Where the Wild Things Are Romp 49

Costumes by Sarah Lodge

The enjoyment of dressing up in a costume goes beyond just Halloween.  They can turn parties in to a magical experience of fantasy and make-believe. Themed Parties, such as this literature-based “Wild Things” celebration can easily create a charming atmosphere for guests with just a few simple props, costumes and a creative food spread.

This award-winning story by author, Maurice Sendak, of an imaginative and adventurous boy named Max, who escapes his room through a fantasy of traveling to a far away land to become King of the Wild Things, comes to life at this dress-up party.

Along with the extravagant hand-made “Wild Things” costumes created by Sarah Lodge, she mixes in a few store bought costume pieces for the kids, but adds a personal touch by embellishing with fur, textured fabric and costume accents.  She turns an old sweatshirt in to a last minute bear costume by attaching textured fabric to the sweatshirt and layers it with white fur for an added design touch.  Simply adding a tail and face paint completes the look for these very simple costume pieces.

A pretty table spread to tie in the theme helps create a cohesive party atmosphere. These treats were handcrafted and made by Cami’s Cakes + Coffee.  Her artistic flair and creative, yet elegant designs made this table not only delicious but also beautiful.

Costumes of large “Wild Things” animals and Max hand-made by Sarah Lodge. To contact sarah go to: CreativeDesignsKC@gmail.com

 Desserts provided by Cami’s Cakes. They specialize in weddings, parties and custom orders and were chosen as the 2015 wedding wire couples’ choice award winner and were featured in Midwest bride, Martha stewart weddings, the knot and wedding chicks. 785-207-2103. www.camiscakesco.com.

Set Contributors: Janie Jones, Sarah Lodge, Angela Broockerd, Lily Leever