When my son turned 5, we had a “Where the Wild Things Are” themed birthday party! Prior to the announcement that the movie was coming out, there were not a lot of options for party goods out there for this theme.
So we decided to have a “Wild Rumpus” through our local zoo! We planned a scavenger hunt and I created passports for each child with the clues on each page. The clues led us to all of my son’s favorite animals throughout the zoo. And each time we reached a new animal, each child got a stamp in the their passport booklet (of a wild thing of course!). It was a really fun day!
We had 7 children with us and in an effort to keep up with everyone, I decided to make Wild Thing t-shirts for everyone which also doubled as a favor. My son got a shirt with ‘Max’ on the front and the back said “King of the Wild Things”…I also spray painted a free crown from Burger King metallic gold for him to wear.
Each of his friends received a shirt with a ‘Wild Thing’ of the front and the back said “I’m A Wild Thing!” The kids loved their shirts and I loved being able to see the group easily in our public zoo!
My most recent “Ask Amy” question was regarding how I made the shirts. So I decided to create a FREE downloadable file for you to create your own shirts for your party! Just click on the file below and print on iron-on transfer paper. Cut out designs, follow directions to apply transfer and you are ready for a Wild Rumpus!
(Note: I used dark t-shirts to create my son’s shirts. But honestly, it is a much more involved process to create these. I highly recommend using white or light colored t-shirts for an easier and cleaner look!)