My youngest was turning four and I thought, this is it if I want one more party that I get to choose the theme I had better go for it! I really loved the wild things theme but everything I was seeing was staying true to the book colors. There were some great parties that had already been done and I didn't want it to look like something everyone had already seen so I dreamed up a modern version! I contacted a local artist to do a custom piece, and really loved the way it turned out! The party activity was painting a sail boat just like the one Max sailed in the book. The birthday boy had a great time and was on a sugar high for two days!