Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford’s son, Amari, turned a year old just a few days ago, and they celebrated his first milestone with the cutest jungle-themed party.
In a series of photos shared by the actress, we can see the Garcia-Crawford trio surrounded by life-sized animal figures and greenery all around—Amari’s favorites, as mentioned by events planner La Belle Fete, who dressed Coleen and Billy's home with the help of stylist Dave Sandoval. In a post of their own, they also shared having used real plants for the occasion in the name of going “full-on organic,” to truly breathe life into Amari’s mini safari bash.
“We got to bring this little plantito’s dreams to life during his special day!” wrote Coleen on Instagram. “He had so much fun playing and going around! When it was finally bed time, he didn’t fight it (he usually does) and slept so well right away.”
Separate from the playful camping ground was an emerald green tablescape for the adults in attendance, adorned with leaf-shaped placemats and luxe dinnerware. Coleen’s IG caption also mentioned that they kept the guest list to a select number of family and friends, who all underwent swab testing before the festivities.
Prior to his party, Amari’s parents both left him the sweetest messages on Instagram on September 10. Coleen called their baby boy their “sunshine and ray of hope,” amid all the negativity plaguing the world today. “We celebrate your life today and every day! Even though you didn’t really get to go around, meet people, and explore much of the outside world during your first year, we still found all kinds of ways to enjoy and live our best life together.”
She continued, “One day you’ll realize that there’s a whole world out there, but I hope these moments when it was just us will always stay in your very core. Be reminded that you are surrounded by people who love you, that you are appreciated, cherished and valued, and that all you really need is within reach. I look forward to watching you make all your dreams come true, and seeing the wonderful person you’ll become one day. But for now, you’re our little baby boy. And we will savor every minute of it.”
Billy’s post, on the other hand, spoke of Amari as their “beautiful little angel,” accompanied by studio photos of the three in matching beige-themed outfits.
“To my little man, Happy 1st Birthday! You probably won’t remember this or just not pay any attention to our messages cause you’re still young. But I want you to know that no matter what the circumstances are, your mom and I will always lift you up when you’re down, comfort you when you’re uneasy, and love you until the world ends,” penned Billy. “My life changed when I married your mother, and our lives changed since God gave us a beautiful little angel. I love you my son, so much!”
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