1st Birthday Party – Woodland Theme

I figured I should probably share this before we got to his second birthday. 🙂

Here’s a look at the details of our woodland themed birthday party.  Our budget was tight so we kept in simple.

The Happi Woodland Themed high chair decorations were purchased here on Amazon. The hat was from Party City and the streamers we found to match at Target.  Total for these items was under $15.

Here is a photo of the table.  We did a walking taco buffet to keep with the woodland/campus theme. 🙂

We made cucumber sandwiches shaped like pine trees.  These were easy to make – We used a Christmas Tree shaped cookie cutter to cut the slices of white sandwich bread and used a recipe from Pintrest.


The cupcakes were another idea we found on Pintrest.  They were called ‘Reindeer’ but look more like bears to me.  Either way, they fit the woodland theme. 🙂

You can find more details about how to make them here.  We found the eyes premade in the baking section at Target and used chocolate chips for the noses since we already had them.

My only recommendation is to not add the toppings until the day of the party.  The leftover ones ended up having soggy pretzels the next day.


To hold the bags of Doritos for the walking Tacos, I used this picnic basket that we already had which I originally found at Goodwill.  It worked perfectly and we even added a little woodland friend that we already had from his nursery.


We found several ideas for s’mores themed treats but this was by far the easiest to make – it was chocolate Teddy Grahams, Mini Marshmallows and Golden Grahams cereal.

Once again, this is another thing that you will not want to mix together until the day of the party.  The next day the marshmellows were hard and the cereal was soggy.


These Maple Leaf cookies were found at Trader Joes.  They were cute, they fix the theme and no prep work needed!


We also purchased Apple Cider from Trader Joes and the paper straws were from Target.  We purchased the orange ones on clearance from Halloween and the blue ones were left over from his baby shower. They sell them year round by the party supplies.


We purchased this banner kit several years ago from ThinkGeek.com and turned around the pink letters to make them white so they matched the theme.


For his cake to smash, we used some of the cake batter from the cupcakes and made one in a large muffin pan.  This was cut in half to make a mini two layer cake.  The sprinkles and candle we already had.  I cut out a stencil to make a number ‘1’ and laid that on the top while adding the sprinkles.

I like how it turned out and it was quick and easy to make!


It was a lot of fun to make and now we already have to start thinking about what to do for his second birthday! 🙂


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