Our little Logan is ONE! While I could go on and on about how this isn’t possible, I’ll just share the photos of his first birthday party. My brother called Logan “Logi Bear” a few times after he was born and the nickname just stuck. My husband says “Hey Boo Boo” in a Yogi Bear voice to him all the time to get him to smile. So a Yogi Bear Birthday just seemed like the perfect party theme!
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Because we are still living that glamorous apartment life, we rented out a space in our cute little town. (Ironically, it’s the same place my besties held my baby shower AND where we held the Woodland Adventure Baby Shower I posted about here.) That upped the work load a bit, so I really wanted to keep things as simple as possible. A teepee, lots of picnic baskets and that iconic red check. We threw in some wood and greenery and it ended up perfect. I ended up making all the desserts, and you can see my inspiration and all the original recipes on my First Birthday Inspiration Board on Pinterest.
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Sagewood Sign Co made the logos for our shirts, and I LOVE how they turned out.
The firewood was my husband’s idea and wood rounds were cut from a fallen tree in my parents’ backyard. We used berry baskets on each table for a twist on Yogi-esque picnic fun.
Josh made the teepee using wooden dowels and heavy twine. We combined several ideas we found on Pinterest and used a canvas dropcloth as the teepee “cover.” (I bought a 6×9 dropcloth at Lowes, but am linking one below as well!) Once we move and the teepee has a more permanent home in a (hopefully!) playroom, we will cut and sew the cover to be more user friendly. For now it is (safely) rigged to be small, cute area in his room. I used one of the bigger pom pom garlands I made to add some color and a cute tree we borrowed from family. I love making things work without spending lots of money! Also, I had no idea how easy and cute pom pom garland was to make. I am already brainstorming where else I can use it!
I wanted to have an activity table that would be fun for all ages, so we had small letters for kids to paint and keep, large letters for people to paint for an ABC wall in Logan’s room (can’t wait to share how it turns out!), and paper and envelopes for time capsule letters for Logan to open when he turns 18. We also set up an email address for him, so that throughout his life we can share special memories and photos and stories with him.
We kept the food pretty simple. Trail mix, fruit and chocolate covered pretzels. I found the cute red baskets and the red and white check towels and table cloth at the dollar store.
I love how these little bears turned out, and they were definitely a hit. I followed The Bearfoot Baker’s instructions, and had a lot of fun!
The birthday boy’s cake was a banana cake (recipe from The BakerMama, whipped frosting from Midget Momma) with whipped frosting and lots of sprinkles. If you don’t follow me on Instagram… go follow me and check out the hilarious video of Logan dancing to “The Man” by Aloe Blacc and eating handfuls of frosting. It’s the best. 😀 He kept looking at us trying to figure out if he was doing something he wasn’t supposed to and shoveling frosting in as fast as he could like we were going to take it away. So funny! But he did stay relatively clean!
We had so much fun celebrating our little guy and are so, so thankful for all those who love our sweet boy so well.
Logi Bear, we love you so much and we are so thankful that God made us your parents. We pray you grow strong in the Lord and His mighty power, that you are brave because of your security in His love, and that your heart is kind and in tune to the needs of those around you. We love you so much and can’t wait to see what this next year holds! XOXO, Mama and Dada