I was thrilled when I found out that Hendrix was going to be born in the fall. It’s my favorite season, filled with my favorite weather, and my favorite holidays. I have been waiting for the right year to do a pumpkin themed birthday party for him and after his Rockstar themed 1st birthday, year two seemed like this was my year! There are no shortage of pumpkin patches/farms in and around my city so it was a no brainer to have a farm be the venue for Hendrix’s 2nd birthday party.
Having the party at Dewberry Farm was great because it was much more than a pumpkin patch. There was so much for kids (and grown ups) to do! This is great when planning a party because you don’t have to worry about coming up with entertainment or things for your guests to do!
I was determined to make sure this party was a little more “low key” than his first birthday party which meant not making so many things by hand or making my own custom designs. Ya’ll, Etsy is the bomb! Many times you can find things for your party theme that you never even thought of. I found the best pumpkin themed party printables which made tailoring cute little personalized touches for the party very easy.
With entertainment for the party taken care of through all the fun fall activities at the farm, and decor taken care of with printables, now was the task of planning the food.
My go-to cake and cookie maker is a local bakery called Suzybeez. I love the fact that I was able to tell them the theme, show them the invitations, and tell them to incorporate buffalo plaid, and they nailed it! Hendrix’s cake was a spice cake which was a hit for a fall themed birthday party.
I also made some super easy cupcakes for the party! I bought a vanilla box cake and cream cheese icing and topped the cupcakes with ground up Oreos (to look like dirt) and Wilton Edible Pumpkins. I also found buffalo plaid cupcake liners to carry the theme through.
I have some awesome neighbors who happen to own a barbecue business, Holy Smoke Barbecue. For the party we served their amazing pulled pork on sandwiches and somehow it just seemed more fall-ish than just doing pizza and hot dogs. I wrapped the sandwiches in brown deli paper and finished it off with orange polka dot ribbon. For dinks, I served iced apple cider garnished with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
Perhaps my favorite snack was these really easy to make popcorn corn husks. To make them I filled a snack bag with popcorn. I taped the top corner of the snack bag down to give it more of an angled corn cob shape and then wrapped the bottom in green tissue paper. I finished it off by tying green twine at the bottom in a simple bow.
I have to say, this party theme may live on for a while! Hendrix may have a pumpkin themed birthday party for the next couple of years because we had so much fun at the farm with everyone! The guests enjoyed all the fall touches (even though it was 90 degrees still) and most importantly the birthday boy had fun!
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