Fall Party Treats and Games
My husband and I have been planning youth group games and parties for children at our church for the entire 15 years of our marriage, and probably before that too! Yet, it’s rare that I think about sitting down and blogging any of them! Crazy, right? I’d like to share with you, a few of the easy treats and games we have used when planning Fall parties over the past few years. Whether it be for a group of high school kids or an Awana club, these are super simple crowd pleasers!
I’m always running low on time, so these are quick snack ideas that can be whipped up in a pinch!
- Mummy Little Smokies
- What you need: Tube biscuits, little smokies, candy eyes. Wrap little smokies in thins strands of biscuit dough and bake until golden brown. I used ketchup to adhere the eyes!
- Mandarin Orange Pumpkins
- Peel the orange and use a celery stick for the stem!
- Mandarin Orange Jack-O-Lanterns
- Leave the peel on the orange and draw a face using a permanent marker.
- What you need: Pretzel sticks, string cheese and “Pull and Peel” Twizzlers. Cut cheese into small sections and peel just one half into little strips. Poke a pretzel into the other end and tie the Twizzler around the cheese.
- Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups
- Chocolate pudding, Oreo cookie crumbs and pumpkin candies make a cute twist on a classic kids treat.
- Harvest Snack Mix
- This is super easy to mix together with the ingredients of your choice! I made one with pretzels, Chex cereal, candy corn, pumpkin candy, marshmallows and Bugles chips.
- Store Bought Halloween Cookies
- When all else fails, throw in some festive cookies from the store!
- Fruit and Veggies
- To balance out all the sugar (and to make parents happy) we always try to include fruit and veggies, even if they’re just put in a bowl with nothing special.
- Cider and Donuts
- Donut on a String
- This sounds a little gross, but it’s probably my kid’s favorite game! Tie a donut to a string and hang it or stretch a line across a room like a clothes line. Each kid has to keep their hands behind their back and be the first to eat the entire donut without it falling off the string!
- TP Mummy
- Break into teams and set the timer. The team who can successfully transform one of their players into a mummy, using only toilet paper, wins!
- Pumpkin Bowling
- Using small, round pie pumpkins as your ball and soda bottles full of water as your pins, go bowling!
- Bobbing for Apples
- An old game, but always fun!
- Gourd Creatures
- Using funny shaped gourds, transform them into crazy creatures using googly eyes, feathers, paint and glitter.
- Pumpkin Painting
- Provide small, pie pumpkins and washable paint
- Pressed Leaves or Leaf Puppets
- Using leaves, contact paper and Popsicle sticks