|Some of the Indian corn from our garden|
We choose Friday evening for the time and decided to start at 5:30 so we would at least have an hour or so of daylight.
The weather was supposed to be around 53 degrees, a bit chilly but still warm enough to have some outdoor activities.
We invited everybody at church that night and on Wednesday night (we are in a fairly small congregation) as well as quite a few homeschooling friends and some other friends. It was fairly short notice and so quite a few already had other things scheduled but we did end up with a nice group of around 40 people that came to our party.
We planned a few games.....
- A fall scavenger hunt where the teams had to find things like 3 different types of leaves, a flower (dead or alive) something beautiful, something blue, some string, a glove, etc. That ended up being pretty fun.
-Hide and seek after dark. Originally we adults had wanted to play too but the temperature never did actually reach 53 degrees that day and by dark time it was quite a bit cooler than that so the majority of the adults chickened out and the kids didn't play all that long either.
Aaron and Megan did also make a nice beanbag toss games (a scarecrow drawn on a box with holes cut out and then they sewed cute little beanbags) but I am afraid it didn't end up getting played at the party but it did get used quite a bit ahead of the party so at least their work wasn't completely in vain. We had also thought we might try a "Ring the Squash with a hoop" game but didn't and the boys set up the horseshoes but they didn't get used either.
Some of the bigger ones played a game in the dining room.
I had a lot of fun having everybody here. I hope others were blessed by the time as well.
The kids and I did have fun adding some extra decorations to the house before the party. Here are some photos....
I am so thankful that God gave us the wonderful season of Autumn - It was pretty fun to celebrate it!
I am linking this to Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special