“WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” 1ST BIRTHDAY!

My baby is 1?? Wasn’t he just in my belly?! Be right back, I have to go take him to get his driver’s license… Haha, just kidding (;

What better way to celebrate my little “wild thing” turning 1 than with a Where the Wild Things Are themed party? I used a lot of things I already had from our wedding (we had a rustic theme) but I did end up buying a few things from the craft store. I tried to keep it as simple as possible, here’s what I came up with.

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This chalkboard we used for our wedding & I just love it! Looks like someones little fingers took a few swipes at the bottom, haha.

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My favorite part of any party is the dessert table. Forget seeing friends & family, I’m all about the sweets! Haha, JOKE.

But seriously.

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The vines I made from brown paper bags. I cut & unfolded them so they were just flat sheets, then twisted them & taped them together. I liked the idea of having them all different lengths. The streamers were taped up & twisted. I wanted 2 different greens to give a little extra somethin’, somethin’.

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These cupcake toppers I whipped up in Photoshop. I may eventually post them in my Etsy shop as part of a Where The Wild Things Are printable party pack…

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The wood patterned cupcake holders didn’t work as well as I hoped haha. Oh well, I picked them up for only a few dollars at Hobby Lobby. The cake stand was a wedding present  & I love it because the clear glass goes with everything… Right? It also doubles as a veggie tray if you flip it upside-down, which makes it even more awesome.

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These water bottle labels I also created in Photoshop & the moss runner I am obsesssssed with! It was $19.99 from Hobby Lobby, but was 50% or 60% off. I have it on my dining room table right now as my little bit of “St. Patrick’s Day” green but I’m pretty sure it’s staying there all Spring (;

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Green & brown straws… I have a thing with patterned straws & they were just a couple bucks at (you guessed it!) Hobby Lobby.

Apparently I forgot to take pictures of the rest of the food we had (what a noob)… burgers, chips & salsa/guac, a veggie tray, cheese & crackers, chips & hummus, & white cheese popcorn. I had them all in these gorgeous dark acacia wood trays that we got as a wedding present, I absolutely LOVE them & they went perfect with our theme!

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These twine ball things were used at our wedding. They seemed outdoorsy sooooo yeah just kinda threw those on. Why not. Haha.

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I used a hardback Where the Wild Things Are Book as a guest book for people to write a little note to Gio. How cute are these bark pencils??? I found them at TJ MAXX a few years ago & used them at our wedding. By the way, if anyone wants to leave a note in the book for Gio, let me know & I’d love to put it in there for you!

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These bubbles labels were another product of Photoshop. “A magic trick to tame the wild things.” What child (or adult, for that matter) doesn’t love bubbles!?

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I figured G would get shy when we all sang him “happy birthday,” but no. He was loving it, haha.

IMG_4056 copyHe didn’t mind the cake at all, either (;

& how do you guys like the nice, big bruise on his nose? We got a rough  & tumble boy on our hands, that’s all I can say.

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Nakey baby!

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A squirmy child = blurry photos. Boo!

Looking back, I wish I had taken more pictures of the actual party, haha. But I got so caught up visiting & just enjoying it that, well, pictures didn’t really happen. Whoops.

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In case you didn’t figure it out from the label…… These were the goody bags for the kids! Contents: Bubbles, a book, a big light-up bouncy ball– all from the $1 section at Target, & a mini gold crown I bought on Amazon. I’m so sad I didn’t get a picture of Giovanni wearing his gold crown! #regrets

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& there you have it! One birthday party for Gio down, mannnnny more to come! I did make a boat out of a big cardboard box, but I forgot to take a picture… I guess I need to take one of that & of Gio in his gold crown! Hope you guys enjoyed this post, thanks for stopping by!

kristen

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