We had a great birthday celebration for Max this past weekend. I had been party prepping for a few weeks and was hoping not to leave things till the last minute, but with setting up it usually happens. I want to shout out to all my helpers (Aunt Kathy, Marla, Mom, Michelle, Chris, James and David). They helped by cooking cakes, cupcakes, food for the party and cutting all the banners, just to name a few things. Yay team work!
Jake and Lucy. I found them from someone else posting about a Wild Things B-day party and her son was wearing a shirt like this. She does mostly request only type jobs right now and it was pricier than I wanted to spend, but it was worth it. It's seriously the most adorable shirt I've ever seen. We're going to maybe frame it and put it in his room to match his room theme.
this site. I have a little Epson printer which really did a great job for me (no paper jams or anything). I found a black and white image that I wanted to use via google (just make sure it's large enough so it's not blurry), I brought it into a word doc and formatted my doc to be the size of the brown bag, added the text and ran in through the printer. It does take patience trying to set it up and figure out what side goes where and to finagle it, but it was worth it. Lacey found a font that worked perfectly for the Wild Things Theme. It's called Hectic and you can find it at 1001fonts.com and download it.
Lacey designed all the paper products you see (invitation, banners, menu cards and cupcake toppers) and they are fantastic. It also helps that my dining room was painted a jungle green (was here when we moved in).
this tutorial. They really aren't hard, just time consuming.
Poms everywhere, I didn't picture them in the entry way, but they were a great filler since we had a lot of spaces that needed decorations.
It doesn't look like it, but there were almost 5 dozen cupcakes over there!this tutorial for his inspiration and fondant (purchased from Michaels) for the facial features. I forgot to get a picture with the horns on, but you'll see it when I show you Max eating the cake.
He also wanted to make little monsters for the cupcakes.
We did some with the toppers and the rest just used frosting for the faces.
Hanging over the food display.
- 1 Bottle of white wine (Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay,or Sauvignon Blanc)
- 2/3 cup white sugar (just add a little at first and keep trying it, you don't need a ton)
- 3 oranges (sliced)
- 1 lemon (sliced)
- 1 lime (sliced)
- 1/2 liter of ginger ale
- More fruit (I added frozen mixture of peaches, raspberries and then fresh strawberries, apple pieces and pineapple in addition to the above), really any fruit works, just have a lot
Yummy, yummy Pasta salad
Deli meat tray as well. We had about 25-30 adults and 12 kids so I wanted to be sure to have enough food.
We finished off the decor with Max's high chair banner.