Outwit, Outplay, Outlast { Survivor Party }

by Claire Minnaar


This party theme is ideally suited for boys and adventure loving girls, and can be hosted as a sleepover – complete with tents in the backyard – or afternoon party in the garden.


13 to 16

Colour Scheme

Bright colours for the various tribes, while keeping the rest of the elements all natural.

Décor & Goodies

Use plenty of natural elements like bamboo, logs, vines and palm leaves to decorate the party area, as well as to construct elements like the treats table and seating. Raw textured fabrics such as burlap and cotton can also be incorporated in the form of bunting and table cloths, while sand and shells can be used to represent the beachy side of things.

Eats & Treats

Survivors are known for eating plenty of fruit – papaya and coconut especially – so consider serving fruity skewers, freshly squeezed juice in coconut shells and brightly coloured coconut ice. The other major food source is fish which can be served in the form of tuna tartlets and marshmallow fish. Lastly, let’s not forget the ghastly critters the contestants are often challenged to eat – hence a selection of jelly worms, chocolate spiders, marshmallow mice and chocolate eggs will be the ideal table filler.

Fun & Games

Where to begin! Survivor is jam-packed with riddles, puzzles, obstacle courses and what-not, so best turn the living room or backyard into a series of challenges. What’s more, the kiddos can be divided into two teams or, if the numbers don’t add up, participate in their individual capacity. Be sure to watch a couple of episodes of ANY season for inspiration and don’t forget to have prizes for both winning and losing teams, to avoid disappointment. You can also let each team paint their own flags or build shelters, and make them “hunt” for their own food by hiding it away in the garden.

Original images and their credits available on Pinterest

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