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Where the Wild Things Are Party in Se7en Steps…

September 3rd, 2009 · 20 Comments

We recently had a “Where the Wild things Are” Party… We love this book and we have blogged about it many times before! Book parties are always good and when someone has a “Best Book” it makes for a great party!

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Anyway a particular wild thing turned three and we needed to celebrate!

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Following the outline of se7en steps to a great party on our practical party page lets get going (If you need details on how to do something then follow the link for that particular step):

Step 1: Invitation: I love personalized invitations, but that doesn’t mean that they have to take years off my life!!! I printed out an activity sheet here and a book cover off google images. Cut. Cut. Snip. Snip. Done.

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Step 2: Party Starter: Obviously we read the story – more than a few times!!! And a little trick is replace the name in the book with the kidlet’s name – ooooh! (I do this with Fairy Tales as well and they love it!!!)

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We could have made tents, we could have made crowns, but we built a boat out of a box so that Hood #6 and friends could “sail away through night and day and in and out of weeks…”

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Step 3: Party Games: This party cries out for musical chairs (just make leaves, giant leaves out of newspaper and play musical forest leaves). You could also make a maze of streamers round your home or garden (call them forest vines) for them to sort themselves through.

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We had a wild rumpus, with wild roars and gnashing of teeth and terrible claws…

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Step 4: Party Craft: You can find heaps of crafts in our Where the Wild Things Are – Round-up.

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We made: Terrible Yellow Eyes…

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But we could have made: Wild Thing Articulated Beasts.

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Or we could have made: Wild Thing Shadow Puppets.

Step 5: Party Pinata: Since our party was in the middle of two weeks of rain there was no chance of drying out a pinata, I needed an instant idea and made mini-pinata’s out of newspaper… Drew the outline on a piece of folded newspaper. Popped a surprise in the center and used glue stick round the edges. Sealed them shut and we were good to go.

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Step 6: Party Food: After romping around they made mini pizza’s: wild thing faces, to munch on. And for the cake I know you can get brilliant wild thing cakes ideas on the web, but I needed something instant and I am no Bakerella! So crowns it was… Baked some cupcakes, iced them pink – of course, cut a wafer biscuit into triangles and place them round the cupcake. The most wild thing’s crown, wallah!

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Step 7: Treasure Hunt: Finally we had our treasure hunt and quite frankly: a forest grew and grew until the garden was hung with vines. There was a mad dash… and we were done.

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That’s it – quick and easy… Have Fun!

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Becky // Sep 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    What a wonderful party! I loved all your planning ideas, and they were so timely because we have a party to plan for our September birthday girl. I suspect that 15 years will be a bit different than 3 years, but the principles are the same. Thanks!

  • 2 se7en // Sep 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Hi B, Yup my oldest will soon be twelve and I sense a switch in party strategy looming – I have visions of things being more sedate. Wahahaha!!! We had the youth group from church round a couple of times and I think I can safely toss sedate out the window!!! Glad you liked our party, have a fabulous day!

  • 3 S // Sep 4, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    What a wonderful party you all had. Looks like you’ve got the children totally captivated around the table at storytime! Lovey!

  • 4 se7en // Sep 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Hi S, Yup parties are fun! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • 5 Jenny in Ca // Sep 5, 2009 at 2:32 am

    love it, wow, thanks for sharing! I am thinking that this would be a great unit study idea, too. I love how you are always doing something craft-y.

    Jenny in Ca
    http://www.homeiswhereyoustartfrom.blogspot.com

  • 6 se7en // Sep 5, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Hi J, You are so right it would make a fabulous unit study – we are just always so quick to turn things into a party!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  • 7 Julie K in Taiwan // Sep 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Fun party as always. I just saw another blog post tonight where she used the wafer corners as pig ears for her piggy cupcake. mmmmm cupcakes!

  • 8 se7en // Sep 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Hi J, again! I have a feeling you should be whipping up a batch cup-cakes – just because you can!!! Glad you like the party… I have a couple lined up in the running!

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  • 10 erika // Oct 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    wow! you should write a children’s party book… you have so many wonderful ideas. i’ve posted about this one on my blog (w/credits and link.) thanks again for sharing your creativity :)

  • 11 se7en // Oct 12, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Hi E, Thanks so much for linking us! Glad you like our party fun! You have a lot of cute goodies on your site at the moment, loved the spider web pizza’s! Have a great day!!!

  • 12 queenbeaz // Feb 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I linked to your blog from mine, http://thebeazhive.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-wild-rumpus.html Thank you for posting all your great Where the Wild Things Are ideas!

  • 13 se7en // Feb 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Thanks so much Queenbeaz, Looks like you guys had a really fun party!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

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