Sawyer’s Crab Shack beachfront in Malibu was the place to be July 14 as celebrity style expert Anya Sarre threw an over-the-top nautical themed first birthday bash for her baby boy, Sawyer William.
“I have literally been planning this party since the day he was born,” Anya tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “Every detail, every napkin, from the crab piñata to the lobster table cloths.”
“As a stylist and party host – but most importantly as Sawyer’s mama – I wanted to make today really special for him and his family and friends,” she continues. “I didn’t think I was going to be this emotional today, but it is a big milestone and I am honored that so many people came to celebrate with us.”
Guests including Edward Norton, wife Shauna Robertson and their baby; Garcelle Beauvais and her 5-year-old twin sons Jax and Jaid;Fox Sports’ Petros Papadakis and his wife and baby; and, Chudney Ross and her 10-month-old daughter Callaway all stopped by the Crabshack to celebrate Sawyer’s big day.
Everyone munched on pizza, salad and chicken bites from Fresh Brothers while the kids snacked on organic pouches and toddler bars from HappyFamily.
The moms (and dads) sipped on MommyJuice Wine out of lobster wine glasses (a favorite of Anya’s) While enjoying the ocean breeze and beach.
Each of Sawyer’s friends got to make their own stuffed animal from Johnny’s Animaland. The kids chose from a shark, dolphin, or sea turtle adorned with a custom “Sawyer’s Crab Shack” T-shirt and complete with a wish, a backpack and a birth certificate.
All eyes were on the birthday boy when he blew out the candle and smiled from ear to ear, dressed in his reversible crab seersucker monogram shortalls, with matching bowtie and “1″ hat custom made by Buds and Branches for his big day.
“Of course I had to style Sawyer in the perfect outfit for his birthday,” Anya shares. “I had Buds and Branches custom make this ensemble to fit the theme and location, and then found red and white boat shoes at Janie and Jack to complete his look.”
The proud mom wore a strapless red and white striped dress with a “yacht club” belt she designed and had made at Cheryl Fudge. She accessorized her look with vintage Chanel earrings and Tory Burch wedges.
A table of sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery satisfied any sweet tooth. Guests chose from whale, anchor, or ship wheel cupcakes, mini cupcakes complete with Sawyer’s monogram, macaroons and cookies and a three-tier buttercream cake detailed with ship wheels, crabs, and anchors.
With custom designed invitation and party accessories designed by Anders Ruff, no guest left the Crab Shack empty-handed. Anchor tote bags filled with Sawyer’s favorite things included custom Mabel’s Label’s bag tags and labels with each kids name, “Be Quick” bags and coin purses from Ju-Ju-Be, an Ubermom anchor wipe box, a reusable Yummi Pouch, World’s Softest teddybear from Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, crab print Funkins reusable cloth napkins, Squeaky Bee baby wash and shampoo and wipes from Bella B, a stroller hook from SUGARSNAP, Ology soothing baby lotion, organic snacks from Happy Family, baby shampoo from EcoStore, and a bottle of wine from MommyJuice wines.
Sawyer enjoyed opening up some gifts for his first birthday, including one that both mommy and Sawyer will appreciate: the new Shaidee to help keep protected from the sun while mom continues to enjoy the gorgeous Malibu weather this summer carrying her precious son in the sling.