It’s still surreal to me that my last baby is one. I wanted to celebrate his birthday at our home so that I could go a little wild with the decorations — I love a good party. Coming up with a theme was slightly tricky, but I finally decided on a lumberjack bash because I am obsessed with all things buffalo plaid. Seeing it all come together was the best part. If you’re thinking about throwing a lumberjack bash for your babe, here’s the breakdown of our party:
I fully admit that I relied on Target’s winter and Christmas decor for much of Graham’s party. This is where I found the buffalo plaid bins and metal tins (thanks, Dollar Spot), buffalo plaid “ONE” letters (Christmas ornaments that I cut the string off of), miniature winter trees, buffalo plaid chalk tags, burlap garland, and many of the balloons. By the way, every one of those items except for the “ONE” letters was found in the Dollar Spot! Here’s a little more of the decor details:
Campfire Set from Land of Nod, which was on the right side of the table and made a great statement piece.
The burlap table cloth and runners were purchased from LuxuryLinenLoft on Etsy.
The lumberjack tassel garland really made the party. I was obsessed. I love that the shop has a cheaper DIY option if you want the look but don’t want to spend as much.
I placed this gold “one” script balloon underneath the tassel garland, and loved the way it came out.
And of course, we had to have lumberjack beards for fun photo ops.
This is likely my favorite part of any party, and I had a vision for Graham’s. I wanted a realistic wood look with plaid, as well as a plaid interior. Monica’s Creative Cakes is a local woman here in Austin who made Graham’s gorgeous cake and smash cake for me. The board that the smash cake rests upon was found at Target, again in the Dollar Spot. Not only were the cakes perfect, but they were incredibly delicious! I scoured Etsy for the perfect cake topper and fell in love with this. I was also stuck on having a banner around Graham’s high chair and loved this option.
I admit that I didn’t do anything crazy for this, but we did have a few cute ideas thrown in:
- Costco: Sandwich platters, chocolate chip cookies, and veggie trays
- Woodland Berries with Maple Dip (aka raspberries and blackberries)
- Campfire Flames (aka Trader Joe’s version of Cheetos)
- Twigs (aka Pretzel Sticks)
- “Don’t Feed the Bears!” (aka Teddy Grahams)
- S’Mores Pops (these were a hit – just pop the marshmallows on a stick, dip in melted chocolate, and roll into crushed graham crackers)
- Pimento cheese dip with tortilla chips
- A large cooler stocked with juice boxes, water, Topo Chico, beer, beer, and more beer
I opted for some delicious s’mores kits. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Clear party favor bags from Target
- Stapler and staples
- These downloadable treat bag toppers
- Chocolate Bars
- Graham Crackers
As you can see, the end result was pretty adorable. We had them in a tray by the door so that people could take them on their way out.
The Table Details
I wanted all of the details, down to the forks and straws, to coordinate with the theme. We used a lot of mason jars to complete the look, too. Here’s where I purchased everything — as you can see, we put our Amazon Prime membership to good use:
- Buffalo plaid napkins
- Red plastic snack bowls
- Disposable wooden cutlery
- Gold disposable cups
- Black balloons
- Red balloons
- These amazing birch straws
- Square wooden salad plates
I sadly don’t have any pictures of him in his adorable outfit, but just take my word for it that he looked amazing. He had on black skinny jeans from Zara, along with this adorable buffalo plaid shirt and amazing buffalo plaid moccasins from Hudson’s Mocc Shop.
We also rented a bounce house for entertainment. Though this was definitely one of the most expensive parts of the party, it was well worth it. The kids had a blast on there, and it was great to have them running around outside of the house. Even though he was super overwhelmed, the birthday boy seemed to have a nice time, too.
…as did the adults.
Planning a lumberjack party for your babe? I hope this gave you some inspiration!