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.