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Wild ONE [Woodland] 1st Birthday

Wild ONE [Woodland] 1st Birthday

I have to say, this was one of my favorite days so far as a mom. I had been looking forward to planning this party for Kade for months and it was worth every ounce of thought and energy I put into it. It brought me so much joy to celebrate getting to love my little boy for a whole year with our immediate family [and a couple of friends]. And of course- watching him devour his cake, his first experience with sugar, was just priceless.

Living long distance from family, we decided we would travel back their direction [grateful that my in-laws offered up hosting the party in their home] and keep the party very small and intimate. This was for the best considering Kade doesn't always do well around big crowds of people, especially people he doesn't see very often. I was nervous about a lot of things going into the day... about making sure he fit a nap in before the party, about whether he would be freaked out by all the attention and be a hot mess of water works, about whether he would be interested in eating his cake or not, you name it. BUT! He was the most perfect little birthday boy there ever was. Great nap, no tears, and loved the cake. I was so proud of him!

We went with a Wild ONE/Woodland theme for the party with a teal and orange color scheme.

// Party Invite //

[ Details & Décor ]

Burly BBQ Sliders - Pulled pork on slider buns with circle cut cheddar and colby jack cheeses
Leaves - Hamburger slice pickles
Tortellini Twigs - Skewers with marinated cooked tortellini, mozzarella cheese, green olives, black olives, and pepperoni
Trail Mix - A buttery, salty, seasoned chex mix with pretzel sticks, nuts, cheerios, and chex
Freshly Picked Berries - Fruit cups [got our cups from Michael's but couldn't find them online- these are similar] of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries

Don't Feed the Bears! - Honey flavored teddy grahams
S'mores on a Stick - Marshmallow dipped in chocolate with graham cracker crumbs on pretzel sticks
Acorns - Peanut butter cookies with a Hershey's Kiss and a chocolate chip stuck on either side with melted chocolate
Birch Tree Twigs - Large pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate with dark chocolate drizzle

Cupcakes & Smash cake  - Sugar Jones

Beverages - Water & iced tea in pitchers, assorted pops, and Izze drinks

FREE PRINTABLE - Woodland Themed Food Labels
[Print on cardstock, cut out circles, and display]
FREE PRINTABLE - Woodland Themed Cupcake Toppers
[Print on cardstock, cut out circles, attach to toothpicks and stick in cupcakes]

// wide black clothespins / black disposable party supplies / wooden arrows //

[ Smash Cake ]

[ People ]

 Kids' Club ;)

Kids' Club ;)

 The sweetest cousin bond between these two.

The sweetest cousin bond between these two.

 Some friends are more like family. <3

Some friends are more like family. <3

 Kade's Grammy

Kade's Grammy

 Kade's Grama Beth

Kade's Grama Beth

[ Birthday Boy ]

In case you missed it, here are some FREE PRINTABLES for you! You can find the labels I created and used for our food here, and I also created some little cupcake toppers that you can find here.

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