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How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

Fall is in full swing and it’s time to plan the perfect harvest festival party.  It is so much fun when everyone gathers around to celebrate Fall harvest in a fun, creative and magical way. While there are many methods in which one can plan a harvest festival party, sometimes you lose that creative touch. I’ve got some great ideas to help get those creative juices flowing and allow you to have a fantastic festival everyone will enjoy!

How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

First step is to think about whom will be in attendance, perhaps there are young children attending and then children all the way up to young adulthood. Perhaps the older generation will appreciate some nostalgic type décor and themes. Now that you have figured out who will be in attendance start thinking about activities and décor that will suit the masses.  The Paper Store has adorable seasonal novelty items to ensure your Harvest Party is Festive.  

How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

Activities For the Children

Create a small fishing pond.  You can do this with pretend fish and pretend fishing poles made out of sticks. This will be much fun for younger aged children, watch as their faces light up while they try to fish like the big kids.  You can have a real fish take close by if you have one.  

Create a maze where the children of all ages can walk through and find prizes along the path while also having some historical markers within the maze that educate them along their route. This is a wonderful way to portray history to children without having to read a book.  

Last, but not least, setup a craft table where the children may do leaf rubbings and collages out of Fall items. There is much to be collected around the Fall season such as old fallen sticks, pine needles and colorful Fall leaves. This is a wonderful way to teach the changes of seasons and what occurs to the Earth during Fall time.

How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

Activities For the Adults

Consider growing a pumpkin patch ahead of time as this will benefit two ways, serve as cute décor for your harvest fest in addition to making some revenue on selling pumpkins.  If you don’t have the area to make a pumpkin patch you can set out pumpkins on the lawn or grass area.  Everyone can “pick” the pumpkin of their choice.  You may want to have a pumpkin carving center set up for everyone to enjoy creating their own jack-o-lanterns.

Get a Giant Tumble Tower from Victory Tailgate.  This is so much fun for kids and adults.  It’s like a life-size version of Jenga but so much more fun. It’s 5 feet tall and will give your family years and years of fun.  What’s great is the kiddos and adults can utilize it and really bring on the laughs.

Perhaps setup a photo booth that showcases historical events and other harvest festivals from back in the good ole farming days. While there may not be as many farmers around these days, it’s wonderful to celebrate the history of our farmers from generations past.

How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

Think About Budget and Manpower 

Feel free to look at Pinterest for some creative décor ideas for your harvest fest as a means to stay within budget. You won’t want to go broke trying to have a fabulous harvest fest this year, so it’s best to find ways others have cut corners will not skimping on entertainment and education.  Depending on the size and extent of your Harvest Festival Party you may want to bring in some help.  Utilizing Handy can be a valuable tool.  We’ve used them for cleaning as well as small and big handyman type jobs and have loved the service and their prices are in our budget.  

How to Plan the Perfect Harvest Festival Party

Keep it Fun

Above all it’s important to remember that a harvest festival party is all about celebrating Fall harvest season and for gathering with friends, family and your community.  Gather around, share stories and have fun together amidst the beautiful décor and festive treats that you planned and worked to create.  This is a fun time to enjoy the cooler weather and socialize with those who may have lived through the days when farming was at its peak.