Ideas for November Birthday Parties for Kids


If your child's birthday is in November, it's fitting to incorporate some elements of Thanksgiving into your little one's birthday celebration. However, other aspects of the fall season can be included in your child's birthday party to make the event especially memorable for the guest of honor and all the young guests in attendance.

Apple Orchard Party

  • The fall season is the perfect time to visit the local apple orchard to pick the sweet fruit and learn about the various types of apples that are used for juice and desserts. If apples are one of your daughter's favorite fruits, you can send out invitations for her and her friends to celebrate her birthday at the orchard. Arrange for a tour of the grounds so that children can pick apples and taste some of the treats that the orchard has to offer, like apple cider or candied apples. At the end of the celebration, bring the children together at an outdoor table to sing "Happy Birthday" to your little girl and enjoy any snacks you've prepared before sending the guests home with an apple-themed favor like a small bag of apple chips or an apple-scented candle.

Thanksgiving Dinner

  • If your son's birthday is close to Thanksgiving Day, his birthday party can take on the Thanksgiving Dinner theme. Invite his friends to the spread using invitations in the shape of a cornucopia or roasted turkey, and ask him which foods he'd like to include in "dinner." Make kid-friendly versions of popular holiday treats, like cream corn instead of corn on the cob, or yams that are pureed and a little sweeter than usual. Set the cake in the middle of the table, and let each child go around the room to say one reason they are thankful for the guest of honor before singing "Happy Birthday" and cutting the cake. At the end of the celebration, send each child home with a small cornucopia filled with treats like butterscotch candies, candy corn or pumpkin-flavored toffee.

Pumpkin Patch

  • Taking a trip to the pumpkin patch in your city is a wonderful way to wish your daughter a happy November birthday. Each of the children will have the chance to choose mini pumpkins from the patch; you can even ask if it's okay to complete a craft at the pumpkin patch, like allowing each child to paint her name on the pumpkin or make a jack-o-lantern with an adult's assistance. Serve a pumpkin-flavored birthday cake, and take lots of pictures of the children selecting pumpkins or sitting on the large pumpkins in the patch. Send the guests home with pre-packaged, homemade pumpkin-shaped cookies, and be sure to email the photos to their parents a day or so after the celebration.

Fall Crafts Party

  • A party that features crafts that are specific to the fall season or the month of November is great if your son likes to work with his hands. You can reserve a time for the children to visit the local kids' craft shop to paint mugs or plates in fall colors like orange, red and brown, or to create picture frames from pieces of wood and fall leaf accents. You can also have the craft party at your home, and can help children to create candles that smell like pumpkin pie, cinnamon or cranberry. It's a good idea to serve fall-themed cupcakes for the celebration; the children can take their crafts home as a party favor.

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