This Lumberjack Birthday Party was the perfect party for celebrating our little guy’s first birthday!
I didn’t know if I was going to throw this party on my son’s birthday. I spent the days before on the couch with a horrendous cold, but I rallied the day before. I’m so glad I did because I love the pictures of this lumberjack birthday party. We were lucky enough to have cousins visits. My Beau is only a few days older than Dexter, so we decided to have a joint birthday party!
I made all the food and all the printables, and the only thing I spent money on was the shirts and the plaid blanket. I had most of the decor on hand already, so how do you recreate this?
Read on for a tip!
Tip One: Remember who the party is for
This party was for two one-year-olds. They care about two things…food and more food. Their little tummies can’t handle too many sweets, so I made them mini cakes (I cut them out with cookie cutters). I also had cookies for the other kids and some popcorn. We’ll cherish these pictures for forever, so I wanted everything to look nice, so I also decorated it for me!
Tip Two: Choose Easy DIY Projects
I DIY’ed the banners, the printables, the number sign, the onesies, and the tree baby jars. Each project can add up to be a lot of time, but I planned ahead, and I picked projects that were doable for me. I’m good at printables, and I can get them done in no time. Luckily for you, you’ll just have to download them and cut them out!
As always, I advise you to plan ahead. For most of my parties, everything is done the day before so all I have to do is set up. I had the decor done the week before Christmas because I knew I wouldn’t have time to get it all done. Boy, was I glad I did that! I would have never pulled it off!
Tip Three: Make Simple Food
I don’t like baking, but I knew I could make homemade cookies and cupcakes for this party. If you don’t bake, cook. If you don’t cook, buy your food. Make it easy for yourself! The less fuss you make over the food, the more time you have to spend with your family!
Bottom line…do what works for you. You CAN have a pin-worthy party that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, AND that doesn’t take up the whole day to put together!