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20+ Fabulous Fall Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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The fall season is the perfect time to celebrate birthdays in style! Whether you are a planning a birthday party for a little pumpkin, or you want to celebrate with the spooky spirit of a Halloween themed bash, there’s plenty of creative and exciting fall birthday themes! I have gathered up a TON of fabulous fall birthday party ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages! From a pumpkin patch to harvest festivals, to magical forests and Harry Potter, there’s over 20 themes to get you started on planning an unforgettable fall birthday celebration!

fall birthday party ideas

Two have my kids have fall birthdays (my oldest and my youngest), so I have been planning fall birthday parties for over 15 years! Okay, that seems weird to type. But my oldest will be 17 this year, which is crazy!

Pumpkin and apple birthday parties can be super cute – and in fact, I have seriously considered doing a birthday at the local pumpkin patch for my youngest over the last couple of years. But there are a ton of other great birthday party themes that are perfect for Fall birthdays as well.

And don’t forget about the summer party themes – a lot of them carry over into early Fall, too!

Fall Birthday Party Themes

If you’re just looking for a list of fall birthday themes, here are some of my favorites and most popular:

  1. Pumpkin or Pumpkin Patch
  2. Apple
  3. Fall Harvest Festival
  4. Outdoor Movie Night
  5. Farm or Barnyard
  6. Harry Potter or Wizarding World
  7. Carnival or Circus
  8. Camping
  9. Halloween Costume Party
  10. Monster
  11. Space
  12. Trains
  13. Dinosaur
  14. Art
  15. Sports (Football, Soccer etc.)
  16. Fairies or Enchanted Forest
  17. Woodland
  18. Safari
  19. Monkey or Curious George
  20. Bonfire or S’mores
  21. Dragons

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fall birthday party ideas

Pumpkin Birthday Party

A pumpkin party can be even more adorable if it’s designed with unexpected colors and details. I love the addition of pink to this pumpkin party.

Pumpkin Birthday Party and other Fall Birthday Party Themes curated by Pineapple Paper Co.
Little Pumpkin Birthday Party – Hostess with the Mostess®
Halloween may be right around the corner, but the inspiration in this adorable Little Pumpkin Birthday celebration will last all season long!

Gather the kids for a pumpkin-filled extravaganza with a pumpkin patch party. Let them decorate mini pumpkins, go on hay rides, and enjoy some pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice treats. Party favors can include adorable pumpkin-themed mason jars.

Fall Harvest Setup Halloween Party Ideas – Catch My Party
MiaEmmaLove’s Halloween / Fall Harvest Setup – Photo Gallery at Catch My Party

Harvest Festival Party

Celebrate the bounties of the autumn season with a harvest festival-themed party. From apple picking to caramel apples, this party will be a sweet treat for kids of all ages. Don’t forget to set up a cozy corner for warm apple cider sipping.

Backyard Fall Festival Party – Kara’s Party Ideas
The leaves have turned and the crisp autumn air has begun, so this Backyard Fall Festival Party by Danielle Kapetanovic, out of Chantilly, VA is ushering in lots of fun! Featuring harvest-time pumpkins and festive fall snacks, this celebration is full of fall party ideas to hijack!
Host a Fall Harvest Party & Popcorn Bar! – Joy in the Commonplace
A Harvest party would be the perfect way to celebrate the Fall season. Find out how create a cozy atmoshere by setting up a popcorn bar and a campfire.
County Fair Birthday Party – Jen T. by Design
"This County Fair Birthday Party all came to fruition on behalf of my sweet little niece's 8th birthday."

Apple Themed Birthday Party

Set up an apple theme party in your backyard or at a local park! Adding fall flowers are one of my favorite things!

Apple Party Table
Apple Birthday Party Ideas
Fall is right around the corner! I love the idea of an Apple Themed Birthday party. It’s great for both boys and girls, and lends itself well to the last outdoor parties of the year (at least here in the northern half of the country).

Outdoor Movie Night

This party set up is perfect for older kids or teens. Watch a Halloween movie like Hocus Pocus and decorate with tons of pumpkins and mums.

Fall Film Festival: Host Your Own Outdoor Movie Night – Cottages and Bungalows
Fall Film Festival: Host Your Own Outdoor Movie Night – Use these tips to create an outdoor fall movie night!

Farm or Barnyard Party

A farm birthday party can be great for either a boy birthday party or girl birthday party. And a farm theme can be traditional (pictured below) or even have a modern spin by changing a little decor and colors.

