Looking for a party with wild rumpuses and lots of fun? If so, watch out, this Rustic “Where the Wild Things Are” Birthday Party byEllie Wilkinson of A Moveable Feast Catering, out of Perth, Western Australia, has just begun!
Filled with both, wild and crazy details; this birthday party is about to set sail!
So use your imagination and jump on it, the following, included elements, are where the fun begins:
- Wild Things Cake
- Guest table beneath the trees
- Crown cookies
- Wild Things party signage
- And a cute little red boat!
Rustic “Where the Wild Things Are” Birthday Party
Rustic “Where the Wild Things Are” Birthday Party Details:
This is what Ellie shared about the party- “They gnashed their terrible teeth, & they roared their terrible roars…” Sounds like an average day at our house what with two toddlers living under one roof! On the upside, it makes for fabulous inspiration for a children’s birthday party – and what better theme to celebrate the joint second and third birthdays of two little wild things than by taking inspiration from the seminal Maurice Sendak children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are?
I have always loved WTWA – it conjures up to me memories of childhood freedom & yearning for adventures and since I became a parent, I have loved watching my own children develop their own adventures from the comfort of their playroom or the park, or the local playground. Their sense of imagination is quite extraordinary.
Freo Doctor Love
We are so lucky living in Perth to have spectacular weather for most of the year and especially in January when the days are warm and balmy and the breeze – locally known as The Freo Doctor – wafts over the city from the ocean and up to the hills, bringing with is relief from the heat. This also means that we can hold fabulous parties in our local park where the children – and their band of merry followers – can rush about unencumbered.
Under the shade of the big Moreton Bay figs, we laid a children’s height, long picnic table for the little people, each with a cute wicker chair, a crown (to be King of the Wild Things) & an individual party box of tasty treats. I’m huge on healthy food for kids at parties. We always provide snack boxes for kids at all our events. These ones held crudites & guacamole, fresh berries, popcorn in branded brown paper bags, Vegemite & cheese scrolls, ham sandwiches, & cupcakes (because even I recognize that you have to have cupcakes at kids parties)! We also had individual glass milk bottles which the kids could get filled up with fresh pressed juices or water from the bar.
Wild Rumpus Entertainment
While most children’s parties for toddlers seem to dissolve into free play fairly quickly, we had a game of ‘pin the tail on Max’ to keep them entertained before tea. We also popped up our small bouncy castle which always goes down a treat. At the end of the afternoon, each child was given a ‘party bag’ containing craft supplies to make their own Wild Thing. We took a boat bookshelf and turned it into a real boat with a sail. This way Max could sail away to be with the Wild Things.
Although this was a party for children I also felt it really important that their parents were well looked after. We did this by creating gorgeous garden-party lounging areas, providing a beautiful bar with fabulous drinks – amaretto sours, anyone? – and a lavish grazing-style finger food menu from which people could help themselves. The inspiration for the food & drinks came from an English garden party. Growing up in the UK, one of my favourite things about summer was long lazy afternoons on the lawn. And elegant cocktail functions that my parents would hold as part of their jobs. As such the food had to be sophisticated and grown up but also laid back and fun – hence the handmade pork crackle & fried noodles on the bar for people to snack on whilst waiting for their drinks.
The details on an event are super important to me – they make events cohesive and special. I loved designing and printing all the decals and signage. Also utilising amazing local talent to make sure that everything from the cake to the topper was beautifully made and on theme.
This Wild Rumpus was an amazing event. We loved creating all the details and working with fab local vendors to make it come together”.
Photography – Red Eclectic @redeclectic
Styling – A Moveable Feast Catering @amfstylist
Location – Perth, Western Australia
Food – A Moveable Feast Catering @amoveablefeastcateringperth
Furniture – Villa Kula @villa_kula
Kids Furniture – Parties & Prints @partiesandprintsperth
Bar – Travelling Jaspers @travellingjaspers
Cake – The Garnished Co @missgarnished
Topper – Sketch & Etch @sketchandetchcreative
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