Fun Ideas For Fall Harvest Party

Need ideas for fall harvest party (also called an autumn harvest party, harvest moon parties, or a fall yard party) or need ideas for fall festival celebration? Whether you’re looking for fall harvest birthday party activities, autumn harvest game activities, or need classroom fall harvest party ideas, here’s how to celebrate fall equinox for all ages with fall equinox foods and fall equinox party ideas!

Fun Ideas For Fall Harvest Party beautiful fall bounty and fall flowers on an outdoor table with colorful leaves surrounding it

Best Ideas For Fall Harvest Party Food and Activities

Autumn and harvest make a great fall party theme! We have harvest party ideas for adults and kids for a great autumn theme gathering!

How do you host a harvest party?

  • Host an autumn harvest dinner or lunch (with fun autumn harvest recipes)
  • Have supplies so guests can make an autumn harvest bouquet to take home as a party favor
  • Decorate with cornucopia full of autumn harvest fruits and vegetables like pumpkins, apples, gourds, and even sweet potatoes and leaves (get pumpkins and apples from a local fall harvest apple orchard!)
  • Ask guests to pitch-in with their favorite fall harvest party recipes or fall harvest party snacks
  • Play harvest games and autumn harvest trivia
  • Use autumn harvest quotes as name place settings
  • Decorate with fall mum flowers
  • Make an autumn harvest garland grain wreath as a party decoration
  • Use printed poems for autumn and harvest as placemats
  • Make hot apple cider
  • Use hay bales or straw bales for seating around low tables
  • Have an outdoor bonfire with s’mores (this is a fun for fall harvest birthday party ideas, too!)
  • Decorate with beautiful fall harvest leaves party string lights (we use these as part of our table decorations and also in mason jars and they were a big hit! One of my favorite fall harvest decorating ideas!)
  • Search fall harvest events near me and go to a harvest community event!

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If you’re not familiar with it, you may be wondering what is a harvest party?

What is autumn harvest?

Autumn harvest is usually centered around autumn equinox or the autumn equinox harvest moon (the full moon closest to fall equinox). It is a time to celebrate the bounty of the season because it represents the end of the growing season. This is the time when the days start getting shorter and the nights get longer. The leaves start to change color and fall off the trees. And, of course, there are all sorts of delicious fall fruits and vegetables to enjoy, so you gather friends and family to enjoy the autumn bounty.



OK! Let’s get to our ideas for harvest party, including food ideas for a fall harvest party!

Ideas For A Fall Harvest Party

First, let’s start with ideas for harvest festival activities…

What do you do at a harvest party?

Have fun with these fall harvest party ideas games, harvest party craft ideas, and fall harvest activities for all ages!

Ideas for fall harvest party activities:

  • Have a fall sensory table, including this fun autumn sensory activity (get the free fall sensory printables here)
  • Go on a hayride. This is a fun activity for all ages and is a great way to take in the autumn scenery.
  • Have a pumpkin carving contest. This is always a hit with kids activities and adults alike. Have contest with different categories — most creative, funniest, etc. (Or, if you don’t want to carve, do pumpkin painting! Get some pumpkins and paint them or color them with markers with autumn designs.)
  • Have a fall-themed scavenger hunt with fall themed items like leaves, acorns, pinecones, apples, etc.
  • Go on a nature hike before dinner. Explore the changing leaves and look for animals preparing for winter.
  • Offer a fall theme dessert table with fall-themed desserts like pumpkin pie, apple crisp, and even candy corn.

Let us know if you have more ideas for autumn harvest activities! We’ll add them to our activity ideas and games list!

FALL HARVEST PARTY IDEAS Autumn Moon Party with table of fall bounty foods

What do you serve at a harvest dinner?

Your fall equinox dinner menu and fall equinox recipes should be centered around foods to celebrate fall equinox and the bounty of fall.

Think comfort food for fall equinox meals and vegetables and fruits you see at the end of the season — great ideas for fall parties!

Fall Harvest Party Food Ideas / Fall Harvest Party Menu Ideas:

  • Autumn harvest salad recipe
  • Roasted vegetables for autumn harvest
  • Autumn harvest pumpkin soup
  • Fall harvest party mix (try this party mix recipe for something different!)
  • Autumn harvest quiche
  • White Bean Chicken Chili
  • Autumn harvest apple cider
  • Autumn harvest kale salad

Fun Fall Harvest Party Names

  • Harvest Wishes Party
  • Harvest Bounty Celebration
  • Autumn Winds Fall Festival
  • Celebrate the Season
  • A Harvest of Fun
  • Leaves of Change Celebration
  • Thankful Gathering
  • Fall into Fun
  • Cornucopia Of Fall Fun
  • Apple Cider Social

We hope you enjoy the spirit of the season with these ideas for fall harvest party / ideas for fall party!

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Friends have called Jackie the "Midwestern Martha" [Stewart] because of her 20 years of over-the-top theme parties, super fun sleepover tips, and fun theme recipes.

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