For a fall party stick with the use of reds, oranges, yellows and browns tied with ribbon or raffia on the ends, for a warm autumn feeling. If you have a child, borrow their radio flyer wagon and fill it with some decorative, multi-sized pumpkins, or have the kids decorate them before filling the wagon! This would make a great area for photos, and could be used inside or out. While you are feeling creative, you can also make your own garland, utilizing either real leaves or store bought. Once completed, this can be placed in doorways or around edges of tables.
No party decorating is complete without some sort of table decorations. Follow through with fall colored napkins in orange, red, brown or gold, when you add plates in a similar palette the autumn felling should come alive. Depending on whether your party is inside or out you could consider also adding a coordinating table cover, confetti, or hay bales for seats. Food can also add to your decorating ideas. Some yummy suggestions for your party, that are easy to concoct are toasted pumpkin seeds, include: corn bread, popcorn balls, pumpkin or apple pie, hot dogs and marsh mellows roasted over an open fire! Go ahead and get a bowl of apples and combine them with a tub of water for some old fashioned and hilarious, apple diving! Just use caution, especially if you have kids attending, to make your apple diving a fun and safe experience, by not adding too much water. Also, rake up all your fallen fall leaves in to a heap in your front or back yard for a "jumping joy"! Kids will love "jumping for joy" in a huge pile of nothingness. Love bowling? Try bowling on grass, using small pumpkins for bowling balls and empty coke cans for bowling pins! You could also host a game of musical chairs with a twist; try musical chairs using your decorative hay bales! That will keep children and adults entertained and laughing. Last but not least, if you can work out the logistics, you should try to arrange for a hay ride! This is a hit with any age and is sure to be one of your party highlights! So, mix and match any of the tips above, and customize a Fall Harvest Party that suites your style. Just keep in mind that this is for your enjoyment as well as your friends and family, and let your creativity do the rest!
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