Fall has long been a season of celebration. Harvest parties have been in existence for centuries. Why not have a party this year using suggestions from “The Penny Whistle Halloween Book” by Meredith Brokaw and Annie Gilbar? We’ve excerpted a few of our favorite ideas.
- Hollow out and fill with dried flowers, leaves, and branches.
- Make a “family” by using pumpkins of different sizes.
- As a party game, children can decorate pumpkins. Supply feathers, buttons, glitter, paint, glue and let imaginations soar!
HAVE A FARM PARTY
- Children can design invitations by tracing an animal pattern or cutting out pictures of farm animals and gluing to paper.
- Everyone comes dressed as a favorite farm animal.
- Decorations: Bales of hay, cornstalks, gourds and dried corn, western bandannas, rakes.
- Games: “Find the Farm Animals”– hide plastic or small rubber animals. “Make a Barnyard Mural”–tape butcher paper to the wall (or lay it flat out on the floor.) Supply crayons and markers for drawing or animal cutouts to trace or paste.
Encouragement: A publication by Angela DiCicco and Gail Signor