Wild ONE! First Birthday Party

Here is a recap of Baby G’s First Birthday Celebration. To say I went a little overboard is being super nice. After G was born, I would tell friends, if this girl asks me for a Unicorn I am buying her one. Hence, the party theme. Unicorn everything. My wild ONE!

Photo Credit Sonia Stewart Photography

Our party was at local MyGym. If you have never heard of it, just picture a very colorful, kid proof gym. They have a lot of fun activities for children from ages newborn to maybe 5. MyGym has relatively reasonable party packages. Better believe you can add on just about anything for the party at an additional cost. Best part, everything is pretty much done for you except for food and beverages. If you bring in the decorations ahead of time the staff will take care of that. The staff creates a really entertaining age appropriate party for the kids. Which gives everyone over the age of childhood some time to socialize or just sit back and enjoy the party. Depending on how you set-up your party the last 30-20 min are just for eating some pizza (or what ever you bring) and a birthday dessert. That part of the party is usually rushed. So pay for extra time if you want more time for the kids to eat or have less time to eat and more gym time.

Some of our party details. Invites, were done using a simple design I found on evites. Believe me, I wanted the gold embossed Fairy tail Unicorn cards on Tinyprints but I restrained myself.

Here comes the Over the Top portions of the party. Of course, my family needed to have matching t-shirts (Insert eye roll). I found this super cute shop on etsy called Bitty and Boho to make our shirts. The shop has a lot of adorable designs and the owners are really easy to work with if you have a custom design in mind. Not sure what the printing technique is but the shirts turned out amazing. Obviously, that was not enough. Myself, step-daughter and toddler all needed matching crowns to wear for the party. The crowns really did turn out beautiful. Another etsy find a little shop called Mason and Harlow. I will probably keep these crowns forever.

Unicorn crown by Mason and Harlow
Photo credit I love Harmony Photography
Bitty and Boho custom designed shirts

Photo Credit Sonia Stewart Photography

Remember, I mentioned that the eating portion of the party is can be rushed. Our menu included pizza, veggies, fruit cups, popcorn with a blue and pink drizzle (tasted really gross) and maybe some other chips but I just know we had a lot left over. Just keep in mind everyone has like 20 min to eat.

Birthday dessert were mini cupcakes which were decorated like mini unicorns. These little gems were custom made for us from shop called Tiffany’s Sweet Spot. Seriously, so delicious and well worth the cost for this custom order.

Tiffany’s Sweet Spot

Photo Credit Sonia Stewart Photography

All of this, for a ninety minute party, Yes. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I hired a professional photographer to take photos during the party. My girl Sonia Stewart Photography came through like a boss. I would have to say having Sonia there was the one of the best decisions I made for G’s Birthday Party. In the future, if we are not able to have a photographer, I would just designate someone to take an obscene amount of photos during the party. It was just a treat to have images of everything that was happening and a nice memory to be able to share with our guest too.

That is it….Wrong. Gift bags because I CANT HELP MYSELF!!! Well, to give myself credit they did turn out cute. Bags included a coloring page, a rainbow crayon, pinwheel, and the most amazing Unicorn macaroon ever. These beauties were also from the talented Tiffany’s Sweet Spot all placed in brown handle bag with a Thank You note tied with a pink ribbon.

photo credit Sonia Stewart Photography

Definitely, a magical party for my little ONE year new Unicorn.

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Midwest Gal in Cali

Just a Wife and a Mom learning from my many mistakes. Being a Mom is my greatest JOY. Sharing information on the little Gems we find has become a bit of a passion project. Enjoy the reviews. XO

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