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Celebrate Your Birthday In Pumpkin Patch Style

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:

  • Cut pumpkin shapes out of orange card stock or construction paper
  • Use coloring pages featuring pumpkins or Jack-o-lanterns decorated by your child
  • Buy miniature pumpkins and attach a tag with party details

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:

  • Fill up orange balloons and draw Jack-o-lantern faces on them
  • Carve real pumpkins and light them up with glow sticks or battery-powered candles
  • String orange or pumpkin-shaped lights across the backyard

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.

If you need any help or recommendations for planning a pumpkin-themed birthday party, don’t hesitate to call Picnic People! We’re happy to take care of the food and activities so you can focus on enjoying the party!

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