This past weekend, I threw Nate his birthday party. I love coming up with a party theme and focusing the décor around that theme. My guy loves his flannel, wishes he could grow a beard, and loved chopping off branches of trees when he was a kid. That, of course, led to a Lumber Jack (or Jill) party.
This theme was a perfect excuse to pull some burlap out from my fabric stash and go from there. Nate requested pie instead of a cake so I made my second and third pie ever! (Ok, so I burnt the crust on the apple pie and the berry pie was runny... But they were TASTY!)
Nate had got me those flowers for our date night on Friday and I thought they were the perfect addition to the tablescape. My favorite part were the jars and paper straws. They were so rustic, charming, and adorable. (Yes, I do know this was a boy birthday party. I still think things should be cute. Good thing Nate doesn't mind.)
The guests all arrived wearing flannel, boots, and knit beanies. We kind of looked like a bunch of hipsters instead of lumber jacks... Oh the joys of living in Portland.
And guess what, I got no photos of guests. Every time I thought about it I was in the middle of a conversation. Even though I'm a blogger, I definitely prefer to live in the moment, rather than taking pictures of the moment. I think I need a photographer to follow me around in my daily life. Then I'd have pictures. ;-)
Have any of you thrown any themed parties recently?