Hay bales, and scarecrows, and pumpkins oh my! We celebrated Wes’ first birthday this weekend in fall fashion. While this fall pumpkin patch themed first birthday didn’t go exactly as I had hoped, the rain didn’t stop us from getting our party on! After careful consideration about which fun fall theme we would go with (you can read about my options here), I couldn’t resist a perfect pumpkin patch in our backyard complete with traditional games and apple cider. This fall birthday party was screaming #basicwhitegirl 😆, I’ll admit it. But it was so much fun. So get ready for some photo overload.
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Saturday arrived and finally brought fall weather with it. We weren’t expecting rain until later in the afternoon which forced our party time up. But when we woke up it was raining cats and dogs. Thank God for a new shed for our camper. We quickly moved the camper out and filled the inside with all of our pumpkin patch essentials. This didn’t deter the kids from having a great time and splashing in the mud.
But enough with the rain, here are all the party details!
All the Pumpkin Patch Themed First Birthday Details You Need to Know
No pumpkin patch birthday party would be complete without, well, pumpkins! We decorated with all the pumpkins, from the perfectly carvable pumpkin to the ugly warty looking pumpkins, and even 10 perfect pie pumpkins for each of our little guests.
Fall Themed Activities
I had set up a pumpkin painting station and each kid was able to paint their fall pumpkin. Besides pumpkin painting, I had stations set up for face painting, sack races, pumpkin ring toss, and three-legged races. This birthday was a fabulous fall festival.
boring adult guests, I had set up a row of picnic tables to crash at, the tablescape was full of our favorite fall things. Including pumpkins, amber bottles, brass candlesticks, and antler sheds. I used a burlap runner beneath it and added eucalyptus and fall florals to fill it.
Now for the food! This is the highlight of any party, m’ I right. For the table and the backdrop, I used burlap and drop cloth canvas. The drop cloth canvas was actually my curtains I had DIYed here. Since we had a last minute adjustment to the party location, I had to scramble to get a backdrop that would fit. The balloons all came from Amazon which I’ve linked below in the sources.
The menu for the party were pretty simple snack foods and of course it was all pumpkin themed. The pumpkin patch cake and smash cake were created by a very talented family friend. We included pumpkin PB&Js, pumpkin fingers (Cheeto’s), pumpkin spice crunch, pumpkin sugar cookies and apple cider punch.
The party was cold and damp, the cookies may have melted, the river of mud may have run through the party, but the kids had a blast which is what it was all about. If you enjoyed this post, check out a few of our other parties. Aspen’s Pink & Gold First Birthday, Boho Chic Second Birthday, and Unicorn Third Birthday. Ugh, I can’t believe the next party we celebrate will be her fourth. I was prepared for the other three but this one, I’m not ready for it.
– Inspiration Board
– Fall Felt Garland
– Pumpkin Patch Sign SVG
– Face Painting Kit
– Burlap Sacks
– Wheat Straw Plates
– One Balloon
– Fall Balloons
– Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
– Photography by South Feet Photography