Planning a Fall Festival Party? You don’t want to miss these activities and fun foods!
When you have an October baby that LOVES pumpkins and all things “Fall” what better birthday party theme than a Fall Festival!
We had a small backyard Fall Festival birthday party for my baby girl’s 3rd birthday, that was just perfect for her.
Fall Festivals are a great theme for an October birthday or just to plan for a classroom or youth organization. Add a few decorations and some favorite fall foods and you have a party!
Fall Festival Party Ideas
When it comes to fall birthday activities you must incorporate pumpkins! For this fall festival birthday party, our main activity was Pumpkin Painting. What fun!
I Set up a “Pumpkin Patch” in the yard. This served as both a decoration, and then each child chose their Pumpkin to paint.
Fall Festival Party Favor
We made sure to paint our pumpkins at the beginning of the party so that they would have time to dry.
The finished painted pumpkin then went home with them as their party favor!
To make our backyard pumpkin patch I purchased a large bale of hay and enough pumpkins (we used the pumpkin pie size) for each child attending.
I purchased the bale of hay from a local feed store for $9.99 to serve as the backdrop, and added small round pumpkins that I purchased at the local grocery store.
Fall Festival Party Food Ideas
Our food selection was all part of the theme as well.
To stay true to a fall festival, we made sure Pumpkins and Apples abound!
Instead of a typical fruit plate we served a “Pumpkin Patch” or oranges!
To make these fruit pumpkins we used peeled clementines with a small stick of celery for the stem.
To add some extra greenery and create the pumpkin patch look, we surrounded our fruit pumpkins with bunches of grapes.
When you think fall festivals and fairs, then you must think of kettle corn too! We made sure to serve up our favorite kettle corn with a twist.
This was a fall themed snack mix that I created.
Pumpkin Shaped Cupcakes
Instead of a traditional cake we decided on “Pumpkin” Cupcakes.
These cuties are basic cupcakes with orange frosting and sugar topped with a pretzel stick stem.
And if those treats weren’t enough, I HAD to have a Caramel Apple Station and Apple Cider!
Keep the apple cider hot in a crock pot so that party guests can self serve.
Caramel Apple Bar
Set up a second crock pot on your table with melted caramel so that kids and guest can make their own caramel apple treat.
For this I had the apples prepared with a stick and set out bowls of toppings to dip the caramel apples in. The perfect fall treat!
Our final party game was the old favorite: Doughnut on a string!
This game is just too much fun – and traditional for a fall festival – not to add to the party!
To play: hang individual donuts from strings, one for each child. The children line up at a donut and when you say “go” they attempt to eat the donut off of the string without using any hands. The first person to finish their donut, wins!