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Michael is a Wild ONE

After months and months of planning… Michael’s 1st birthday party last weekend was a huge success! Michael is now a wild ONE! Be sure to click here to view images from his “Where the Wild Things Are” themed Smash Cake session. As a milestone photographer, for many years (before I was even pregnant!), I was excited for the planning to start for my baby’s 1st birthday party! What an exciting milestone to celebrate! While I’ve always envisioned planning the 1st birthday party… never did I imagine that I would also incorporating a gender reveal too! It was most certainly a day filled with laughter, excitement, joyful tears, and pure happiness! You can watch the gender reveal here (or here to watch the POP!).

We served BBQ, coleslaw, and chips for the adults + a humongous pizza and popcorn for the kiddos. For beverages, we had a full bar complete with make-your-own bloody mary’s and mimosas!

While I may or may not have gone a little overboard with the large guest list, a 5-in-1 inflatable bounce house, party favors, a guestbook, a gender reveal complete with 6 confetti cannons, and crowns for the little wild things… I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Happy memories were made by all! Splurging on Michael’s 1st birthday party was worth every penny! I will say… for Michael’s 2nd birthday…. we’ll likely be doing something a little more low-key, LOL! This preggo Mama is exhausted! But, it was oh so much fun!

As I mentioned in Michael’s smash cake blog post, it was a “Where the Wild Things Are” themed party since Michael is a Wild ONE! I scoured Pinterest for decoration ideas and put a few ideas together of my own. I had several “stations” throughout the house and I can’t wait to share it all with you! At the bottom of this blog post are links to the companies I worked with to make this party a success!

Many thanks to…

• Bounce House – Astro Jump
• “One” crown – Marshalls
• Smash Cake + Cupcakes – Wegmans
• “Where The Wild Things Are” Invitations – Etsy
• “Where The Wild Things Are” costume – Amazon
• “Where The Wild Things Are” crown leggings – Tiny Feathered Arrow
• Gender Reveal Confetti Cannons – Once Upon a Party Co.
• “Wild One” banner – Amazon
• Monthly milestone photo banner – Amazon
• Letter Board – Hobby Lobby
• Printed signs — created by me via Google images

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