Spud's 3rd birthday was all about the jungle. He was particularly smitten with Curious George then, and as always, in an attempt to not have the party revolve completely around a commercial theme ... we went jungle. This is some of the fun we had with it:
I downloaded a bunch of rainforest and jungle sounds songs that played in the background. I collected little jungle-themed stuffies [monkeys, frogs, snakes etc] from Spud's room and put them on the table for the kids to play with. Frankly we included savanna animals too ... I didn't want to split hairs.
For decorations we made vines out of recycled paper and stapled cutout leaves to them. We also made the invites from these cutout leaves.
· Jungle Juice
· Jungle Trail Mix [Animal Crackers, Marshmallow bananas, Banana Chips, pretzels].
· Tropical fruit salad
· Ham + Pineapple Pizza
We also made the drinking cups into monkeys [construction paper and googlie eyes] and cut the green napkins into a leaf shape. Oh, and Curious George Cake.
Each expedition supply pack included jungle snacks, monkey poop [chocolate covered raisins], stickers, jungle themed crafty bits and other bobs.
Jungle Party Planning Links
UPDATE: Download 3 leaf templates from wee printables