I can’t believe that we just celebrated Abel’s first birthday just a couple weeks ago! The month of December was extremely busy for our family. Not only did we have to think about Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years, we also had to think about Abel’s first birthday!
If you’re wondering, Abel was born on his due date of December 27, 2014. Knowing that our guests would have christmas parties to attend, we sent out invitations, and when I say sent out invitations, I mean made a Facebook event, in early October. We wanted it to be special, so we went all out. We rented a room in a community centre, invited up to 70 guests, did a bunch of DIY and even made all the goody bags.
We decided on a “Lumberjack theme” and asked all our guests to wear a Plaid button up. It was so much fun seeing everyone participate in the theme and it was great to see all their smiling faces using our homemade backdrop and props!
We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the end result. Overall, our day was spent laughing, smiling, and making crazy memories for our little boy! It took us two and a half months to plan Abel’s First Birthday Party, so I wanted to share a little of our day with all of you (scroll down to meet the shops)!
This chalk frame was a DIY project by a very good friend of mine. The frame was thrifted, and with a little TLC she was able to add the Chalk paint. She also wrote/drew on this beautiful message for us that I sourced from Pinterest. Thank you Kristen !
Loved how our goody bags turned out! All the boxes had all the ingredients needed to make smore’s, Graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows! We even included a Hot Chocolate pack just for kicks!
Using four pieces of red poster board, one piece of black poster board, black paint, a black sharpie, a ruler, and little bit of determination, Miguel built this incredible red & black plaid backdrop!
“Into the woods” party box by Heather & Gem
(2) Ivory, white or cafe tablecloths
(3) 10-12″ cedar rounds
(1) Glass or White cake stand
(2) Burlap table runners
(2) Wooden crates
(1) Bag of moss
(1) Mylar Number Balloon (40″, variety of colours, uninflated)
(2) Giant Round Balloons (36″, your choice in colour, uninflated)
(1) Mason Jar Drink Dispenser
(16) Party Plates (your choice in available design)
(16) Party Cups (your choice in available design)
Holiday Mint Chocolate Marshmallows & Hot Chocolate by Marshandmallow
Canvas Print by Canvas Pop
Reindeer Print by Kardz Kouture
Birthday Crown by Presh Toast
Photo props by Paper Built Shop
I highly recommend all the shops involved to all of you! They make party planning so much easier!