We celebrated my youngest son turning three with a Pumpkin Patch Birthday Party. He loves the outdoors and we love having a fall birthday, so we decided to have a Pumpkin Patch theme. The weather ended up chilly and windy, but it was a beautiful day otherwise. The guests enjoyed lots of pumpkin patch activities including climbing the big hay mound and sliding down the tube slide. They played pumpkin tick tack toe, petted the farm animals, wrestled in the corn pit and ran through a hay maze. They loved riding behind the big green tractor on the hayride…every boy’s dream! Another highlight was getting to choose a pumpkin from the patch to take home.
We decorated with a burlap tablecloth, mini hay bales, blue pumpkins and faux fall greenery. I made a simple centerpiece by painting a “3” (which my son handled), and I cut out various sized pumpkins with my silhouette cameo machine and attached to skewers with a glue gun. I love to use different shaped white dishes (here and here) to bring symmetry to the table.
For the food, we served his favorite chocolate cake designed to look like a pumpkin patch. I served it on my new marble cake stand which I love!! We also ordered pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies and chocolate cake pops shaped like scarecrows. Even though they were smashed in transport, they were so cute. We made pumpkin rice krispie treats (instructions here) and mini candy apples (instructions here). We made dirt cups, which is a favorite in our house, but with a pumpkin patch twist, see the tutorial here. For the pumpkins inside the cups, we used our silicone pumpkin mold and melted blue candy, white chocolate, and milk chocolate. My talented sister made the sunflower cupcakes for us and I loved how cute they looked on my natural wood stand.
And here’s our family enjoying a very special celebration. The birthday boy was our complete-surprise baby, and when he was born we had four kids age four and under. It’s been a wild ride ever since! His big grin and contagious laugh bring so much joy to our family, I’m so thankful to be his mom!