Crunchy leaves, light sweaters, apple cider...I can practically taste the pumpkin cookies! It's officially fall, y'all, and your Faith, Fun & Fridays girls think you should host a party to celebrate the season! All four of our bloggers have worked together to create the recipe for a perfect fall-themed party for you and your friends, complete with decorations, snacks, a craft and games! Ready to get started?
DIY Decorative Dahlia - Written by Kaylie
Hey, everyone! I don’t know about you, but Fall is one of my very favorite seasons. So, here’s a little step-by-step tutorial on how to make a paper dahlia that’s cheap and easy! If you have yellow, orange, or red paper, then you already have everything you need at home. Let’s do this!!
Step 1. First things first; let’s get our supplies. You’re going to need: one or two sheets of Fall-colored paper of your choice, one white paper, protractor, scissors, black colored pencil, and tape.
Step 2. Cut your yellow paper into squares, gradually making them smaller for the center of the dahlia. Using the protractor, draw a circle on your white paper and cut it out.
Step 3. Alright, here’s the fun part! You’re going to make the petals by grabbing a big square and shaping it into a cone with a corner facing up. Tape it together. I found it was easier to shape when I wrapped it around my finger, so I hope this tip helps you too! Next, you’re going to tape that little cone to the circle.
Step 4. When you come close to the center, start grabbing those small squares. Since it’s difficult to reach in to tape your petals in now, let’s make it a little more convenient. So get some tape and roll it into a tight circle so that the stickiness is facing out. Then, cut it up into tiny pieces and put it in of your flower. And then, stick your center petals on ‘till there’s no more room!
All that’s left is to take a look at your creation and savor your victory! (And decorate with it, of course… ;D)
I hope you really enjoy your Fall party!
Tasty Treats - Written by G
So you're planning a fall party? How fun! But your going to need appetizers to please your guests… but what to get?
Pumpkin Pie: This fall treat never goes out of style. It is delicious and super fall-y! You can never go wrong with some classic pumpkin pie. There are recipes all over the internet on how to make it. Or you could just buy some at your local grocery store!
Hot chocolate: This is more of a winter treat but if it’s cold out I say go ahead! You can buy a mix at the store and just heat some water and pour it in. Super good (and easy) if you ask me.
Pumpkin Pudding: This treat is like pumpkin pie but in pudding form! It’s a very tasty and creamy treat! You can also find many recipes for it online.
Caramel Apples: Everyone likes a good caramel apple. Mmmm…. It sure is messy! Just buy some green apples (or whatever apples you prefer) some kebab sticks (or popsickle sticks. They work too!) and caramel. Or you can make your own. Just melt the caramel and dip the apples in. It is such a good treat. I suggest sticking them in the fridge to let them cool and not drip all over the place!
Fall Mix: Grab some pretzels, popcorn, nuts, and candy corn! This makes a great fall mix for everyone to enjoy. It’s simple, easy and really good! (Just make sure no one at your party is allergic to peanuts (or anything else) first)
Cookies: Pumpkin cookies, chocolate cookies, sugar cookies, any cookies work!
Punch: You can never go wrong with some classics punch in a bowl. This is also a Halloween drink and you can make it creepy by putting some edible eyeballs in it- ew!
I’m sure there are much more treats you can easily make, but if you can’t think of anything I hope this list was useful! Have fun cooking!
DIY Phone Charm Craft - Written by Brooklyn
Hello gals! Welcome to the craft portion of our Fall Party post. Today I am going to show you how to make one of the trendiest crafts around: a phone charm! You have probably already seen these cute, customizable strands of beads trending on Tik Tok, YouTube and Pinterest. They are super cute and a great way to add a fall touch to your phone, iPod or even a wallet. They are super easy to make and a great to do at a party because they require little prep and little clean up. Let’s get started!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Make time: 20 minutes
Dry time: 1 hour (depending)
Supplies you will need:
• Durable string (preferably not too stretchy)
• Super glue
• Pony beads (fall colors)
• Clip boards (one for each guest)
Before the party:
1. Before your guests arrive, set up your crafting station. Pour your beads into multiple bowls and set them around on your working table. Make sure each bowl has a mix of fall color pony beads. You could even have a separate bowl of metallic or glittery fall beads to add variety.
2. Whenever I make a phone charm I use a simple method to determine the length my string should be. Take the length you want your phone charm to be, double it then add about 5 inches onto that. That way, whether your guests want their phone charms to be a single strand (like my example) or a loop you have plenty of string to make a loop on one end, bead it, then tie the other end. Using my string method, cut a length of string for each guest.
3. Fold each piece of string in half and tie a loop on the folded end.
4. After you’ve tied a loop in each string, attach each one to a clipboard. This will keep the string secure while your guests bead them.
5. Place a string on a clipboard at each guest’s seat.
6. Set some super glue bottles and a few scissors on the table and your set up is complete!
At the party:
1. Give your guests a few minutes to figure out their bead design. As soon as each guest decides what they want their phone charm to look like she can start stringing her beads onto her string. The classic phone charm is made by putting beads on both ends of the string, then tying the ends to form a beaded loop. For mine, I made it a single strand by putting both ends through each bead as shown in the pictures. Leave a couple inches of string unbeaded on the ends.
2. However each guest made their charm, instruct them in tying a knot to keep the beads from falling off. Have your guests apply glue to their knots so they hold really well. DO NOT skip the glue (I speak from experience). Continue on with your party and come back in an hour to see if the glue is dry.
3. Once your glue is dry, you can cut off the extra string on the ends and your guests can take their phone charms off their clipboards. All done!
I hope you have fun making this craft with your friends. If you tried it I would love to hear from you! You can comment on this post or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us how it went. - Brooklyn
Game Time - Written by Abbie
So, you've decorated your space in preparation for your party, made (and eaten) lots of delicious treats, and even completed a super fun craft. The only thing that's missing? A few fun, minimal set-up games for your guests to play!
Tumble the cup stack: For this game, you'll need 5-10 big plastic cups (orange preferred!) and a round miniature pumpkin. Find an open spot on the floor, and stack the cups up into a pyramid. Then, take turns rolling (not throwing!) the pumpkin at the pyramid to try to tumble it. The girl who knocks down the entire cup pyramid with the lowest number of tries wins an extra dessert.
Apple stacking: Have all the guests sit at a table, and set a large bowl of apples in the middle of the table. Start a one minute timer, and challenge the girls to see who can create the largest tower of apples by stacking them. Tower must be standing at the end of the timer.
Fall Bingo - Yep. Bingo's basic, but somehow, it nevers goes out of style. Print out a fall bingo board from the internet, or make your own using Canva or Microsoft Publisher. Then add some fun prizes and use candy corn or mini plastic pumpkins as bingo markers for the simplest game ever.
Scarecrow Contest - Divide the guests into groups of 3, and give them farming hats and clothing, supplies to make a scarecrow mask, and challenge them to dress up one of their team members as a scarecrow. The team who finishes first, with a plausible scarecrow, wins!
We hope you had fun creating a fall party!
A, B, G & K