If you or your child was born in the fall, holding a pumpkin patch themed birthday party is a great way to enjoy the spirit of the season. Here are a few tips to help you throw an unforgettable fall birthday celebration.
Choose a Location
Many pumpkin farms open up their grounds for private parties and celebrations. Check with local pumpkin patches and farms to see if they allow pumpkin patch birthday parties. Find out if they provide tents and chairs for events. Some locations even offer rides, petting zoos, and other fun activities for kids. If you don’t live close to a pumpkin patch, you could decorate your home and backyard in the fall theme.
Create Fun Invitations
Share the theme of your party with every invitation you send out. Snap a photo of your child surrounded by pumpkins or wearing a pumpkin costume and write party details on the back of the photo. You could even work with a local printer to turn the picture into cards.
Other fun invitation ideas to try out:
Plan The Decorations
If pumpkins are the theme of your party, then be sure to create a photo display featuring an assortment of pumpkins, leaves, pinecones, acorns, and other fall-themed decorations. Consider placing pumpkins around a bale of hay to create dimension.
Other decorating ideas:
Have Fun With The Activities
If you’re throwing the party at a pumpkin patch, they may already have pre-planned activities for you to choose from. They may include hayrides, pony rides, and arts and crafts activities. If the birthday party is for a little one, you might want to serve snacks and cake before sending them out to play.
If you’re hosting the party at home, you could plan a pumpkin painting or carving, offer miniature hay rides using a wagon, and have the kids bob for apples.
Don’t Forget The Treats & Snacks!
Lastly, but most importantly, spoil the kids with sweet treats and fun drinks. Candy apples, apple cider, cake pops shaped into pumpkins, pumpkin bread, and candy corn are just a few fun treats to provide. You could also decorate cupcakes in a pumpkin style or make them look like Jack-o-lanterns.
Say thank you to your guests by sending them home with treat bags filled with candy corn and pumpkin-shaped candies.
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