Charlotte's Pumpkin Patch | First Birthday Party

Thursday, December 1, 2016

As it came closer to planning Charlotte's 1st birthday party, it was no question that it would be Fall themed.  A pumpkin patch was perfect!  And let's not even talk about the fact that she is one already!

Of course, living in Florida, Fall weather is hit or miss.  The forecast all week had shown 70s and so I thought having an early party (11am) would be nice.  The weather had other plans and it was 80 degrees out by the time the party started.  It didn't stop us from having a good time!

We had a pumpkin patch set up where the kids could pick out a pumpkin to paint and decorate, corn toss, a bounce house and apple bobbing.  All the fun fall activities you would typically find at a pumpkin patch!

I seriously couldn't resist having a Smore's bar, Chili bar and Hot Chocolate bar!  It wouldn't be Fall without them!  Thanks to some amazing shops who made my vision a reality!  You can find them all listed below to create your own pumpkin patch party tables.  

Our drink menu was pretty simple: Apple Cider Mimosas for the adults and a hot chocolate bar for the kids!  Filled with mini marshmallows, gourmet marshmallows, whipped cream and our favorite Torani syrups.  We had the most adorable water bottle labels that were such a great touch!  And much needed with the very non-fall like Florida heat.

The Smore's bar turned out just as I hoped it would.  It was filled with amazing cupcakes from a local baker, the best gourmet marshmallows, individual wrapped pumpkin shaped cookies to take home and more!  My mother-in-law made the burlap tablecloth and the happy birthday banner was the perfect touch.  I can't forget the Smore's bar planterIt was one of my favorite decorations for the party!  We put Sterno cans inside and lit our marshmallows on fireWhat I love about it, is that on the other side it says, "The Funks", so we can use it year round!


Even though it was a hot day out, the Chili Bar was so good!  I made my favorite Pioneer Woman recipe and we had all the fixings (hot dogs, corn chips, corn muffins, cheese, onions and more)!

...and then it was CAKE time!  Which despite the initial look on Char's face, she did not care for it.  Ha!  My very talented friend makes all of our birthday cakes and they always turn out amazing!  This cake topper was the perfect touch!

We had the best time with family and friends celebrating one of my favorite girls during one of my favorite seasons! #givemeallthepumpkins I still can't believe Charlotte is one! 

I promise I have another child; she refused to take a family picture ;)

Invitation - c/o The Invitation Mom
Mini Cupcakes - c/o The Wandering Whisk; Saint Petersburg, FL
Letter C - Michaels 
Water Bottle Labels - c/o Prints for Events
Pick a Pumpkin Sign - DIY
Monthly Pictures Pallet - DIY
Chili Bar sign - c/o Katty Good Party
Smash Cake - My very talented friend, Ashlea
Cake Stand - Home Goods
Pumpkin Cake Topper -c/o Smash Caked
Flower Headband - Birdie Baby Boutique
One Onesie and Tutu - c/o 408 Made
Mocassins - c/o Freshly Picked
Burlap Tablecloth - My amazing MIL
Smore's Bar planter - c/o Designed Signs
Gourmet Marshmallows - c/o Sweet Flos Candy
Pumpkin Cookies - c/o Rolling Pin Confections
Happy Birthday Banner - c/o Bunny Kiss Designs


  1. So, so cute - you're perfection! 😘

  2. Oh boy, you prep hard! I'm coming too ur next event! 💖

    1. Haha! I love party planning! This was the first time I actually executed it well though ;)

  3. I absolutely love this theme! Also love the hot cocoa and s'mores bar!

  4. Love it all!!!!! Everything looks great! Happy (belated) birthday sweet girl!!!

  5. What an adorable party! You can see all the work you put into everything and it turned out so cute! Great job mama! And happy birthday to your little babe!

  6. such a cute idea for a fall baby! love the pick your pumpkin :)

  7. Wow, this was all around perfect. You are sooo creative!

  8. What a fantastic and creative first birthday party! Looks like it was a ton of fun!!!! Love all the decor!

  9. What a cute party theme! I love her expression with the big cake lol.

  10. this is such a cute idea! i love her outfit!

  11. OMG I am loving all of awesome ideas! I just scribbled down "Chili bar" for a birthday party idea for Remy Bea in january! ;) Ha!

  12. Such a fun & creative birthday party!

  13. What a cute and unique party theme! Being an October baby I would have TOTALLY loved this!

  14. How precious is this!!! I have never seen this type of theme for a party! love the monthly photos on the pallet!!!

  15. This is so adorable! A hot chocolate bar and a smores bar!? YUM

  16. What a cute idea! Love the cookies and the chili bar!

  17. This is such a cute idea! I am a Halloween baby so I LOVE THIS!!!

  18. So cute!! What did you use for the little kids to use to paint pumpkins and decorate them?

    1. Thank you! I bought washable paint and foam stickers at Joann's, but you could easily find the same at Walmart too! Oh, and glitter!


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