Happy Birthday & High 5, to my Lucas

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Baby/Kids, Craft, Food, News/Events | No Comments

I think most parents would agree that a 5th birthday is a pretty big milestone.

And what better way to celebrate than with a festive party with friends and family. As a mom/creative, I tend to put a lot of effort into my kids’ birthdays. It’s just my nature to express adoration through craft, design, food and LOTS of details. When planning Lucas’s party, I didn’t have an exact theme in mind. After designing his birthday invitation it was clear that Lucas’s love of the outdoors should inspire the theme. With a house in the country, a woodland party seemed like a perfect fit. I had so much fun with the details so I hope you enjoy the following photo recap. May it inspire feelings of nostalgia & creativity.

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Party Favors

When I decided on a woodland theme, I knew I had to create a favor that doubled as a survival kit. I hope these rustic favor bags, filled with tools and goodies, inspire Lucas’s friends to explore the outdoors. The amazing twig pencils were found online (though, some guests thought I made them, ha), pine needles outside and a rubber flower stamp at ACMoore.

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Woodland Masks

Ok, before you get all, “you spent HOW LONG making 10 masks by hand?”, let me just add that I did not realize how involved this project would be. In the end, those smiles made it worth my while. 872216

Party Favors

Yes, the scavenger hunt was a hit, but I was surprised by how quickly the kids returned with a full carton. Next time? I think I’ll add “find a live insect” to the list. 523

PS: My mom made this dress. Ridiculous, right?

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Party Crafts

ACMoore strikes again with birdhouses for $1 a piece. When you’re surrounded by forest, you are never short on wood. These little pendant necklaces were by far my thriftiest creation. The kids had so much fun with these!

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Pinata

If you ever wonder where I get my obsession with making just about everything by hand (to save money), look no further that my mother. When asked if she could pick up a pinata for me, did she turn up with one? Oh no! She thought it would be hilarious if we make one out of tissue paper, a paper bag and glue. Why, you ask? Because the store bought version was $25, without candy. Mother knows best!1012131814

Go Lucas….gooooo!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this special day!

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