Entertain, Kids, Minis, Motherhood

MLM: A pumpkin patch birthday party!

November 3, 2014

Hey guys! I wanted to share photos from Miss C’s pink pumpkin patch (alliteration intended!) 1st birthday party for today’s Mom Love Monday series. From the moment I had an October baby (3 weeks early, mind you) visions of first birthday pumpkins danced through my head. I had a blast planning this party, thank goodness for Pinterst (here’s my inspiration board) for help getting the creative juices flowing and then of course Etsy for helping the DIY-challenged bring our ideas to life. The biggest shout out goes to my sisters for helping me pull off a party with 50 kids under the age of 4 without any major snafus (well, besides the flour based smash cake frosting…hey, it’s easy to confuse with sugar!). There is no way I could have gotten all of my crazy ideas finished in time for the party without their help. One of the most time consuming parts of the planning process is figuring out WHERE to actually find all of these Pinteresty things, so I wanted to share those details with y’all. And some fun party pics because who doesn’t love party pics?!

Pink Pumpkin Patch Party!
My inspiration for this party began when I saw a Facebook photo of monogram pumpkins at a fall birthday party. Fast forward years later and I could still remember that photo and wanted to recreate it for C’s birthday. When I told friends about my idea most thought I was totally crazy, but when I get an idea in my head there really isn’t any turning back. I was on a mission to create a monogrammed pumpkin patch. Not only is this super cute but since the pumpkins were also party favors, guests of the party actually cleaned up the decor. Genius! Putting party guests to work with the clean-up. Ha. Hopefully, everyone enjoyed the favors at least.
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And no Z fam party is complete without these fabulous tassel garlands from my girl Jules. She’s an incredibly talented artist on Etsy and her party decor is so fun. She does custom tassels, so when I wanted to incorporate gingham, leave it to Jules to find the perfect tissue paper to create these beautiful decorations for the party.
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Here are some more of my favorite shots from the day…

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decor // including tassel garland balloons tassel garland backdrop from Homemade xo Jules / confetti balloons from the Flair Exchange / front door monogram pumpkin from Etsy / flowers from Horton Thompson Floral Design / monogram pumpkins, pumpkins from Trader Joes and monogram decals from

paper goodies // including invitations, menu cards & signage from Two Punks & a Princess /monogram napkins / first year handmade keepsake album

food // Houston Cater Tots / cupcakes from Three Brothers Bakery / smash cake from LZ’s bakery (HA!), cake pan here / candy popcorn on the cob treats from LZ’s bakery recipe here / candy apples from Kroger / candy bar components included Starburst minis / pink candy corn and Princess goldfish /

entertaining extras // kids plastic mason jar cups for apple cider / straws / adult mason jars for cider cocktail /apothecary jars / cupcake stand, similar here / plastic wine glasses here and here

Photos by Traci Ling










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