The return of fall is a wonderful event, as the air becomes crisp with the hint of chill, the leaves change to fabulous colors of red, orange, and gold, and the nights become a bit longer ensuring extra snuggle time before bed. A Fall Harvest Party is a great way for families to celebrate the on-coming season.
If you want to be really cool, you can host your party at a local farm or apple orchard, harvesting apples, pumpkins, or other autumn foods. To get started with invitations, head to your craft store for tan or brown cardstock, red and gold glitter, leaf stencils, and a felt-tip glue pen. Fold your paper in half and decorate the front of the card with leaves (using the glue pen) and top off with glitter. Snazzy! On the inside, write your party information being sure to encourage your guests to wear appropriate clothes if the party is held outside.
Decorate your location with hanging leaves, fall wreaths, glittering pumpkins (spray with adhesive and glitter), candles, autumn flowers, and straw bales. There is even a neat fall wall scene you can hang up. As your guests arrive, snap their pictures with a Scarecrow with a Polaroid for take-home memories. Other activities can include Bobbing for Apples, a Fall Leaf Scavenger Hunt (who can find the most varieties of tree?), Musical Pumpkin for the younger kids (like Hot Potato) and a game of Horseshoes for the big kids/adults.
Serve up entrees that are redolent of family, the harvest season, and togetherness like roast chicken and potatoes, creamed spinach, steamed green beans, and tapioca pudding. With food like that, everyone will be clamoring for the dinner table!
The end of summer is passing, so warm your hearts with family and friends at a Fall Harvest Party!