Real Parties: Sonny’s “Where the Wild Things Are” Birthday

When it comes to childhood classics, few resonate across the generations the way the book “Where the Wild Things Are” does. We love how Sonny’s mama transformed her favorite story as a child into a playful 1st birthday for her own wild one. Here’s how it all came together!


Key details

Name of party: Sonny’s First Birthday

City: West Hollywood, CA

Theme: Where the Wild Things Are

Theme background: Mom’s favorite book as a child, and she always calls her son “My wild child.”

How the party came to life

Evite invitation: Birthday Crown Evite

Venue: Our lake house in Lake Geneva, WI

Cake: Alliance Bakery in Chicago, IL

Food: Celebration on Wells catering in Lake Geneva, WI

Florals: Surrounding woods! 

Beverages: Cocktails, soda and water.

Activities: Pool, putting green and also a piñata.

Decor: Balloons, of course, from Etsy and Amazon! Plus, some “Where the Wild Things Are” decor pieces from Etsy. And from Amazon, this signage, these crowns, this high chair banner, this backdrop, and this set of “Wild One” party supplies.

Favorite gifts received: A classic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car from grandma and grandpa.

Surprise hit: The Where the Wild Things Are piñata.

Party favors: Take-home bag with a “Where the Wild Things Are” book and stickers, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, bubbles, light-up rings, and glow sticks.

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