs on a leaf
These cute tomato bugs on a leaf are another great way to bring some healthy bugs to the party. These are a great option for parents too!
Recreate the Pridelands with Animal cookie
Use the humble animal cookie to recreate the pridelands. This is a great, low sugar snack the kids will find super fun. You could even have a jar of animal biscuits and each child could create their own pridelands (or maybe even an elephant graveyard!).
Lion Paw Krispie Treats
These cute Lion paws would make the perfect Lion King party. Check out the Brought to You By Mom blog to get all the details on how to make these cute desserts.
Jungle Dipped Strawberries
There you have it, my favorite Lion King party food ideas. Do you have another amazing recipe idea that I have missed off the list? Leave us the details below so everyone can check it out.
I can’t wait to see all of your amazing Lion King Parties this summer. Be sure to send through the pictures of your big event so we can ooh and aah at all your amazing work.