Welcome Autumn with a Fall party! My daughters and I have had a fall party for several years on Fall Equinox.
Our Fall Party has always included cleaning and decorating the house, making special treats and playing games. It’s usually an all-day celebration at our house! Easy, cheap Fall Fun!
(Fall Equinox happens on 22, 23 or 24 of September.) In 2017 it is on 22nd.
If you invite guests to your party, they may not be as eager to clean your house but I’m sure they would love the other activities!
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Fall Party Ideas
I made one for you to print without the date, address etc. You can also save it as jpg and then customize at PicMonkey.
Anything fall goes: Leaves, pumpkins, acorns, fall paintings, candles, fall photos…
Fall Party Food
- Leaf Shaped Cookies
- Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Candy
- Caramel Acorns
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The Not-Too-Sweet Apple Crisp
- 4 cups apples, peeled & sliced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 cup honey
- 1/4 c whole wheat flour
Mix together and spread in 11 x 7 pan.
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
Mix and sprinkle on top.
Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes.
Fall Party Games and Activities
Prepare Some (or All) of the Party Foods Together
1. Decorate the Leaf Cookies
This is an activity all kids love!
2. Make the Acorns
- Chocolate chips or chocolate almond bark
- Chocolate sprinkles (optional)
Soften a few caramels at a time in the microwave (7-10 seconds). Shape into acorns. Dip in melted chocolate (and then in sprinkles). Let harden.
Have a Great Time with Crafts and Games
3. Paint a Fall Scene
Get some canvas or watercolor paper and paint. And let the kids be creative! They love to use their imagination and create pretty autumn scenes.
4. Make Art with Leaves
Collect some leaves, use them to stamp cards. Press the leaves and laminate them on notebook covers.
5. Have a Pumpkin Race
What you need:
- Two pumpkins or balls
- Two sticks
You need two teams or do one-on-one races.
Roll the pumpkin by pushing it with a stick to a marked area (or around a scarecrow) and back.
6. Leaf Blow
Use a straw to blow a leaf across the table.
Or put a pile of leaves on the floor and have kids blow them to their (team’s) side. The one with most leaves wins.
7. Pass the Pumpkin
- Two pumpkins
Members of a team stand in line. First person passes the pumpkin over his head. Next between his legs. Third over the head and so on. When the last person gets the pumpkin, he runs to the front and passes the pumpkin over his head. Continue until everyone is back in their original positions.
8. Pumpkin Hunt
Hide small pumpkins or paper pumpkins around the house or yard. Whoever finds the most wins.
And Have Quiet(er) Time with Books, Board Games, Puzzles
9. Harvest Time Board Game
This is a cute cooperative game. Everyone has their own garden but all will also help the others to plant and harvest. It is a great game for the little ones. Start planting and harvesting with Harvest Time.
10. Harvest the Fun: The Farming Game (ages 10 and up)
Another game fit for a fall party: The Farming Game. It comes as a board game and as a card game version. In this game you try to build a profitable farm, you reap the benefits of your work as your go through different seasons.
11. Read Autumn Books
All the running and baking is awesome. But sometimes it is good to take a moment and quiet down. I think your children and their friends would love a moment of kicking back and listening to a fun autumn story. Check out these books about fall!
12. Make a Puzzle
Making puzzles together is always a great way to spend time together! You can listen to some music and chat while working on it.
- Farm House with Apple Trees would be the perfect 60 piece puzzle to work on with the little ones.
- Autumns Oasis, the 500 piece beautiful scene would be little more challenging.
Fall Party Favor
Give some acorns or cookies to take home!!
I hope you have a great time at your fall party!
Let me know in the comments how your party went!
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