Modern Farm Themed Birthday Party – Kara’s Party Ideas
"Moo-ve in and check out this Modern Farm Themed Birthday Party by Jessica Dworkin of Host Society, out of Franklin, Tennessee, USA! Featuring the cutest sweets and farm themed decor, this event is full of details to adore!"
Farm Birthday Party and Fall Party Ideas curated by Pineapple Paper Co.
Modern Farm Birthday Party – Catch My Party
Cynthia M’s Birthday / Farm – Modern Farm Party at Catch My Party

I love the muted fall colors in this farm themed birthday party! You could easily set up this party at a local farm – can you imagine how cute this would be in front of a rustic barn!?

A Charming Barnyard Birthday Party – Sugar and Charm
If you’re throwing a kid’s barnyard birthday party and need ideas, look no further! We’re sharing all of the details from my son’s Charming Barnyard…

Celebrate the charm of the countryside with a farmyard fun party. Organize hay rides, sack races, and a chili cook-off for a true taste of the harvest season.

Simple, Affordable and Easy Farm Birthday Party Ideas – Rain on a Tin Roof
These farm themed birthday party ideas prove that pulling off a farm birthday party can be simple, fun, stylish and stay on budget!
THREE-I-E-I-O: Farm Birthday Party – Mary Kate Beardsworth
Our farm animal-loving three year old’s farm birthday party: THREE-I-E-I-O!

Harry Potter Birthday Party

In my opinion, there is nothing better than celebrating a fall birthday with a Harry Potter themed party! A Harry Potter party could easily double as a Halloween party too. I absolutely adore this design (floating candles!)

Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas – Catch My Party
Macy Lima Decor ’s Birthday / Harry Potter – Photo Gallery at Catch My Party

Delve into a world of magic with a wizarding-themed birthday party. From potion-making to spell-casting, kids of all ages will enjoy the enchanting atmosphere and creative activities.

Marvelous Hogwarts Inspired Harry Potter Party – Hostess with the Mostess®
A Marvelous Hogwarts Inspired Harry Potter Party with quidditch, the three broomsticks, butterbeer, potions class, wand making, nimbus 2000 brooms & more!

Set up your house to look like the great hall – floating candles and all!

Harry Potter Party Ideas – Chica and Jo
"Little Jo loves all things Harry Potter. She has seen the movies more times than she can count, and she is in the middle of reading The Goblet of Fire. It came as no surprise to me that this year when she said she wanted a Harry Potter birthday party."

Fall Birthday Party Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Camping Party

Fall is a great time to celebrate an tween or teen birthday (or a toddler, too!) with a rustic camping party. With the addition of natural elements and gingham (yay!), this party totally blew me away!

Fall Camping Party and Fall Birthday Party Ideas curated by Pineapple Paper Co.
Modern Rustic Camping Birthday Party – Kara’s Party Ideas
Tents, bears checkers and does, this Modern Rustic Camping Birthday Party is sure to curb your camper woes! Decked out with the cutest modern decor, this adorable first birthday bash by Laila Plant of One Inspired Party, out of Pinecrest, FL, is sure to be adored!

Experience the great outdoors with a camping adventure birthday party.

Camping First Birthday Party – August Lace
I didn’t really have a theme in mind early on for my son’s first birthday party and was open to any ideas that crossed my path. I had originally thought about doing a cars theme…

This would be a unique fall twist on a camping theme – National Parks!

A National Park Themed Birthday Party for Kids – Project Whim
"Just when I thought we may have exhausted all the cute party themes for our kids… When searching for a theme for my son’s 4th birthday we knew we wanted to do an adventurous theme."
Modern Camping Birthday Party – Momo Party
"During the pandemic, we were able to explore nature more around our area as a family and that was also when my son developed his love for nature. So when he was turning six, he wanted to go on a camping trip to celebrate his big day."
Setting up the Best Camping Party for Your Kids – Avery Blog
"Although nothing can match the experience of camping in the wilderness, a camping-themed party lets your kids enjoy some of the most charming elements of nature from the comfort of your backyard or living room."
Woodland Themed Camping Party – Kara’s Party Ideas
…Complete with FOUR adorable cakes, amazing cupcakes, and the cutest woodland animal cake pops!Take a gander at the beautiful dining tables adorned with florals, greenery, woodland animals, and other breathtaking details!"

Train Birthday

A train themed party is a great year-old birthday party theme, but works great for a fall birthday party. I love the stripes and backdrop in this modern train themed birthday party.

Modern Train Birthday Party and Fall Birthday Party Ideas curated by Pineapple Paper Co.
Chugga Two Two! Modern Train Themed Birthday Party – Lemon Thistle
Have a little one that loves trains? I do too! Today I’m sharing my son’s second birthday party- it’s a modern black and white train themed birthday party. I LOVE how the decor turned out and he loved all the trains.

