Sunday, November 10, 2013

Such a fun party! Leaf Jump and Pumpkin Hunt 2013

We had such a fun day! I've had this party in mind since last fall and it was simple and so very much fun, this may become an annual tradition!

We have lots of leaves and lots of trees and once Jay got his treehouse for his birthday I knew we needed to have this little party with our friends.

I'm so glad we did.

We had a perfect amount of kiddos and they had a blast and parents got to visit and enjoy the day. Did I mention the weather was g-r-e-a-t? When we were first planning, I thought about doing this party about 2 weeks before Halloween, but decided to wait until now to guarantee lots of leaves. It worked out perfectly to have it now--between Halloween and Thanksgiving when its still good weather wise but not quite as busy with parties and events. 

(unless you're an Alabama fan and were cheering on the Tide and didn't get home until 1:30 a.m.....but that's a story for another day.)

I didn't get many detail pictures of the party and the truth is it was very simple.

We served turkey sandwiches, fruit cups, Peanut Butter and Chocolate popcorn, cheese puffs, cupcakes and s'mores cookies. Tea, Water, Capri Sun.

 (Sweet Heather helped out with the food and these cupcakes. Perfecto.)

I printed up some food tags and toppers for the goodie bags and set up everything outside.

(Shoutout to my awesome husband who blew leaves like nobody's business Saturday morning so we had a nice fluffy bank of leaves for jumping the afternoon away.)

We jumped in the leaves, climbed all over the yard, enjoyed the treehouse, slide and swings.

Is that the Cozy Coupe on top of the treehouse?!?

We also had a quick pumpkin hunt with foam cutout pumpkins from Hobby Lobby.

(considering that we found forgotten Easter eggs until after Labor Day, I thought it best to use fake pumpkins, lest we turn our yard into an pumpkin patch by accident.)

We had some school friends. cousins and old friends and new friends from the neighborhood. It was truly a great time for us all.

Jay introduced Sadie to some friends from school and their parents by saying "This is Sadie. She's my best girl." Love them!!

I hope everyone napped well after the party or sleeps well tonight. Every child was trying to negotiate "5 more minutes" so  I think they all had fun.

This party was simple to do (says the one who did not do the leaf blowing....) and was the most fun I've ever had at a party we've had for the kids.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like everyone had tons of fun! What a neat idea for a party : )