Sunday, April 17, 2011

Party Time: Where the Wild Things Are 1st Birthday

Last month we had the pleasure of planning a birthday bash for an adorable little boy that was turning 1!
For the theme his parents chose one of his favorite books, "Where the Wild Things Are"

The decor was inspired by both the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak and the more recent movie.

We were lucky enough to have the party at The Sonoma Grille in Williamsville, NY.  They do such a great job, it is always awesome to work with them.  
 We chose to do the room in two shades of green with pops of orange in the hanging pompoms and the centerpieces.

For the seating tables we used a moss crushed shimmer linen, with a complimentary lime linen on the bistro tables tied with a moss shimmer bow.  To give the room a "wild" feel we decorated all the stations with vines, leaves and branches.

Balloon Masters made these amazing balloon trees with hanging Max's that almost touched the ceiling!

For the centerpieces we used lime green Sixlets in hurricane vases and added bright orange Gerbera Daisys and Tulips.  They really stood out against the dark green linens.

The hosts wanted their guests to mingle and have a good time so we found some entertainment for both the adults and the kiddos, and we asked Terry's photo Studio to document all the fun.
The pictures below are courtesy of Terry.  

The beautiful cake from Muscoreil's was placed on the table with the blue punch waterfall.  All of the stations had custom signs by Distinctive Occasions inspired by lines from the book. 

There was even a boat.

The magical Bill Butski strolled around the room and entertained all guests, children and adults alike.

And Christina Reilly set up shop and had a line the entire evening for her caricatures! 

Favors for all the children were small boxed Where the Wild Things are puzzles.  Next to the favors is the wishing tree where the guest left personal birthday wishes for Yasin.  What a nice thing for him and his parents to look at in the future or use for a scrapbook!

Like perfect hosts they were the last ones to get their caricatures drawn.  What a great souvenir! 

The adorable guest of honor very politely digs into his smoosh cake.  We hope you had a happy birthday Yasin and we wish you many more!!