A Lumber Jack and Jill First Birthday
Is January flying by or is it just me?! I am feeling a little crazy because I am trying to plan and organize my twins' second birthday party which is in early February! Ahhhhh!! I'm not going to share this year's theme just yet but here are all the details from their lumberjack themed first birthday party last year!
So, if you're new to The Green Robe, we have our older son Greyson who is three and our boy/girl twins, Declan and Kensington who are eighteen months. The babies were actually due in May but were born VERY early at 26 weeks. So they have a February birthday! I have been spoiled with our oldest, Greyson having amazing weather for his birthday parties (see his parties HERE, HERE and HERE) and was feeling a little challenged when it came to finding a good indoor birthday party theme for two babies, opposite sexes, in the winter.
Last year the buffalo plaid/lumberjack theme treated me very well. I was able to pull off some good family themed Halloween costumes and here I am showing you how I remixed the theme a bit for their first birthday party.
I decided to do a brunch because I was kind of going with a lodgey feel. We had bacon, egg casseroles, home fries, french toast, sausage, fruit, danish, and all kinds of other goodies.
For the dessert table I covered it with a plastic table cloth and then used buffalo plaid wrapping paper as an additional layer. The birthday banner I of course had Angela, from Just a Spoonful of Sparkle make along with the picks, and "One" banner. I also found some free lumberjack party printables that I printed off at Staples so I didn't kill the ink in our printer.
I found adorable wooden cake stands online at Kohls along with some buffalo plaid serve ware, which were on clearance because it was after the holidays, score. The tall skinny trees I actually already had, they are just decorative Christmas trees that I took all of my ornaments off of.
For dessert I made cake pops, crispy rice treats, cupcakes with a bacon maple frosting, and my mother in law made her awesome sugar cookies.
At Big Lots I scored some super cheap throw blankets that I put on my couch and they had plaid scarves which I purchase for each of the great-grandmothers as a little favor.
For kids favors I used brown paper bags and found cute clothespins to keep the bags closed. I filled them with treats and was even able to find rustic bear gummy bear packets that I thought went along with them theme really well.
Now I know that the twins likely will not remember their little Lumber Jack and Jill party but I sure will and just because they were born in February doesn't mean their momma is going to gip them out of a good theme!