I know fall has been here for awhile now and I’m a little behind on this post. But better later than never, right? Plus, I am just starting out on my fall bucket list so I figured we could get some inspiration together. Below are 10 of my favorite fall activities that range from basic bucket list options to fun Halloween ideas and even planning for Thanksgiving.
1. Take a scenic drive to take in the fall foliage!
The colors of fall have always been my favorite part of fall besides the cooler temperatures. Grab your favorite person, load up our best playlist, hop in the car and head out of town for awhile. Take in all the sites and maybe even stop by a small town you find on your adventures and have lunch. The possibilities are endless. Just don’t let the season pass you by because before you know it winter will be here are the trees will be bare!
2. Make your way to an apple farm!
This is a basic staple for fall. Last year was the first time since I had been since childhood and it did not disappoint. The farm we went to had a winery and ciders made from the farms crops. I picked up my basket, headed to the fields and spent forever looking for the best apples. When you get home use them to make candied apples, a mini apple pie (you core out the apple and fill it with a yummy mixture and create pie crust)!
3. Make smores by the fire with your favorite people!
Honestly, I have a love-hate relationship with smores. They’re equal parts fun yet daunting and messy but delicious. You spend time trying not to burn your marshmallow while also trying to make sure it’s gooey. Then you have to tackle the chocolate melting and by the end, I have a stomach ache and everything in sight is sticky. BUT… it’s still fun to sit around the fire laughing and making a mess together like children!
4. Go to a haunted house!
I went to my first haunted house when I was 12. My father took me to Netherworld, it was ranked the #1 scary house in Georgia and he walked me up to the ticket booth, told me this was the year, and not to embarrass him. I spent the whole time holding the hand of the random girl in front of me but I was hooked. I have gone to haunted houses every year since then!
5. Plan a fun outfit or party for Halloween!
Nothing is more fun than planning a fun party, right? Also, who can resist coming up with a clever fun outfit for the year. This year I will be going as a dinosaur and Eddie will be Chris Pratt before he got in shape – a chubby Chris Pratt will you! It’ll be a take on Jurrasic World.
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6. Go through a maze.
Get the family together and go to a local maze. I did this with my family growing up and it was always so fun spending the day together making it through an intricate maze. If you’re brave enough find one that does a haunted maze at night and head out with some friends!
7. Have a scary movie night or better yet do a re-wind a watch all your favorite Halloween classics from the 90’s!
I love scary movies and all the 90’s classics. Not to be basic but who doesn’t love Hocus Pocus (get a glow in the dark Hocus Pocus shirt or sweater)? I will also watch any of the Adams Family movies year round! However, I also get really into scary movies. Check out 7 of my scary movie recommendations for Netflix!
8. Attend a fall festival.
There’s always some sort of festival happening whether it’s a Harvest fest or a local carnival. Fall festivals are honestly the best! The weather is starting to cool down, they leaves are changing and there is a literal crisp smell to the air. It is the best! BEST I tell you!
9. Do the whole pumpkin thing.
Whether you carve them, paint them, use them to make pumpkin pie or roast pumpkin seed. Just make sure to make your way to a pumpkin patch this season! Side note: growing up my family and I would go to a local pumpkin patch and spend all day looking for the largest pumpkin to take home and carve! Also, check out this article on 10 no-carve pumpkin ideas!
10. Start experimenting with a fun new recipe for Thanksgiving!
While everyone loves the traditions of Thanksgiving and the foods that go along with it, I like to switch things up a little and do one or two fun spins on traditional foods. So while you still have time browse Pinterest (Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving decor and food inspiration) and find a few new recipes to make before unveiling your masterpiece to friends and family! Personally, I love this pepper jack green bean casserole!
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