Monday, April 8, 2013

Let The Wild Rumpus Start :: First Birthday Party Plans

"And now," Max cried, "let the wild rumpus start!"

It didn't take long for me to realize the kind of birthday party we would plan for Maclane as he turns a year old, our little wild thing. I cannot believe that it's time to start planning and that his first birthday is just two and a half short months away. 

Having a June baby is tricky, although not as tricky as having a late July baby. Hopefully the summer heat won't be sweltering and we'll be able to host it in our backyard. A low key gathering of family and friends, great food and lot's of fun. 

I am excited to pull the details of this party together. There isn't a whole lot out there in terms of Where the Wild Things Are decor and party preparation which means I get to exercise some good ol' creativity when it comes to pulling it all together. 

I don't plan to get too "character-y," but I will be using some of my favorite lines and pages from the story throughout the party. I'm thinking of using a color scheme that involves mostly yellow and grey with a few pops of green and maybe even a little orange throughout. Of course there will be a dessert table, favors and plenty of pom and tissue garland. I would even love to be able to build a DIY teepee that we could later re-purpose in the boys' playroom. 

I've already gone ahead and ordered this onesie for Maclane and will soon be ordering a matching t-shirt for Carter. Aliya of Aliya Rinaldi Designs is currently working on our invitations and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with. If time and patience is on our side, I may even try to whip up a tissue paper crown to be used in some pictures of Mac this weekend that we might be able to incorporate into the invitation. 

I'm just so excited about it all! You see, this is one of my all-time favorite childhood stories. I grew up with my parents reading it to both me and my brother and it's been a favorite read in our house during each of my pregnancies.

Are you planning any parties soon? Do you start with a theme first and then plan accordingly or do you choose a color palette first? 

All images in this post are courtesy of Pinterest. You can follow my party planning board here.


  1. LOVELOVELOVE this theme!!! Such a great story and I'm sure it will turn out awesome!

    You're so right about sweltering end of July birthdays! I've already started on Lily's and like WTWTA, there's not much out there for Daniel Tiger, so it's all me.

    But...October baby birthdays should be fun!!! Excited for that too!

  2. how perfect! love this theme for Mister Mac. I have no doubt you'll be able to come up with creative decor.

    I'm rounding up ideas for Ronin's first birthday - I'm thinking a You Are My Sunshine theme is in order. can't wait to get started. :)

  3. I love party planning! Until the week of, then I'm a stressed out mess. I'm such a crazy planner, I already have my 3.5 month olds party theme planned (Winter Onederland).
    Where the wild things are is such a cute theme, I can't wait to see how it turns out!


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