Fall Leaf Raking Party
Fall Leaf Raking Party -a fun family fall party, filled with leaf themed treats, like leaf jello, rake cookies, and fall themed decor.
I’m so excited to share this beautiful fall party with you today. One sunny fall afternoon we set up a family leaf raking party at our friends house, and enjoyed good old fashioned leaf raking and jumping in the leaves with the kids and some sweet leaf themed treats to munch on. It was so much fun!
Fall Party Decorations
I set up a little table in our friends backyard. I covered the table with burlap, and hung these fun pompoms made of autumn coloured tulle. The fall pompoms were really easy to make. I picked up some inexpensive tulle from the fabric store and tied them together to make our tulle pompoms in all our fall leaf colours. I also added a “Happy Fall” banner, see how I made the happy fall banner it here.
Fall and Leaf Themed Party Foods
The table was filled with lots of fall and leaf themed treats that were easy to make and oh so yummy.
For this little party, I used mixes for the baking to give me time to focus on the little details instead of taking the time to make everything from scratch. It worked out great, and I really recoment it as an easier way to do a dessert table for friends and family.
I was so excited when I saw these amazing rake cookies at Muchkin Munchies. I decided to try my own version. I found the cute leaf sprinkles at HomeSense. I used a simple sugar cookie mix from the grocery store -told you these treats were easy. Form the cookie into a triangle-type-rake shape -yes that’s the technical term. Stick a pretzel in for the rake handle, and use a fork to make look rake-ish on the bottom.
After they’re baked, just dip the end in melted chocolate as glue, and then into the sprinkles.
So cute right? Loved them.
I also made some chocolate brownie pops. I used a mix, again really easy treats for a party. Then, I stamped a popsicle stick with an eraser end of a pencil to make the polka dots. Insert the stick in one end, and dip in melted chocolate.
I decorated with a little orange chocolate swirl. Everyone LOVED these. If I was making them again though, I might make the brownie a little smaller, just to make it easier to dip without it getting too heavy and wanting to fall of the stick.
Fall Leaf Jello Gigglers
I thought it would be fun to make some jello giggler leaves. We whipped up some jello in red, yellow, and orange, using the giggler recipe, and let them set over night in big, flat trays so they were fairly thin. Then, I used cookie cutters to cut out the leaf shapes. Pretty simple, and so cute. They fit the leaf theme so well.
Caramel Corn Cones
I also did some simple cones of caramel corn. To up the fall factor, I added some brown, orange, red, and yellow M & M’s. They were like little hidden treasures to the kids.
Apples and Dip
I also made some yummy fruit dip. My sister-in-law Heather hooked me up with her easy and oh so yummy recipe.
It’s a container of light cream cheese, with a few tablespoons of brown sugar stirred in, I also added a little vanilla. Then just top with caramel sauce, and chopped bits of skor bar. Serve with granny smith apple slices, cause nothing says fall like apples!
Hot Chocolate Buffet
I also set up a little hot chocolate bar with whip cream, regular and chocolate marshmallows and some orange sprinkles -which the kids loved!
Jumping in the Leaves Game
We had so much fun raking leaves and jumping in them, over and over and over again. This was by far the kids favourite activity of the get together.
Special thanks to Kendra and Greg for having us over, they have a few huge trees in their yard, which made for lots of leaf fun.
We had a great time raking, jumping, playing and snacking!
With a leaf raking get together like this for a family fall party, life really is a party!
You might also like Easy Fall Dessert Table here.
Also check out our Fall Tea Party here.
You might also enjoy Fall Fondue Party here.
What a great reason to throw a fun party! I love the theme, and every detail is so cute! You have a flair for setting up all the goodies just right! I’m glad you liked the leaf cookies….they turned out great! Thanks for letting me know:) Your girls look pretty happy in those leaves:)
Beautiful idea! Love the gorgeous fall colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Your treats look so yummy and beautiful. I love those little polka dot sticks and your tulle Pom poms. Incredible!
Oh, gosh. You made a party out of a regular day. What fun! I’m going to have to try this.
Clever rake cookies!
What a great idea! You turned a chore into an event! I love it! : )