So many birthdays in my family are in fall, so I think it's a really wonderful time to celebrate. The weather is often just right; not too hot and not too cold either, yet. People are not all off on vacation and are excited to be back home, getting settled into new school and work routines. And there is still so much you can do outdoors instead of having to think about only staying inside, as you mostly do in the winter and even spring, at least here where we live. Here are some fun fall birthday celebration ideas I have, and I would love to know if you have any more ideas to share too!
1) Have a fall harvest party. Try finding a pick-your-own farm and have the party there, or enjoy some harvest treats and games at home like making candied apples, or apple bobbing, playing the egg-on-spoon races, and playing other farm animal-related games like pin the tail on the donkey, duck duck goose, leap frog and doing the chicken dance. You could even hire a pony for pony rides, and decorate with some hay bales, to take it a step further, for example. If you have a garden, you can have each kid pot up a small pretty and edible fall plant like purple kale or rainbow chard.
2) Make cornhusk dolls with the kids. (And these don't all have to just be girly, mind you.) They can be cowboys or famer boys or princesses, or whatever male sort of doll your kids might want to play with. Here are some simple instructions from Teachers First: http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/nativecrafts/cornhusk.cfm
3) Have a pumpkin decorating party. We did this at my kid's fourth birthday party, and because it was sort of Halloween-themed, and in October, we made it a costume party too, which all the kids loved. We got enough small pumpkins so each kid could have their own, and then we hid them in the garden. The first thing party guest needed to do was to go find their own pumpkin in the "patch". Then they could take it to the "pumpkin decorating station" which was a table covered in paper, with glitter glue and markers and stick-on eyes and other art materials. The kids had a great time, and it felt really special and festive, and they got to take them home at the end too.
What fun fall birthday party ideas can you share?