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Darling “Little Pumpkin” Fall Birthday Party

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Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Want to throw a Fall Birthday Party or Harvest Celebration for your favorite “Little Pumpkin”? Well, this adorable party by Ellen of Ellen Bessette Events will give you tons of great inspiration pulling it off in style!

From darling pumpkin-themed treatsincluding a super-cute smash cake and mini fondant cupcake toppers – to “happy pumpkin” paper details by Frog Prince Paperie – to rustic decor like a fabulous pumpkins & pinecone chandelier wreath suspended over the dessert table, everything about this festive fall party is both creative and sweet!

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Read on for LOTS more festive pumpkin pics + all the creative details (as explained by Paula of Frog Prince Paperie)…

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

Little Pumpkin Birthday Party

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Paula

“Having a fall birthday is a perfect reason to celebrate pumpkin style! The fall has it’s own spectrum of wonderful decorations that make a seasonal ‘Little Pumpkin’ party so much more fun. Ellen of Ellen Bessette Events styled this fabulous homage to the pumpkin patch for our little Maddy. There were lots of treats, cider, s’mores, apple bobbing, and of course pumpkins.

I have to say, it’s a hard thing to turn a Florida back yard in August to a beautiful fall scene, but Ellen did it with flair. Straw bales, autumn leaves, mums and scarecrows dotted the yard with a punches of color. I especially love the wreath she hand crafted to hang over the dessert table. The pretty arbor the table was set in was swathed in leaf garlands and the table covered in another handmade creation, a pom-pom trimmed tablecloth.

Sweet treats from Lynlee’s Petite Cakes (fondant toppers) and The Cookie Jar (sugar cookies) starred on the table along with cinnamon flavored popcorn, lollipops and rock candy treats.

The kid-sized table used a pumpkin filled with flowers as the centerpiece. Ellen made the party hats from scrapbook paper, maribou and ribbon for the little ones to wear. To decorate the backs of the chairs, she used oversized felt pumpkins and tulle to create a chair swag that really popped!

A sweet little smash cakes with a pumpkin top from Something Sweet Cake Studio sat on top of the straw bales that lined the party area along with some cinnamon sticks and cider to wash it all down!

Our little Maddy made an appearance to eat some birthday cake in a little pumpkin tutu and matching hairband by Titi’s Tutus .

Ellen’s fun and colorful fall party stylings were truly enjoyed by the children as they ate, drank and played games!”

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  1. ana {bluebirdkisses} October 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

    How ridiculously cute and fun this party looks! I am so feeling the Halloween/Thanksgiving celebrations starting and this post is just perfect!

  2. NYC Birthday October 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

    We like to recognize when people do outstanding jobs with birthdays, and this post is a prime example of “awesome!” These pictures are absolutely incredible, and the hostess really knows how to put together a great blog post!

  3. Gwynn {Gwynn Wasson Designs} October 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    So freakin’ cute!! Love it!

  4. Lynlee ~ Lynlee's Petite Cakes October 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    So absolutely gorgeous!!! The sweetest little Fall party… and with such adorable little kiddos! So thrilled to have been a small part of such a beautiful presentation! Ellen, Paula and the rest of the contributing vendors did a fantastic job! I’m ready for Fall now! ♥

    • Ellen Bessette October 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you for your gorgeous cupcake toppers!!

  5. MonogrammedEverything! October 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my word, this party is SOOOOOO CUTE!!! Love every detail!

  6. Maysem October 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Super duper cute party!!! Since I’m a HUGE anything pumpkin fan, this has got to be my favorite party yet :D Every detail looks fabulous!!

  7. Ellen Bessette October 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you Jenn for featuring! I love your blog!

  8. Valerie October 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I LOVE this theme! I am having my daughter’s party at a local pumpkin patch and stumbled upon this website while searching for plates. I NEED these adorable plates! Where can I get them???

    • Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie October 5, 2011 at 4:32 am

      ellen used orange paper plates and then cut out some of our 4 inch printable circles to top them off!

  9. elishebahaqq-stevens October 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I love this site–I use many ideas. The best part is that this site is encouraging people to entertain. Most people “entertain” by always inviting people to eat out with them. I entertain in my home quite often, and people really love being in a home…not a outside establishment. Thanks for all the great ideas

  10. Michele Schwartz October 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Maddie is going to be 2. I’m going to be 43! Halloween is my bday too. But, I can still have her cute and adorable party for my gal pals, right? I love this–soooo sweet! I haven’t bobbed for apples since I turned Maddie’s age. I think it’s time for a return to childhood.

  11. antique engagement rings October 7, 2011 at 4:20 am

    We love your site… just wonderful.. love the Halloween theme!

  12. carla@invitingsmiles.com October 7, 2011 at 4:24 am

    The decorations, table setting and the pumpkins on the back of the chairs were perfect!

  13. Maggie Elizabeth August 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    love it

  14. Julia Hall September 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I love this! So cute!

  15. Wendy Rick October 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Love it! Where did you get the plates?

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