My little Oliver Jack is a winter baby, which was great when I was 9 months pregnant and a burning inferno, but not so great when planning a 1st birthday party. The freezing temperatures outside really limited my options. But I decided to embrace my inner hibernation mode and what better way than with Cozy flannel and comfort food; the key ingredients to a Lumberjack themed party.
I fell in love at first site with these invitations from Lauren Haddox designs on Etsy, she also made a gorgeous set of printables that I couldn’t resist.
I loved that she has matching address labels that made these invites crazy cute from start to finish.
A couple of weeks before the party we took a little trip to the park to collect pine cones. Which saved me about $20.
- Pine cones
- Wood stumps
- An axe or two
- Flannel bunting
- Mini pine trees
- Kraft paper
Chili Bar Toppings:
- Cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Fritos or corn chips
- Hot sauce
- Corn bread muffin
Waffle Bar Toppings:
- Chick-fil-a party platter, perfect for chicken and waffles.
- White and milk chocolate chips
- Whipped cream
- Toffee bits
- flavored syrup
- Peanut butter
- Bacon bits
- Stout Chocolate Cupcakes, complete with mini ax
- Assorted sugar cookies
- S’more Pops
- deconstructed Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bear
- Hot Chocolate Bar complete with “adult add-ins”
- Iced Tea and Lemonade for my fave: an Arnold Palmer
- Mimosa punch
Oliver’s cake didn’t turn out like I had hoped, but that is what happens when you leave things to last-minute. I had a vision of delicious cream cheese whip layered between gorgeous fluffy giant pancakes. To save myself time I ordered the pancakes from local breakfast joint we love. On the day of the party we picked up the to-go order and headed to the venue. I was really sad to find that they gave me their small pancakes instead of their large. I had to improvise and the good news is, Oliver Jack didn’t mind. It tasted amazing!
I loved this party theme so much I want to throw a lumberjack party every winter.
photographer: Anissa Vegh PhotoNV
Printables: Lauren Haddox designs on Etsy
Balloons: John with Balloon Architects