Sunday, April 18, 2010

where the wild things are party ...

first, i want to thank you all for your nice comments on the invitations, and party favors i posted.

the party went really well, and most importantly ezra and all his cousins had a blast!

this year, i served more simple food, and focused more on the games and entertainment, since ezra is starting to get to the age where fun is more important.

here are a few pictures from the party.

"welcome wild things"

crowns and wands for all the wild things

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the wild guests {ezra + his cousins}

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the food: green apples with caramel dip, green veggies with ranch dip, palm tree cupcakes, chips and dips, and "wild thing" water

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the "max" cake

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games: pin the wolf tail on max

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crown walk : we put the gold crown numbers in a circle, when the music stopped we would call out a number, and the person on the number won a prize!

we also had a reading of the book at the beginning of the party. and, the small guests helped act out the book.

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"thank you" mints for the older guests that said, "thanks for coming to the party ... wild thing." and, of course the party favor boxes for the kids

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the birthday boy

of course, i can't believe this little guy is three?!

he absolutely loved the party, which made all the hard work worth it. it was a lot of fun to see him so excited for his birthday this year!

until next year...

oh, and before i forget.
here are some great wild things inspiration i found on the web, from...
kristin eldridge
party perfect
kitchen dough dough
caitlin creer interiors
metro baby
the beaz hive
my rumpus
hostess with the mostest

49 comments:

Little Sooti said...

WOW! What a gorgeous party and party idea!! Love it.

Where did you get the green and white striped cups from? They are gorgeous.

Thetis
http://www.littlesooti.blogspot.com

kelli said...

You make "simple" look so amazing! This is the greatest theme and I especially love the green foods.

{jane} said...

adorable party! i bet ezra loved all of it!

Jade said...

Who are you? Seriously? I can't get over this. The cutest EVER!

We like to party... said...

I love all of it! You did an awesome job. I'll have to take some of your ideas for our next party.

brittany said...

What a cute party! Someday, I'll be awesome like you....maybe.

You Are My Fave said...

I'm not surprised that it's absolutely perfect. I love the wands and the green and white color scheme. You have amazing taste and talent in making things pretty great.

You Are My Fave said...

Can I ask where you got the striped plates?

.caroline armelle. said...

thanks guys!

the striped plates and cups are from ikea.

the big balloons {i've gotten a few emails about} are from zurchers party store.

ampersandity said...

oh my, everything turned out absolutely fabulous! you did such a great job carrying the theme through the whole party!! and ezra is so cute.

{jane} said...

hey caroline, do you know where/who i can get tickets for the wednesday evening of beehive bazaar? i really want first pickings! please, let me know!

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jane

thecolorplaid said...

that is really so sweet. what a great party!!

[i hope i can remember all these details in 5 or 6 years when i have kids. :P]

Eddy and Tiffany said...

cute party! you do such a great job. I haven't read blogs in about 6 months, and i just hopped onto yours today. I'll bet he loved it! Oh- and I went to Cafe Zupas yesterday for my birthday- which I heard of from you = best food EVER!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic party Caroline...you really outdid yourself! Love all the details.

henzy said...

oh everything looks so cute.

Abby said...

I love it! A fresh, original theme, and such a cute result. I particularly love the welcome sign and pin the tail on Max. Lucky Ezra!

Abby said...

Hi, I had to blog this - it is just too cute!

communikate. said...

are you kidding me? this is fantastic! how creative.

love your blog! ;)

jennifer young said...

fresh and fun! just the way i like it :)
j.

Alex said...

This is too cute!! Love the welcome sign and the crowns especially. Lots of thought in the details.

Joanna Goddard said...

totally amazing! i love this!!

Gwen said...

Look at those wands! Ahhh! I love them. What a creative party.

Tete Carneiro said...

Lovely party! Did you make the crowns yourself? They're awesome! I'm throwing a prince party for my 2 year old and I'd like to know were they're from. Thanks!

Meg said...

what a magical party! you did such a fantastic job! and your little boy is so darn adorable :)

Me said...

Oh this is fantastic!! I especially loved the pin the tail on Max game! I hope your son had a wonderful party.

cinta / sepi / sayu said...

quaint and perfect, Xx

J said...

What a great party?
Ezra is such a cute birthday boy!

lyndsey fagerlund said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, but your party puts mine to shame! ;) kitchen doughdough

holly said...

I just stocked up on some of those striped cups and plates at IKEA last weekend....Love them and love the way they worked into your WILD THINGS theme! LOVE IT!

Lei said...
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Lei said...

this is so cute! love your ideas!

Home business said...

What a party! Congratulations and Happy birthday little boy.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

This was such a CUTE theme for a party LOVE it. Pin the tail game..wow , I forgot all about that game.

Jen Ramos
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

mer said...

darling! love the details and those scepters!

lourdes said...

so creative! its all in the details :)

Rose said...

I just keep coming back to this party! Love it! This may be a weird question but I was wondering you could let me know where you found the individual ranch containers? Thanks!

.caroline armelle. said...

hi rose.

i actually found those at super target near the deli.

hope this helps.

and tete. the crowns are from zurchers party store.

Kim said...

Hi...love your party ideas....I was just wondering where I could get the pin the tail on max game?

.caroline armelle. said...

hi kim.

i made the pin the tail on max game. i had a picture enlarged at kinkos.

brooke said...

I just Pintrest-ed a bunch of your images. Great ideas. I promise to link back if I use some.

Rose's Notes said...

The presentation of your veggies and fruit is great. I'll eat it up -- I love it so. What a wild rumpus this must have been! There is a Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, now, Spring 2013. Maybe I will have an after-museum-trip gathering to use some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Chenelle Akal-Dalbon said...

I will be doing this party this weekend for my little girl (she turns 1)
I was wondering how did you do the pin the tail on the max? I googled the image but for some reason I can not detach the tail =( I was going to Staples to get them to print it

Caroline Drake said...

Hi Chenelle.

I used photoshop to take the tail off the max and print them separate.

hope this helps..

amy adams said...

Hi. Does anyone know the copyright law on the images for "where the wild things are". I wanted to make and possibly sell something with an image used from the book but I'm not sure where I can possibly buy the image. Any help is greatly appreciated

Caroline Drake said...

@ amy adams.

my guess is it is copyrighted for reselling the images.

hope this helps.

amy adams said...

Caroline thank you. I see people making stuff with the image. I'm wondering how they can do it.

Kylie Hurrell said...

Where did you find the "pin the wolf tail on Max"?

Kylie Hurrell said...

Where did you get the "pin the tail on the Max" thing?

Caroline Drake said...

Hi Kylie.

I have the pin the tail on Max game using photoshop.

Hope this helps!