My nephew turned one this year, and his mom requested a Little Lumberjack First Birthday Party. They’re pretty trendy right now, and I was feeling pretty Amazon mom about this party, so aside from the printables, you can pick up most of these things already made with a click like I did. And to be honest, it’s not that much work to put the printables together so these party ideas are ALL completely doable for busy moms!
Little Lumberjack first birthday party smash cake
I have to give huge props to Sweet Inspirations by M.E. for this incredible little lumberjack smash cake. I kind of gave her a few ideas and free reign to make what she wanted here, and she totally exceeded my expectations.
Not only did those log details and ax look incredible, it tasted wonderful as well. I just added the moose and printable bunting to the top of the cake at the party.
Too bad the birthday boy wouldn’t try it at his party. (This is one of my favorite pictures of my nephew–he really didn’t like the attention!) He did dig in when no one was watching or had a camera pointed in his face. But that’s the way first birthdays go–you win some, you lose some. And you never ever mess with nap time.
Little G had a pretty spiffy high chair banner to decorate his official birthday throne. I used the tassels from a tassel garland (buy them here) and printables to make it in a jiff.
Little Lumberjack dessert table
Remember that part about being Amazon mom for this party? I didn’t bake a single thing. We ordered cupcakes with white frosting from the grocery store and added some darling toppers. My dear friend Nikki from Tikkido.com made some adorable woodland creatures and accessories from fondant for the event.
I added some self-affirming printable toppers as well because I couldn’t help myself.
The fondant toppers were just so darn adorable!
More instances of “we’re just going to buy everything for this party.” Chocolate covered almonds made perfect “moose poop”–which isn’t usually how I roll at parties, but this was a great stab at my brother over some family jokes for the day.
The cookies were also little works of art! So thankful to have Public Display of Confection here locally to make such incredible cookies!
Little Lumberjack centerpieces
LOOOVED these centerpieces. After the party was over, the birthday boy got some new lovies!
Want to know where I found my decor? Amazon of course. Here are the (affiliate) links to what you see:
- Bottle Brush trees (buy them here)
- Wood slices (buy them here)
- Moose (buy them here)
- Lanterns (buy them here)
- Plastic axes (buy them here)
- Stuffed moose head (buy it here)
- Stuffed animal moose (buy it here)
- Stuffed animal bear (buy it here)
little lumberjack party favor table
No party seems to be complete without a spread for the party favors!
We had a little fun with the printables! So much lumberjack fun. If you’re interested in the set, shoot me an email.
The favor table was guarded by a fierce stuffed moose. It really cracked me up when I first saw it, so it was a party must-have!
For favors, we gave little jars of S’mores snack mix away. Bundled up in mason jars with ribbon and a tag, they were the perfect walking gift for our guests.
How to make s’mores snack mix
In a large bowl, combine:
- 1 box teddy grahams
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 1 bag good quality milk chocolate chips
Portion out into containers for little lumberjack party favors.
The party was a wonderful success and we so enjoyed the company of all that came dressed in their lumberjack finest. If you’re interested in any of the printables, get in touch with me! I’ll have them available in the Etsy shop soon.