A Pumpkin Party for The Pumpkin

 

We had The Pumpkin’s birthday party yesterday, it was, well, disastrous, but very, very fun! We had the party at home, outside on an empty, flat spot. The perfect spot…or so we thought, the place was covered in fire ants, we didn’t notice the giant ant hill the day before when we started setting up the pumpkin patch. The Bundle, a little boy and I all got bit by the ants! Despite the “inconvenience”, we managed to have fun.

Here it is: The Pumpkin Patch Party.

I found lots of ideas and inspiration for the party on Pinterest, if you’ve never checked it out, do it! You’ll be obsessed in no time. The little tissue paper pumpkins were the little candy favors, just the right size for a handful of candy.

My little Pumpkin is one!

We had wagon “hay rides” …

…and delicious food. We made grilled chicken marinated overnight in a honey-balsamic-lime vinaigrette made by The Man, potato salad and green bean salad (with Tata’s green beans).


Another “disaster” happened with the cake, I was planning on making a really cute shape of a pumpkin but I tried (and changed) a recipe that I had never tried before. Oh well, you live and learn. Oh, I accidentally purposely forgot to take a picture of it. But I did get one of the cute little one for the Pumpkin. The yummy homemade coconut milk frosting was made by Auntie Sissy!

She was a little scared of everyone watching her and singing loudly 😉

And then, we lit the candle. Right in front of everyone, in the blink of an eye, The Pumpkin reached and grabbed the fire! Poor little Pumpkin, she had been so excited for her cake and didn’t want to eat it after that.

She got a brand new caaar! Thanks, Mawni and Papa 😉 She loves it, and so does The Bundle. While sitting in the car yesterday evening, she said, “I love getting new presents.” She didn’t specify whose 😉

The Pumpkin did get to have some fun with the cake later!

We had a blast. Now I’m bracing myself for tomorrow, I might just cry that my baby is turning one!


 

5 thoughts on “A Pumpkin Party for The Pumpkin

  1. h0m3gr0wn

    Awesome! Wish I could have come, it is beautiful. I think you should be a party planner 🙂 I will be your go-to cake baker!

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  2. Papa Bean

    It was very creative and I love. That you get your mind wrapped around something ” and all though no one else knows what’s in there” you see it through. It was special, cute and a real blessing. All the kids quickly transformed and delighted about the pumpkin patch and really lit up when they got to pick one and bring it home. Keep dreamin girl it’s fun watching it all unfold.

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  3. GG Henry

    HOW FUN IT MUST OF BEEN, SHE IS SO PRECIOUS, YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT IDEALS AND ALL THE WORK YOU PUT INTO IT. i AGREE YOU SHOUILD BE A PARTY PLANNER AND PHOTOS ARE AWESOME SHOUILD GO INTO THE BUSINESS. WHERE DID THIS FIRST YEAR GO. LUV YOU PUMPKIN
    GG HENRY

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  4. mary ayala

    AAAAHHHHH SE VE QUE ESTUVO HERMOSA LA FIESTA LASTIMA QUE ME LA PERDI, FELICIDADES SILVIA,TIENES DOS HIJAS MUY LINDAS Y ERES MUY BUENA MAMA, BESITOS TE QUIERO MUCHO….

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