21 June 2008

Jungle Party Planning Links

PARTY FOOD, DECORATIONS, AND GOOD TIMES
My little guy's third birthday party was jungle-themed and I recently stumbled across all the research I did for his little shindig. It was fun to revisit it all. Here's my roundup.

INVITES, TABLE SETTINGS AND DECORATIONS
Cookie has a great little idea for elephant invites made with scrap embellishments and brads.



Dansukker has really cute ideas for decorating balloons. They also show how to make some cute elephant invites.



At Family Fun, oversized leaf postcard as invites and paper bag vines for decorations.

At Martha, check out monkey-themed invites and funny monkey cups.

Plum Party sells butterfly invites and glitter spiders among other animal related things.

Parents shows how to make a peeling banana invite.

PARTY MENU
The monkey menu at Buzzville includes Banana Black Bean Empanadas and simply adorable monkey cupcakes.

At Dansukker, find Monkey cake, fruit salad, and mango juice.



Martha has a great monkey cake too.

Charming 3-tiered elephant cake at Cookie and jungle cake at Family Fun.

Family Fun has a snake cake. Parents has a great snake cake recipe too.



At Meals for Mums: veggie plates with carrot/cucumber palm tree. Also check out your local kid-oriented caterer to see if they have any theme ideas they can help you with.

PARTY ACTIVITIES
Go to Family Fun for activity ideas like having a jungle parade or a Great Peanut Hunt and here for more ideas like "Crocodile Alley Obstacle Course".

Cookie suggests the wee ones make merriment by making music.

Or how about making their own binoculars from empty t-paper tubes over at
Parents.

Martha's site has an activity using elephant feet made from large cans. Also check out her ridiculously darling pipe cleaner animals here.



JUNGLE DRESS UP
Beautiful giraffe and elephant masks at Kangarooboo.



TOYS
Beautifully handmade wooden Safari animals here.



FAVOURS
Check out Family Fun for their expedition supply pinata idea. Although I love the pinata idea, our little guy was too young so we did a scaled down version here.

PARTY CHECKLIST
Celebrate Express helps you keep track of your planning schedule.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Fantastic links and ideas! I'm planning a jungle/safari party for my son right now.

Jackie said...

Thanks! Let us know what other cool stuff you find. Just checking out your recipe blog and your booklist blog. I have a four year old too so they are going to come in real handy!
: )

Amber Amaradio said...

Very Cute! What kind of boxes did you use for the favors?

Jackie said...

Our favour boxes were thin brown cardboard boxes that we bought flat at Michael's [http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home]. They had different shapes and sizes. Good luck! And thanks for stopping by!
: )

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