Below are two "Before" pictures. I was hit with the photo bug while at home with no studio/lighting. So I used my daughters room (She has beautiful bay windows)!
My goodness, does it ever fly by quickly! My baby just turned ONE! For his birthday we did a DIY winter forest theme. I wanted to do something unique and on a budget that worked well with the winter wonderland going on outside.
The Cake: I honestly found this cake at Lawblaws (as I'm a major procrastinator when it comes to personal projects and waited too long to order a proper cake from a local baker.) I always recommend going local and helping out small businesses though. I found the little moose topper at Walmart of all places (in the garden section), and added some gold candles. It's sitting on on a large tree slice coster I nabbed at home sense last year. I imagine it would be easy to just make one yourself if you are handy with a chain saw and sander.
For the decor, I got a long table, dishes some lovely pearl white balloons from Cody Party Centre. I tied tree branches to them, and added more tree branches (pine, evergreen...etc) to the table for texture and colour. I placed a few lanterns (Ikea) and gold deer antlers (Michaels) around as well.
I had this light-up birch tree from home sense. I hung some baby pictures and key chain favours (From Michaels) from the branches. I also had the loot bags for the little ones resting at the bottom in nice white bags from the dollar store.
Vegan desert options were available for my vegan friends and family!
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