To celebrate the appearance of Cohen and the disappearance of Liam’s cast, my mom and I threw a Woodland Forest themed party with lots of friends and family there to celebrate with us!
It was an open house party with delicious appetizers (Thanks Grandma!), yummy drinks and lots of laughs! Sadly at 2pm, when the guests were just beginning to arrive, we found Liam in front of his crib crying “Ni-Ni mama!” Lil’ man was already tired and wanting a nap before the party even started! So we let him take a power nap and then after handed him a snack cup full of M&M’s….awesome parenting right? But After some sleep and sugar, he was ready to party, and was super excited about his new “Melmo” doll that a dear friend got him!
Cohen was the perfect party host, letting everyone pass him around for cuddles like a little football and sleeping most of the party! He looked particularly cute in his sweater vest!
Here are a few pictures of our happy day!
I made all the little wood mushrooms by simply hot gluing together two different wood pieces I found at Hobby Lobby and then painting them! Simple enough and Liam has had fun playing with them to!
The adorable felt owls I found of course on Pinterest, and actually sparked the idea to have a woodland themed party! By following the nice tutorial from Not Just a Mommy we were able to make a few! Not only were they party decorations, they also became “Hoot-Hoot” balls for Liam, which he loved throwing around! Good thing they’re durable! I loved the way they turned out, though a couple of our owls did turn out a lil’ grumpy looking!
I love good quotes and I love wood signs, and I’ve always bought mine because, well, my handwriting is horrible with a paintbrush! Then while taking apart in my usual Pinterest addiction, I came across this amazing tutorial from Jennifer at Paisley Pink Polkadots. So, I took myself down to my favorite craft store and bought the following items:
1. Wood plaque
2. Letter Stickers (don’t be skimpy, better to have extra then run out!)
After I painted the sign white (will make letters white) I marked & measured so my letters would go on straight.
Make sure to press down the letters, otherwise paint will slip underneath.
Then I painted the whole sign. A little tip…less paint is more. With this sign, I painted to many layers and it seeped under the stickers. So with the sign I’m making now, I did a thin layer, which created a more shabby chic look!
After the paint had dried completely, I peeled each sticker off. I touched up some of the letters that the green paint had seeped onto with a little white paint.
After the touch ups dried, I sanded down the sign to roughen it up a bit and add a little a little character!
Then I added a little sparkle and glam, and ta-da!