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!
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