Slither and slide, jump and wiggle. There's never a dull moment when the party's theme is reptiles.
Cut a spiral out of green construction paper. Round the outside end to create a snake's head and the inside end to create the tail.Glue on googly eyes and a red felt tongue. Write party information around the spiral.
High Tech Invitations
Send your invitations via e-mail by using the free invitation and RSVP service at www.evite.com. Lots of great graphics, themes and your guests all RSVP with the click of a button,
Type up your invitations and slide them into un-opened boxes of animal crackers. Deliver the treat as your invitation!
For another type of invitation, go to your local party or costume store and buy rubber animal noses. On animal stationary, write all of the party info and attach the animal noses and hand deliver to your guests. Make sure to tell everyone to come to your party wearing their noses!
Make Your Own
Very easy software to download you own files and pictures to create your own personalized card.
Links to invitations I have downloaded
Did someone say party card
Drape a green or brown fish net across the wall or ceiling. Attach plastic and cloth snakes, frogs, lizards, turtles, and other reptiles. Hang green streamers around the room for a jungle effect.
It's a Jungle in Here - As children enter, give them safari hats and a plastic compasses. Create a jungle atmosphere with lots of foliage, artificial or real. Hang stuffed animals from the branches of trees. Use lots of potted plants and trees (borrow extra from friend and neighbors). Arrange stuffed animals next to large plants. Use green streamers, jungle print balloons, and construction paper snakes or plastic snakes hanging in corners, from doors, and from the center of their party area. Add bunches of bananas and toy jeeps. Use butterfly or fish net swags around tables and across the room as you would crepe paper. Place little plastic bugs in the netting to make it appear as if the kids are on a safari, catching critters. Play animal or rainforest sounds as background sound effects. Use chalk to draw big animal footprints on your driveway, sidewalk and patio.
Use animal print fabrics and inexpensive natural burlap as table drapes and chair covers. Use jungle theme plates and napkins and bananas labeled with each guests name as place cards. Use the snake cake as a centerpiece. Throw animal crackers as confetti all over the table as part of the look, as well as a tasty snake for hungry children.
* Make Snake Snacks - Mix gummy snakes, insects and small M & M's (snake eggs) in a bag labeled Snake Snacks.
* Gecko Headbands - Make copies of the outline of a large gecko for each guest. Have guests color with markers. Cut out the gecko and attach to a construction paper headband.
* Reptile Roundup - Hide small plastic reptiles around the room or yard and challenge each guest to find one of each reptile.
* Slither and Jump - Divide into two or three teams and challenge guests to slither across the room like a snake and then return to the other side by jumping like a frog.
* Lizard Tail Tag - Divide into two teams, the team lizards, and the orange lizards. Tuck a green or orange lizard tail into each child's waistband. The object is to capture the other team's tails while protecting your own.
* Leap Frog - Organize guests into partners and have a leap frog race4 around the room.
* Plastic Frog Jumpers - Arrange guests at one end of an area with a hard surface. Give each child a plastic jumping frog, Challenge guests to jump their frogs from one end of the area to the other.
* Croc Toss - Create a crocodile from a long box with lid. Cover the box with green paper, prop up one end of the lid and cut jagged teeth and glue on big red eyes. Ask children to see how many raisins they can get into the crocs' mouth in thirty seconds. Do this several times, always trying to beat the previous record.
Snake snacks, plastic reptiles, reptile glasses, safari hats.