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ARROW PROJECT: LUMBER JACK + JILL PARTY + BOOT DRIVE

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I’ve been waiting forever (almost a year) to share this fun arrow project — a lumber jack and jill turned woodland party and boot drive! To accommodate for nap times and the weather, we served breakfast, played dress up as well as a round of pin the beanie on the bear, and then wrapped things up with some yummy treats. So excited to share all of the pics, but fair warning, there are a lot of them! Also including links and party details at the bottom of the post, so keep scrolling to see it all!

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All in all, we had a great morning of eating, playing, and collecting boots for families that could use a little help. Wishing I could have found a weekend this fall to host another party and make it an annual thing… Maybe next year!

WOODLAND PARTY DETAILS

PHOTOS / Stacy Jacobsen

FOOD / Mini flap jacks, sugar cone parfaits, apples, bunny graham crackers, raisin boxes, + apple juice boxes

DESSERT / 4kids Cakes

DECOR / Blankets + pillows from Up North Market, Land of Nod and Tiny prints, Trays and bowls from Target

FELT MASKS, BEARDS + CROWNS / Opposite of Far

WOOD SIGN/ A Pinch of Pretty

PAPER GOODS / Tiny Prints

ACTIVITY / Pin the Beanie on the Bear (link to freebie coming soon)

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that time we sorta had a cereal party (and freebies)

parties are fun.

parties that you don’t have to get dressed for are even more fun.

parties that cost almost nothing and don’t require cooking or getting dressed for are the mostest fun. ever.

if you agree then you’re in for a treat! (keep reading and scrolling because there are freebies at the bottom!)

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it’s always been really important to yoder and me to make a home that my kids and their friends feel welcome at. for the most part i think we’ve succeeded… most days after school and on the weekends there are kids coming and going from outside in the front, to in the house, and then the backyard on repeat. after a few days (like spring break or summer vacation) it starts to feel a little messy and chaotic and exhausting. i’ve learned that it helps to have something planned — a craft, pizza and a movie, hide-and-seek, etc. so when things started feeling that way over spring break a couple weeks ago the kids and i decided to throw a cereal party where the kids could wear jammies, bring their lovies or stuffed pals and eat all the sugar cereals they would otherwise never be allowed to eat. especially not in the morning.

the actual party never came together over break (mom fail!), but we put together a smaller version to get some pics and have since rescheduled the real one. assuming it goes well, i would imagine we’ll be doing a lot of these this summer.

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//balloons from target with sleepy eyes drawn on with a sharpie//

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//plastic cups with lids also from target//

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//actually i think almost everything from this party is from target (ha!) the cereal, eggs, bowls, greek yogurt tubes, cuties, bananas and juice//

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//set up was easy. we added the menu to our chalkboard, added sleepy eyes to the balloons and a few eggs, and added wall decals (which will be coming to the DESIGN SHOP very soon!) randomly//

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//cleanup was pretty easy too. just sweeping and putting food away//

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//this party theme would be perfect for a little one’s birfday//

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//i also set out some alphabet beads and twine and activity cards (download below) to keep the kids entertained and avoid a food fights//

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C L I C K   T O   D O W N L O A D

school will be out for summer before we know it and i would LOVE to know, how do you entertain the kids in your life over long vacation times!?

xo . rae

p.s. – thank you so much for all the comments and emails after monday’s post. so sweet and appreciated.

(images by stacy jacobsen)

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