Lumberjack Birthday Party

April 4th, 2015

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My  Ollie turned 4 this year. 4!!! I seriously can’t even believe it. He wanted a lumberjack themed party to match his lumberjack bedroom and that seemed like a great idea to me! I made this birthday flag for the front door using my Cricut Explore to cut some buffalo check flannel (backed with heat n’ bond) and then ironing it onto a piece of burlap runner that I cut to size and sewed a pocket at the top for a dowel to go through. This was super quick and easy but one of my favorite projects for the party. It’s now hanging on Ollie’s bedroom door.
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For the party we decided to host a pancake breakfast.

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Mr. Project cooked up a flap-jack storm, sausages & bacon. I served up some pastries, fruit, syrups, juice and milk. As usual, we made way too much food. But it was all yummy and I love the red lunch trays that I borrowed from a friend.
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Apparently I only make iced cookies for parties. I was thinking about ordering some off of etsy, but I waited too long. I had my hearts set on having them, so I stayed up late the night before the party and made these super cute cookies including a buffalo check buffalo!

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I’m all about taking a regular bakery cake and making it feel like a themed cake (see my monster cake). For this cake I ordered a 3-layer 8″ cake with chocolate frosting and no decorations. To make the wood grain look, I used the wrong end of a paint brush and dragged it through the icing. The whole thing took less than 10 minutes and cost $15. I topped it with these extra-tall red candles.

theprojectgirl-lumberjackparty-log-cakeTo keep the kids entertained, we had a few crafty activities. The kids built log cabins from lincoln logs.  
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They also sawed logs (cut swiss cake rolls)…

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And made beards with craft foam that I cut on my Cricut Explore.

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We sent everyone home with mini mason jar mugs filled with red cinnamon bears. The stickers on top say “We’re so PLAID you could come” with a buffalo check background.

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I took all these photos before the party started so I could just enjoy everyone’s company. I did manage to get just a few of Ollie as he ran about so excited about his celebration starting.

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He’s so big and handsome and capable, I just can’t believe how quickly he is growing up. Happy Birthday Ollie!

5 responses to “Lumberjack Birthday Party”

  1. Jen says:

    This is so cute I can’t even take it!! All the details are so brilliant. My favorite is the buffalo plaid cookies and the party favors. Awesome job!

  2. muneera says:

    what a brilliant idea! I really love the simplicity of this idea and how it turned out in the end 🙂 nice theme! I wanted to ask about the black and white illustrations, where can I get them from please? or download them? thanks!

  3. jenallyson says:

    I haven’t made them available yet. Are there specific ones that you are interested in?

  4. Muneera says:

    Yes! And thank you for responding! I didn’t realize there was a response on the blog. I am interested in the black and white illustrations: the tree, axe, saw and the bottom of the tree. The ines you have used to beautify your already beautiful table 🙂 also, if there’s a whole theme like a card, food tents etc. I’d be happy to purchase them if they were on etsy or something like it.

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