It’s fun to be one!
On Saturday, Melissa Joan Hart welcomed 55 friends and family (including 35 kids!) to the backyard of her Connecticut home to celebrate her youngest son Tucker McFadden‘s first birthday — and the unbearably adorable afternoon went off without a hitch.
“This is the first party I’ve gotten excited about in awhile because I had the energy and the time to spend on it,” Hart, 37, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
With her teddy bear picnic theme in mind, the mom-of-three started planning the perfect party for her baby boy, turning to her latest obsession — Pinterest! — for inspiration.
“My new love is pulling together a theme by posting ideas on my boards and making it come true,” she says. “It was such an easy theme to work with and it’s all doable at home, which I liked.”