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#1 of 4 Old 09-07-2010, 08:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

I am a single mom to my son who is turning 16 in a few weeks. He just informed me that he wants to have a "jungle theme" for his birthday party. I thought it was a little unusual to have a theme but he said he asked his friends if he should have a theme and apparently the consensus was "yes" LOL.

We are having this party at home, and I am one of the most uncreative people ever, unfortunately. I don't have very many crafty skills, so anything that might be simple to do would be appreciated! I'm trying to avoid just buying a theme kit or something from a party store, I'd like it to have a little more of a personal touch.

Thanks for *any* help/suggestions!

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In the main party room decorate by hanging a bunch of green crepe paper from the celing to the floor as "vines". Tape some paper parrots onto the vines. Put a green light into the light fixture.

Make "jungle juice" (the non-alcoholic kind ). Have people dress up in leopard print and feathers. Serve good shade-grown coffee for educational reasons (ok, kidding on that one).
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How much space do you have for the party? Is it indoor or outdoor, or both?

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Well, I'm not sure for 16 y.o.'s, but some things I'd consider:

- in addition to crepe paper vines, you can buy big bags of rubber snakes, insects, spiders etc. at the dollar store or toy store, and use them for decorating - if you are doing loot bags, everyone can take some home

- cheap straw hats and bandanas for everyone to wear and get into the fun - again to take home at the end of the party.

- I like the jungle juice idea - I'd look for jungle food ideas, if you google "jungle birthday party food" a lot of links pop up

- music - some hokey old tunes like "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", "Jungle Fever" etc.
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