Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin Throw Sesame Street Party for Son's First Birthday—And Elmo Was There

Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin celebrated their son Dakota's first birthday with a few special guests from Sesame Street. Take a look at the "magical" party.

By Gabrielle Chung Apr 08, 2022 10:04 PMTags
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Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin don't need directions to get to Sesame Street!

The engaged couple celebrated their son Dakota's first birthday with a family trip to Sesame Place in San Diego. On April 8, Brenda and Macaulay shared a playful photo of themselves at the children's theme park and said that both their little one and his 41-year-old dad had a blast.

"They made a little boy's dreams come true. And my son also had a great time," Macaulay quipped on his Instagram page, while his fiancée described the visit as "magical."

Brenda, 34, added, "We had so much fun!"

In the fun snapshot, the Home Alone actor and the Suite Life of Zack & Cody actress were seen wearing matching Sesame Street tees as they posed with Elmo. Macaulay paired his top with pink-and-white striped shorts, while Brenda capped off her look with ripped jeans. Dakota—who the couple has kept off social media since welcoming him on April 5, 2021—was not pictured.

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This was not the first time we've seen Brenda and Macaulay embrace their inner child at an amusement park. After all, the Changeland co-stars first sparked romance rumors in 2017 when they were spotted holding hands at Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, Calif.


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Since the arrival of their son, Brenda and Macaulay have taken to staying in more often. In November, the Dollface star joked that "few things can get us out of the house and away from our son" as she posted an Instagram photo of herself and Macaulay at a Los Angeles Rams game.

Earlier this year, Brenda shared with E! News how becoming a mom has shifted her priorities. "I think being a parent changes a lot of your career choices," she explained. "Because now I really think about where things are being shot, how long they're being shot for because everything revolves around my son."

The Disney Channel alum added, "I just want to be the best mom for him."

Scroll on for more cute moments of Brenda and Macaulay's suite life together!

Go Rams

Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song were decked out in their favorite football team's colors.

Date Night

The couple stepped out for a rare red carpet date at a Clarins product launch party in Los Angeles in March 2024.

Meet Dakota

The two appeared with their son Dakota at Macaulay's star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2023.

Hi Baby

Macaulay and Brenda's baby boy—whose name has not been made public—also made an appearance at the ceremony.

Trick or Treat

The Home Alone star got into the spooky season spirit as Brenda passed out candy.

Black & White Style

The duo appeared at the GFS Fall Benefit in Santa Monica, Calif., in October 2023.

Hand in Hand

Brenda and Macaulay held hands during an outing in April 2023, just weeks after cofirming the arrival of their second son.

They're Getting Hitched

In January 2022, a source confirmed to E! News that Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin were engaged. The actress showed off her engagement ring while stepping out in Beverly Hills. 

Heart Day

"Hoppy Valentine's day everyone!" Brenda shared on Instagram when celebrating with Macaulay in the water. 

Star Power

The couple were all smiles at Macaulay's star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2023.

Take Me Away

While strolling through Friedrichshain in Berlin, Germany, the couple displayed some PDA by holding hands. 

Birthday Bash

"Happy 40th birthday to this magical being," Brenda wrote to Macaulay on Instagram. "I could sit here and write endlessly about how wonderful, kind, loving, genuine, loyal, honest, brilliant and hilarious you are, and how grateful I am that I get to share and do this life thing with you. But firstly, that would take me an eternity and secondly, you won't even see this because you don't ever use instagram. Hahaha. My unicorn that I never thought could exist, I am luckiest person in the world because I am loved by you."


Uniting for good! The Hollywood couple attended the sixth biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast in Los Angeles. 

Biggest Cheerleader

"Guys, I did a podcast with my favorite bunny—podcasters and just 2 of my favorite people," Brenda shared online when supporting her boyfriend's podcast back in April 2018. "@bunnyearspodcast aaaand the one and only @mattbennett!" 

Proud Parents

The couple celebrated their son Dakota's first birthday with a visit to Sesame Place San Diego. Calling it a "magical" affair, Brenda wrote on her Instagram alongside a snap of herself and Macaulay posing with Elmo, "We had so much fun!"

Fun in Cabo

The couple celebrated Brenda's 36th birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

Poolside Service 

Macaulay purchased a resort tshirt and pretended to be a resort employee, offering Brenda a towel as she lounged poolside.


He also played bellhop and carried her bags, much to Brenda's confusion and amusement.

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