March 25, 2013 1:00 am

Wesley Turns Three

For Wesley’s third birthday, I got really excited about doing a lumberjack-themed party. It’s not a super common theme so it doesn’t feel overdone, but it was easy to find decorations and I thought it’d be fun to have everybody dress like lumberjacks. We held the party at my parents’ house.

I found some plastic axes online that I used for decoration outside and attached balloons to the mailbox:

Plastic Axe Balloons

My brother made fun of my pathetic attempt to build a log cabin centerpiece with Lincoln Logs and took over:

Lincoln Log houses

A table was set up with cups, plates, napkins, and some of the dirt cup desserts. I found the tablecloth as well as the buffalo-plaid napkins at some birthday party website for cheap and they did a LOT for the theme:

Cups and plates

Black party cups from the dollar store with birch-bark print paper straws:

Birch Straws

I made “dirt cups” out of chocolate pudding, Oreos, and gummy worms. These were a big hit!

Dirt Cups

I made chocolate cupcakes (Wacky cake recipe) with cream cheese frosting and got the deer and evergreen tree toppers and red gingham cupcake wrappers from Bake It Pretty:


My mom found suspenders (that used to be shared by my brothers!) that say “Grandpa’s Helper” so Wesley wore those all evening:


His party was around dinnertime, so for actual food we had mini-smokies with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, dinner rolls, and veggies. All the partygoers dressed as lumberjacks and that was honestly one of the best parts of the party. I’m already thinking about what theme to do next year, haha!

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