Cowboy or Cowgirl Birthday Party

Cowboy Birthday Party – Chapple Chandler Blog
"3-year-old toddler cowboy birthday party ideas, rodeo theme kids party, preppy blue and white, three year old birthday, horse theme party"

Saddle up for a Wild West roundup party. With cowboy hats, line dancing, and a rootin’ tootin’ obstacle course, this party is sure to be a hoedown hit.

Eli’s Wild West Birthday Party — Mint Event Design
"Hello everyone, I’m so glad that you are visiting my party blog again! Today I’m super excited to be sharing all the…"

Circus or Carnival Birthday

A great alternative to a farm birthday party is a circus or carnival birthday party, and I love this modern version.

A Modern Circus Party from Sooti Event + Design – Style Me Pretty
"The circus! It's pretty much childhood embodied. So it only seemed natural to take that theme and transform it into the birthday party to trump all birthday parties. Designed for her very own daughter by Sooti Event + Design, there isn't a thing I would change about this bright and festive affair."

Step right up to a fall carnival-themed birthday bash. With games, hot dogs, and candy corn galore, this party is sure to be a huge hit. Set up hula hoop contests and ring toss games for non-stop fun.

Backyard Carnival Birthday Party – Just Add Confetti
"Step right up! Come one, come all! It’s Easton’s Backyard Carnival Birthday Party! We had so much fun celebrating Easton’s 7th birthday. The day was filled with friends, family, games,…"
Animal Circus First Birthday Party – Inspired By This
Get ready to party, or at least pretend you are, because this animal circus first birthday bash on our baby blog today is a whole lot of fun. Dare we say double the fun?
DIY Backyard Carnival Theme Party – Be Brave and Bloom
"The word “Carnival” conjures up so many entertaining ideas. Mix big top bright colors, colorful circus motifs, white stripes, fun food, and games into your celebration."

Monkey or Curious George Birthday Party

I can’t get over the adorableness of this Curious George birthday party. It’s so bright but yet doesn’t seem appropriate for only spring or summer. And I love all of the layering of bananas, streamers and banners for the backdrop.

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas and other Fall Birthday Party Ideas curated by Pineapple Paper Co.
Modern Curious George Party – Oh Happy Day
"The number one thing I try to do when throwing a party for my kids is of course to make them happy! Though I will admit, it is a little painful to spend time on a theme that feels too commercial. One thing I’ve learned is to take a few “store-bought” aspects of the theme and then fill in…"

Space Birthday

Blast off into a space adventure with a space explorers party. Kids can enjoy galaxy-themed decorations, stargazing, and exploring the mysteries of the universe.

Jacob’s Space Mission 5 – Tuesdays with Jacob
"Jacob wanted a "rocket ship party" and since we're going to be out of town on his birthday we planned it for one week earlier. I stuck with a loose outer space theme in black, white, and metallics."
Galactic Space Themed Party – Ann Le Do
"Just last week, my little boy turned 3! To celebrate his birthday, we threw him an out-of-this-world space themed party. All of the details and final touches coupled with yummy treats and family, made for…"

Dinosaur Party

For the young paleontologists, a dinosaur dig party is a perfect fit. Dig for fossils, create dino-themed crafts, and enjoy a cake with a roaring surprise inside.

Modern Rustic Dinosaur Birthday Party – Kara’s Party Ideas
"I’m preaching the prehistorics with this Modern Rustic Dinosaur Birthday Party by Everyday Sunday Studios, out of Manila, Philippines! Filled with tropical foliage and mesmerizing modern decor and sweets, this ancient themed celebration will have you stomping your feet!"
Chase’s Dinosaur-Themed Birthday – Chasing Maria by Maria Corrigan
"Happy Birthday, Chase! Today is our son, Chase’s second birthday! Since our summer in Canada is coming to an end this week, we decided to throw Chase an early birthday party with our family and close friends earlier this month…"
The Cutest Dinosaur-Themed First Birthday Party Ideas – Fern & Maple Style
"Turning one and celebrating your first birthday is a BIG deal. It makes sense that you’d want a BIG theme, right? And what’s bigger than dinosaurs?! This is a classic kid’s party theme that will never go out of style…"
Ransom's Dinosaur Third Birthday - David and Leanna
Ransom’s Dinosaur Third Birthday – David and Leanna
"Some photos from Ranom’s birthday party also DINO THEMED! Love when we get to share party decor and half the costs ;)"

Monster Themed Birthday Party

Combine the excitement of birthdays and Halloween with a costume bash. Invite friends to dress up in their favorite fall or spooky outfits and enjoy a night of thrilling party games and sweet treats.

