A Pumpkin Party | Occasionally Crafty: A Pumpkin Party

October 10, 2011

A Pumpkin Party

I've always wanted to have a Halloween party for my kids and their friends.  I don't know why.

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:


Kettle Corn:


Pumpkin Fluff dip with apples and crackers for dipping,


and the kids had fun playing some games-

Beanbag toss





Can Toss

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:


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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!

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4 comments:

  1. How fun is that?!! Great party ideas! :)

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  2. Great party idea! Makes me hungry just looking at it.

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  3. I featured this today on my blog, come check it out:

    http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-i-like-thursday-14.html

    Sarah :)

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  4. What a fun party! I've always wanted to have a fun fall Halloween party for my kids to! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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