I tapped into some of my fanciful forestry decorating skills for this most recent event. A mom came to me with the theme idea of creating a woodland setting for her son’s first birthday party incorporating cute frogs and other similar props, and immediately, my mind went to a picturesque lily pond design with an enchanted forest vibe to craft a truly unique and fun celebration.
I made the backdrop a dusky nighttime scene in order to radiate feelings of warmth and whimsicality with a hint of mystery. I built the lily pond to be the main focus of the set, placed right in the front, and included some charming woodland cottages with lots of moss. Other forest creatures made an appearance in addition to the frogs such as fox and deer. When most think of a basic frog and forest theme, cute simplistic cartoon-like frogs come to mind. I, instead, wanted to do something different – a whimsical woodland design, a magical fairytale setting. Doing this as a little boy’s party, I kept things masculine with a “frog prince” type of theme as my inspiration. If it had been a girl’s party, I likely would have had pixies and glitter throughout the setting and would have drawn on the femininity of flowers and fairies or other dainty aspects of a forest. Either way, this was a fabulous time and made for really great pictures and memories!