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.
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!
This one includes free printables! http://swoonstudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/wild-rumpus-party-via-hwtm.html
I love anything pink and girly for my princess, and for my baby boy, I'm all about making things modern and fun.
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
The cake and the cutouts were my favorites!
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.