We had Ava Kate's birthday party on her birthday. It was Bama's off weekend so apparently several people had the same idea and there were several parties/showers that day! We had the party at 11 which turned out to be a great time. Ava Kate took a nap and slept right up to party time and was in a great mood...which the child is rarely in a bad mood but she knew it was her special day! :) Also, the guests that had 10am parties were still able to come.
When I knew Ava Kate would be born in October...I immediately thought about doing this theme. Of course, pinterest really helped my ideas come together! I wanted it to be like a mini fall festival with the old fall festival games. I bought a lot of things after Halloween/Thanksgiving last year when it was on sale and then I got to borrow a lot of things. A sweet man even gave Riley a trailor load of hay for me to use! :) I also knew I would be using a lot of burlap and actually found it on Ebay.
|The invitation was from a pay and print off of Etsy|
|I made the pumpkin door wreath. I had seen|
this on Pinterest...its not as pretty as that one but
|The table food other than the hotdogs.|
The banner was from the same package off of Etsy.
(Those are GREAT by the way)
|Cupcakes and smash cake curtesy of |
|I showed Publix a picture and they did it just as I wanted...|
and for only 8.00! :)
|Cheeseball (that was supposed to be shaped like a pumpkin)|
|Drink Table...Juices, waters and a few sodas in the tub and |
I made a Fall punch also. I used Mason jars for the cups.
|Sweet and Salty Treat|
|My Favorite...the monthly banner|
|Favors: A jackolantern bag (from |
Oriental Trading) with
candy and a few other little Halloween
things and they got to take the little
pumpkin they decorated home.
|Bean Bag Toss-- I ordered this from Oriental Trading|
|Pumpkin Ring Toss|
|Bob for Apples|
|I loved this! Pinterest idea :)|
|The Ball Pit|
|High chair banner also came from same|
Etsy package and I added Burlap.
We also had a jumpy house but I guess I didn't get a picture of it.
A BIG thanks to my parents for coming to help me set everything up. They are always such a great help with the birthday parties!!