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Fun Activites: Family Apple Party

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Our family likes to celebrate just about everything and the start of a new fall season is no exception! We decided to pick just one common theme of autumn—APPLES!—and throw ourselves a little party. We surprised the kids when they got home from school and spent the afternoon doing ALL THINGS APPLES!

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What is a Family Apple Party?

First I decorated our kitchen table…

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My kids LOVE when I make up their own personal place settings with their names.

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Apple juice was served in mini jars with a cupcake wrapper pushed on top, hole punched, and straw poked through.

Plates were just red plastic plates from the grocery store with a cardstock stem and leaf taped to the back.

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We had an Apple Taste Test bar where we tried all sorts of different types of apples.

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As each apple was tried, we wrote down adjectives to best describe that apple.

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We even voted on the favorite apple at the end. (The red Gala won!)

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Since apples are part of trees…we decided to do a fun little game based on our OWN family tree.

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As each kid picked an apple, they had to guess it’s proper place on the tree and then my husband and I told a brief story about each grandparent picked.

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Grandma read to us the classic Dr. Seuss book “Ten Apples Up on Top”.

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We played a few rounds of the Apple Stacking Game. My daughter won with THREE and she was pleased as punch!

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We made Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings, a family FAVORITE!  This dessert is divine!

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1 can of crescent rolls, 1 large granny smith apple, 1 ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, ½ tsp. cinnamon and 12 ounces of Mountain Dew

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Spray an 8x11 pan with cooking spray.  Peel and slice apples into 8 pieces.  Roll each apple slice in 1 section of crescent roll, squishing the dough together to seal; place rolled slices in pan; melt butter, add sugar and cinnamon and glop onto dumplings.  Pour the Mountain Dew over all.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  Served with a side of vanilla ice-cream.

We finished the afternoon off by delivering baskets of apples to a few of our favorite neighbors.

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To download a printable copy of these neighbor tags click HERE.

This fall themed Apple bash was a HUGE hit with our family! Our kids made up us promise we'd do it all over again next year!!

How do you like to celebrate back to school?

marci&london Marci Coombs is a mom to 3 kiddos and a wife to Joe.  Born and raised in Fairfax, VA she now resides with her family in Chandler, AZ.  She graduated with a degree in Broadcasting from Southern Utah University and went on to work as a radio DJ for 7 years. She's obsessed with polka dots, the color purple and Diet Dr. Pepper.  You can follow her on her blog Marci Coombs {Let the Games Begin}, where she blogs about entertaining, hosting parties, recipes, crafts and more!  You can also connect with her on Facebook, Google +, Pinterest and Twitter.

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