Pumpkin Theme Halloween Party. Jack O Lantern theme party.

Pumpkin Theme Halloween Party: Jack O'Lantern Jamboree

What’s better than using pumpkins as your theme for your Halloween party? Here’s a step-by-step plan for the perfect pumpkin theme Halloween party! Use pieces and parts or do it all—and just add some entertainment (like a pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin cookie decorating, pumpkin pie eating, etc.)… if you’d like.

pumpkin theme halloween invitations
Send your party invitation early enough that your guests can save the date and get super excited for an extra special pumpkin party! Here are a few pumpkin theme invitations:

Get the kids involved! Create your own pumpkin invitations out of orange and green construction paper.  Older kids can cut out pumpkin shapes and younger kids can help add stickers or glitter.  (They'll love being a part of the planning process.)  Let them choose a special envelope surprise, like orange confetti, glow jewelry or mask!
pumpkin Theme Halloween Party Decorations and Supplies
Start by decorating your entrance - you can even put these decorations up early in October for all the neighbors to enjoy! 
  • Line the walkway or driveway with a pumpkin luminaries to light the way to your front door. 
  • Rows of jack-o-lanterns on your front steps makes the perfect decoration!
  • Hang a halloween party banner above the door welcoming guests to your party.  There are plenty of pumpkins ones to choose from that fit your theme!
  • Of course you'll need LOTS of pumpkins outside of the party area.  Fill a wagon or wheelbarrow with pumpkins and add a personalized sign that says, "Welcome to the Miller's Pumpkin Patch!"
Once the outside looks great, decorate the inside of your home for a perfect pumpkin party:
  • Inflate orange balloons make balloon bouquets! Add green ribbon and a green balloon weight so they look like bunches of floating pumpkins.
  • Personalize Your Party! Place a personalized pumpkin cut-out with your face welcoming all (you can even add a speech bubble).
  • Pumpkin Lanterns- These are perfect for a large room or hanging over a buffet.
  • Pumpkin Patch Scene Setter - Hang this behind a focal table (buffet, dessert) or on a bare wall as a backdrop for a photo op.
pumpkin theme Table Decorations 

Set a Jack ‘O Lantern Tabletop!  Set the table with pumpkin theme paper goods that fit the theme perfectly with no washing dishes afterwards!

Serve "pumpkin juice" for any of the adults (and a non-alocholic orange juice for the kids).

pumpkin juice
3 oz vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
1 dash orange bitters
Mix together in a martini shaker and serve over ice for a sweet pumpkin theme drink.
   Halloween Pumpkin Activities
We mentioned earlier having pumpkin cookie decorating at this fun Halloween party.  It's a great activity for kids (and adults!).  Here are some other fun ideas to keep your guests happy at your Halloween party:
A pumpkin carving station is always fun! Set out pumpkins and pumpkin tools and let guests make their own Jack O' Lantern.

When they are done carving their pumpkins, challenge everyone with a jack o' lantern piñata!
Personalize Your Party! Place a pumpkin photo op in a corner with a Polaroid or single-use camera for some great souvenirs.
halloween pumpkin Party Favors
Be sure to pass out pumpkin theme party to say "Thank you for coming!"  Fill a Halloween treat bag with fun pumpkin treats and candy: