On January 5th, my sweet little woman, Olivia, turned one! For her party, I knew I wanted to do something along the lines of a “Wild ONE” theme and I ADORE how it all turned out. Her bedroom was essentially the same theme but with mainly pinks and corals so I knew that I could incorporate a lot of her bedroom decor into the party to save money.
For food, we kept it fairly simple and made a walking taco/Frito boat bar. Her party was at 2pm so we figured people wouldn’t expect a full meal.
We kept drinks simple as well with Capri Sun pouches, water, soda, and flavored waters. The engraved galvanized steel container was actually from Walmart.com and was only $20. The chalkboard and bird decorations below were all from Hobby Lobby.
The treat table was where I really spent all of my time (and most of the money). As someone who loves making creative desserts, I knew I would go overboard, but I just couldn’t resist all of the ideas!
The fabric on the table was from Hobby Lobby.
- Chocolate & vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting
- White chocolate dipped marshmallow pops (straws are from Home Goods)
- Chocolate sugar cookies
- Mini cheesecakes (containers & spoons are from Dollar Tree)
- Chocolate cake pops
- Meringue cookies
- Marshmallow treats on a stick (“1” cookie cutter can be purchased here)
For activities, I resorted to the basics; a pinata and coloring! I made the pinata myself using a spare box and leftover tissue paper.
I knew there would’t be enough seating for all of the kids and adults at the house where we had her party so I came up with a genius idea to get the kids to stay on the floor, while also encouraging them to play and interact. To do this, I bought 3 giant foam poster boards from the Dollar Tree and made my own giant coloring book pages. I loved having the freedom to make coloring book pages that matched her theme, although you could do whatever your heart desires. I chose the foam boards instead of the regular poster boards because they provided a flat, hard surface for the kids, rather than flimsy poster board that would bend on carpet.
Let’s be serious, adults love to color, too! So I just printed off some other coloring book pages that also matched her theme and scattered them around the party with small boxes of crayons. I bought 3-packs of the crayons at the Dollar Tree, which is a steal compared to prices everywhere else.
We had so much fun and Olivia loved being the center of attention for a day!