Glitter Pumpkin Party & Book Drive

As everyone knows, I may be slightly obsessed with Glitter pumpkins. This year, I had so many friends asking me if we could make Glitter pumpkins, I decided to make a party out of it, with a twist.

For my Fall Goals, I wanted to donate to a charity. Lately I have been feeling the need to give back and do more for my community. I also wanted to make sure I could include my kids which makes it a little harder. So I searched for ideas and searched and saw a post on Twitter about hosting a Book Drive as a part of the Champions for Kids Simple Service Projects – Nickelodeon’s Big Help Book Drive.

I did a little research and fell in love with the organization and their community projects are really great and “simple” so if you’re looking for a way to give back, check them out.

We chose the Sacramento Children’s Crisis Nursery to donate our books too.

The party was so fun! It was actually a two day party. I had it open-house style where people could come and go as they please. I supplied the glitter, glue, and workplace and they had to bring books to donate and a pumpkin to glitter! Everyone got a cupcake, a candy treat goodie bag, or a decorated fruit cup for coming and donating to the cause.

I had about 13 different friends over and it was a great turn out.

I might be obsessed with glitter…

 Book Drive donation basket. You give a book…you get a treat :)

Everyone LOVED the pumpkin fruit cups and what a great alternative to candy. And then…I had to make cupcakes, I mean…of course, right?

Here’s the little guys playing in the toy box

The little kiddies making their pumpkins and the big college kiddies making theirs :)
 All the books collected
 Here’s some of the pumpkins!
 We had some creative ones here! Some of themes:
A swirly, a color drippy glitter, an ombre, a black/orange SF giants, the disco ball, the black/silver raiders, the red/orange 49ers pumpkin.
 It was a great couple of days. It was for a great cause and I was honored to be a part of Champion for Kids and Nickelodeon’s Big Help Book Drive!Here’s a Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial if you want to give it a shot!


  1. what a fantastic idea!! I’ve been looking for more ways to give back lately too.

    Okay, you got me, I want to make a glitter pumpkin even though I HATE mess. You have a tutorial somewhere, right? Help me please :)

  2. What a fun idea and a great cause! That was an awesome turnout, and made for a cute craft:)

  3. oh that looks like so much fun! Everything is better with glitter, right?

  4. What a creative idea, and I know the children will really appreciate those books!

  5. Thank you SO much for commenting on my blog or else I never would have found you! I loooove this and I loooove glitter (you saw on the post my upcoming projects… hehe). Love the whole idea of giving back, too. You go, girl!

    Miss V’s Busy Bees

  6. What a great cause and it looks like you guys had a great time! :)

  7. What a fantastic idea and it looks like so much fun too.

  8. Wow sounds like a grea idea. I think glitter pumpkins would be so fun to make.

  9. Thank you for your comment on my post, and following my blog. I am over here returning the favor. I saw you were interested in the buddy drive, so make sure to definitely check it out, with it being BOGO we are able to help two families for a great price :) I love that you also had your own drive. It feels great to give back to your community. I’m now your newest follower 😀 totally_rachel

  10. thanks for sharing 1. the beautiful art you can do with pumpkins using glitters, add new dimension to designing pumpkins aside from carving it 2. for sharing the idea about a book drive, I love these types of activities where you were able to give back all the blessing you were given.

    congratulations and job well done!more power!


  11. Hi, stopping by from the Friday Chaos Bloghop and now your newest follower! These pumpkins are awesome, as a girly girl who loves sparkle and glitter, they’re right up my street. Would love for you to stop by and follow back when you can.

    Vikki @ Little Loves

  12. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  13. The pumpkins are absolutely fabulous and I love, love, love your idea for the book drive!

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