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Dexter’s current favorite book is Where The Wild Things Are so it was an obvious choice for his birthday party theme this year. dd Dexter's 2nd Birthday Party Invitation I have about 30 minutes of free time each night after the babies go to bed so I had to work on the decorations a little bit each night for almost a week before his party.  A whole Sunday of “leaf cutting” with Kristen also helped kick start the decor! A few days before the party, I surprised Dexter with a life-size (Dexter-size) coloring poster of Max & The Wld Things.  It was super easy to make, I just projected an image onto a huge sheet of paper and traced it with a marker.  He is still coloring on it 3 weeks later! 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-1 The idea was turn the apartment into “The world all around” … 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-3 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-10

Which of course meant vines, cupcakes on branch pedestals, and marshmallows growing out of a log … 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-13 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-9 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-8 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-7 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-12 The cupcakes and marshmallow sticks were the main dish for Dexter … we coaxed him into eating a few bites of a sandwich so we didn’t feel like terrible parents. 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-4 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-5 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-6 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-14 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-15 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-16 The 5-peso birthday hats were a surprise hit … Dexter wanted to try on every color. 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-17 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-18 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-19 But the real fun came with the piñata.  It simply isn’t a party without a piñata! 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-2 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-39 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-20 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-21 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-22 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-23 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-24 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-25 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-26   And last, but not least …. PRESENTS!!! 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-27 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-28 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-29 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-30 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-31 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-32 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-33 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-34 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-35 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-36 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-37 2013 07 27 Dexter's Wild Rumpus-38   On a side note … Dexter now dresses himself.  Any clothes he opened as a present, he immediately put on.  I had to peel off 6 shirts before he went to bed!

I must give credit where credit is due – THANK YOU to Nikkiikkin and her post Where the Wild Things Are Party [here].  I copied just about most of it because it was just so perfect.  She has the most wonderful party ideas … only 6 more months until the next Izquierdo birthday and I’m already devouring her website for more ideas!

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