Nola's Woodland Wonder Birthday Bash. I have been designing odds and ends for my daughter's first birthday party over the past 6 months. I know that sounds extreme, but it just became something I enjoyed working on in my spare time. My affinity for all things woodland and forest dwelling began way back during my 2009 wedding to my husband (Lars). Our theme became “love birds” and thus was accented with wildflowers, trees, lanterns, etc. When I was pregnant with Nola (Noo as we call her), I found awesome tree and bird wall decals for her nursery. At the time I was also a preschool teacher and lovingly (of course) referred to my students as “little squirrels”. So I am sure you are sensing a pattern. The really fun thing about having a “life theme” as I like to think of it, is that people catch on. Family and friends began to contribute to my obsession by giving me all sorts of fun woodland accessories during my pregnancy. One of my girlfriends even had her very talented husband make me an amazing squirrel shaped pillow. So you see, all those around me became enablers of my forest frenzy. This build up of woodland wackiness all contributed to the planning and execution of the main event. And here it is!
From a wacky woodland photo booth to a critter candy bar. We did it all! We had owl cupcakes (too cute to eat!), a rainbow smash cake, owl masks, a custom photo guest book, kid friendly eats, a bounce house (the owl's nest), and more! Nola and I even dressed in our finest woodland wardrobe. Check it out!