How to throw the perfect woodland theme kids party

I love kids' birthdays as it's a chance to get creative with planning parties. They don't have to big or expensive and the best ones have been the smaller parties planned at home and completely personalized to them.

Somehow my littlest one, my lockdown baby, turned 3 and given he missed out on parties and most other things for 2 years, we wanted to make it extra special for him.

Being so little, we decided to do a smallish at home party for him and a few friends and family, then have some days out. 

He is absolutely animal obsessed and loves the outdoors, so I decided to throw a woodland themed party at home. Probably wise given the weather is so unpredictable this time of year. 

Cue dressing the house in foraged greenery, balloons and anything I could lay my hands on that is loosely woodland looking.

I decided to keep it small and limited to a few little friends, which I think when it's in your home is sensible. We had a few small activities to do throughout the morning, followed by a tea party and games. I had planned a scavenger hunt in the garden if the weather perked up but it didn't so we skipped it.
The food was woodland themed too with a chocolate 'mud' cake decorated with forest animals and trees. 

Plus toadstool lollies with marshmellows and strawberries...

The kids also helped make deer gingerbread biscuits and ladybird babybels.
I went with an eco theme goodie bag keeping with brown recyclable kraft bags filled with treats

The play shop doubled as a real self service station filled with all of the kids favourite foods that they could grab by themselves.
The even had their own drinks dispenser for water and various juices to choose from.
The main craft activity was painting these cute bird houses which I bought in bulk from Hobbycraft and worked out around £2-3 each. The kids loved painting them and displaying them proudly at home afterwards.

After we had eaten we played some party games such as pin the tail on the fox, forest bingo, pass the parcel and musical statues. All really easy and cheap to do, especially as the printables were free on Pinterest. 

There was also time for the kids just to play with toys and I set up a few things as invitations to play, but they largely just freestyled it. 
I set up this tumble lumber jack tower game using some kindling I had in the house already.

Of course there were lots of prizes for the games, balloons and music which the little ones loved. 

As far as first parties go it was lush and so nice to celebrate the little man. 

I also think woodland theme is very easy to do and can be as cheap or expensive as you like.

What’s your favourite party tip? I’d love to hear if you recreate this at home.

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