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"Where the Wild Things Are" Themed 1st Birthday Party

Where the Wild Things Are Themed 1st Birthday Party

Before little Henry had even arrived, his mom knew she wanted to throw him an amazing Where the Wild Things Are themed birthday party. She turned over the design control to her creative sister, Cari Holmes of m.press cards, who was just as excited to start planning. Cari crafted all the paper goods, which tied the whole theme together and set the perfect tone to coordinate with the book. Little details can be found throughout that reflect the theme, from the "Max" and cheese on the menu to Henry's birthday crown. Read on below for more cool details from Cari, then check out all the photos submitted over in the full gallery, all captured by Tiffany Roberts Photography.

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"For our sweet treats, local pastry chef, Amy Cakes, made the incredible three tiered Wild Things cake, adorable monster cupcakes, and Henry's smash cake! Not only were they gorgeous, they tasted incredible!"

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"My sister and I came up with the menu and decided to have the amazing local restaurant, Scratch, cater the party. The menu featured pancetta 'max' and cheese, pigs in a blanket (with local, Oklahoma buffalo), homemade hummus and pita, and monster munch trail mix!"

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"We also set up a photo booth station with fun props for guests to take photos of themselves! it served as both a favor as well as a keepsake for Henry!"

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"The activities included coloring characters from the Where the Wild Things Are book and an indoor petting zoo! It was so cute to watch the little kids with the sweet animals!"

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"We presented O Henry chocolate bars as favors in a kraft chevron paper sack. Guests also got to take home pictures from the photo booth!"

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