There really is no more versatile of a month to celebrate than the month of October. The warmth of the autumn hues signals all of the inspiration we need to gather with friends and loved ones to rejoice in fellowship and enjoy all of the pleasures that life has to offer.
Gather your loved ones for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship! Excite your backyard setting with the simplicity of a beautiful natural backdrop of passionate reds, fiery oranges, and burnt yellows adorned with wispy stacks of hay and straw. Let the warmth of a backyard fire ignite the aromas of kettle cooked firehouse chili and corn. Spark a smile on your loved ones’ faces with the simple joys of an amusingly-friendly competition of bobbing-for-apples. Set out a few ice buckets and fill them with water. Drop a few fresh, crimson colored apples in the bucket. Have each participant line up next to their bucket and on your mark, have them bob for apples using only their mouths. The first participant to empty their bucket of apples first will be the winner. For a little extraordinary fun, have a few prize giveaways, such as a scarecrow decoration, a fall leaves centerpiece, or a pack of leaf swirl hangers for a little added fun for the winners of each competition. And if you are hoping for a family-friendly get-together, don’t forget to have a few children’s games scattered throughout the yard. The Pumpkin Toss Game, inflatable pumpkin toss game, glow-in-the-dark frisbee, and inflatable jumpies (moonwalks) are a few children’s favorites. And, as the cool evening sets in, warm up to a bubbling cup of hot chocolate topped with a sticky, sweet marshmallow or a cup of sweet apple cider. You’ll have so much fun that you’ll want to turn your Fall Fellowship Festival into an annual gathering.
Bring the Joys of Oktoberfest to October:
Decorate your home for an ol’ fashioned, hike up your lederhosen, good time and gather your adult friends together for an evening of German sausages, cold drinks, and lots of laughter. Everyone knows Oktoberfest is known for good food and good drinks, so make sure you have plenty of Oktoberfest steins and keep your cold drinks a-flowin’. Your friends will yoddle the night away when you surprise them with Oktoberfest party buttons, Oktoberfest Hi hats, and Oktoberfest plastic beads. And to make your party complete, embellish it with beer candle favors. (For a little surprise memory-making, ask that your friends come dressed in their best Oktoberfest outfit and you’ll make long-lasting memories for you and your friends).
And for a fun children’s October-themed party, host a Pumpkin Carving Party. The kids will love it!