Wild One Birthday Party

Using “Where the Wild Things are” for inspiration, this birthday had a modern approach that was well executed throughout the beautiful venue.  Kelli Murray was able to utilize outdoor space for this sweet 1st birthday Wild One theme, which was perfect for all the natural elements that the book has.  

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The sun gave perfect lighting of course, so all of the browns and greens used shone beautifully.  The snacking table was set up underneath a tree, allowing it to be incorporated into the decorations very nicely.

A little DIY decoration was made from white fabric strips and hung from a branch on the tree to draw attention to the table elegantly.  A little breeze in the air gave it a touch of life, making it a fantastic addition to the decor.

The table was covered in a neat white cover with a leaf print that added a “wild” touch.  All of the foods were served in wooden trays and bowls, blending with the theme smoothly.  Sandwiches were served without crusts, a perfect snack for most kids.  A yummy trail mix of cheerios, goldfish and other goodies was also offered, all the natural tones went right with this Wild Thing idea.

To hit the sweet spot, tasty cupcakes were made and frosted in chocolate.  They were actually set on a log tray and garnished with greenery to blend effectively with the other goodies on the table.  The celebratory cake was delicious look with layers of white frosted goodness.  It was brilliantly topped with birthday boy’s name.  This cake was placed on a tall brown tray and surrounded in greenery as well.

An adorable teepee was set up with vine-like leaves draped over the top and a blanket with a tree print was used as the comfy seating option inside of it.  For a finishing touch, crowns were given out so each little one visiting could be their own “Wild Thing.”

Credits –

Photography: Jackie Wonders
‘Wild Thing’ Invitation: Kelli Murray

Teepee: Tip Top Teepee Shop

Copper Leaf Photo Backdrop and ‘Cru’ cake topper: The Shift Creative

Florals and greenery: Wall Flower Inspiration

Cups, Plates, Napkins, Blanket: Fawn Shoppe

Food & Cakes: homemade by Kelli’s Aunt / DIY Crowns, Animal Ears, & Piñata (tutorials to come) / 36″ balloons: Prospect Goods

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