Wow, wow, wow. I have a seven year old. A full blown big kid. This weekend we celebrated sensational seven with an autumn themed party, at the birthday girl’s request. If only I had known we would be at the height of a record breaking heat wave, we may have opted for a beach party like last year
. Oh well… she had a great, although sweltering, fall party. I gave her this adorable Little Miss Pumpkin shirt as a birthday gift. It’s made by Paper Doll Clothing Co.
aka lovely mommy and blogger, Lindsay
. Here are some of the details. And you don’t need a birthday to celebrate this beautiful season…
I moved my kitchen chalkboard to the entry and drew a chalk pumpkin. I love how it brings a little bit of fall and didn’t cost any money.
Little Miss Seven wanted a bobbing for apples game. It ended up being a great way for the kids to cool off, and they each took tuns dunking their whole heads after the game. I left the stems on the apples, but learned it was too easy for these big kids. In the future I would remove them first.
Fall snacks. Veggies and dip are so much cuter when the dip is served in a mini pumpkin!
Cute sammies. Always a kid favorite.
I wanted to make a beautiful fall cheese board that was kid and grown-up friendly. So yummy with grapes, apples, dried apricots, figs, a couple of cheeses and one cheddar (aka kiddo) cheese, a couple of cracker choices, and rosemary marcona almonds. So yummy.
The dessert. I WAS going to make this
incredible caramel apple cake. Check it out, it’s a show-stopper. But then the heat. 100 degree, no AC, heat! We decided a DIY ice cream sandwich bar would be a more sensible option. I served three flavors of ice cream and a few different types of cookies.
It was a hit!
We had an incredibly talented face painter come. Santa Barbara friends, I cannot recommend Maria’s Face Painting
highly enough. And this lovely little Elsa chose Frozen face paint.
Trader Joe’s flower arrangements + craft pumpkin with jar of water inside = easy fall flower arrangement.
I found these cute orange clothespins at Michael’s.
I LOVE these trendy jumbo “Geronimo” balloons with tassels. There are many many etsy stores selling them for around $30 each, but I like to make things myself whenever I can, and this was no different. I saved about $50 making two of them myself! Let me know if you would like me to post the DIY! It was pretty easy.
Happy Birthday my Sensational Seven.
If you liked this post, check out our past kids’ parties: