Last month my baby turned 2, so we threw him the sweetest little woodland creature birthday party. Being that he is a December baby, I told myself I wasn’t going to go too crazy since it’s so close to Christmas. I did not succeed last year with the Lumberjack themed party but I did come a bit closer this year, it’s just so hard!
For his birthday he was already getting the teepee and fabric campfire I made for him, they also doubled as decor, bonus! I found a few free printables on Pinterest that fit the theme perfectly. I added a bean bag toss game that I made from the leftover teepee fabric (a canvas drop cloth from Home Depot) and a punch for a prize box (filled with mini chocolate bars) and the kids loved it. I also had a craft area set up with cutting/colouring pages where the kids could make animal masks and finger puppets.
Since it was an afternoon party I kept the food simple, a hedgehog cheeseball, apples and marshmallows (to look like mushrooms), ants on a log (celery, peanut butter and raisins), some sandwich wheels and trail mix favours, we are lucky we don’t have any nut allergies in our group of friends.
Let’s also not forget the cake and cupcakes! I picked up some mini tree and animal figurines at Michaels and added those to the birch cake and cupcakes, I also did a few fox face cupcakes and green coconut to look like grass/moss. They turned out pretty cute!
I am lucky to know (and live around the corner from) Heather at Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals so I raided her supplies and came up with the wood slabs and CUTE woodland animal napkin rings.
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Overall, a happy birthday boy = birthday party success 🙂
Enjoy the few pics I managed to snap, kids parties be crazy, ha!!
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