This enduring party theme is always a fall favorite!
These farm-fresh party favors include a decorative felt apple on a small wooden basket -- perfect for holding an assortment of apple-themed gifts for your guests!
You can find decorative baskets at your local craft store, and attach any apple decorations you find there onto the handle. Add a large, red napkin to the basket, and a hand-drawn card for your guests, for that extra-special touch!
Photo credit: Jessica.
You can offer your guests a simple treat, fresh from the farm, by adding any apple dessert you like to a mason jar! Top with a swatch of red, gingham fabric cut into a square with pinking shears, and screw on the lids.
This would be a great way to serve our own Apple Crisp Parfait!
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What activity would be better for an apple party than the old-fashioned party game, Bobbing for Apples?
In a large, clean bucket, filled with water, add a number of fresh apples or, as shown here, plastic apples filled with little toys and treats.
With their hands behind their backs, let guests try to bite an apple (or plastic apple stem and leaf). No hands allowed!
Bobbing for apples is much harder than it might seem -- and really fun to watch!
Just remember to have lots of clean towels on hand! You'll need them!
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At your apple party, be sure to offer guests some apple beverages!
For example, you could make your own batch of delicious Cinnamon Cider!
Or, you could buy small bottles of apple juice or cider, and add your own printable label. As shown here, use raffia to tie on a cinnamon (canela) stick, and encourage guests to mull (warm) their cider at home with the cinnamon - a wonderful drink for a brisk autumn evening!
Photo credit: Kristie.
Use scooped-out fresh apples to make a cup -- "cupples" -- for a clever (and edible) way to present your party drinks!
Here, a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, sprinkled with cinnamon, is added to fresh apple cider. The cinnamon "straws" won't work particularly well, but they will add a cinnamony flavor, and make a lovely garnish (and stirrer), nonetheless. Refreshing!
Photo credit: A Pumpkin and a Princess.
Aren't these apple pops adorable?
To make them yourself, first place each marshmallow on a confectionary stick, and dip in red candy melts. While still warm, sprinkle red sanding sugar, until evenly coated.
Set aside until cooled. Place a mint leaf on the top of the "apple," and insert half of a small pretzel stick, using the pretzel to hold the leaf. If you don't have mint leaves available, you can cut them out from green taffy or fruit leather.
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You can make super cute, bite-size versions of the fall fair treat, caramel-covered apples! These tiny caramel apples are a great party snack.
If you'd like to serve your guests some ever-popular cupcakes at your autumn apple-themed party, here's an easy way to decorate them like apples!
The ultimate activity-and-dessert for a harvest apple party, is to set up your own caramel apple bar! I've learned that food bars -- letting everyone create they own, and add their own toppings -- is a great way for guests to interact, create something delicious, while saving you time preparing your party.
Enjoy your harvest apple autumn party!
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Harvest Apple Autumn Parties
Apple Basket Party Favors
Apple Party Dessert Table
Mini Apple Pies
Mason Jar Apple Dessert
Bobbing for Apples
Spiced Apple Cider Drinks
Apple Rose Tart
"Cupples" -- Fresh Apple Cups
Apple Marshmallow Pops
Apple Cookies in a Mason Jar
Mini Caramel Apples
How to Set Up a Caramel Apple Bar
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