As I mentioned yesterday, we had Little Finch’s kid birthday party over the weekend. The theme, pumpkins.
At the last minute I decided that I had to make outfits for my kiddos. I hopped on Pinterest and found a cute pumpkin pillowcase dress and boy shirt with a pumpkin tie. So off I went to Hobby Lobby to buy some fabric and got to work.
I didn’t follow a pattern, I just started cutting and hoped for the best! However, there are tons of videos on Youtube about how to make a pillowcase dress.
Sadly this is the best picture I have of her in the dress! She was just so busy playing and having fun! However, as you can see I used thick soft fabric – I’m not sure what it is technically called but it is found by the baby quilting fabric.
Bozo Buckets: I also bought 5 buckets from the Dollar Tree (which ended up cracking but it was OK) and screwed them down to a piece of wood (so they wouldn’t tip over). We used bean bags for “balls”. The kids had more fun filling the buckets with stones rather than throwing the bean bags! 🙂
As you can see one bucket was already taken off by this point! 🙂
Goodie Bags: Goodie stuffed tissue paper pumpkins. This idea came from Martha Stewart and were really easy to make. I filled them with candy corn bows I made for the girls and candy.
Cut a large enough circle of tissue paper to hold all of your items. Gather the edges to create a stem, wrap in floral tape. -I had put a sucker in the pumpkin so I also wrapped that in the floral tape which made the stem longer. (This pumpkin was a little manhandled by Laughing Coyote…again, I somehow didn’t get a picture of the goodie bags!)
I really had a lot of fun planning and prepping for this party! Do you have a pumpkin themed party coming up? Or school Halloween Party? Maybe some of these ideas would work for you!!
(HERE is the food I served)
Happy party planning!