Survivor Party Ideas

Cheryl Cirelli
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Get creative with Survivor party ideas for your next bash.

Creative Survivor Party Ideas

If you and your friends are fans of the reality TV show, Survivor, then plan your next party around the theme of island survival. A Survivor party can be fun for both children and adults. By planning ahead, you can be sure all the details are in place for your party and all your guests will be happy. This theme can work well for birthdays or other special occasions or you can even hold a party during an episode of the TV show.

The first step is sending out the invitation. Make sure you create an invitation that will prepare guests for a Survivor party. There are many sites online, such as Party 411, with specialty themed invitations, or try your hand at creating one yourself. In the invitation, you can encourage your guests to come dressed in Survivor-style clothing.

Since your party will most likely include games, make a list of your guests and divide them into teams. Each team will be a separate tribe. Give each tribe a unique name and hand out colored bandanas to designate who is on each tribe.

Party Decorations

Create an island in your own backyard with fun tropical decorations. Set up luminaries along walkways or your driveway. If possible, have a bonfire burning. Display a sign when guests enter welcoming them to your island. Upon entering, present each guest with a lei and a colored bandana. Be sure to have other decorations such as:

  • Tiki torches
  • Grass hut
  • Tropical plants
  • Inflatable palm trees
  • Fake bugs, snakes and rats
  • Tropical piñata
  • Sand and seashells
  • Sandbox and/or an inflatable swimming pool

Survivor Party Games

There are endless game ideas that fit perfectly with the Survivor theme. As the host of the party, you can act like TV show host Jeff Probst and oversee the games. Competitive games work best and include:

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Obstacle course
  • Relay race
  • Water balloon toss
  • Trivia based on the TV show
  • Food eating contest
  • Immunity challenges such as last one standing, digging for treasure or even a limbo contest.

Have prizes to hand out for the winners of each challenge. Shell necklaces or CDs of Caribbean music are inexpensive and fun.

Survivor Party Menu

No Survivor party is complete without a fun menu to complement the theme. Foods can be kept simple and include items such as:

  • Fresh fruit kabobs with tropical fruits such as pineapple, bananas, papaya and guava
  • Seafood - shrimp, crab or even a whole fish
  • Big pot of rice
  • Tropical drinks served in coconuts
  • Gummy worms

Another idea is to set up a barbeque and allow guest to cook their own food like they are on the TV show. Have items prepared beforehand that guests can just throw on the grill. A pig roast is another food option that is fun and goes along with the island theme.

Finishing Touches

There are endless Survivor party ideas to consider. Why not add some special touches to your party such as playing steel drum music in the background or even showing recorded episodes of the TV show. The possibilities are endless. Remember to be creative and have fun and your party will be one that your guests will never forget!

Survivor Party Ideas