Happy Birthday Tucker Wilkerson!
To celebrate her youngest son’s first birthday, Melissa Joan Hart, husband Mark Wilkerson and their older boys – Mason, 7½, and Brady, 5½ – enjoyed an afternoon party in the backyard of their Connecticut home on Saturday (September 14).
Sporting her Posh Mommy necklace personalized with all three boys’ names, the actress threw a teddy bear-themed party.
“Thanks to my new obsession with Pinterest, I went a little insane with details but loved every minute of planning this party,” the former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star, 37, tells Celebrity Baby Scoop.
“We did a teddy bear picnic with delicious bite-sized foods by Katie’s Kitchen catering, including tiny PB&Js, mac & cheese bites and fruit skewers,” she adds. “And we had pre-made sangria in mason jars in ice buckets ready for the adults. We covered the yard in blankets and bears and bubbles.”
And when it came time for treats, the Melissa & Joey star did not disappoint.
“For dessert we had an adorable teddy bear and bee cake from The Cake Boutique surrounded by teddy-shaped cookies on top of the straws in mason jars full of milk,” MJH shares. “Tucker had his own tiny cake so we could do the trendy ‘cake smash’ I’ve heard so much about. It was hilarious and adorable to watch him dig into his first taste of sugar.”
Not only did guests nosh on delicious food, they also left with some posh products.
“We had fabulous goodies for all our guests from some of my mommy-must-have companies like Itzy Ritzy, Mabel’s Labels, Skip Hop, ZoLi and Funkins. These were not only great take-homes for the kids, but also helped make a trash-free party and trash-free lunches in the future for all our guests.”
As for his actual birthday on Wednesday (September 18), the family-of-five are set to hit the happiest place on earth.
“We will be hitting Disneyland on his actual 1st birthday on the 18th which is keeping up the tradition we started with our other two boys,” she continues.
Celebrity Baby Scoop enjoyed a chat with MJH at Tucker’s afternoon soiree. Continue reading below…
CBS: How has the first year of Tucker’s life been? What kind of baby is he? What are his latest milestones?
MJH: “He is the happiest and most easy going baby. He has been hard to entertain and keep still, but he’s a fantastic sleeper so I can’t complain. He started walking very early, around 10 months, and has already had 7 hair cuts but he has yet to get any teeth still.”
CBS: You’ve recently been quoted as saying you’d like more children. Any special announcements you’d like to make?
MJH: “Not at all. I’m just saying I’m not done yet. I am still loving my body after losing the baby weight with the help of Nutrisystem and I’d like to enjoy feeling fit and slim again, not to mention keep up with my 3 wild monkeys, before I go for 4.
CBS: How do you juggle it all? A large family and a busy career?
MJH: “It’s tricky but I just utilize my calendar on my phone and make sure I don’t over-schedule so that we can all be together as much as possible. Every day and every hour has a different priority. Some days it’s work, some days it’s watching my boys play soccer, some days it’s about mommy and daddy, some days it’s about going to a Yankees game. It all depends, but I try hard to balance it all out.”
CBS: You seem to have it all together…..a successful marriage and happy family life. What is the key to your personal success? Do you have any personal mantras that you swear by?
MJH: “I’m never gonna be perfect so I might as well make it fun! I put my marriage and family first and everything else takes a back seat.”