A knife and mess-free spin on the pumpkin carving tradition perfect for tiny tots. Held at the DenMar estate in Mesa, Arizona, Veteran mamas and owners of Petite Party Studio show how to throw a pumpkin decorating party in four easy steps!
- Activity Spray paint pumpkins with chalkboard paint and allow plenty of time to dry. Set out colored chalk, and little ones can decorate pumpkins to their heart’s content.
- Decor Hang a printable “Happy Halloween” banner with twine in front of a dessert table or on the front porch. (Download available from Petite Party Studio on Etsy.) A bold print gallery wall comprises the backdrop, and the black and white theme pops up throughout the party, from soda wrappers and straws to plates and invitations.
- Menu Cake pops by Inspired Sugar are displayed in a foam pumpkin atop a cake pedestal. Don’t forget to whip up a batch of homemade apple dip!
- Favors Along with their decorated pumpkins, paper trays loaded with caramel bags and apples make a DIY favor for kiddos to take home.
Photography by Melissa Jill.