ONE little MOMMA: Little Pumpkin Party- A Pumpkin Themed One Year Old Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Party- A Pumpkin Themed One Year Old Birthday Party

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Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!
Well, I'm sure you have noticed that the stores are already full of pumpkins and candy corn and all things Fall. And while it is still 100 degrees-full-on-summer here, I admit I've been thinking and planning ahead for the upcoming season. My kids are planning their Halloween costumes and we have been throwing around party ideas for Kesler's third birthday.

His birthday falls a few days before Halloween and that makes for a busy end of October. While this year he has a strong opinion about his party theme, he didn't always. When he turned one, I had a hard time deciding what type of party to throw. In general I want to keep his birthday separate from the upcoming holiday, but for his first birthday I thought it would be cute to throw a pumpkin themed party. I  loved how it turned out and thought this might give a few mommas some October baby birthday/party ideas.

I decided on orange and light blue for the party colors. To add some vertical color I put together a few tissue paper flowers in blue and orange and hung them from the light fixture.

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

We had chili and cornbread for dinner (it was a family party), but I also used my cookie cutters to make some fun Jello jigglers. I cut out pumpkin shapes and K's for Kesler.

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

I drew jack'o'lantern faces on clementines and piled them in a bowl on the table. Easton thought they were so cool . It was fun to draw on different faces and this is something an older child could help with.

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

We also hung blue and orange balloons and streamers. I am a big believer in cheap balloons and streamers. There are so many ways to hang them and it adds a lot of fun to the party atmosphere.

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

I grabbed some jack'o'lantern napkins at Hallmark and used those on the place settings. The rest of the tables set up was just in black and orange.

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

I loved the face on the napkins so much that I used it on the cake too! I just grabbed some black food coloring and piped on the face to the chocolate cake with orange icing. Simple but just right!

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

I can't believe how little our Kesler was when I look back at these photos! He was just learning how to walk!

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

He was such a goof then- and it was only an inkling of what was to come from that little guy!!

Cute ideas for a pumpkin themed first birthday!

2 comments:

  1. So cute! You are quite the party planner. I love it!!

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  2. Hi Kilee! I love theme parties and this one is toooo cute! The oranges are so simple, but look like mini pumpkins. I've pinned that for Halloween ideas. You also have great piping skills - I would have had to use a template for the pumpkin face on the cake!

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