It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party

by Alli

Special thanks to Oriental Trading for sponsoring today’s post, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party. All opinions are my own.

Did you grow up watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? I did! The movie debuted in 1966 and has aired almost every Halloween since that time. It’s a classic.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is the perfect party to throw for my grandsons. We don’t like real spooky around my house and a party based on Charlie Brown and the gang is just what Halloween calls for.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party is

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party

Oriental Trading has just about everything I need for my party, including the backdrop. I’m not that great when it comes to DIY backdrops.

Great Pumpkin Halloween Party

Thankfully, I don’t have to be great, because Oriental Trading has my back.

Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party

Pumpkin oranges, bath sponge ghosts and  Snoopy party pails are all DIY additions to my party. They are so easy to make and the kids will love them.  Add a few goodies such as pumpkin punch, cookies, brownies and a bowl of snack mix and you’re good to go.

Pumpkin Brownies - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

DIY Friendly Ghosts, Pumpkins and Snoopy Pails

To make the friendly ghosts, grab a few white bath sponges (net type), googly eyes and freehand the mouths on black felt or construction paper. Use a hot glue gun to apply the faces to the bath sponges. Done!

Great Pumpkin Party - Ghost Spunges

For the pumpkins, peel mandarin oranges, add a celery stick for the pumpkin stem. Keep covered in the fridge until time to serve.

Orange "Pumpkins" - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party

Snoopy Pails serve as decorations for my It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween party. These pails are also the take-home favors for the kids.

Glue googly eyes and a black pom-pom nose onto a pail with a hot glue gun. Add the ears by turning up the end that attaches to the pail. That way, the ears will stand up instead of being flat. I’ve got a free printable for the ears: ears-for-snoopy-pail

Snoopy Pail - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party

Helpful Hint:  I buy googly eyes and pompoms in bulk from Oriental Trading. They come in assorted colors and sizes and are a great addition to my craft supplies.


Coordinating plates and napkins are also available at Oriental Trading. I also grabbed these cute little cups and straws for the kids to take home.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Party

If you’re planning a party for Halloween and want to go the easy route, you can’t beat It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween party. Be sure and check out The Halloween Store and the awesome Halloween costumes.

Great Pumpkin Halloween Party


It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Party

Backdrop, TableWare and Cups/Straws

White Party Pails

Googly Eyes 


The kids are going to love my Halloween Party. Are you planning a Halloween bash?


Kathleen Kennedy-Leon October 5, 2016 - 8:26 am

aaaaaaaaacccccccccccckkkkkkkkk we love the Peanuts gang!! perfect Halloween party for our house. Love all the decor too. Your ghosts and orange pumpkins are so adorable-thanks for the inspiration

Shirley Wood October 5, 2016 - 9:22 am

Oh how cute! I love Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin. It’s a must see no matter how many hundreds of times we have seen it. I saw this on the Oriental site and thought it was so cute! Love your diy projects too.

Vera Sweeney October 5, 2016 - 9:29 am

What a cute party set up!!! I loved Charlie Brown (still do) when I was little and love I can share it with my kids still

Pam October 5, 2016 - 9:34 am

OHHH, this is so wonderful! I love how you put this all together! (I’m a big Oriental Trading fan too!) We never did the scary Halloween stuff when my kids were little either, and they would have loved this.

Paula Schuck October 5, 2016 - 9:54 am

Best. Party. Idea. EVER! The Great Pumpkin is my FAVORITE Charlie Brown special – even more than the Christmas special. I love this!

Heather October 5, 2016 - 10:01 am

What a fantastic party idea! I never though of this theme but it’s just perfect. Love the snoopy pail.

Dina Demarest October 5, 2016 - 10:09 am

Your table decor is so cute! I love the ghosts made out of bath scrubbies. How cute are they! The pumpkin oranges are adorable too.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 5, 2016 - 11:37 am

These are such fun Halloween party ideas. We will be hosting a few little gatherings for the neighborhood kids at our house. These are great tips to make a spook-tacular party!

Jeanette October 5, 2016 - 12:00 pm

OH my gosh this is SO cute! I would love to do something like this at my halloween party! Great ideas! I LOVE how you decorated it!

Sarah October 5, 2016 - 1:03 pm

Wow that looks like a super fun Halloween Pumpkin party. Pumpkins are so cool, loving the idea of a pumpkin themed party this time of year!

Dee October 5, 2016 - 6:58 pm

These are too cute!!! I love how simple these are and I like that these are kids friendly. Heck! Even adults would love these at their parties.

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen October 5, 2016 - 7:16 pm

You can never go wrong with Charlie Brown! This is such a fun idea, I love the decoration and the treats.

Bella October 6, 2016 - 12:35 am

Halloween parties are the absolute best to throw and attend! I love all of your cool and creative ideas.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai October 6, 2016 - 12:51 am

What a cute party! I love Peanuts. Those ghost bath sponges and orange snacks are adorable. 🙂

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Rebecca Swenor October 6, 2016 - 1:54 am

This is a great idea for a Halloween party for kids. The movie It’s A Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was something we watched every year when we were kids. Oriental Trading sounds like a great place to pick up these things for the Great Pumpkin Halloween Party. I will have to share this post with my nieces for their kids. Thanks for sharing the party ideas.

Jeanine October 6, 2016 - 9:43 am

Oh my goodness. Talk about the perfect Halloween party. My kids would go nuts for any of this but all together? This is quite an amazing spread!

Natalie October 6, 2016 - 9:16 pm

This party idea is so adorable! My kids would love this and it’s appropriate for any age!

Ricci October 6, 2016 - 10:10 pm

This party looks perfect!! The great pumpkin is one of my all time favorites!

lauren happel October 7, 2016 - 9:14 am

I am so excited for Halloween! And I LOVE the party theme! Thanks for sharing because i am on the hunt for Halloween items for this year and I will be checking oriental trading for the things i need!

ERLENE October 8, 2016 - 3:32 am

I grew up watching Charlie Brown and Snoopy was my best buddy. I think I went through 4-5 Snoopy dolls when I was younger. Love this cute party and lots of fun ideas.

Jasmine Watts October 8, 2016 - 5:09 am

These are such great Halloween party ideas. Love all the decor and so excited for Halloween!

Marielle Altenor October 10, 2016 - 12:33 am

Oh I love how everything came out!! I especially love ghosts made from the bath sponges.

zan October 14, 2016 - 9:08 pm

Ahhhh, love the bath sponge, pumpkins, and pails for DIYs. Such creative ideas. I think I have heard of Oriental Trading – will check out there site. But we were actually out looking for books the other day and I saw the book to this. My kids love Charlie Brown.


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