October in the northeast is truly a treat. The air is crisp. The leaves change colors. And there’s pumpkin everything!
Some of my favorite event memories are from events that happened in the fall (including my own wedding!). Here are just a few ideas I wanted to share with you from events I’ve attended as a guest and from my very own offbeat brainstorming…
Pumpkin-themed Baby Shower
The idea is adorable, right?? I can’t take credit for it. A friend of mine had this wonderful idea and I, as a guest, loved it!
There were pictures of mom’s belly next to dad holding a big pumpkin in front of his belly. Pumpkin decorations were plentiful. Just imagine pumpkin flavored baby food, drinks, desserts, etc. It was the perfect theme for a fall shower!
Pumpkin-Themed Kids Birthday Party
Why not? Sure there are kids having princess or superhero parties… But wouldn’t a pumpkin theme be super fun for a fall birthday? You can have pumpkin carving (or painting for little ones) and they can keep their pumpkin as a favor. Serve up some toasted pumpkin seeds as a snack. Have a pumpkin tossing contest or a pumpkin rolling relay race.
Hosting a party at home not your thing? Invite everyone to meet up at a pumpkin patch! There are some great farms in the area with hayrides, slides, corn mazes, and tons of other family friendly activities!
Girls Night In
One more fun pumpkin idea for you… A girls’ night in! Grab some pumpkin flavored beer or mix up some pumpkin martinis. Bake pumpkin pie and plan some fall crafts. Pumpkin carving is always a good go-to fall craft. Maybe pick up some supplies at a craft shop and make fall-themed wreaths.
When your all tired of crafting, pop some popcorn, make some s’mores, grab a blanket, and put in your DVD of Hocus Pocus. (If you don’t have a copy, go get one!) If all the girls decide to spend the night, be sure to watch a scary movie like The Shining or Halloween… Then go get pumpkin muffins and pumpkin spice lattes in the morning! Sounds like a perfect way to spend an October weekend!
Have more pumpkin ideas? Did you try one of these ideas on your own? Comment and let us know!