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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!


What is a Family Apple Party?

First I decorated our kitchen table…


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.



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


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


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


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


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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