Modern Boho Halloween Monster Mash – Kara’s Party Ideas
"Looking for spooky and a whole lotta sweet? If so, this Modern Boho Halloween Monster Mash by Kelsey Farrell of The Styled Kind, out of Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA, is the place to be! Creeping in with monsters, spiders and scary glam decor, this halloween bash is adorably haunting, for sure!"
Monster Birthday Party Ideas – Tell Love and Party
Find the ideas on how to throw a monster birthday party. Tell Love and Party gives you ideas for a birthday monster cake, decorations, party foods, and favors.
Colorful Halloween Monster Mash Party – Giggles Galore
"I personally love everything about Halloween, it’s one of my favorite holidays, and I like to incorporate everything from creepy skeletons at my Murder Mystery party to a silly DIY Monsters."

Sports Themed Birthday Party

Get active with a spectacular sports party. Set up mini football games, soccer matches, and obstacle courses for a day of friendly competition and energetic fun.

Vintage Sports Party – Playdates to Parties
"I love that this real-life party keeps things simple, with a focus on a dessert table with only a few options. And even with such a small focus, there are plenty of ideas that are worth copying!"
Tween Sports Birthday Party – Jessica Wilcox for Oriental Trading
"What kind of party do you throw for a tween? My oldest son is turning 12 and I wanted to throw him a sports-themed birthday party that wasn’t too juvenile. We decided to pick several sports like baseball, basketball, football, and soccer."
Sports Themed Birthday Party – Darleen Meier
"Another year means another birthday! We celebrated last November my baby boy’s 9th birthday! I’m finally getting around to posting his sports-themed birthday party."
Sports Birthday Party for Girls – Pigskins and Pigtails
"My sporty girl recently turned 9 years old.  We celebrated with an all-sports birthday party.  The colors were inspired by one of her favorite shows, Liv and Maddie. We rented knockerballs – the inflatable balls that you get in!"

Fairies or Enchanted Forest Birthday Party

Transform your backyard into a magical woodland wonderland with an enchanted forest party. Kids can engage in a scavenger hunt for themed items and create their own fairy wands or gnome hats in a DIY workshop.

Enchanted Forest Birthday Party – Glitter and Graze
Be swept away to the enchanted forest themed birthday party. From woodland, to fairies, and butterflies too this birthday theme is perfect for your little one…
Fairy Birthday Party – White Kitchen Red Wine
A garden inspired Fairy Birthday Party for our 4 year old! I’m giving all the details on how to create this fairytale party right at home!

Woodland Birthday Party

Bring the great outdoors to your backyard with a forest friends fiesta. Create animal-themed crafts, set up a mini petting zoo, and indulge in sweet treats while surrounded by the beauty of fall leaves.

Asher’s Woodland Themed First Birthday – At Home With Natalie
Host a Woodland Animals Birthday Party for Kids - Joy in the Commonplace
Host a Woodland Animals Birthday Party for Kids – Joy in the Commonplace
Looking for woodland animal party ideas? Find woodland animals birthday party decorations, forest party food, a cute woodland critters balloon wall & more!

Backyard or S’mores Birthday Party

Set up tents, tell campfire stories, and enjoy s’mores and warm apple cider under the stars.

5 Ideas to Host a Fall Backyard Bonfire Party – Giggles Galore
The air is crisp and autumn’s arrival is finally here. Fall is the absolute perfect time of the year to take advantage of the cool nights, starry skies and make memories around the fire pit with friends.
S’mores Bar – Play Party Plan
"Is there anything better than making s’mores around the campfire on a warm summer night? Well maybe doing the same around a campfire on a crisp fall night."

Art Party

Instead of bright rainbow colors, use the parties below as inspiration to channel the fall colors into an autumn art extravaganza. Let kids express their creativity with leaf painting, pumpkin carving, and other nature-inspired crafts.

10 Creative Rainbow Art Party Ideas – Hostess with the Mostess®
I wanted this rainbow birthday party to feel fresh, modern, and HAPPY! 🌈 Colorful balloons, streamers, and paper were my key design elements. For
The Ultimate Art Themed Birthday Party for Kids – Project Whim
"Evie loves arts and crafts so much that this is the second Art party we’ve done for her. Here is how we threw an adorable Art Themed Birthday Party for our girl."
Art Themed Painting Birthday – See Vanessa Craft

Dragon Birthday Party

With a dragon themed birthday party, kids can enjoy whimsical activities and mythical-themed treats.

Dragon Birthday Party – Elva M Design
"Host an adventure through medieval times and celebrate with the fiery dragons at this Dragon Birthday Party."

Or you can plan a party with their favorite dragon book!

‘Dragons Love Tacos’ Themed Birthday Party – Inspired By This
This little boy’s birthday bash is as playful as they come! Modeled after his favorite book, the Dragons Love Tacos themed birthday party brought his favorite characters to life.

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