Welcome Autumn with a Fall Party!
My daughters and I have had a fall party for several years on Fall Equinox. But any fall day is perfect for a fall celebration!
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!
I’ve got several awesome fall games and activities here for you to choose from.
And simple fall party food ideas that anyone can do.
This party is so easy to plan and host. Make great memories the easy way!
Easy Fall Fun for the Whole Family!
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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1. Fall Party Decorations
Good thing is that for this party you can use any fall decorations you already have or intend to get for the autumn:
- fall paintings
- fall photos
Hang up a beautiful fall banner to adorn the walls, doorways, shelves or mantle.
This gorgeous banner is from Blue Sky Banners. It will look amazing in your home. Easy way to say “fall is here”.
How about a lovely Autumn Flower Bouquet from Crafts by Beba!
This fabulous fall decoration will look awesome on any wall.
2. Fall Party Food
Many lovely ideas to choose from. I like to keep it simple so here is what we had:
- Leaf Shaped Cookies
- Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Candy
- Caramel Acorns
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.
The cookies and acorns will follow…
3. Fall Party Games and Activities
Prepare some (or all) of the party food together!
1. Decorate the Leaf Cookies
This is an activity all kids love!
Prepare leaf shaped sugar cookies and let the kids decorate them.
Better yet make the dough and the cookies together!
2. Make the Acorns
These are yummy!
- 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.
3. Paint a Fall Scene
Fall crafts are so much fun!
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. Or 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.
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!
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.
Check out also 24 fall themed games! They make any fall party even more fun and work great for Thanksgiving too.
You will also find must-see fall ideas at Cheerful Daisy!
4. Fall Party Favor
Give the guests a bag of acorns or cookies to take home!
Or a cute Fall Themed Lip Palm from Lip Balm Designs
I hope you have a great time at your fall party!
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