Jungle Safari Adventure©
Paint your invitation on a thin piece of tree
bark and enclose in a well-padded envelope or box.
Print your invitation on parchment paper,
roll and secure with a
jungle print slap bracelet. Send in a mailing tube or create your own from
recycled gift wrap, paper towel or toilet tissue cardboard tubes covered with animal
print paper or plastic wrap. Seal, affix an address label and take to your
post office for postage and mailing.
Create your invitation on animal print paper
or parchment, roll, tie with raffia and insert into a clean, recycled plastic
soda or water bottle. You can further decorate the inside of the bottle with
fake or real grass and adorn the outside with animal print stickers. Seal, affix
an address label and take to your post office for postage and mailing.
NOTE: When sending an unusual invitation like
this, it's best to send one to yourself first to judge how long it takes to come
to you and its condition upon arrival so you can make necessary adjustments.
the Lion's Lair
Purchase an 8' x 10' safari
setting backdrop and use thumbtacks or non-permanent adhesive (available in
office supply and art stores) to affix to your wall for a jungle setting that
will make them roar.
Use stuffed toy jungle animals for
Rent or borrow lots and lots of tropical
plants to create your own jungle. Hang toy inflatable or stuffed monkeys from
Add a warm glow to your cool party with animal
to set this theme party at a local zoo so the big game hunters can see jungle
beasts up close.
outdoor parties or when things heat up, animal
print hand fans will add a colorful design and a cooling breeze for your
your guests part of your décor by giving them animal print sunglasses, pith
helmets, animal print inflatable shoes, animal print caps, a wild and wacky
animal print derby or fedora to wear.
may be rustic out in the jungle but your bathroom can still be jungle chic with animal
print toilet tissue, guest towels and a toucan or animal print candle
your waitstaff in animal print or khaki shirts, shorts and pith
helmets. For added adventure, supply them with affordable and inflatable
animal print "shoes". Another staff (or host) costume option is to
have them wear jungle or animal print attire and top their outfits with a wild
feathered headdress, an
animal print cap or a wild and wacky animal
print derby or fedora.
print fedoras or animal print derbies can be used as serving
bowls for dry snacks.
print cloth bandanas for use as a napkin or use a paper
print napkin. Secure with an animal
print slap bracelet, animal
print "springs" or secure with toy
animal necklaces for a look they'll love.
Create your favorite punch and
label it "Jungle Juice." For an added treat, serve with straws
adorned with animal accents.
multiple diagonal cuts into your hot dogs, not quite all the way through, and
fill the slits with ketchup, mustard and relish. Then tell your younger guests
they're eating a "snake."
of beef, consider serving your guests ostrich meat burgers.
Many specialty butcher shops carry these beefy-tasting, but low fat red
meat. Look for online sources if
ostrich meat is not available in your area.
Ostrich meat also can make an excellent stew. Recycle your
"cauldron" from Halloween or serve in a heavyweight stew pot. Cook
over an open fire or your grill for a smoky authentic taste.
Steam fish filets in clean seaweed or banana leaves (available in specialty stores, Asian markets and the gourmet section of many supermarkets).
Cover your tables in animal
print cloths or recycled matchstick blinds for a rustic setting.
If using straw cloths for your table or if
you want to add a jungle feel to plain, colored cloths, serve your snacks or
meal on animal
print paper products.
Big Game Hunter Fun and Games
Give the kids butterfly nets to catch "wild" prey.
Set up a scavenger hunt using natural items (leaves, insects, stones, shells, and so forth) found at the outdoor party site as the objects participants must find and bring back on their list. If the party is held at a local zoo, give them instant cameras to take pictures of specific animals housed at the zoo.
Foam Jungle Frames (pk/12)
Take photos of your guests during the scavenger hunt or while they chasing "wild prey" and put into hand-crafted animal print frames.
Animal Print Magnetic Frames (pk/12)
children to draw their favorite animal and then let them save their artwork in
an animal print frame.
your budget and location allows (or if it's available at the zoo where you're
holding your party), bring in a petting zoo or purchase tickets for elephant or
camel rides for your guests.
sounds of different animals (your library may have these sound effects tapes or
CDs) and have guests guess what animal is making the noise.
an obstacle course for outdoor events and award prizes for those who complete
the tasks in the shortest time. Design different courses for various age groups.
Blow up a picture of a monkey and make copies of the monkey's tale so guests can play "Pin the Tail on the Monkey."
Bring in a face painter (or get volunteers) to turn little faces into jungle beasts.
Add an aural element to the occasion by playing authentic African music and sounds of wild animals.
Let your guests create their own tribal masks with paper maché, paints, feathers and beads. Super craft supply site:
Goodies and Giveaways
print cloth bandanas
print slap bracelets
Animal print "springs"
Animal print derbies
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