This precious WOODLAND ANIMAL FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kristin Estok of Sounds of My Pitter Patter
Oh my goodness I’m reeling over how cute this party is! I especially love all of the many darling chalkboard signs and tags; they’re so cute and unique! I also love the fun popcorn bar! This party is too cute and would work perfectly for either a boy or girl!
My favorite Woodland Animal party ideas and elements from this adorable first birthday celebration are:
- The darling Woodland cakes
- The cute chalkboard signs and tags
- The adorable photo booth props and masks
- The cute burlap highchair banner
- The cute felt crown
- The cute popcorn bar
- The cute acorn treat made from chocolate chips
- and MORE!
Cakes: Jacquie from The Sweet Side of Mommyhood
Flower arrangements: Midwestelectic
ONE sign on high chair and the number 1 prop on the main table: Hope Farm & Hunny B.
Chalkboard birthday sign: Peace. Love. Create. Designs
Woodland masks for photo props: Play Parade
Woodland paper animals: The Paper Cubby
Banner in front of popcorn bar: Mitani Designs
Popcorn Supply: The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
Party and Event Styling: Sounds of my Pitter Patter and KC Bubble Fizz
Max (birthday boy’s raccoon): Hazel Village
Woodland Animal Party Details:
This is what Kristin said about planning/styling the party- “Eli’s first birthday party was based off of his favorite stuffed animal, Max who is a raccoon. Max is from the company, Hazel Village. So, Eli’s theme is Woodland Themed to go with Max who is a woodland animal :) The party was at my mom’s house and has a lot of wooded areas and a nice chunk of land so it went perfectly with the theme. We used a bunch of knick knacks that I had at my house to add some fun touches to the party such as, chalk boards, vases, and ceramic woodland animals like owls, and deer that I use in my china cabinet at home. We also used cute woodland hoop art that I had at home and had in his nursery and set that round for decor. It went perfectly with the whole theme. We got a bunch of flowers and my sister-in-law arranged them for me and set them around the tables and we put them on top of wood chips that we got at Hobby Lobby. We also painted half of the wood chips with chalkboard paint and wrote cute saying s on that with a chalkboard marker from Hobby Lobby and set them around the party. I used mason jars as glasses for drinks and put a variety of party straws in them and taped little paper woodland animals that I got from Etsy onto the straws. For food we had acorn desserts (hershey kiss, mini vanilla wafers, and a butterscotch chip all affixed with white icing), popcorn, a variety of dips, barbecue, and mac and cheese. For our party favors we had a popcorn bar. We set out brown paper bags and had a variety of popcorn with some fun toppings in different dishes (Reeses Pieces, M&M’s, and butterscotch chips). People could munch on the popcorn as they go or they could bag it up and take it home with them! The banner in front of the popcorn bar was a fun touch and actually has little raccoons on it! Perfect! The cakes were by Jacquie from The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood and she made Eli’s smash cake to look just like Max, his stuffed animal. It was perfect! The cakes were beyond delicious too! We filled up a tin bucket that I found at TJ Maxx with old fashion cokes and root beers. I displayed Eli’s pictures on old wooden frames that I happened to find in my attic. I spray painted them yellow and a mint color and I used jute string to hang the pictures and clipped them on with mini clothespins. I found an old highchair in an antique store and spray painted it “Catalina Mist” color from JoAnn’s. My sister-in-law made Eli a crown to wear from felt. For activities for the little ones we set up Eli’s water table and had a ton of bubble and it kept the little ones very happy! We put Eli’s presents in an old rustic wheelbarrow that my mother happened to have in her backyard! Worked perfectly! I set up a photo booth by putting my camera on a tripod and I got a wireless remote control that triggers the camera so the guests could hold it in their hand and take the pictures themselves. I had some fun props for the gues ts to use when taking pictures such as, woodland masks and cute little signs. I put up a big backdrop that I had had for my photography (I am a photographer)”.
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