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Throw The Perfect WILD One First Birthday

Wild One First birthday Party
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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. 

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 love this shiplap photo banner and we’ve re-used it for Christmas card pics throughout the years. I’ve linked the balloon and streamers below as well so you can re-create the look.

Gold “One” Balloon Banner

Green Leaf Streamers


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  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.

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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!

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



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  • Reply
    Deirdre Londergan
    October 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm

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

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    October 20, 2017 at 9:24 pm

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

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    Magen Golden
    October 20, 2017 at 10:30 pm

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

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    Yellow Door Mom
    October 21, 2017 at 2:07 am

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

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    How We Do
    October 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

    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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    Dawn Wairimu
    October 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    this looks like a total blast, nice work

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