A few months ago I was approached by our church to take on the roll of planning gatherings for our young adults (and families). With winter very rapidly approaching CO, I hoped that our weather would hold off for us to be able to enjoy an evening outside and celebrate the beautiful season with fun and fellowship.
Since I just love planning parties, I quickly went into “the mode” – looking at Pinterest for game ideas and making daily trips to Hobby Lobby for whatever new supply I needed. A few banners, buntings and game ideas later, it all came together beautifully, and everyone had a great time – from the infants to the adults!
First – the decor. The little leaf bunting was super easy to do – just use leaf die-cuts (there were also acorns and pumpkins, but I didn’t grab a photo of those) or cut them with a machine, poke little holes and string along with cord, twine or ribbon. You can do them anyway – sideways like I showed, or even vertical (you can get a small glimpse of them in the Happy Fall Y’all banner photo).
I found quite a few games that were Halloween themed, and I just modified them to be fall instead of Halloween. I whipped up some signs to go along with them (which are a combination of freebie and bought items from Kelly Jane Creative (who you should definitely check out on Etsy and Facebook) and free clipart that I found on the web)…
|Acorn Toss – toss the number of acorns into the corresponding bucket|
|Squirrel’s Soup – Use a straw to move the ingredients from the table to the bowl|
|Take a broom and roll the pumpkin from the starting line, to cones, and back again|
|Gourd Bowling – use a pumpkin to knock down the gourds|
And what would games be without prizes?
|The Cornucopia – AKA the good stuff|
As a fun bonus, I’m giving these game signs away for free! You can download them by clicking on the following links: