Lumberjack Birthday Party

April 4th, 2015


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.


For the party we decided to host a pancake breakfast.


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.


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!




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.  

They also sawed logs (cut swiss cake rolls)…


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


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.


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.


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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *