There are so many different birthday party themes you can choose. One couple, though, recently went in a more unique direction for their child’s first birthday party, hosting a Costco-themed event to mark the special occasion.
Sebastian and Josie Gonzalez are obsessed with the store so it seemed like a natural fit to be the theme of their son, Mason’s, first birthday party. In fact, he was even honored as the “Employee of the Year” at the festivities.
Initially, Josie says she wanted the birthday party to be rainbow-themed, as Mason is a rainbow baby. “My son is a rainbow baby, and part of me wanted to celebrate that,” she said.
“Before my son came along I had been pregnant with another baby, but found out around 11 weeks that I had a missed miscarriage — which means I had miscarried at some point in time, but my body never realized it, so it was continuing on as if I was still pregnant.” Understandably, she came to find that theme somewhat depressing for a birthday party.
Eventually, though, she decided to choose a different theme, saying, “My husband, being the wonderfully supportive guy that he is, said we should think of something else.” And then they settled on Costco.
Parents Throw Epic Costco-Themed Birthday Party for Their One-Year-Old Son Mason
“Everywhere you look in our home you’ll find something from Costco,” she told Insider. “Dog food, baby formula, diapers, cleaning products, furniture, décor, shampoo and conditioner, toys…I could go on and on.”
The couple extended that love of Costco to the birthday party, using Costco-themed decorations, shirts, aprons, and name-tags at the event. Guests came in red, white and blue Costco-themed outfits and some even brought Costco’s popular rotisserie chicken.
The spread for the party was all from Costco ,and the creative couple added signs for each item, including a meatball sign for “their little meatball Mason.”
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Their friends and family loved the party. “So many people drinking the Costco Kool-aid!” Josie told Delish. “But to be fair, it’s obviously the best quality Kool-aid at the most affordable price because that’s the Costco way of life.”
Check out a few more photos from this one-year-old’s Costco-themed party below.
Costco signage on point!
You can always count on Costco for incredible deals…
Employee-style name tags for guests was an inspired idea.
We’re guessing both of them are looking for the free samples…
Don’t forget something for the adults, of course.
And look! A rainbow cake for rainbow baby Mason! We’re so thrilled they found a way to honor their original theme.
We’ll certainly keep Costco in mind as a theme for our next party, though we doubt we could ever top this.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.