Creative Ideas for an Autumn Harvest Birthday Party for Kids

We know everyone can’t wait for the much-loved fall season. So why not throw an Autumn Harvest Party! It’s such a delightful theme for a little one marking a birthday in the autumn months, when nature provides gorgeous inspiration for decorations to treats to favors. See how our party ideas below play up pumpkins, scarecrows, bushel baskets, and more—all dressed up in the lush colors of fall!

Fall Harvest Party Ideas: Decorations to Treats

Creative Ideas for an Autumn Harvest Birthday Party #kidsharvestparty #fallkidsparty

Welcome display – Extend a warm welcome to party guests with a little “harvest” vignette (1). Assemble pumpkins, gourds, and autumn leaves spilling out of a bushel basket with a jaunty scarecrow waving hello (image via Ganz World).

Invitations – Of course, this ties in perfectly with the party invitations (2) you would have sent ahead. How adorable is this handmade design from Too Cute Invites on etsy—with 3D cutouts and glitter!

Sweet treats – Get the party goodies in on the theme, too. Just look at these amazing fondant toppers by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes paired with labels from the darling “Little Pumpkin” printable collection (3) of Frog Prince Paperie (this links to an entire party you’ll love)! While you can make these pumpkin scarecrow pops (4) using store-bought items “dressed up” as described on Party Pinching.

Party games – Think of fun activities using fall elements. Lawn bowling using gourds as “pins” and mini pumpkins as balls? Bobbing for apples? Or this clever “Pumpkin Swish” game (6) we found via Sophie World—like harvest basketball!

Favor bags – Tuck all the goodies and party favors into scarecrow paper bags (3), like this ingenious DIY project by Lauren M/Split Coast Stampers (tutorial provided). You could even spin this off into a decorate-your-own-scarecrow-bag party activity—then fill it with take-home treats!

Here’s wishing your birthday boy or girl a fun and fabulous Fall Harvest Party!

UPDATED: September 22, 2019

Everyone’s favorite fall season is coming ’round again real soon! So it’s time to present a bountiful array of new ideas for this Children’s Harvest Party Theme. And here they are! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Invitations to an Awesome Autumn Gathering

Scarecrows, pumpkins, bales of hay, apples, autumn leaves—these invites promise all the charms of fall to look forward to at your party.

Invitations to an Awesome Autumn Harvest Gathering

1 - Fun Pumpkin Patch Kids Birthday Celebration Invitation – via Purple Trail

2 – Pumpkin Patch Fill-In Fall Party Invitations (8 count) – via Amazon

3 – Fall Invitations in Autumn Colors with Pumpkin, Fruits and Florals. (25 Fill In Style Cards and Envelopes) – via Amazon

4 – Autumn Harvest Birthday Party Invitation – via Zazzle

5 – Harvest Hayride Party Invitation - via Zazzle

6 – Rustic Red Truck Pumpkin Patch Birthday Invitation – via Purple Trail

7 – Tractor Pumpkin – via Zazzle

More Recipes for a Harvest Party Menu

Autumn Harvest Party Food for Kids

Never too many ideas for what to serve at a fall-time celebration. So we’re adding these delicious yet doable recipes, featuring autumn ingredients and more!

1 – Fall Harvest Pizza – from Wisconsin Cheese

2 – Cranberry, Crab Meat, and Cream Cheese Appetizers – from Ocean Spray

3 – Butternut Squash Mac N’ Cheese – from Oahu Fresh

4 – Original Chex Party Mix – from Chex

5 – Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter – from Whole Foods Market

6 – Golden Cheese Sticks with Marinara Sauce – from Sargento

Harvest-themed Party Favor Ideas

Inspired by the bounty of fall produce, here are our autumn favor finds—all available on Amazon—to assemble delightful favor baskets for your young guests!

Autumn Harvest Party Favor Ideas for Kids

1 – One Pint Wooden Berry Baskets (10 Pack)

2 – Autumn Leaves Clear Cello Party Bags (20 Pack)

3 – Halloween Mellowcreme Candy Corn (1 lb.)

4 – Juicy Juice 100% Apple Juice, 4.23-Ounce Packages 8 boxes (2 pack)

5 – Fall Ink Stampers | 2-Pack (48 Count)

6 – 72 Fall / Autumn Temporary Tattoos

Harvest Party Activities Full of Fun

Autumn Harvest Party Activities and Games for Kids

You may not have space for a hayride. But you can still enjoy the autumn outdoors with party activities like a sack race, bobbing for apples, lawn bowling, craft making, and even a photo booth—thanks to these picks from Amazon.

1 – Burlap Potato Sacks for Race Game (6 Pack)

2 – Pumpkin Patch Glasses and Masks – Photo Booth Props Kit (10 Count)

3 – Pin The Nose on The Pumpkin Game

4 – Paper Plate Scarecrow Craft Kit

5 – Toy Filled Plastic Bobbing Apples (Pack of 12)

6 – Fall Bowling Set

Related posts for more party ideas:

Real Party Feature: A Farmers’ Market-themed First Birthday

Fun DIY Ideas for Making Your Own Pumpkin Favors

Apple Favors for Fall! 10 Yummy Finds with a Homemade Spin

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