Little Lumberjack 1st Birthday Party Ideas

little-lumberjack-first-birthday-partyThis 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

little-lumberjack-party-invitations“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.”

lumberjack-dessert-table“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.”

lumberjack-party-desserts“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.”

lumberjack-party-mason-jars“I loved making the “whiskey” bottles and the drink station with mason jar handled mugs, complete with birch pattern paper straws.”

red-velvet-cupcakesDesserts on the dessert table included red velvet cupcakes from Fresh Bakes.

sugar-cookiesHow fun are these flapjack sugar cookies from Fresh Bakes ?!

maple-bacon-cupcakesMaple bacon cupcakes were also a fun twist on the desserts. The cupcakes were made by Fresh Bakes.

smores-stationA S’mores station was on hand for guests surrounded by a wood crate and logs that give the display a fun, rustic setting.

lumberjack-birthday-party-marshmallows“We had a S’mores station with homemade marshmallows (vanilla, strawberry and chocolate).”

chocolate-hazlenut-cupcakesThe 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.”

hot-chocolate-bar“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.”

apple-cidar“I bought whiskey-shaped bottles and designed and printed my own labels for the whiskey (cider) drink station.”

lumberjack-party-wooden-utensilsFun lumberjack napkins and wooden utensils fit the theme perfectly!

lumberjack-party-food“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.”

lumberjack-party-favors“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!””

lumberjack-birthday-party-thank-you-cardsFun birch patterned thank you cards matched the paper straws and tied into the the outdoorsy feel of the party.

lumberjack-first-birthday-partyCredits & Resources

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

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