Playful Owl & Pumpkin Fall Birthday Party

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Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

This Owl Themed Fall Party is just TOO CUTE! While the owl theme has become very popular for parties these days, Mindy of Modern Mindy did an incredible job putting a really fresh, fun spin on this one!

From pumpkin shaped popcorn balls complete with chocolate stumps, to pumpkin centerpieces adorned with hand-painted owls, to a hay ride for the kids and a 2-tier chocolate cake decorated with handmade paper flowers, this darling birthday party has FUN written all over it! I’m also loving the cool & budget-friendly butcher paper backdrop behind the dessert table, embellished with hand-drawn signage sketched with a white marker.

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

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Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party

Owl Themed Fall Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Mindy

“My daughter’s 2nd birthday party was held in our back yard. With the rustic setting I wanted a mix of rustic elements & rich bold colors.  My inspiration started with a printable set by Allison Kizer Designs.  The decor revolved around owls & pumpkins.

First I wanted a special spot for all the kids so I set up a rustic wood table & created a runner of different size & colored pumpkins.  To add a little more interest I hand painted an owl, stripes, & polka dots.  I capped them with two owl buckets filled with wild flowers.  With hay bales for seating we had a super cute kid friendly table.

For the dessert table my mom & I created a butcher paper backdrop using just a white marker to write & draw with.  We also made the cake & decorated it with ribbon & paper flowers.  A very doable idea for someone with no experience with cake decorating!  The stand was just a bucket found at a garage sale for 50 cents!  To flank the cake I re-purposed green & amber bottles as vases.  A little ribbon & twine tied them into the theme.  Plus more picked wild flowers gave great fall texture & color.

For favors I made orange popcorn balls with a tootsie roll stuck in the top to make a pumpkin.  Really easy & budget friendly.  A few more pumpkins, gourds, lanterns, string lights, & campfire set the mood!

I have a big family so for every birthday we have everyone in for dinner.  They’re all amazing cooks & totally willing to contribute to the menu.  Brats, German potato salad, deviled eggs, green beans with bacon & apple salad.  For dessert there was chocolate cake, pumpkin cake, hot cider & seasonal candy.

For entertainment my husband set up a bow shooting area, a big hit with everyone!  We also did a hay ride, a huge hit with the kiddos!”

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

4 responses to “Playful Owl & Pumpkin Fall Birthday Party”

  1. Laurie @ Gallamore West says:

    I love this party, and the name Mazie is sooo cute!! And that cake stand is gorgeous!

  2. Modern Mindy says:

    Thanks so much for the lovely feature. It was such a fun party from start to finish!

  3. theaxx says:

    Oooh this is soooo cute! We put a spoonful at each placemat of our table ( I wish it had had a pumpkin on the cover – that would have been fab!



  4. whitney - see shop eat do says:

    what a great looking event – looks cute AND fun!