With my youngest' son's birthday being in October, my original thought was to combine his birthday with Halloween for a fun party. But, it's kind of early (unless you are a super Halloween planner). I don't have costumes made yet, do you? So in the end, I just went with a fall/pumpkin themed party for him, and as an excuse to get all our friends together to play.
I started off with a food table. I went with orange and white for colors, and tried to focus on pumpkins for the decor.
I hung a banner with pictures of Drew at birth, six months, 12 months, and 18 months.
My mini-pumpkin wreath made a great backdrop for the table.
The other side had a little vignette with my son's picture and some pumpkins, fresh from the pumpkin patch!
(sorry for the glare!)
I also decorated with some balloons strung up with twine across the front of our patio. It was cheaper and looked better than helium-filled balloons!
We had chips and cider (with cute striped paper straws!)
and then lots of fall treats, like cupcakes:
Candy and candy-coated pretzels:
Pumpkin Fluff dip with apples and crackers for dipping,
and the kids had fun playing some games-
but the trampoline and the playset were the biggest hits.
We also had a pumpkin craft that isn't pictured- I got a kit from Target with foam pumpkins and stickers, then just let the kids decorate a pumpkin.
As they left, they got to take home a treat bag. I didn't get a great picture, so I'll show you the one from my inspiration, found here:
I filled mine with candy corn, candy pumpkins, mini pumpkin notebooks, and stickers. I have to say, though, mine did not come out nearly this cute. I don't know what I did wrong, but mine were kind of squashed and misshapen. Maybe the kind of tissue paper I used? More floral tape? Here's what mine look like (cringe)
Anyway, we had a great time, and I had fun putting it all together.
Linking up to some great parties this week: go check them out!