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Eat Like an Animal Birthday Party Theme

Eat Like an Animal Birthday Party Theme Provide /make animal masks for the guests to wear throughout the party. Play games of reaching and pretending to be the chosen animals. Provide different menues based on animals chosen when RSVPing for the party Let the goody bags continue the message with a small recipe book and animal mementos for each child's parent, to spread the message. The phrase "Eat like an animal" inspires kids to eat leafy greens and vegetables, but many don't know how. If the concept is too open-ended, parents may meet with unreasonable demands from their kids, or have difficulty obtaining the required foods, but given limited choices, kids can gain experience eating unusual things in a group atmosphere, which helps over-ride fear, as multiple people are trying new things together. This means that only one parent has to do anything new or different, but many children get the opportunity for new taste experiences.

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Provide /make animal masks for the guests to wear throughout the party.
Play games of reaching and pretending to be the chosen animals.
Provide different menues based on animals chosen when RSVPing for the party
Let the goody bags continue the message with a small recipe book and animal mementos for each child's parent, to spread the message.




For a birthday party, a lot of parents are careful to provide different options for different kids to accomodate allergies. Parents are used to needing to do this, so it won't be much more difficult, and it may very well be cheaper to do.


In the birthday party invitation; please indicate which animal your child would like to be for the party;
Some quick Examples (please help add to these):


Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Moose.
In the invite, include the following information, so the child can make an informed choice. State that this will be the entire meal the child gets to eat, as the salad will be large enough to fill them.


Optionally add the possiblity of a treat of Mango or Matcha gelato instead of cake for dessert, depending on animal chosen.


Elephants eat grasses, leaves, bamboo, bark, roots, twigs, and small amounts of fruits, seeds, and flowers.
Elephant menu:
Salad of lettuce, spinach, bamboo shoots, pine-nuts, rose-petals or dandelion heads, ginger
"Twigs" made of the traditional "Ants on a log" of Celery, raisins, nut-butter


Giraffes eat leaves, berries, fruit.
Giraffe menu:
Spinach salad with in-season fruit (strawberries, blackberrys, bananas, mangos, apples, whatever's local), anything that grows above what other herbivores can reach


Hippos eat soft grasses and shrubs, ferns, aquatic plants, reeds, leaves, fallen nuts or fruits, sugar cane and corn.
Hippo menu:
Oat, wheat, barley, rye (cereal grasses) cereal, corn, whole sugar cane,
Salad of matcha leaves, spinach, dandelion leaves and flowers, nettles, pirslane, arugula, lettuce (whatever's available), seeds such as pine-nuts, beans


Moose eat the twigs, roots, bark, and shoots of woody plants.
Moose menu;
"Twigs" made of the traditional "Ants on a log" of Celery, raisins, nut-butter
Bamboo shoots, burdock


References;
http://www.ehow.com/about_5209012_common-edible-grasses_-weeds-flowers_.html

http://flowerscanada.org/content/en/edible_flowers.htm

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_hippos_eat

Age of kids. The solutions to changing kids’ eating behaviors will vary depending on their age. What works for a toddler won’t necessarily fly for a teenager, although we suspect some concepts might be appropriate for all ages—even adults! Which age bracket does your concept address (tick all relevant boxes)?

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Going beyond the birthday theme, I think it's fun to look at the animal world for inspiration on how to eat. Animals eat natural food, like we should be eating. If you eat a balanced diet of grains, vegetables, fruit and meat, you basically eat like a bird, giraffe, monkey and tiger. Maybe that is a fun way of talking to kids about nutrition - have kids pick their favorite animals that eat from each food group to make up their own eating ID. They could also get this communication in unusual places like Zoos and nature documentaries.