The ideal party theme for feral boys. If you’ve got a big garden even better because things could get pretty wild.

Invite:

Cut out a crown from metallic card or the outline of a wild thing from light brown card and write party details on the back

Dress:

Wild Things, obvs. Birthday boy can wear the crown

Decorations:

Leaves and trees – real if party is in autumn or paper leaves and cardboard trees cut out and stuck around the house

Food:

Lots of green and brown food!

Apple and cucumber zinger juice (apple 2.5 to cucumber 0.5 and a knob of ginger)

Guacamole with green peppers and cucumber to dip

Cupcakes with green icing

Green leaf shaped jelly

Brown macaroons

Chocolate cake

Games:

Wild animal hunt in the garden. Leave clues like leaves, footprints etc

Each child will be given a Wild Thing name

Wild Rumpus dance musical statues

Pin the tail on the Wild Thing

Pass the crown – whoever it lands on when the music stops gets a present

Music:

Where the Wild Things Are sound track, especially ‘Rumpus’

Jungle book – Bare Necessities, Colonel Hathi’s March

Welcome to the jungle – Guns n Roses

Forest – Bat For Lashes

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

Wild Boys – Duran Duran

Wild Thing – The Troggs

Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf

Really Wild Child – Iggy Pop