I am just so happy with how this party turned out! When thinking about themes for Jackson’s big “1,” I was thinking about the day before he was born that Jacob and I went on a special errand to buy a book for Jackson. That book was Where the Wild Things Are. He also has “I’ll eat you up I love you so” framed in his room. I thought a “wild” theme would be very appropriate for this strong-willed, fearless baby. The ideas just kept coming…
Pictures from the end of the night:
See my pillow in the foreground?
Jackson loved his cake! I made it of vanilla with sprinkles (like funfetti) with vanilla and chocolate buttercream.
Jackson’s Wild crown is from etsy.
I made the high chair banner by drawing on a store-bought pennant banner.
Alisha also made this darling custom “Wild One” shirt:
These were taken before the party started:
Once it got dark, the kids enjoyed sparklers. They were a big hit!
We decorated crowns and monster masks.
The beautiful paper leaves were made by Alisha, and she is so wonderful for making them!
The cupcakes (before gold crowns and wild character picks were added) were decorated with edible monsters and eyeballs).
The big, crazy leaves in the back were hand-cut by me.
I made the sign below with printed pictures, mod lodge, and a sharpie, then glued on little pennants.
I added the pictures onto canvas with ModPodge.
The pennant below is a fabric set from Hobby Lobby that I strung together. The gold crowns are toilet paper rolls!
My mom put the cute characters on the mirror in the bathroom:
I made this wreath with pennants, baker’s twine, a cardboard letter, grapevine wreath, and burlap ribbon.
The green canopy is constructed of plastic tablecloths. The vines are made of paper leaves stapled to twine.
The thick vines are butcher paper.
You may recognize this chalkboard from Jacob’s First and Last Day of preschool posts:
I made this sign quickly on the morning of the party so that people knew what to do at the craft station. It’s a $1 frame from Michaels.
A close-up of some paper leaves.
The crayon holder is a green bucket from the dollar section at Target with google eyes glued on.
I meant to play the movie, but we were so enjoying Jackson’s slideshow that I never did.
I ordered this book poster on Amazon.
The darling cookies were made by “Ms. Shortbread” in Irvine.
What a fun day!!!