Lumberjack Birthday Party

Packing up and moving our family to the mountains is something Christopher and I discuss often.  While no definite plans are in place at this time, we will start our little homestead one day.

When Logan’s first birthday drew near, there was absolutely no question that we wanted to do something with an outdoor/adventure theme.
One day I was putting his clothes away and came across a red flannel shirt. The bulb went off in my head and within an hour I had designed the invitation:

Flannel up for some fun
These are now available in my Etsy shop.

I hopped on to Amazon and ordered two things:
A lumberjack birthday banner and an axe-throwing competition.
Honestly, the banner was so cute I kept it up for weeks (okay fine, a month) after Logan’s birthday was over!

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The “axe-throwing contest” was actually just a version of pin the tail on the donkey. It was a hit with both the kids and adults! Of course, we used a plaid bandana as the blindfold.

Next came the cake. Christopher’s mom is ridiculously talented. She can take one look at something on Pinterest and recreate it FLAWLESSLY.
Not being so gifted in that area myself, I asked that she take over cake duty.
Boy, did she do a great job!

We ended up with two cakes:
A big one and a smash cake. Both of them were too cute!

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She used the box mix from Aldi. It was SO. GOOD.
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He didn’t know what to do with a whole cake to himself!

For dinner, we served barbecue sandwiches, potato salad, and baked beans. This is a quick, stress-free meal that you can leave warming on the stove. Soooo yummy!

To wrap up, we played one last game: a Logan pop quiz.
We gave everyone a pen and a sheet of paper. Christopher called out about fifteen questions that everyone had to individually write down. Whoever got the most right won a HUGE chocolate bar!

Some of the questions included:
-What was Logan’s birth weight?
-How long did Logan stay in the NICU?
-What is Logan’s favorite snack?

Quote of the night:
Christopher: “What’s Logan’s favorite snack?”
Boog (age 5) “Beer!”
Everyone died laughing. None of us are beer drinkers so we don’t know how he even came up with that, but we can’t wait to tell him this little story when he’s a teenager!

 

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