Fall is here! It’s time to soak up the beautiful weather and changing colors before it gets too cold. What better way to celebrate than having a socially distanced Fall Festival! This year might look a little different than years past, but community associations can facilitate the fun while keeping homeowners safe.
What do you do at a fall party?
Well according to our friends at Social Tables, “your fall party should include tasty food, drinks, and activities that go with the theme!” A few ideas include, apple picking, pumpkin carving, Halloween costume or sweater contests, football games, and leaf raking!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it’s best to have this event outdoors, masks should be required for all participants, and hand sanitizing stations should be easily accessible to all!
To-Go Treat Bags
Create some fall themed treat bags with prepackaged snacks and goodies! This is an easy little gesture that homeowners and their kiddos can stop by, and pick up.
Activities for Children
If you’d like to set up activities, it’s a good idea to have a community member running each table or event. This member can help sanitize, limit the number of people, as well as help the children. It’s also a good idea to create baggies filled the individual items beforehand. This way each child has their own supplies and the events can run more smoothly.
- Make & Take Fall Slime
Each child will need the following;
- 1/2 cup Clear Elmer’s Glue
- 1/2 cup Warm Water
- 1/2 cup Liquid Starch
- Sequins or Glitter
- Bowl & Spoon
- Mini Pumpkin Painting
Each participant will need the following;
- Paint Brush
- Wet Wipes
- Some other ideas include;
- Fall Bingo
- Hoop Games with Pumpkins
- Relay Races
- Pumpkin Bowling
When planning and brainstorming what activities you’d like to have at your “Fall Celebration”, Pinterest is a great place to get started.
Create a cute and fun backdrop that homeowners and their families can stand in front of and take pictures. The community volunteers can manage the line, and keep individuals waiting spaced out six feet. Have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes by this station for participants to clean off props after each use. When creating this backdrop, you can use community banners, pumpkins, hay bales, and more. This is a fun time to get creative.
As always these are suggestions and ideas to get you started, please abide by your individual state regulations and visit the CDC's website for more information.