Graham’s Wild Rumpus First Birthday

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Description

I have always loved parties based on books, and since Where the Wild Things Are is one of my all-time favorite children's books, I knew it had to be our theme for Graham's first birthday. I've actually had this theme in mind ever since I was pregnant with him and purchased a print for his nursery that includes a line from the book.

 

Design Inspiration

There were some fabulous parties online that served as my inspiration! I definitely want to give credit where it is due.

Both of these parties are amazing!

http://nikkiikkin.com/2012/04/23/where-the-wild-things-are-party/

This one includes free printables! http://swoonstudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/wild-rumpus-party-via-hwtm.html

 

Decorating Style

I love anything pink and girly for my princess, and for my baby boy, I'm all about making things modern and fun.

Project Details

Invitation: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SleepingOwlCreations

I had the cake made locally, but I got the idea here: http://andeverythingsweet.blogspot.com/2011/01/where-wild-things-are-cake.html

I found the Max costume tutorial here: http://www.simplyrealmoms.com/posts/31-days-of-halloween-diy-max-costume/

Idea for cut-outs came from here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/best-kids-parties-where-the-wild-things-are-my-party-179433

Cookie favor tags:http://www.etsy.com/shop/nikkiikkin

Wild things t-shirt: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WittyBitty

Favorite Items

The cake and the cutouts were my favorites!

Advice

Don't try to do everything yourself just because you can! I have learned over the years that even though it can be less expensive to make everything myself (i.e. cookies for favors), sometimes it's worth it to just pay a little extra to save time. Taking on too many DIY projects can turn a party into more stress than fun.

4 Comments

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    I have to say your theme is unique. This is the first time I have seen a Where the Wild Things Are party. And where did you get those little figurines?

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    Everything looks great! I love the backdrop and cake stand. Cake looks amazing! Thanks for the link and the favor tag credit, the colors look fantastic with the golden “1” cookies. I also loved the yellow Wild Rumpus Party, it was a wonderful inspiration to me when I created my party.

  4. 4

    Omg I love this! My son is a Graham too…. and I am sorry but I will steal this amazing idea! I am sure you wont mind though lol Thanks!!!

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