Another year, another animal party! This year instead of the farm we explored the wild side at our local wildlife museum, which happens to be just blocks from our house. A parade of preschoolers marched, then ran through the exhibits of amazing taxidermy, pet tarantulas, and learned the difference between turtles and tortoises. After our tour we headed back to our house for some pizza and cake, and playroom destroying mischief. For decor I decided to go simple, using Wylie's animals as the main attraction. I borrowed this idea for party hats from Oh Happy Day, subbing tinsel pom-poms for crepe paper, hanging some parachute style from paper lanterns over the buffet. I also tried my hand at the cake arts this year, making a "Tortuga" in honor of Wylie's favorite show Wild Kratts. After a collective three year old meltdown at the conclusion of cake time, the kids headed home with birdseed ornaments to feed the wildlife in their own back yards. Done!