Throw The Perfect WILD One First Birthday

It doesn't seem possible that a year has already come and gone since we brought our little Maxwell home.  He has grown into quite the little adventurer and it seemed only appropriate to have a "Wild One" themed birthday party. (And we are huge fans of the book "Where The Wild Things Are.")

I had so much fun planning this party and the theme is super easy to recreate. We used the book "Where The Wild Things Are" as inspiration and threw in some rustic elements to give it a real
wild feel.  (Disclosure - this post contains some affiliate link where I will make a commission after clinking on my link and making a purchase)

First, the invitations. I used some of the scripting from the book and made these myself on Microsoft Word. I printed them out and just used some brown cardstock as a border. Incredibly easy and cheap!


Next was the decor.  I went with white, gold, black and of green for colors to keep it looking more earthy.  I used this white dropcloth as a background to give it a rustic look and use for pictures. We found these leaf streamers in the dollar bin at Target (seriously, there's nothing you can't find there!).




  I love chalkboards and this is one of my favorite quotes from the book, we used it as a way to greet our guests at the front door.


I found these cute crowns on Amazon and we had them out for all of our guests to wear in honor of our King of All Wild Things. 




I love the rustic look of a naked cake and made one for Maxwell's smash cake. We found this cute "Wild One" cake topper on Amazon. And then I found this cute tree stump at Michaels and decided to use it as a prop.



My mom found this cute shirt at Buy Buy Baby and then I got my little man this crown from you guessed it, Amazon! It made the cutest little outfit!


I also found this sweet Max costume on Amazon and we used it for his cake smash! Get one for your WILD THING



I really wanted to get my little wild one a teepee and found this super cute one on Amazon. It was easy peasy to put together too! You can get yours here



We had the best day celebrating our little wild one with all of our family and friends! And I've already started gathering ideas for birthday #2!

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6 comments

  1. I CAN NOT HANDLE THE CUTENESS OF THIS!!! Adorable. I might have another kid just to this theme.

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is such a cute party!!! So fun!!!

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  3. Love this post! My son's first birthday was so stressful.

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  4. How fun! I wouldn’t have thought of this, you did great job.

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  5. What a cute party theme! My kids love this book. I'm sure the party was a bit with your guests!

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  6. this looks like a total blast, nice work

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