Way, WAY back in the day, I was a fall baby… and so was my younger brother. Through the years, my mother planned quite a few fall birthday parties. Searching for inspiration for today’s post brought it all flooding back!
First up… the PUMPKIN cake!
Here is a quick recipe for a pumpkin shaped cake:
But, maybe that isn’t quite pumpkin-y enough? How about this one, from Stonewall Kitchen?
AND… look what I found! A pumpkin shaped cake pan set from amazon:
So… fall party pumpkin cake, check.
On to goodie bags and favors! An adorable owl goodie bag, from babble.com:
How about some OWL S’mores… OH yea! (from The Savvy Moms Guide, who, by the way, has quite a few fun ideas for a Thanksgiving theme party):
For tons of inspiration, I recently found (and fell in love with) Hostess with the Mostess. One of the features that I can’t get enough of is the photo album section – party planners (and moms) can upload their party photos into albums for all to see! When searching, I found this ADORABLE Rustic Fall party album. Check out the fun (and funny!) “rotten pumpkin teeth” goodie bags:
And you simply MUST LOOK at all the photos from this elegant Halloween or Thanksgiving party album (again, from Hostess with the Mostess) including the stunning autumn cake below:
I’m so inspired to have a fall party… it’s just too bad my kids’ birthdays are in March and April!