Fall, what a wonderful season? From pumpkin patches to costume parties, there are many reasons to enjoy fall this time of year. Take some time this year to plan some fun solo, couple, or family adventures and events. Prepare ahead of time and experience fall like never before with some of these 10 fantastic and fun events and activities.
10 Fantastic Ways To Enjoy Fall This Year
1. Pumpkin patch
There’s nothing more fun than taking your kids or your little nephew to the pumpkin patch to pick out their soon-to-be jack-o’-lantern. Many communities and local farms will make an event of it. Some even provide additional activities like hay and pony rides.
Even if you live in a larger metropolitan area without any farms nearby, a quick trip to the grocery store for a pumpkin sets you up for hours of fun. What a great way to enjoy fall!
2. Carving pumpkins
Now that you have your pumpkin picked out, it’s time to get in touch with your artistic side. Pick up a few carving tools, (they typically come in sets at stores like Target). Then get to crafting your spooky masterpiece.
Don’t forget to save the seeds! One way to enjoy fall is to savor the tastes of the season. There are plenty of amazing roasted pumpkin seed recipes available for you to choose from online, and you could end up bringing the best snack to this year’s Halloween party.
3. Halloween costumes
It’s always best to plan your costumes for Halloween out ahead of time so you can come up with a theme. Bring back the mystery gang with Scooby and Shaggy. Or make your wizarding dreams come true as the prominent characters of the Harry Potter series.
Consider going to a local bar that holds a Halloween costume competition. With a little effort, you and your friends could end up winning the grand prize—or at least a round of shots! Many people enjoy fall by going to local costume parties with friends.
4. Scary Movie Marathon
Enjoy fall by taking on a scary movie challenge with your friends or family! Watch a spooky thriller each day of October up until Halloween. If a month of scary movies is too much commitment, host a marathon the weekend before Halloween.
Get the crew together. Then load up on all of the best snacks and beverages before you get sucked into A Nightmare on Elm Street or Donnie Darko.
5. Fall photo shoot
Just after Halloween is the perfect time to get the family together and take photos for a holiday card or keepsake. Consider hiring a professional photographer. Then head to the park to catch those falling orange leaves before the seasons completely change and it’s too late. Enjoy fall pictures that will be treasured for years to come.
6. Apple picking
The best time of year to go apple picking is from September to mid-October. If you’re lucky enough to live near an orchard, this a wonderful experience that you won’t want to miss out on.
Get the kids loaded up in the car with their little hats and coats and gear up for a wonderful day of fun. Kids really enjoy fall this way too!
7. Homemade caramel apples
Now that you have a bushel of fresh apples from the orchard, make a quick stop at the grocery store on your way home for some fondue chocolate and caramel. Caramel apples are a fun, easy way to entertain and delight the kids with delicious snacks.
If you’re worried about giving them too much of a sugar rush, caramel apples are a great holiday gift to give your employees or coworkers! Include one of these tasty treats with your holiday card as a seasonal gift so they can enjoy fall also.
8. Board game night
Board game nights are a perfect way to enjoy fall in the evenings. As the weather cools off, you’re likely to spend more time indoors than you normally would. Still close to Halloween? Pick up some spooky board games!
Closer to Thanksgiving? What better way to keep the family entertained while you cook dinner than with a few games of Settlers of Catan? Ditch those old, boring classics like Monopoly. Then head to your local game store to find out what the latest, most exciting games are.
Thanksgiving is about family, but it should also be about giving back to your community. As the weather shifts, shelters for the homeless and veterans become more full than usual. Volunteering to help those less fortunate than yourself is a great way to teach your kids just how much they have to be thankful for. You will enjoy fall more and have a sense of self-accomplishment when you volunteer.
10. Backyard Bonfire
Pick up a few logs and dig out a pit in the backyard. Fall is the perfect time to host a bonfire under the stars with a close-friends and a warm cup of homemade apple cider. Cuddle up to the fire and roast some s’mores while you swap tall tales.
With these fun activities and suggestions, you and your family and friends will be fully equipped to enjoy fall. Do you partake in any of the activities mentioned above? Do you have any to add?