This adorable celebration features the cutest and most clever Little Lumberjack 1st Birthday Party Ideas! The guest of honor was Little Lumberjack Landon – Laurie’s son who was turning 1! The party – woodsy, casual and inviting, was held at Laurie’s home.
From Mom Laurie: “He’s the sweetest baby with a fun personality, and he loves to eat! He hasn’t met a food he doesn’t like, which is another reason I thought the Lumberjack theme was fitting. Our home backs up to the woods, and since the party was in the winter I thought a Lumberjack theme would be perfectly woodsy, casual and inviting. It just seemed fun and different from most other parties I’ve seen.”
Theme: Little Lumberjack 1st Birthday Party
Colors: Red, Tan and Black
Number of guests: 23 adults, 9 kids and babies
Venue: Laurie’s Home
Photography: Laurie Bracewell Photography
“I designed and assembled the invitations. I wanted a font that was a little rough and informal mixed with a handwriting font appropriate for a kid’s party. I thought that adding in the beard facts would be a fun addition. The Kraft paper envelopes and enclosures were the perfect material for the woodsy theme, and I lined each envelope with a wood grain paper. I tied each invitation with a red and white twine to match the theme colors.”
“I took a lot of Pinterest and Google ideas and tried to make them my own. Then when I was out shopping for items (online or in the store) I found other things I thought would work perfectly for the theme.” A rustic dessert table featured cupcakes, S’mores, cookies, and a flapjack cake.”
“I made the Happy Birthday banner above the high chair and the “1” banner that hung above the dessert station. I measured and cut the pieces from burlap, then stenciled the letters, number and lumberjack axes (tying in to the invitations) using acrylic paint and a foam brush. I printed the food sign cards using the same font as the invitations and layering the cream cardstock onto Kraft cardstock.”
“The flapjack cake was my absolute favorite! It was amazing! I loved how the dessert station came together with the cut pieces of wood to display items, and of course I loved the burlap banners that I made myself.”
Desserts on the dessert table included red velvet cupcakes from Fresh Bakes.
How fun are these flapjack sugar cookies from Fresh Bakes ?!
Maple bacon cupcakes were also a fun twist on the desserts. The cupcakes were made by Fresh Bakes.
The smash cake (which looked like a stack of flapjacks), cupcakes (mini maple bacon which everyone raved about, and red velvet and chocolate hazelnut for some of the red/black theme) and flapjack sugar cookies were from Fresh Bakes. We had a pumpkin “log.”
“There was a drink station – one side with cider in whiskey bottles, and the other side with a make-your-own hot chocolate station, where adults could add in Bailey’s Irish Creme or amaretto if they wished. I also had homemade Bailey’s marshmallows.”
“Easy finger foods that I tried to tie into the theme were breakfast-type items (since Lumberjacks are known for eating a hearty breakfast) such as mini quiches, muffins and orange “wedges.” I had a few other items as a play on words, such as a cheese “board” and veggie “sticks.” I prepped most of the bites myself, though I did get the finger sandwiches from Wegman’s catering department.”
“The favors were S’mores to take home. I bought candy bags and layered the inside with either cinnamon sugar or chocolate graham cracker, Hershey’s chocolate, a homemade marshmallow (vanilla, strawberry or chocolate), and a graham cracker on top. I tied each package with the same red and white twine used on the invitations and attached a tag that read “Thank you for making my party s’more fun!””
Photographer: Laurie Bracewell Photography // Event Planner: eventi planning // Smash cake, Cupcakes and Flapjack Sugar Cookies: Fresh Bakes // Event Planner: Kelley Cannon Events // Event Designer: Something Fabulous // Invitation Designer: The Paper Source // Envelope Liner: Container Store // Wood Buttons: Etsy // Beard Facts Content: Dog House Diaries // Letterpress Thank You Cards: Papyrus // Handmade Marshmallows: Lindsay Shepherd of Sugar Loaf Cake // Crates: Borrowed from Something Fabulous // Wood High Chair: Borrowed from Diana of eventi planning // Wood Piece Under Cake Display: World Market (sourced by Kelley Cannon Events ) //
Birch Display Card Holders: Etsy // Lumberjack Shirt: Ralph Lauren from Saks
Get the look with these fun Little Lumberjack Party Products:
- Rustic Wood Cake Stand
- Birch Pattern Paper Straws
- S’mores Maker
- Burlap Happy Birthday Banner
- Burlap Happy Birthday Banner 2
- Wood Place Card/Photo Holder
- Red Lantern
- Set of 3 Wood Crates
- Set of 12 Mason Jars With Handles
- Lumberjack Napkins
- Lumberjack Plastic Tablecover
- Lumberjack Party Invitations
- Black Balloons
- Red Balloons
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