My son has a fall birthday, and the fall can be a tricky time to plan a party outside. It can get pretty cold and rainy, which sucks for party planners! We got lucky this year with beautiful weather for “Flash’s” celebration. I wanted to keep it smaller and simpler than usual, therefore we only invited our family, closest friends, and neighbors and invested in one affordable activity- bales of straw from The Home Depot. They were about $10 per bale. We got five or six of them, stacked them, and let the kids jump around and entertain themselves. Husband even made a tunnel out of them, similar to what you see at a pumpkin patch. It brought a “fall feel” to the party, and most importantly, the kids loved it! If you have the space in your backyard and don’t mind a straw-filled car trunk, then I recommend this party highlight for your kid(dos)!