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Friday, November 6, 2009

'Where the Wild Things Are' Halloween Party Recap: Part 2

As promised, here are more photos from our 'Where the Wild Things Are' themed Halloween party. 
Let me just say that I had the BEST time planning this party.  Halloween has always been fun for me, but now that I have kids, it's officially my favorite holiday. 

There were so many different ideas I had and because I tend to work alone (because I have trust issues) and have thismuchtimeavailable, a lot of my ideas didn't get to see the light of day.  It's cool though, know why? because I intend to do a remix of this party for one of my son's birthday parties either next year or the following.  I will have my day yet!!!!  LOL!  Let me also say that my camera is on the fritz.  My pictures didn't come out so great, so I apologize for the poor quality.  These things happen.

Aaaanyhoooo, here's what went down:

 I posted this quote from the book on our door.  When the guests showed up, they had an idea of what to expect once they got inside.




I posted our stairway/hallway in my last post, but, just in case you missed it...



It took me forever to make these vines, even my Little Diva pitched in and did a pretty good job.  But she got tired, of course, and went off to play.  I really should have started making them like three weeks ago instead of the day before.  I'd cut out the leaves during the week; now I'll know better for next time.

Enter into the 'man cave' a la the 'wild rumpus' room.  I created a banner and some paper rosettes (inspired by Amy Atlas) and put the Max-o-Lantern that I made earlier in the week on our wood burning stove and spread candy all around.  The little paper boats represent Max's boat that he used to sail away to 'Where the Wild Things Are' in the book.  I gave them to the guests as favors!



On the other side of the room was the food table.  We put out Max & Moishe cupcakes, Monster Finger cookies, Apples & Oranges and lots of candy.  A friend even brought a jack-o-lantern decorated cake.  We served Chicken Fingers and Pizza Rolls for the kids to eat. 




...there were a lot of little things going on with this spread.....





My Max, Moise & Sipi paper toys from Toy-a-Day







There was so much more to share, but alas, my camera failed me and I didn't get to snap all the photos.  The kids got to watch a book adaptation DVD version of Where the Wild Things Are that I borrowed from the libray.  They also created their own paperbag monster puppets!



I did get some cute pictures of my son in his Max costume and my recessionista daughter in her Pumpkin Witch costume (last year's get-up).   I would share those with you but I made myself a promise not to show my kiddie's faces on my blog. But trust me, they were adorable.  So were the other little princesses, bumble bees, pirates, tigers, cowboys and space heroes who were at the party. 

This was a really fun party and I already started to collect items for next year's Halloween bash!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

'Where the Wild Things Are' Halloween Party Recap SNEAK PEEK

Halloween came and went and the 'Wild Things' Party was a hit!  If nothing else went right with planning this party - and trust me, not everything went according to plan (does it ever?) - the look on my daughter's face when she saw the basement hallway decorated with hanging vines and colorful trees was enough to put everything right in the world for me!

I'm going to give you a quick glimpse at some of the pictures from the party.  After all that work this past weekend, I had to snap back to reality this week and focus on some real life projects that are taking priority right now.  I still want to be sure that I give you the full once over on what it is and what it was for the party.  So, here are just a few pictures to tide you over until my next post.

We turned the stairwell into a space covered with vines



When the guests came into the party room (fka - 'The Man Cave') the were greeted with the Max-o-Lantern and a fancy banner display


Yummy Cupcakes!!!!



Hope to get a better post out to you over the weekend or early next week!!!

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