Today I’m sharing my lil guy’s 3rd Birthday party and we choose a Lumberjack theme. I just fell in love with this theme and the outdoorsy feel of it all. Below is the invitation I designed, you can find this in my shop. The invite to me sets the tone of the party. This allows people to get a feel for things like how to dress, maybe what the birthday person might be into and like, sets the mood and the dress code. For instance, for this party, you wouldn’t think to show up black tie for a Lumberjack party. Nope, we had a cool and casual party and lots of fun. Take a peek into my son’s party below.
We kept his party small this year and this was the kids table.
I already had the table so I just bought some fabric and covered the cushions so that way it would all match. Simple and inexpensive. I used a moss table runner found at Michaels. I designed the printables throughout the party and this one here is what I loved because I hope my kids live through adventures. I thought it was fitting of the kids table.
I designed a matching image so that I could use on the plates from Create UR plate. You can design your own if you know how or you can choose from a wide variety of there designs. You just upload and then they send you the M8s to adhere to the back of the plates and you have coordinating plates for your party. It’s great! For the utensils, I used my silhouette to cut tiny images from colored vinyl to adhere.
Guests sat at the tables below. I found these great buffalo plaid check runners from Amazon.com
The birch planters were from Save On Crafts and I put just some simple flowers in them.
I knew I wanted a kids tent set up so it looked like a lil campsite and I went to the hardware store bought a few pieces of wood and my Dad put it together. I don’t think it cost me more than 10.00 for the frame. I had the wood stain already and just painted it. Fabric I purchased from Hobby Lobby. It was a really simple process. Thanks Dad!
The pillows and blanket you see in the tent are from Shutterfly. I designed my own images and uploaded to their site. A very simple process and everything is something we’ll have for a long time. I hope to put in our own cabin one day.
The blanket was great! It was sherpa lined on the inside and very cozy.
Below is the set up which included some fun ideas for this theme like; cider jugs (found at Hobby Lobby), the personalized and engraved Growler (Shutterfly), faux beards to put on, caramel crunch, take home favors on the stick and the Lumberjack Trail mix favors. Also found at Hobby Lobby were those cool wooden snow shoes.
Also from Shutterfly was the Growler you’ll see below. They are so nice and make great gift ideas. They have many different styles to choose from, different metals: copper, silver or black. Also different inscriptions to include. I chose this saying for my husband and thought it was fitting for the theme. See his birthday is awfully close to my son’s so we now combine the two. This was my way to incorporate him into the theme.
These were take home favors. I put together S’mores kits inside and wrapped them up in buffalo check fabric. Then I tied them around these sticks put a cute little tag that read, “I would like to thank you for chopping by! Grayson”
Isn’t this cake insane?! It’s perfection with the theme. Buffalo plaid check on top, bottom layer wood with his name etched into it like the side of a tree. Then the wood 3 with axe and a lil moss. I just absolutely loved this cake by Brenda’s Sweet Treats. She did an amazing job with the cake and cookies. They were perfection!
We also included some cupcakes then added a mini pancake, butter and maple syrup to the tops.
This campsite sign was another creation that my Dad helped me out with. I purchased the signs from Hobby Lobby, then the wood stick and base from Lowes. My dad was kind enough to put it all together for me. The words on each sign were done with my silhouette machine using Pinewood font and cutting black vinyl.
Drink station set up with Tree Sap Tea and black bear cups.
These cups didn’t come looking like this. They were from Oriental trading company. They come in different colors, but for my theme I needed them black, so I used Rustoleum Spray Paint to paint them. Didn’t they turn out so darn cute!? I added birch straws and added a straw flag that I designed.
This was the set up for the food table. Our chili bar was a hit! I used mini cast iron pans for some of the fixings like the green onion, cheese, olives and sour cream. We had corn chips (which by the way makes great scoopers for the chili) and corn bread muffins. I designed the backdrop and used Uprinting.com for my large scale prints.
You gotta dress up the hot sauce too! I made a tiny wrap that said, “This will put HAIR on your chest”. So people would know it’s the hot sauce.
I used some very old metal cups for the utensil holders and they fit the theme perfectly.
And here’s the birthday boy showing that he’s Three!
You can get all the printables in my shop HERE. A big thanks to all the vendors who helped my this party a smashing hit!
Styling + Printables: Just a little Sparkle
Specialty Props + Photography: Sweet Jelly Parties
Cake + Cookies: Brenda’s Sweet Treats
Plates: Create UR Plate
Growler + Pillows + Blanket: Shutterfly