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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!
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:
Pumpkin or Pumpkin Patch
Fall Harvest Festival
Outdoor Movie Night
Farm or Barnyard
Harry Potter or Wizarding World
Carnival or Circus
Halloween Costume Party
Sports (Football, Soccer etc.)
Fairies or Enchanted Forest
Monkey or Curious George
Bonfire or S’mores
Make sure you pin this post to Pinterest so you can reference it during your fall party planning!
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.
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
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!
Set up an apple theme party in your backyard or at a local park! Adding fall flowers are one of my favorite things!
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).
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!"
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
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 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!
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!
"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!"
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.
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.
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."
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.
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…"
"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…"
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…"
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!"
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 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!"
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…
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 NatalieREAD THIS POST
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!
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.
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
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