Its a total winter wonderland here in SLC this week. So I figured its the perfect time to revisit Olivers Lumberjack party for his 1st birthday. Originally posted January 28th, 2016.
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 for a birthday party. 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. It was a truly special day surrounded by our loving family and friends to Celebrate Oliver. He slept through half of it because naps never work out the way you hope on party day. But watching him with his cake was delightful.
How to throw 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.
You can find this lantern here.(contains Amazon affiliate link)
You can find wood platters here. (contains Amazon affiliate link)
- 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
- You can get these paper straws here. (Amazon affiliate link)
You can find this to die for cake stand here. (Contains Amazon affiliate link)
Baby bear cake topper here. (Contains Amazon affiliate link)
Lego Lumberjack cake topper here. (Contains Amazon affiliate link)
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