Birthday Parties /
Nov 27, 2014
Fall Harvest Birthday Party
In under 24 hours and $200 this Fall harvest party on our baby blog today came together for a little gal’s 2nd birthday! Cortnie, of The Venue Report, imagined and created this little Fall fiesta with lots of love and lots of pumpkins, turning her backyard into a cozy lounge for friends and family to celebrate! Here’s how she pulled of a party this fun and fabulous in no time!
The party was in honor of our little lady’s second birthday so we hosted a morning mimosa and breakfast party with a theme of Fall meets Fiesta.. “Pilot’s Fall Fiesta”
We loved the idea of combining the season of Fall with a fun Fiesta.. We thought this would be a unique and fun combo. We used Mexican maracas that are made out of gourds (oh-so-fall), and traditional Fall elements like pumpkins, squash, etc. We ran out to Trader Joes the night before the bday party to nab all of the large and small pumpkins we could find along with some of their flowers in shades of orange, ivory and white.
We used a table we had made for our own wedding many moons ago, propped it on cinder blocks, threw some bright orange Mexican blankets on the grass along with some stools from Ikea. Throw pillows in a bohemian orange print that we quickly grabbed from our couch set the comfy vibe for the kiddos to rest and relax. The low seating is ideal for kiddos and parents alike.. They felt like they were having a picnic.
We created a runner out of the pumpkins, veggies and flowers that ran down the center of the table and we color blocked it to make it extra fun. We know how much the little ones love pumpkin patches so we set the larger pumpkins on the grass around the table. Later we gave the kids pens and stickers to decorate the pumpkins so the decor turned into fun games for the kids.
We served corn tamales in every flavor that we bought from a local Fall stand. Again fusing our theme of “Fall” meets “Fiesta”. Delicious rojo and verde salsas along with warm tortilla chips and beans were a fun brunch meal. We also had Mexican hot chocolate, coffee and a make-your-own-mimosa-bar and sweet apple cinnamon empanadas for dessert.
Straw sombreros were set around for parents and kiddos to prop on their heads and the kids ran around shaking maracas in front of our brightly colored Mexican blanket backdrop. We threw this event together in a few hours and spent less than $200 for everything! My sweet and talented sister-in-law behind Printed Palette Ink even make us signage at the last minute. The kids had a blast and we enjoyed not spending so much time planning an event as we wanted to focus on the day!