When it comes to being punctual in sharing my work, I might just be the worst. Literally. I could win an award for how long things take me to actually share! But I’ve come to terms with the mantra Better Late Than Never. And in truth, it applies to all kinds of wonderful things in life. So I’m sticking with it.

And so, in keeping with my endlessly late tradition of sharing sweet Eli’s Parties around Halloween, I’m finally posting the blog of images that Martha Stewart shared last year while we were in Italy–of his birthday two years ago this month. Yea. I know. But I was awestruck that this boy was being featured again + utterly grateful + entirely humbled. Can we just say those are my excuses?

Once again, and during the most appropriately haunted week of the year, another Eli Armani Party: The Lost Lumberjack.

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♥ Happiest (at the time) 5th Birthday my sweet Little Lumberjack. ♥

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Photographer/Event Design/Stylist: Shannon Von Eschen | Culinary Design & Desserts: Kendall Von Eschen

ALL Wooden Props & Wooden Decor + Outdoor Signage: Frank Crabbs, CreekSide Tree Nursery

Baked Goods: Cheryl Wu | Invitations: Taryn Eklund Ink | Vintage Stamps: Virginia Sauder

Scavenger Hunt Bags: Lana’s Shop | Cake: Wildflower Cakes | Cutlery + Chargers: The TOP

 Antiques Saws + Tools: Karen Vaught, Amy Von Eschen, + Martha Crabbs | Indoor Signage: Cassie Jahn

Live Trees: CreekSide Tree Nursery


Special thanks to my beautiful friend, Laura Murray, who shot the images of me with Eli & my husband Jason.