Ready to throw a wild party? For junior rangers, shark fans, petting zoo pros and beyond, we’ve found fun animal-themed bashes that are sure to delight. Click through the slideshow below for the most creative eats, décor, and favors—all the inspiration you and your little party animals could need.

Sock Monkey Party

Want to give your birthday boy or girl another reason to monkey around? This sock monkey party from Birthday Express is big on nostalgia, polka dots, and, of course, monkeys. Bonus DIY points: the cute sock monkey paper plates are used as wall decorations, too.

photo: Birthday Express

What other themes do you have in mind for your party animal? Share them in the comments below! 

— Abigail Matsumoto