Monday, January 9, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Party

Do you have any "wild things" in your home?  My sister, Leslie, is back today with another great birthday party idea.


We did this party when my youngest turned 2.  He has always been a bit of a "wild thing" so this was a fitting theme, plus our family loves this book.



The decorations were really fun to make.


The cupcake idea came from here.



To make these personalized illustrations, I found images from the book online and printed them (you could also scan pages from the book).  Then, I copy and pasted pictures of the birthday boy into Microsoft Word.  I sized them down to fit the illustrations, and then printed and cut out his picture.  Then, I glued them on to the illustration print outs.


I still laugh when I see these.  We still have some hanging in his room.  



For the party guests, I made these fancy crowns (with help from the B.K. employee who said we could have six : ), using the same method listed above.  The kids loved to see their pictures in place of "Max."  They also received their own copy of the book.


The wild guests, looking quite docile at the moment.

After my husband read the book to the kids, we gave them sixty seconds to "Let the wild rumpus start." They yelled, screamed, and ran around like crazy...actually, now that I think of it, it seems like it was only my boys running around like crazy, and their cousins staring at them in panic. Thank goodness it was only sixty seconds!

  A few days after the party, when the fun of tearing through the house in their "Max" crowns wore off, I cut out the pictures from the crowns and glued them inside our copy of Where the Wild Things Are, so I can always remember my three wild things at this age. 

(OK, let's be honest, there are plenty of days when I'd like to forget their daily wild antics, but again, they love to see the pictures and relive their day as "Max")





Thanks Leslie!  Isn't that such a cute idea?!  I love her kids' pictures in the illustrations.

20 comments:

Candice said...

Your sister is inspirational...and it feels like she has 8 children with all of her birthday party ideas.

Naomi said...

Oh my goodness, I love that theme!! What a perfect book!

Bridget said...

Love this movie! What an awesome idea.

Emily S. said...

Love this!! Seriously, how fun are the cupcakes and crowns??

Michelle Paige said...

How adorable! Love the crowns and the cupcakes!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

@Candice - I know, she's amazing!! I just wish she was closer so we could plan all our parties together. Her 3 boys and my youngest 4 have birthday all within days of each other.

feelincrafty said...

Cute party!! My son was Max for Halloween a few years back and was adorable. This is a great party theme!!

folkhaven said...

I love this... seriously creative! I'm pinning this idea for reference when my little wild thing is a little older and knows the story.

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

So stinkin' cute! My favorite children's book, hands down...my son's name is Max because of it. :) I am a new follower, please visit me sometime...

http://blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

This is just amazing! What a great idea - love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday. Have a great weekend.

sugarswings said...

awesome! love you put the kids in the pics!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

How cute! Love the crowns. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Lindsi B said...

Found you on Passionately Artistic. Such a fantastic post! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

Lori said...

Congrats! You have been given the Leibster award. Love your ideas...share. Come by anytime, Lori

Holly Lefevre said...

What a great party with some very special touches! Love it! I am pinning it on the Tickled Pink features board!
http://pinterest.com/holly_lefevre/tickled-pink-features/

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this post! So sweet! I'm having a linky party too, and would love for you to join! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!!!

Terry said...

All of that is fabulous but I especially love the pictures of the boys inside the front cover of your book. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

Tonia L said...

Fun party! I love those cupcakes!
~Tonia @TheGunnySack.com

Natasha said...

my son used to love the book, until we watched the film!! He was really scared of it and now refuse to even look at the book!

Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
Hope to see you there again tomorrow
http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/2012/01/serenity-saturday-22.html

Natasha xx

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