Woodland Parade First Birthday

  • Living Room Fireplace and Mantle1/47
  • Woodland Tree Centerpiece2/47
  • Dining Room Fireplace3/47
  • Dining Room Fireplace and Mantle4/47
  • First Birthday Cake5/47
  • Leaf Garland6/47
  • Cake Topper7/47
  • Twig "H"8/47
  • Smash Cake9/47
  • Birdie Bunting10/47
  • Holidays Birthday.Invite.Back11/47
  • Opening Gifts12/47
  • Holidays Birthday. Invite.Front13/47
  • Gifts14/47
  • Face Painting15/47
  • Face Painting Table16/47
  • Bounce House17/47
  • Favor Table18/47
  • Craft Station19/47
  • ONE!20/47
  • Cake21/47
  • Cake22/47
  • Cake and Cookies23/47
  • Cake24/47
  • Hanging pumpkin and ribbon decor25/47
  • Woodland tree centerpiece26/47
  • Woodland tree centerpiece27/47
  • Our Little Dear is One28/47
  • Cookies29/47
  • Kitchen Food Display30/47
  • Holidays Birthday.Living Room31/47
  • Holidays Birthday.Front Door.232/47
  • Holidays Birthday.Front Door 133/47
  • Holidays Birthday.Finished Craft Projects34/47
  • Holidays Birthday. Chalkboard pumpkin35/47
  • Holiday's Birthday Banner36/47
  • Photo Booth Props37/47
  • (c)2008 Rooni Photography38/47
  • Kid's Favor Boxes39/47
  • Mini Loaves of Pumpkin Bread Favors40/47
  • Initials41/47
  • Tree wall decal and bunting42/47
  • Chocolate owl lollipops43/47
  • Sweets table display44/47
  • Tree wall decals45/47
  • Bread Station and Apple Dipping Station46/47
  • Fall Decor47/47


This was my daughter's  first birthday party at the end of October.  My goal was to create a forest-y woodland theme party that still incorporated my fall decor and was still girly. 

Design Inspiration

I was first inspired by a mixed-media art piece called Woodland Parade by Danita Art that I  saw on My Owl Barn's blog. I contacted the artist and she gave me permission to use the artwork on the invitations and as the jumping off point for the party. 

Decorating Style

The style of this party is very warm, fuzzy, rustic and whimsical. 

Project Details

This party was a total DIY-- I stayed up past midnight for at least two months before the party crafting invitations, making banners, decorations, painting pumpkins, building, baking, cooking-- the list goes on!  A dear friend of mine made the cake and some of the cookies and I did the rest.  With so many fall and woodsy elements, I kept repeating a color scheme of pink, red and light citron green throughout the party details.  I also made a lot of the woodland animals with pink bows on their heads  (for sugar cookies, cut out wall decorations, etc). 

Favorite Items

Some of my favorite items were the tree wall decals I used in the living room as well as the tree stumps we recycled from our family property that were used both in the house and outside for extra seating.  We also sawed down some of the stumps to use for food displays as well. It really helped to translate the forest-y theme throughout the house and into the back yard.   The cake was absolutely spectacular and "Our Little Dear is One" banner ended up being one of my most favorite decorations. 



Use what you have!  I dug through my craft supplies and re-purposed lots of items and decorations I already had to create most everything for this party.  

One comment

  1. 1

    I love that tree with woodland creatures! And that gotta be the most unique-looking cake ever, with its unique color and very creative design!

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