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We’re sad to see Jungle Party Week come to a close because it’s such an awesome twist on something your kids LOVE brought to life in such an adult/calm/soothing way.  Something about these colors just make us want to lounge out back with a nice spritzer.  And I’m not 100% sure what a spritzer is.

We think we pretty well covered the gambit with the above inspiration board but if you think we forgot something please let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to pin it onto our pinterest board.  Lastly, congrats to Jamie you’re the winner of our giveaway this week and the new proud owner of a digital “you print” invitation for any party in our shop.  HOORAY!  We’ll connect with you later today.

Next week we’ll be chatting about all things beach ball and we sure hope you’ll join us!

Where To Find It:

Food: These cookies from Etsy could double as party favors and Amy made the lion cupcakes for her son a couple years ago and can vouch for their adorablness…  carmel corn makes a great lion’s mane.  And how cute are the little melon bowls we pictured?  You’ll have to pick yourself up a melon baller to achieve this look or chop your melon up and throw em on kabobs.
Drink: melon rumballa for your adult guests and lemonade in mason jars for the little ones.
Decor: We spotted these straws on etsy which are so cute they’re basically functional decor when placed in a mason jar.  All of the cupcake toppers, banners, and tags can be found in our etsy shop.
Activity: The kiddos will have a blast both making and wearing these safari masks!  Check out the mask DIY and free printable.
Favors: These diy favor bags are adorable!  We love how skippeeahn paired a variety of patterns and fabrics that come together to look cohesive.  Fill these goodie bags with bubbles, home wrapped crayons and cinch em up with our favor tags to appropriately thank guests for attending ;)
Attire: Complete your child’s day with this customized shirt, can’t believe it’s only $24!

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melon image, favor bags image 

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If your child is a fan of the jungle and all the mysteries it has to offer, then you’re well aware that they are just a backyard away from transforming themselves there.  It’s our hope that these DIY printable masks can assist in that transformation.

Your guests will have fun crafting these up and even more fun wearing them out back!  This craft turns into a game real quick.  Throw an animal twist onto games like “Mother May I?” or “Simon Says” and the kids can be growling like lions, hopping like frogs and swinging from vines like monkeys in no time!  Winner takes home a delicious bunch of bananas:

(and for halloween you may as well pass out raisins) – IM KIDDING ABOUT THE BANANAS, but some kind of jungle treat would work great as the prize:

In addition, we spotted these to die for favor bags that not only look awesome but are so durable!  We love how skippeeahn paired a variety of patterns and fabrics that come together to look cohesive.  Fill these goodie bags with bubbles, home wrapped crayons and cinch em up with our favor tags to appropriately thank guests for attending ;) .

Be sure to check out the favor bags tutorial here.

Speaking of favors, each of your guests deserves to be the king of the jungle right!?  We LOVE these crowns and think they pair nicely with our jungle color scheme.  Here’s a similar tutorial.

And of course an array of tropical candy treats never hurt nobody.  We like to call these our favor bag fillers:

Jungle Boogie your buns back here tomorrow for our inspiration board and to see if you’re the winner of our giveaway.  If you haven’t yet entered to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on any blog post this week.  The winner takes home a free digital “you print” invitation good for any party in our shop!

 

where to find it:

skittles, starburst, dum dums, gumballs

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Your standard fruit and veggie trays will go great (color wise) with our jungle party, or try these single serving versions (double dip freedom for all!):

 

but what we really wanna talk about is…

This guy!

This snake sandwich recipe looks awesome but to be honest, as soon as I read the word “cornmeal” my brain turned off.  Now if you’re not intimidated by recipes containing cornmeal, please by all means GO FOR IT and send us the pics once you do!  However, I’m thinking you could achieve this same look by toothpicking some olive eyes and red pepper tongues in the ends of foot long subways.

Snakewiches!!

On the sweet side these cupcakes are too cute and the cookies from Etsy could double as party favors when wrapped in our cellophane bags, tied neatly with our thank you tags:

I actually made the lion cupcakes that are pictured for my son a couple years ago and can vouch for their adorableness.  I got SO many compliments on them and guess what!?  I didn’t do any piping!  I simply used a junior mint for a more substantial nose and brown sixlets for the eyes and they looked just as cute without a mouth.

I’ll stop bragging now…  back to jungle friendly food, who knew hollowed out grapefruit made such delicious little melon bowls?  Not only do they coordinate perfectly but they’re a healthier option than say a bowl full of tropical skittles… (though we aren’t hatin on skittles!).

You’ll have to pick yourself up a melon baller to achieve this look or chop your melon up and throw em on kabobs, both equally adorable and edible.

In beverage news, I’m curious… how do ya’ll feel about alcohol at a children’s party?  We’ve heard it’s a “do” and we’ve heard it’s a “don’t” and our professional opinion lands us on the “whatever floats your boat” boat.  If you do “do”,  melon rumballa for your adult guests would be fitting with the jungle theme and the little tikes can have lemonade or orange Izze.

Yums all around.

Have you left a comment on our posts this week yet?  If not, please do so, so we can enter you to win our giveaway for one custom, digital “you print” invitation good for any party in our shop!  And get your jungle boogie’n buns back here tomorrow when we’ll be discussing activities, favors and some more jungle party decor.

 

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Our Jungle Party is like a delightful little scoop of sunshine and if this customer party doesn’t do it justice, I don’t know what will!  Come on in and have a looksee:

A big thanks to Holden’s mom for sending us these photos.  The bright yellows, blues and oranges look awesome and we love how she took cupcake liners and made them into a banner:

simple, cute and effective.

Playing up the oranges and yellows with lemons and oranges inside all of these vases was such an adorable touch as well:

Those look like jungle daisies to me!  Our cutlery, party hats, bunting, and cupcake toppers each add a nice finishing touch:

Couldn’t this just as well be the theme for a boy baby shower!?  Thank you again to Holden’s mama for sharing, it helps keep us motivated to see our products out in the real world and hopefully this motivates our readers that parties like this are “do-able”.  Tomorrow we’ll be talking about food and drink options for the jungle party so come on back for that and be sure to enter our giveaway for a free digital “you print” invitation to any party in our shop by commenting on the blog this week!

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We hope ya’ll are ready to Jungle Boogie this week because we certainly are:

(sorry, I couldn’t help myself)

Now that you’re sufficiently scarred, why don’t we bungle in the  jungle for a moment and check out a sneak peek of what’s to come this week:

We hope you’ll pop in each day to get the low down on all our jungle-fied ideas.  Also this week we’ll be giving away a free, digital, “you print” invitation to any party in our shop.  Snoop around and see if anything strikes your fancy and then simply leave a comment on any post this week to be entered to win!