Whew! I am just about Lumberjacked out! We had an amazing time Saturday with family and friends celebrating Adler Kade! I didn’t think I would ever say this, but I think I’m over Buffalo Plaid haha. We definitely took the theme and ran with it. From clothes to napkins and table runners and invites and plates. It looks like a Plaid Buffalo threw up in our house!
On a serious note, I loved how the decorations turned out, so I thought I would share all of them with you in case you are planning anything Lumberjack themed in the near future. I plan on spending the day cleaning up from our big party, because I was too tired to do it after everyone left! Our hearts are full of love, our house is full of presents, and Adler’s belly is probably still full of his Smash Cake, that he literally smashed! I hope everyone has a great Monday in the snow! Hopefully everyone’s enjoying a little relaxing snow day.
InvitesYou can find these cute Lumberjack invites at Hobby Lobby.
Hot Chocolate Bar
Wood Servers are from Bed Bath and Beyond / For the mason jars, we attached chalkboard tags with a red jute ribbon. Both the ribbon and chalkboard tags we found at Michael’s. / The Pine Cones are also from Michael’s / The Buffalo Plaid Table Runner is from Amazon / Birch Paper Straws are also from Amazon.
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup hot water
20 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate
10 cups whole milk (or 2% – see notes)
2 ½ cups heavy cream
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk (not fat free)
½ cup sugar (optional)
¼ teaspoon salt
toppings: marshmallows, toffee bits, coarse sea salt, white chocolate chips, crushed peppermints, pirouette cookies, whipped cream, dark chocolate syrup, caramel sauce + whatever else you fancy!
Start by adding the cocoa powder to a bowl, pour in the hot water and whisk until mixed.
Add the cocoa mixture along with the chopped chocolate, milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk, and salt to a 6 quart slow cooker or larger. If you’re serving this with a hot chocolate bar and toppings, consider leaving out the sugar to avoid the hot chocolate being too sweet. If you’re serving the hot chocolate solo, add in the sugar.
Cook the hot chocolate on the high setting for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Low for 6 hours is what I prefer. Make sure to stir the hot chocolate every hour to keep the chocolate from settling to the bottom.
Keep on the warm setting if you’re serving it hot chocolate bar style with toppings on the side. Leftover hot chocolate can be refrigerated for up to one week and warmed in the microwave before serving.
This recipe is from Pinterest.
Cake and Smash Cake is from Faith Baked Cakes / Desert Plates are from Birthday Direct / Buffalo Plaid Cupcake Wrappers are from Etsy / Tree Cupcake Toppers are from Amazon. High Chair Banner and Hat are from Etsy as well.
Buffalo Plaid Cups are from Birthday Direct / Wooden Plates , Wooden Forks, & Wooden Spoons, Birch Paper Straws, and Buffalo Plaid Table Runner are all from Amazon / Wooden Crate is from Wal-Mart / Ice Bucket is from Hobby Lobby / Plastic Axe / Buffalo Plaid Napkins
The picture banner was made by pinning pictures onto a burlap banner with clothes pins. The “ONE” letters were bought at Michaels.
This Lumberjack themed Piñata is from Amazon.
A big thank you to Mint Events & Decorating for helping me throw a successful first birthday. Check them out for your future events!