Wild One 1st Birthday Party

River turned ONE! Well, 2 months ago…#momlife

We went a little crazy with the party planning but he only turns one once right? We had a Where the Wild Things Are themed party at my parent’s house in Hanford. It was the perfect setting and space for his party. Luckily, my mom is super crafty and helped with most of the decorations. She built that boat out of cardboard! She made the photo prop too. Seriously, the lady loves to craft.

We purchased a lot of the other items on Etsy. My favorite was definitely the birthday sign from 72PaperPlanes. His little romper was also a pretty big hit. The cake was made by a family friend and all the other desserts were made by my mother-in-law also known as, “Grandma Fresno.” They looked super cute on the dessert/snack table with these little cupcake toppers. I also purchased all the signs from the same Etsy vendor as the cupcake toppers. One of my favorite purchases for the party was that big sign of all the Wild Things and River’s name at the top. My mom ended up getting that off eBay! Who knew eBay sold stuff like that. If anyone is interested in it just send me a message for a link. The party favor boxes, highchair sign, and centerpieces were all homemade 🙂

It was a pretty hot day so the kids had fun swimming and playing in water toys. The adults had fun eating and drinking 🙂 We had Chef Paul Pearson cater the party. If you ever find yourself in downtown Fresno, check out his restaurant on F street. Also, if you ever need a caterer, I highly recommend him. He does a lot of our family’s events and the food is amazing every time. I tried to time River’s naps perfectly so that he would enjoy his party to the fullest. I don’t know about your kiddos, but Riv laughs at my plans and does the exact opposite (insert eye roll emoji). It was all worth it in the end. And plus, he will remember all of it right?

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Photos: Ellie Koleen

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