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!
Make sure you check out my wood grain sugar cookie tutorial and tips for a first birthday photo shoot!
Eeeeekk!!! I am obsessed with everything about this party, Erin! It is too stinking cute!
I’m a little biased, but this is my favorite post 🙂 Love how everything turned out! You have a gift!
Seriously super cute!!! I saw your post on FB with those cookies and I couldn’t wait to see the party. And I am with you. Things don’t have to cost a fortune to have a really fun party. I bet he had a great time! Cousin parties are even sweeter!
Thanks so much Kristie!
Hi! Where did you find that red pom garland? If you didn’t buy it, how did you make it?? SO cute 🙂
Thanks, Andrea! I made it with one of these Pom Pom Makers (affiliate link). They’re so easy. When you tie off your pom pom, keep the string long and keep connecting pom poms with the same piece of yarn.
Rochelle Lopez says
Hello Erin! Love the party design! Can you tell me how you attached the paper cutouts to the string garlands? What kind of glue did you use? My baby boys party is on Saturday so hoping to get it done before then.
Ah! So sorry this is late! I just used hot glue 🙂
Hi! Love your party theme! We will be doing the same theme for our son’s 1st birthday! Where did you find the red and black tablecloth that the boys are sitting on in one of the pictures? I am searching for tableclothes to match the theme and it is proving to be very difficult! Thank you!
It’s actually a fleece blanket that we made. We got the fabric at hobby lobby 🙂
Janessa Cypher says
Just celebrated my sons 4th birthday (dinosaur themed) and came across this looking for Canada Day photobooth props…. THIS! I love this! We live in Uganda and are currently attempting to grow christmas trees to help support the ministry we do. I’m thinking this would make a super fun 5th birthday (literally a year from now). It’s never too early to plan right?? Daddy has a beard and looks like a lumberjack… this is a great idea! Thank you for all the freebies! Something I can download and print off… and not order online and have shipped over!!!
Yay! I’m so glad you like it!! And it never hurts to plan ahead 😉