My youngest son, Brody, just turned one and I wanted to share some inspiration in case you were planning a party for your mini. It took me forever to choose a theme (like so many other things I waffle about) and ended up deciding to throw a Wild One First Birthday Party because I’m a mom of four boys so I basically live in the jungle.
Ladies I went all out…even wearing a wild patterned jumpsuit (similar here) to channel jungle vibes (eye roll). Brody wears a black jumper with striped pocket from Pat Pat. I am in love with this website for on trend baby boys clothes that are inexpensive and well made.
Ok…here are some of the little touches that made it a blast to plan. Throw A Wild One First Birthday Party.
WILD ONE balloons: Etsy | Animal Print paper wheels: Target | felt vines: Target | Palm placemats: Z Gallerie | Leopard print runner: Etsy |
Banner from Etsy. There are a ton of decorations for a Wild One Birthday inspired by the book Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. But I wanted more of a jungle theme, not necessarily tying in the book (except for the crown).
We chose vanilla cupcakes and butter cream icing along with a simple vanilla smash cake. Cupcake toppers: Etsy | ONE glitter cake topper: Amazon | Leopard napkins: Target | Baby Crown: Target
I just cut a couple of the felt leaves from the vines to add color to the smash cake.
My Little Wild 1 was timid with the cake at first. Then it was everywhere! This is always my favorite part of 1st birthdays. Each baby is so different and I feel like it’s a teeny foreshadowing of their personalities (Oh No!).
Jungle masks via Oriental Trading. The girls were great sports. The boys wanted nothing to do with posing, masks or sitting still…
My son Camden between our darling neighbors.
Themed gift bags. Contents from Oriental Trading. Ribbon from Amazon. Stickers from Zazzle.
I highly recommend hiring a professional photographer for the party. I used the talented Lauren Miller from Kisses and Cake Photography. She lets you focus on the guests and other details instead of trying to get the perfect photos. Also rarely do we get both sides of our out-of-town family together so we had a family photo session after the party. Brody and I both changed into neutral colors for the shoot.
Brody’s tribal pants from Pat Pat. Additional pattern here. Bracelets from here. Jumpsuit from Zara.
Can’t forget the thank you cards! I stockpile different notecards (an excuse to go to Home Goods) and happened to just have these on hand.
Such a fun first birthday. Thanks for letting me share my memories with you. x CC
Many of the photos in this post from Lauren Miller.
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