Lumberjack Birthday Party

Posted by Sharon Auld

Today we’re sharing Jace’s adorable Lumberjack Birthday Party from Shannon Valente Weddings. Jace just happens to be Shannon’s now one year old son! Shannon, a wedding planner, is known for her design and creative DIY’s and Jace’s party is no exception. It’s downright cute!

We recently mentioned how buffalo plaid and the lumberjack look is one of this season’s hottest trends! Leave it to Shannon to be up on the latest trends!

lumberjack-invite from Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack Birthday Party

From Shannon Valente Weddings:

“I tend to go a bit over the top with my children’s birthday parties but I attribute that to being a wedding planner by trade and hey, it’s fun!  Our youngest son’s first birthday was this past December and we went with a lumberjack theme. I’m a big DIYer so most things were made and/or printed at home.

I went with a simple email invite since we were just inviting family and a few close friends. I made it in Word using free kraft paper and buffalo plaid stock photos and a wood font I downloaded online.”

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party from Shannon Valente Weddings

 

Lumberjack-birthday-party- by Shannon Valente Weddings

“For the décor I ordered plaid napkins, a wood/plaid tablecloth and lumberjack plates from Birthday Express.  The rest I made myself.  I couldn’t find buffalo plaid paper anywhere so I printed a few pages using the stock photo to make the birthday flag banner, cupcake circles and wrappers.  I used kraft paper and the wood font to make the rest of the banners and signs.  I made the log cabin treat bags from brown paper bags and stapled some green felt to make the roof, my older son helped me colour them to make them look like wood.

I kept the food simple, lumberjack sandwiches, fruits and veggies.  I also made a few sweet treats to fit the theme, s’mores on a stick and birch sticks (pretzel breadsticks covered in white and dark chocolate to look like trees).”

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party - from Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party from Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party by Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party from Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party - from Shannon Valente Weddings

Big brother Ty thinks Jace is quite funny (while Dad looks on).

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party by Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party by Shannon Valente Weddings

“Photo booths have become a standard at our kids parties, I use sparkbooth on my Mac book and my mini cannon printer to print pictures so guests have a memento to take home with them (or 20 like the 7 year old girls left with, they LOVED it) and the kids just have to hit the space bar and it does the rest.  I did a custom background for the printouts to say thanks and printed up some lumberjack photo booth props I found on etsy.”

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party by Shannon Valente Weddings

Shannon also had a mini axe throwing competition. “No” she says, “I didn’t let the children play with weapons! It was a twist on pin the tail on the donkey and they used paper circles with their names on them for the axes.”

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party by Shannon Valente Weddings

Lumberjack-Birthday-Party by Shannon Valente Weddings

“It was such a fun party to put together and being that it was in December I loved playing up the lumberjack aspect and embracing the winter theme.”

Shannon Valente Weddings

Shannon’s favorite moment of the day: “Watching him devour his cupcake!” 🙂

Thanks so much Shannon! We are honored you shared Jace’s 1st Birthday party with us!!