Summer quickly slips away as temperatures begin to drop and leaves begin to turn. Green leaves that once covered the trees deepen in beauty and continue changing before they eventually fall to the ground, but the beginning of autumn isn’t an ending. Autumn is a beginning and a time for celebration. Apple trees become dotted with tasty fruit for delicious pies, pumpkins are ripe for carving, and fall parties are right around the corner. Fall is one of most enjoyable seasons for those who love the outdoors, and party ideas abound.
If you are planning a fall party to welcome the cooler days ahead, consider the following fun fall party ideas for your special gathering. Party guests will enjoy welcoming autumn in fun and creative ways, and you will create a lasting impression with young and old alike. A fall party can be the most enjoyable of all, and the following ideas will help you get started in planning a party that will create a lifetime of memories for adults as well as kids.
Corn Husking Races
If you want a fun fall party activity that provides entertainment for adults and kids, host a corn husking race. Provide each participating guest with four or five fresh ears of corn, and have a race to see who can husk their corn the fastest. Award the winner with a small fall-themed prize, and have the hot water boiling for a delicious meal of mouth-watering corn on the cob when the games are over.
Pumpkin Seed Toss
Pumpkin seeds are good for more than roasting and eating. Those searching for fun fall party ideas should consider having an exciting pumpkin seed toss. Provide party guests with several dried pumpkin seeds that have been colored with permanent markers. Create a line on the ground where players will stand when tossing their color-coded pumpkin seeds. Whoever can flip, toss, or pitch one of their pumpkin seeds the farthest is the winner.
Coins in a Haystack
Kids love searching for money, and you can create the ultimate fun fall party game with a couple of handfuls of coins and two or three bales of straw or hay. Begin by breaking up the bales, and create a large pile. Before party guests arrive, mix in a couple of handfuls of coins of your choice. The kids will love digging and searching for hidden treasure. For a few dollars you will have a fun fall party activity that will be a sure winner.
Fall is a time for pumpkins, and what better time to host a pumpkin race than during a fall party? Choose small pumpkins about the same size, and provide one for each participating guest. Designate a starting line and a finish line, and have participants roll their pumpkins as quickly as they can. The one who crosses the finish line first is the winner.
Wheel Barrow Races
An old-fashioned wheel barrow race is a fantastic fall party activity. Fill a couple of sturdy wheel barrows with straw, and have party guests choose a racing partner. Designate a starting line and a finish line, and get ready for the race of your life. Have partners take turns riding the wheel barrow across the finish line, and have them trade off when heading back across the starting line. Whichever team crosses back over the starting line first wins the race.
Pumpkin Ring Toss
We’ve all heard of simple ring toss games, but how about pumpkin ring toss? This fun fall party game is a real winner with adults as well as kids. Choose several pumpkins with stems of varying sizes, and use canning jar rings to play the game. Have game participants take turns trying to ring five or six pumpkins in a row. Whoever makes the most ringers wins a prize.