Fall is my favorite time of year ! The colors , The weather and the start of the holiday season . Harvests and pumpkins is what this months theme is all about . Embrace mother nature and all the amazing colors that are October and November . Set a theme with oranges, yellows, greens and browns you can even have a splash of maroon/wine red as well.
Location for this party is simple and easy outdoors and if you do not want to do the whole party outdoors for weather reasons you can do half inside and half outside . A lot of the local farms are great and set up for pumpkin picking pretty early I would call and ask if they throw birthday parties on premises.
The invites are the first thing your guests will see about your event and you should choose them with the theme and colors associated with the event . This invite from TooCuteInvites is adorable with 3 little pumpkins adorned with Glittered vines . The wording layer also has a fall inspired banner and leaves . Although they seem girly they can be done in a boy version as well .
Once the invites are in place its time to dress that little one ! Here are some great examples for birthday outfits and accessories. This dress from MySweetSunshine is stunning its a very stylish color block dress in Coral, Brown and Black perfect for any birthday girl ! She can also wear this great hair bow by CuteNCurlyBowtique made with the same color scheme ribbons with a little pumpkin in the center . Now for the little guys I love this shirt from JCoolCreations it is a little truck carrying a pumpkin and add his name for that special little detail.
Now that you have decorated the little ones lets decorate the party area ! To bring the outdoors in every craft store has leaves, pumpkins and scarecrows . I would decorate with the leaf garlands and wreaths on mantles , stairways etc. Buy little wagons and fill them with pumpkins and have them displayed in the rooms as well . Table linens can be fun fall patterns in the colors we discussed before and make little napkin rings out of ribbons and tie in one of the little leaves from the garland or packs they sell of just leaves.These Pumpkin Centerpieces from CoffeeKidsNDolls are perfect for your table scape's and you can also tie in the balloons too to make it more fun for the kiddies. This Banner from RockAByeBabyStore is so cute in Burlap fabric and chevron letters that can be made coordinating colors . If you are A DIY mom you can download this adorable printable party from
PolkaPrints has everything you need to set this event up . You just fill out the information you need and print at home or any printing shop.
Favors are your way of thanking your guests for coming to your party and to remember the special day ! I love the Burlap or Flour Sack look I would buy these pumpkin Iron-ons from Alphabulous and Iron them to a favor bag making it look even more fall fabulous. For the little favors I love these adorable pumpkin crayons from ScribblersCrayons they are the perfect size for little hands and every kid loves to color ! I would even make my own little coloring book using Kraft paper , ribbons and printable pages from the Internet . Use the Kraft paper as the front and back covers they add 4-5 coloring pages and punch holes with a full page hole puncher and tie it in with fall inspired ribbon and personalize with a great stamp or write in the childs name on the front cover ! These great pumpkin hair clips from KristinsKeepsakes are made from felt and ribbon and are so cute to hand out to your little girl guests ! Add all these Items and some candy into the bags and you have an great party favor .
Activities and games for this theme can be anything outdoorsy ! Set up a pumpkin patch in your yard and have the kids Pick and paint there own pumpkins. Have a harvest scavenger hunt add fall items they can collect in little baskets and they can be busy collecting them with friends as teams or on there own. Bobbing for apples is always fun and kids love anything with water involved.
Food is always fun and yummy this time of year . Pumpkins are EVERYWHERE as far as flavors so make mini pumpkin pies , Pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin dip ! Caramel apples are a must as well as apple turnovers. Make mini chicken potpies or little pumpkin shaped grilled cheeses using a pumpkin cookie cutter. Always think of the kids first some may be picky but if you make it fun I am sure they will love it.
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