Have you heard the latest Roarrrrrr? Friends of the Jungle Have Gathered To Say; Please Join Us To Celebrate A Special Birthday! Here are a few ideas for a successful and fun filled Jungle Themed party:
o Your invitations set the tone. Look for an invitation with a jungle theme. You can find great deals on-line or make them yourself. You may also want to try Wal-Mart or Target, they have a nice selection of party invitations at a great price.
o Use Jungle Themed table cloths, plates, and cups. Depending on the number of table cloths needed, you can use a solid color to compliment the themed table covering. You can find these at any Party Store. Check your local Dollar Store for solid colors that will compliment your decor.
o Decide on a menu. We came up with creative names for the food and drinks, the kids loved it. For example, we had Bug Punch. Purchase small bugs from your local Dollar Store. Place them in ice trays, cover with fruit punch and freeze them. Place them in the punch bowl along with Pop Rocks. Mac and Cheese was Quick Sand, hamburgers were Jungle Burgers, and hot dogs were Slim Dogs, Spaghetti Salad was Snake Salad etc. Be creative.
o We used jungle animals that we found at the local Good Will Store for table center pieces. After the party, we gave them away to the children and guests.
o Oriental Trading has a great selection of games and party favors at a great price. We also gave each child a box of Animal Crackers along with the Party Bag.
o A Jungle Themed cake is a must. We used Jungle Themed cupcakes. I had the bakery make the icing to look like grass. We used Jungle Themed picks in the center. The children loved them.
o Download Jungle Sounds and play them at the entrance of the party.
o We made signs and placed them in the yard. Here are a few examples: Zoo Parking, Party Animals Ahead, Enter At Your Risk, and Please Don’t Feed the Animals.
o Don’t forget the Jungle Themed balloons. You can use solid color balloons to compliment the Jungle Themed balloons.
o Ask a local appliance store to save a refrigerator box. Paint jungle animals on the side of the box and cut a few holes in the side to let in sunlight. Cover the box with branches and twigs. Allow the children to crawl through the Jungle Cave. (You can place the downloaded jungle sounds on top of the box for an added effect).
o Be sure to have a few games for adults as well as the children. We played Jungle Bingo.
o Recruit 2 – 3 assistants to help with food, games, prizes etc. Mingle and have fun.
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