As the weather and outdoor scenery starts to chance, there are many activities to do at your next fall party. Whether your gathering is family-centered with kids in tow or an adult-only party, we have several activities that are sure to be a hit with everyone in attendance.
7 Activities to Do at Your Next Fall Party
Caramel Apple Activity
Similar to a frozen yogurt dessert party, invite your friends to make and creatively top their own caramel apples to enjoy. You can provide them with a variety of garnishes or have a few friends bring some along for a potluck style caramel apple bar. A few toppings that pair perfectly with caramel apples are:
- chopped nuts
- coconut flakes
- melted chocolate to drizzle
- mini chocolate chips
Pumpkin Decorating Activity
Invite your loved ones over for a fun time of pumpkin decorating. You can have everyone bring their own pumpkin or supply small to medium sized ones. Set up your decorating station(s) with a variety of paint colors, paint brushes, sponges, stencils, and decorating ideas for inspiration.
To add a bit more fun to the party, cast ballots for the best looking pumpkin and offer a prize to the winner. This is an activity that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike!
Oh, and don't forget the food – anything pumpkin or in a pumpkin goes! This pumpkin crunch cake and pumpkin spice hot chocolate are a must try.
Pumpkin Carving Activity
In line with pumpkin decorating, you can also have a pumpkin carving activity at your next fall party. Since these can be used all throughout the season, there are several avenues you can take. Be sure to have all the appropriate stations and utensils for this one as it can get a little messy.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Set up a few easy-to-access trash cans to discard of the pumpkin insides. If you'd like to keep the seeds, provide a few bowls to toss them into.
- Have a few beginner stencils on hand to make carving a little easier.
- Consider purchasing or using carving knives to make the cutting easier.
- This probably goes without saying, but make sure younger kids have adult help.
DIY Leaf Craft Activity
If there's one thing you'll find in abundance during the fall season, it's leaves. Gather basketfuls of all the colors, shapes, and kinds you can find and then use them to make different types of leaf crafts. From leaf wreaths and bordered picture frames to collages and garland, there are many things you can create with leaves.
Hay Ride Adventure
If you have the space and the resources, consider hosting a hayride adventure. Even if you don't have a tractor, you can load up a few bales of hay onto the back of a truck and take a ride around the yard or neighborhood.
Sweet Treat Activity
This one involves one of the most-loved desserts - rice crispy treats! Instead of settling for the classic color of the rice, set up three or four different bowls with red, orange, yellow, and green food coloring. Dye several cups of rice in each bowl and then proceed with making the rice crispy treats as the recipe directs.
You can grab a pack of leaf cookie cutters to use for cutting out different leaf shapes. Eat them at the party or send a few home in sandwich baggies for all in attendance.
Play Fall-Themed Games
Bobbing for apples, having a pie walk (similar to a cake walk), and playing a round of guess that spice are all fun, fall-related games and activities. When it comes to setting up the spice testing game, go for flavors of the season like pumpkin spice, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. You can have the person blind-folded or simply provide everyone with a plate and sprinkle of spice for trying.
Place a number next to each spice and have people write down their guesses on a piece of paper next to the corresponding number. Consider giving the winner a pumpkin spice pie!
The fall season is one of the most beautiful times of the year to host family and friend gatherings and parties. Take the guesswork out of what to do at your party by using some of our suggestions above. Have some suggestions of your own? Let us know in the comments below!