Here's another way to design your alligator cookies! Glaze your cookies in a light green color, then pipe darker-green zig-zags down their backs. Add white dots for claws and eyes, as shown, along with four black dots -- for pupils and nostrils -- to complete your confections!
Photo credit: Tots to Teens Magazine, and Creative Designs by Toni.
If you want to give your guests their own (live?) treats to take home, you can make these "live cargo boxes" from ordinary brown paper lunch bags!
First, trim 2-3 inches off the top of each bag, with scissors.
Then, cut each of the four corners another two inches, and fold down each side into the bag, so each "flap" is up against each side.
With a hole punch, punch "air holes" about an inch apart, all around the top of the bag.
Fill your bag with alligator party treats! Don't forget to include a toy alligator (or other reptiles)!
Pull the flaps up, to layer them closed, as you would a cardboard box.
If you like, punch three or four additional holes near the edges of the two wider flaps, then lace some raffia or twine through to seal your party favor "crates."
Tape or glue on printable warnings, using a stencil font, as shown, or simply write them on the bags with a black marker ahead of time.
Watch out! Who knows what could be inside?!
Photo credit: Amy.
Exploring and adventuring party guests will love this sweet crocodile cake -- even at an alligator party! This simple-to-follow, bundt-cake recipe will delight moms and kids alike.
To make this striking alligator display -- perhaps after making a pineapple fruit salad -- arrange two scooped-out, pineapples, cut lenthwise, on a long tray, as shown.
Slice a kiwi fruit lenthwise, then cut them in half, using four slices, in the shape of a "W." Place them on the sides of your alligator.
With toothpicks, attach two sliced radishes, for eyes, along with two olives set as pupils.
You can decorate the tray with peat moss, or other greenery, however you like.
Photo credit: Melissa.
You can make fun alligator cookies like these, using sugar cookie or gingerbread dough, and an alligator (or crocodile) cookie cutter.
Frost with a green or brown glaze (how about this Maple Syrup Frosting?).
Add short lines for claws on the feet, and either use a couple dots of white and black glaze for eyes, or just use a small white candy, like from a candy necklace.
Careful! They bite! (Meaning your guests, not the alligators!)
Photo credit: Sweet Society.
This alligator pencil case would make a wonderful party favor for your alligator party! You can fill it with alligator pens, pencils, erasers, or other small gifts for your guests.
This alligator cake features a cute 'gator, but what I'm most impressed with is the clever use of old-fashioned "rock" candy.
Be sure to scatter some rock candy around on your confections and decor, to creat a realistic setting for your alligators, and a licorice-y treat for your guests!
Photo credit: Magnolia.
Remember to include natural (or natural-like) elements in your alligator party design!
I love the font and colors in this alligator-themed birthday banner! And I especially love branch holding the banner, and the cut tissue-paper "grass," in two tones of green, included below!
Photo credit: Magnolia.
Create this cool and crafty crocodile for a fun and creative craft at your alligator party!
Of course, you have to say, "See ya later, alligator," at your party! And a great way to include the phrase is on some homemade printable cards or other decor. Even small printables really help carry the party's theme, and make everything seem extra special.
Enjoy your alligator party!
Photo credit: Jill.
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How to Throw an Alligator Party
Alligator Frosted Cookies
Terrarium Dessert Table
Live Cargo Crate Party Favors
Grassy Alligator Banner
Alligator Printable Craft Activity
Alligator Party Decor
"See ya later, alligator!"
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