DIY Wild One First Birthday Party is so much fun to create! Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Party DIY
Ok so full disclosure: Archer turned 2 this year, and I’m just now FINALLY writing about this amazing DIY Wild One First Birthday Party that we threw for him. Gotta love the scattered mom brain. Anyone else feel that way sometimes??
When he turned one, I wanted to create a fun and creative DIY first birthday party that not only looked amazing, but didn’t require a ton of hours of effort on our end. For Archer’s 1st birthday I was 6 months pregnant with our second baby!
I was exhausted and felt gigantic, but I still wanted to create something really fun and special. Enter the DIY Wild One First Birthday Party! This fun party was created to be a combination of a Where the Wild Things Are birthday party, and a wild one jungle birthday party, and I love how it turned out.
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This fun DIY Wild One First Birthday Party was so fun to create. I used a combination of inexpensive and easy to find party supplies, plus some easy DIY creations!
This Wild One 1st birthday party was inspired by both Where the Wild Things Are (one of my favorite childhood books), as well as Archer’s love of “wild things” in the jungle. What we ended up coming up with was a more unique twist on the trendy Wild One First Birthday Party!
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For our fun DIY Wild One First Birthday Party, I created our balloon arches and garland myself! After seeing how expensive it would be to purchase just one professional made garland, I was sure I could do it myself for a fraction of the cost.
I was right! Creating a DIY balloon garland is SO easy. Below are the supplies I used, and for the full DIY balloon garland tutorial, check out The Absolute Easiest DIY Balloon Garland Arch.
I incorporated those same fun leaves from the balloon garland into almost every aspect of decorating for the Wild One 1st Birthday Party. I especially loved using them to create this easy monthly milestone photo arch around our kitchen window!
Here are a few more awesome Wild One First Birthday costume options!
We also encouraged our guests to dress in costume too. We invited any “little wild ones” who wanted to join to come dressed up, and it was so cute and fun! I loved seeing his friends in costume, and it made this Where the Wild Things Are first birthday party so much more fun.
I also incorporated fun animal accents into the food. Archer’s birthday cake was actually from our local grocery store (because they are delicious and so affordable), but I decorated it myself!
Our big boy loved his DIY Wild One First Birthday Party so much. I created his birthday banner using stickers and burlap, but there are so many easy options available online too!
Here are a few of the best Wild One First Birthday Party banners and Where the Wild Things Are First Birthday banners I’ve found:
If you’re planning a first birthday party for your wild one too, I hope this post helped give you some inspiration! This Wild One First Birthday Party is perfect for your little animal. It was the perfect combination of a jungle first birthday and a Where the Wild Things Are first birthday party.