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Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

So we know we're just weeks away from summer, but when we saw this charming winter woodland themed birthday party, we just had to share! So bookmark it for your winter party inspiration next year, and take a moment to get a little wintry with us for just a little while. Cana's Miracle designed this event for Oliver's first birthday, filling the decor with rustic details. Read on throughout the post for more info about the party, as described by photographer Morgan Bayard, who was there to capture it all beautifully. After you're finished here, stop by the full gallery for more!

From Morgan:

"Oliver's first birthday party took place at the The Pluckemin Inn in Bedminester, NJ. The venue has a lovely historic feel as it was modeled after a colonial era farm house. It was the perfect setting for a wintry woodland rustic themed party."

Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

"Cana's Miracle did an amazing job creating all of the beautiful details. Guests found their seats with escort cards attached to yarn pompoms which were fastened to tree branches."

Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

"Before entering the dining room everyone walked past a table covered with framed photographs of Oliver from the past year. Anyone who correctly guessed how old he was in each image they would win a prize!"

Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

"The adorable birthday boy, looking dapper in a navy blue sweater and plaid shirt, had a wonderful time!"

Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

"The highlight of the party was definitely the dessert table. It was decorated with silvery white flowers and pine cones mixed with mercury glass candle holders which evoked the winter season. Rustic elements like birds and birch tree candle holders added to the woodland feel. And, fitting with the theme, it was actually snowing outside!"

Rustic Winter Woodland Birthday Party

"After the birthday boy blew out his candle, guests enjoyed the darling owl themed cake baked by Jennifer Choi. If that wasn't enough, she also made delicious mini cupcakes and pie pops. Everyone especially loved the unique treat aptly named, dessert in a jar. The parchment paper top and wood spoon certainly gave it a rustic feel."

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"No one went home empty handed. At the end of the day each guest received a gift bag filled with all of the ingredients necessary to make s'mores. How fun!"

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