Several years ago, I threw a Little Lumberjacks and Jills Party for my children. It was so fun! We served silver dollar pancakes instead of cupcakes, there were Lincoln Logs to play with and of course, buffalo plaid as far as the eye could see. If only I had thought to get out my Christmas tree for a photo op.


The original party was before the days of Pinterest and Instagram. Now, if your party does not have a theme and more importantly, a photo op station, you will be the laughing stock of the mommy group.


A quick spin around the internet, and clearly lumberjacks are still a hot party theme. What is not to love about logs and beards? I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did missing the perfect photo opportunity using your Christmas tree. Bust out your Oh Christmas Tree one more time for some lumberjack-themed fun.


Besides your Christmas tree, you will need an axe. Not a real axe, because ya know kids and axes don’t really mix. A photo prop box with faux beards and plaid shirts is optional.


To make your axe, you will need:

  • Brown craft paper
  • Foil
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Foam rod
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Foam board

First, cut out your axe handle shape in foam board. Cover with foil. Cut your axe blade in two and set aside.

Next, cover your foam rod in brown craft paper using hot glue.

With hot glue, attach the two parts of your blade to the axe handle.


I only used the top two sections of my Christmas tree. I purposely did not attach the top section and put it on the side to give the illusion of being chopped down.


Insert happy kid and the faux axe you made, and your lumberjack-themed photo booth is ready for action! Looking for more lumberjack party themed ideas? Check out my post on Throwing a Custom Little Lumberjacks and Jills Party, as well as my post on Lumberjack Party Food (even MORE lumberjack party).

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