Party invitations. This was really a Diego party and a jungle party, but to make it less cartoon-y (more on that topic in another post) I focused almost entirely on the jungle theme. For this birthday party I wanted the invitations to set the tone for the whole event. The kids invited were all 3 and 4 years old so I knew a pre-party hat would get them excited. And because it was a jungle theme, it’s perfect for a girl and boy party (since children at this age have friends of both genders).

Since most of the party budget was allotted to the party favors and the party games, the invitations had to be inexpensive. This is the actual invitation that was delivered to each guest. A simple foam animal hat like this can be found at many party and craft stores. They cost about $1 or $2. I typed up the party information and had it copied onto cream colored cardstock. Using a large die cut that I typically use for banners, I cut the party info out into a circle shape and cut another circle out of a map scrapbooking paper and attached them using some adhesive. With some brown ink and a small sponge, I softly inked the edges to give this jungle invite an aged look. When I was finished I punched a hole at the top and tied the invites to the foam giraffe hats with inexpensive brown ribbon. An easy peasy diy invitation.

This picture shows the front and back of the party invitations.

This is another hat option for this invite. These safari hats are a little harder to find, but they are just as cool.
For more safari fun and to see all of the jungle party posts, click on the Diego Jungle Party tag below.


  1. I love this! So classy, but still fun for the kids! And I want a hat too!

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    Kim    Tuesday, June 1, 2010
  2. I love an invite that incorporates a fun use-able and interactive element in keeping with the theme!
    We do this often…currently working on a Down On The Farm party with a tin animal noise maker(the kind you turn over to make a sound) as part of the invite! Farm-Fun!

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    Leesa Zelken    Wednesday, June 2, 2010
  3. Love all of your ideas. My 3 year old loves Diego and would love this party!

    Sheek Shindigs    Sunday, June 6, 2010
  4. Thanks for all the cute “jungle” ideas. My classroom theme is a safari and I am excited to make “vines” using your idea to further decorate our classroom. I have the “create a critter” cartridge so I was planning to make the animals already = ). Thank you so much for your ingenious vine idea!

    Katie Haymore    Thursday, June 24, 2010
  5. Oh please tell me, can you email me some photos of the party? I am VERY detailed oriented and I am throwing a Noah’s Ark party at our local zoo. I’d love to see how the rest of the party played out.

    Kristin Bolling    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
  6. Where can I find this girraf foam hat?

    Susan    Thursday, March 31, 2011
  7. Hi Susan–I found them at a local craft store in the dollar section.

    Brittany    Thursday, March 31, 2011
  8. This is SO AWESOME! I am totally pinning this for a future party idea! We just had a big fire truck bday party last weekend (pics on my blog). My sons both love Diego so this is perfect for them. How did you get the traveling zoo to come?! Great work!
    Mackenzie :)

    Mackenzie    Saturday, June 23, 2012

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