Turning One: [Pumpkin Party]

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Last weekend we had a 'little pumpkin' party to celebrate Homegirl's first birthday. I gathered ideas on Pinterest and tried to keep it simple. Here are a few details from the day..

I like to have photo invitations, even if just sending to family/grandparents and a few friends. These generic pumpkin themed cards were cute, 40% off, ready in an hour, and worked just right!!
I made pumpkin cupcakes and a small cake just for Homegirl (mix between these two recipes 1//2). Her mini cake turned out pretty cute, I thought (I used this for inspiration).
Thanks to Grandpa who got the cute little banner up in time for the party!!
Free 'little pumpkin' printables
My favorite pumpkin-themed detail were the dipped-Oreos and OH! how dangerously delicious!! I saw them here then used this tutorial as well. I whipped them out during naptime the day before the party and am so glad I took the time to do so; they turned out so cute and were perfectly pumpkin!!
A few other details around the house included a plethora of mini pumpkins, an adorable fall printable (I can't find the link for at the moment..), and other festive treats.
My other favorite thing were Homegirl's monthly pictures in square prints, hung on our mantle. After cropping, I added her age on each image (via the app Over). It was so fun comparing them side-by-side and seeing just how much she's grown.
Distracted by her audience, she took a while to dive into her cake. With daddy's help, she finally got a few tastes and had a handful in no time.
 I tried my best to keep it simple and not go too over the top, yet make it a memorable and special day for Homegirl/me. :) It was a GREAT, bitter sweet celebration for 'our little pumpkin'.


  1. How sweet! Everything looks great! All the treats looks yummy! Happy one year home girl!

  2. I love this theme and all the details! That little cake is the cutest thing! Happy Birthday!

  3. So darling! And those dipped oreos are calling my name!!! Happy 1st birthday to your little pumpkin!

  4. SO cute!!! I love the theme and the decorations! My favorite thing of Mason's first birthday was to have those monthly pictures. I forgot that he actually had a chubby phase at one point until I re-looked at the pictures. I always thought he was tall and skinny :)
    Happy birthday Harper! xo

  5. Adorable!! Her party was absolutely amazing! I love every little detail and her cake was awesome! Way to go momma!

  6. Oh my lands, this is the best!! I love this! That cake and that grin! Such cute decorations and details! Great job, mama!

  7. What an adorable theme!!! I have seriously always wanted a fall baby it at least fall baby shower!