I love Fall, the cool weather, the changing colors in the leaves, and of course, it's the perfect time to have a costume party! What better way than to celebrate it with my mommy friends and their children to kick-off the Fall season!
For the party we had craft and sensory activities set-up in different stations so the children can work at their own pace. One of the stations was "decorate your own nature jar" followed by a nature scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt was fun because even the parents were out and about looking and helping their kiddos find the items listed. I even added a few non-nature items, too! (Got them thinking hard!)
My wonderful friend Tasha and her son Jasper brought a cool sensory craft: pumpkin cut-outs and colored pasta. They even brought crayons for the kids to color their pumpkins (just in case they didn't want to use the pasta, but the kids loved gluing the pasta!). While they were sitting, she asked about the shapes of the pasta, and even the shapes on the pumpkin cut-outs, and they were all very eager to answer. She put glue on the cut-outs and they placed the pasta on the pumpkin cut-out. It was an engaging, sensory and fun craft.
I also had a coloring station with a recycled baby wipe dispenser with crayons, markers, pencils and a Nick Jr. Fall Coloring Pack that I printed for them to color. The coloring packs were theirs to keep.
The children also had the opportunity to play in the back yard. They played with balls, got on the swing, went down the slide, and played in the turtle sand box.
Before the party ended we had a goody/treat exchange. Each Mom brought a personalized goody/treat bag for each child to exchange with their friends, and oh boy they had some yummy sweet and healthy treats.
"Flying through the air we had “The Bumble Bee”, and “The Butterfly.” “Spongebob” came out of his pineapple house under the sea, and “Luigi” left Mario to play games. Meowing, and purring were the “Kittens”, the “Dinosaur” was growling away! The red “M&M” was a tempting treat to eat, but "Spiderman” and “The Iron Man” came to save the day!"
Nature Scavenger Hunt!
Collecting their prize. :)
This is the kid's prize for finding everything listed for the nature scavenger hunt.
Goody Bag Exchange:
The brown bag was a creative and original creation of my good friend Courtney, the center picture was little ones' goody bag for his friends, and of course after the party he was checking his goodies/treat stash! :)
This was such a great party filled with crafts, games and treats! However, it wouldn't have been possible without my amazing and creative Mommy/Daddy friends! We had some home-made cookies, made from scratch yummy strawberry swirl/cream cheese pound cake, a crafty Mom who took charge of the pumpkin/dyed macaroni sensory activity, delish meatballs, a mommy who made personalized brown paper bag with leaves and all! A Daddy who took off to buy jars for the kids who didn't have any jars to decorate, and all the other Mommies that brought snacks, and treats! :))) You guys rock!!! Thank you!!!