Family Friendly Fall Party
People often claim fall as their favorite time of year. For centuries, it has been celebrated as a time of plenty. Harvests are finished and the food is all around. Not to mention the cooler weather and (in more recent years) pumpkin spice flavored everything!
What better way to celebrate the season than to host a family-friendly fall party? If you celebrate Halloween, you can incorporate touches of spook while keeping it family friendly. If you don’t participate in Halloween, you can certainly throw a more fall themed party.
The ideas here will serve either purpose well. And best of all? They’ll keep you within your budget. That’s always important!
You’ve got to entertain the crowds when they show up for a party! Here are some fun ways to keep everyone excited.
DIY Poke Pumpkin Halloween Party Game
Have you ever watched The Price is Right and wished you could participate in some of the games? Now’s your chance! This game is surprisingly easy to put together, and Madame Deals will show you how. You choose the prizes, so keep it as frugal as you like. This would be a sure hit with any age!
Candy Corn Guessing Game
Put candy corn (or another favorite candy or treat) into a jar and have guests guess how many are inside. Whoever is the closest without going over wins all of the candy!
Pumpkin Ring Toss
It gets dark earlier in the fall, but don’t let that stop the fun. Use glow rings to play ring the pumpkin. This activity is fun in the daylight or at night! Pop over to Kid Friendly Things to Do for more great activity ideas.
Bob for Apples
This game is an oldie, but a goodie. If you haven’t bobbed for apples before (and if that’s the case, put this on your must-do list), it’s easy to do. You need a big bucket full of water and some apples. Try to grab the apples by biting them…no hands allowed! It’s tougher than it sounds.
Crayon Drip Pumpkins
Want a new twist on having the kids paint a pumpkin? You probably have some old crayons lying around. (Maybe you went a little crazy at the 25 cent bin this year?) There’s Just One Mommy has all the plans you’ll need to pull this one off.
Food and Drinks
The food makes the party, so be sure to try these fall flavors at your family friendly fall party.
Harvest Caramel Corn
Caramel corn by itself would be a great thing to serve at your party. But Two Sisters Crafting has kicked it up a notch by adding that favorite food group…chocolate! Homemade caramel corn is easy when you use their recipe.
Candy Corn Punch
Can you even believe this punch idea? Punch is already a nice treat when you find it at a party. Rarely does it also add to the decor! This idea is too cute to pass up. Find out how to make it yourself from Simplee Thrifty.
Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats
There are so many ways to get creative with Rice Krispie Treats, but your guests will really like the cute twist that Sally’s Baking Addiction shares.
When you’re looking for frugal decor, you have to start with free printables. They are out there for the taking! All you have to do is find the look that’s best for you. Here are some favorites.
This Woodland Party Printable from Today’s Creative Life is adorable. It’s different from your typical pumpkin look but still feels like fall.
If you want something more Halloween like (but not too spooky!), this print from Second Chance to Dream is very cute.
Another printable with a beautiful fall feeling comes from A Blissful Nest.
5 Minute Fall Leaf Wreath
I’m not great at DIY, so when I saw this wreath I didn’t think it would be in my wheelhouse. But when I saw the directions, I couldn’t believe how simple it is to get this look! You’ll definitely want to read all about it at Old Time Pottery.
This idea actually comes from a Minecraft party that Jamie from Southern Revivals threw for her child. The spider theme fits in perfectly during this time of year, and the materials she used are certainly budget friendly.
Straw bales are great both for decorating and also for providing seating. Sometimes you can find straw or hay bales being given away because they are too old or poor quality for animal use. If you buy, keep in mind that straw bales will be smoother than hay bales (which are more likely to give you a good poke when you sit on them).
Dressing up doesn’t have to be scary. Here are some ways to keep it family friendly.
Ask your guests to come as their favorite book character. Many people will be able to come up with creative ways to use clothing and items they already own to create the look of their favorite character.
This idea is fun because it can be done as an activity at your party, and then guests can use them for dressing up, too. The Happy Home Life will show you how to put together this craft using paper plates.
Kids will absolutely love making these hooks and then play a game of make-believe. Or make them beforehand and have them at the ready for play time. East Coast Mommy has instructions for making this easy project.
These ideas will help you complete your family friendly fall party!
What’s your favorite way to celebrate the fall season?