When people think of fall they almost always jump straight to pumpkin. Not me. When I think of fall, I think of apples and then eventually get around to pumpkin. So I thought it would be fun to throw a party to celebrate fall with apples! So get ready for some awesome apple party ideas including a full caramel apple nacho bar and iron chef competition: secret ingredient, apples!
Easy Apple Party Ideas
I kept my party table fairly simple to make room for all of the yummy food people brought (more on that later). I just used a green tablecloth with a red gingham runner to match the Forever Your Prints apple printable design package that I used throughout the party. And behind the table, I created an apple-like backdrop by folding green and red scrapbook paper and stringing it together. Such an easy way to add some color to our boring gray wall.
Apple Party Ideas: Caramel Apple Nacho Bar
One of my favorite ways to eat an apple is drenched in caramel, chocolate, nuts, and all sorts of other goodies, but honestly I hate eating the whole apple on a stick. I’ve seen caramel apple nacho recipes popping up all over the place, and I knew they would be perfect for my party. Since people tend to have an opinion about what goes on their caramel apples, I created the perfect build your own caramel apple nacho bar so that everyone could choose their favorite toppings.
I included all of the toppings I could think of that go well with caramel apples including four different varieties of M&M’s® (milk chocolate, peanut, peanut butter, and white chocolate candy corn), nuts, chocolate, marshmallow, and of course, sprinkles.
Just like my mini pie bar, this was a big hit with everyone, especially the kids. They’ve all gotten just tall enough that they could reach the first row of toppings, which just happened to be four flavors of delicious M&M’s® . My house is quickly becoming the kids’ favorite since they always seem to get treats that they typically don’t get at home.
Apple Party Ideas: Food and Drinks
Apple Party Ideas: Games & Activities
After everyone was full of apple goodness, I broke out a stack of apple themed books for the kids. If you ever need something to entertain kids, bring out a stack of books they’ve never read. They loved it, and I loved giving them something fun (and educational) to do while us moms chatted.
After the kids were bored of reading, we all gathered together for my favorite activity of the party – a caramel apple walk. Pretty much just a cake walk, except instead of using numbers on circles, I actually wrote down names of apple varieties such as gala, golden delicious, and fuji. Everyone walked around the circles while I played the song “I like to eat apples and bananas,” and when the music stopped, I picked an apple out of a hat. Whoever was standing on the matching apple won a delicious caramel apple. The kids loved it, and it was something really easy for kids even as young as nine months to enjoy.
Apple Party Ideas: Party Favors
After the caramel apple walk, the kids got tired (it was nap time), and we finished out the party with just some simple party favors I put together. I gave everyone these cute little tin jars that they could fill with their favorite flavor of M&M’s® . On top, I added a cute little apple cupcake topper from the printable designs.