This was originally posted on another blog of mine (Happy Homemaker Reviews). I consolidated them to continue to simplify my life. – Jen (04.2012)
When I worked outside the home, all I wanted to do was go home and not. Talk. To. Anyone. Now that I’m home 90% of the time, all I want to do is talk to another adult! One way that I keep my sanity is to throw parties.
Last week I planned an apple harvest party. Considering that most of our friends have at least 4 kids, I had to find some things for them to do!
I made a can pyramid carnival game out of old cans. I found the safest cans to use are the pull tab cans. First, I removed the labels. Then I traced the opening to make a lid for the opening so the smaller kids did not cut themselves. I taped them on with packing tape, then used tape to secure the covers I made. You can find the can covers on Scribd.
I also made a green, red & white pennant banner that reads Happy Harvest. I laminated it and stapled the pieces to some organza ribbon.
I had planned on creating some 2L bottle covers for bowling pins & an apple shaped beanbag game but knew I would have a low turnout so I didn’t worry about finishing them :).
Have you ever had a harvest party? What games did you have for the kids?