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Easy DIY Woodland 1st Birthday Party

easy diy woodland 1st birthday party

Woodland. Everything Woodland. Zulily, stop reading my mind already. I knew this would be Harper’s theme the moment I found out I was pregnant. Foxes and owls. Owls and foxes. How could I resist?

Check out all of the easy woodland-themed DIYs below! Perfect for your little one’s woodland 1st birthday party!

Easy DIY Woodland 1st Birthday Party

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas

(I used these chalkboard markers for the above project)


The Invites

First things first: The Invite! I ordered the invites from Bloomberry Designs on Etsy and printed them at OfficeMax. Last I checked the shop was taking a short break, but hopefully will be back soon!

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas


Honeycomb Owls

Now for the crafts. Pinterest, I love you. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Check out these adorable Honeycomb Owls below. Not only was this craft super inexpensive, it was also super easy. No woodland 1st birthday is complete without owls!

I got the honeycomb balls at Michael’s on sale for 79 cents. 79 CENTS. I cut the nose and ears out of a sheet of craft foam and taped them on. And then googly eyes to top it off, obv.

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas


1st Birthday Door Wreath

The Door Wreath I made with:

  • scrapbook paper
  • a gluestick
  • some cardboard
  • ribbon

Yep. That easy. I printed out Harper’s monthly pictures and just mounted them on scrapbook paper. I attached the pictures to each other with glue and then reinforced the back with some cut-up pieces of cardboard glued on. Attach a cute ribbon at the top to hang it up. Done!

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas

Here’s the wreath hanging on our front door for the guests to see as they entered (the fox and owl flower pots are from Home Depot).

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas


“ONE” Banner

Are you ready for this next one? The “ONE” Banner. The burlap bunting was also on sale for 79 cents at Michael’s. The tassels were 1.99. The stickers I already had. LIKE A BOSS. Needless to say, this craft was also super cheap and super easy, #winning.

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas


Cupcake Owls

This “craft” was probably my favorite. Cupcake Owls. Enough said. Huge thankyous go out to Eric’s mom and aunt for making these a reality.

We took some shortcuts and used:

  • store-bought cupcakes
  • Oreos
  • M&Ms

My top priority was to make Harper her own healthy birthday cake from scratch, the cupcakes were meant more as a fun project for the guests. If you have the time, or the room in your party budget, you could definitely sub homemade or healthier store-bought cupcakes, Newman O’s, and SunDrop Candies.

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas


Party Favors

I ordered the tags from ThePrettyPaperStudio on Etsy and then printed them. Snagged a package of cellophane treat bags at Michael’s for about 4 bucks.

The night before the party I put my friends to work stuffing the bags with marshmallows, Hershey’s bars and graham crackers. (Note: you could definitely do a healthier version with marshmallows from Whole Foods and Whole Foods 365 Organic Graham Crackers). Since this was a 1st birthday, the treats were really for the adults :).

Woodland 1st Birthday Party Ideas

I hope you find some of these ideas useful when planning your little one’s Woodland 1st Birthday Party! For more 1st birthday inspo, check out Harper’s Healthy (and delicious!) Smash Cake Recipe & Photoshoot.

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easy diy woodland 1st birthday party

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What was your little one’s 1st birthday theme? What kind of crafts/projects did you do? Let’s get some ideas out there for our fellow moms! 

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    Mommy Little
    September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    This is seriously SO adorable. Great job!

    And I love the s’mores favors, that is so clever!

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      September 8, 2016 at 8:17 PM

      Thank you so much!

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    September 8, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Such a cute idea! Looks like a lot of fun! Good job mama!

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      September 8, 2016 at 8:18 PM

      Thank you!!

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    Baby Castan On Board
    September 8, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    I am planning a woodland theme for my little guys first birthday in November. Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

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      September 8, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      No problem! Definitely check out those shops on Etsy – the stuff I ordered you can also get themed for a boy!

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    September 9, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Aww, I love it! This is such a cute theme. Keeping this in mind for our little girl’s birthday parties!

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      September 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      Thank you! We are woodland-obsessed around here 🙂

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