Lyon turned 6 this year, so we threw a party at home, based on his current favourite book – Where the Wild Things Are…
We got our gold leather crown from MOX. and out monster feet from the local dollar store. I got the onesie from The Warehouse and did a little DIY hacking (literally!) to remove the embroidery on the hood, and added a detachable tail, which I made out of some fur I found at Spotlight.
Little sister had to have a cute outfit too!
From top to toe: crown headband from Sweet Pea Kids, gold winged bodysuit from Penny&Co, flora romper from Dot Dash, merino leggings from Little Flock of Horrors, and monster feet that she stole from her brother.
On the day of the party, little man suddenly was self-conscious that he would be the only one dressed up, so, I did a very quick hack while Hubby shot to the local dollar store for more monster feet and a dreadlock wig.
Now for the best part – the food!
Our party table was flanked by “trees” made from large cardboard leaves in 3 shades of green, and trunks made from brown crepe paper streamers. The felt garland (and the matching single rose heads on the ‘moss’) were custom made for us by Oh Em Gee. The ‘happy birthday’ chalkboard bunting is from Decor Handled.
#partyhack: We wrapped a green “skirt” around the table so that anything we wanted out of sight for the party could be stored underneath.
This was the quickest cake I’ve even made in my life! I pre-made the cake layers ahead of time and took them out of the freezer a couple of nights before the party. The 3 layers are Dairy-free banana, Spiced Carrot & Pineapple and Allergy-free Chocolate Cakes. You can find all 3 recipes here. Our gorgeous cake toppers were custom-made by Love From Seventeen.
Our cutlery was a really simple hack, using wooden disposables from Poproc Parties, and got Hubby to write on them with vivid. I used up our leftover invitations by cutting out the pics and sticking them onto kraft straws to go in the milk bottles.
For the goodie bags, a friend printed ‘wild thing’ silhouettes and ‘thank you’ onto brown lunch bags from Countdown (just on her home printer!). We filled them with s’mores kitsets, bubble mixture and kraft cups of fresh popcorn. There was a mini-candy bar where the kids (and parents!) could choose which lollies they wanted (we had spearmint leaves and huhu-grubs) and the parents could control how much candy to take home.