It’s the most wonderful time of the year! October is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited. Gone are the days of indecisive mornings where you can’t decide if it’s too soon to wear boots. The chilly weather brings sweaters and cozy socks, but also leaves many of us curled up on the couch watching Netflix. While this is a great way to pass time on occasion, your Saturdays can be spent in more fun ways. Fill your fall with festive activities!
Feel like going Outside?
Bundle up and head to your local farm! While you may not venture there for the majority of the year, they tend to get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin patches and corn mazes. If you’re lucky, you may find an apple orchard in there too! Not only can you stock up on produce while there, but gourds and cornstalks make darling decoration for outside your house. Don’t forget to spice up your Instagram with the fall foliage, and your quest to find the best pumpkin. Farms are so frequently forgotten about, but they’re an adventure fit for fall. Just remember your boots in case it’s muddy!
Haunted houses are another thing to check off your fall bucket list. Personally, I get scared very easily, despite having worked on a Haunted Trail for the greater portion of last year. No matter your bravery, you can’t miss out! Find a haunted house or trail near you and gather your friends for some screams. It’ll be a good laugh while you sip your apple cider later. Most haunted houses actually are reviewed professionally so proper age limits can be placed on them, so if you’re a scaredy cat like me, head to the ones for kids! Don’t let your fears keep you from enjoying the activities that put the “spooky” in Spooky Season.
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is organize get-togethers! There’s nothing like sipping on warm apple cider, a Halloween movie on, and all my friends there to watch it. It never has to be formal, just order some pizza, prepare some snacks, and throw some mulling spices into a saucepan full of apple cider. Whether you put on Disney Channel to relive Halloween Town, or watch ABC Family’s special of The Nightmare Before Christmas, it’ll be a memory for the books.
While your friends are over, why not do some pumpkin carving? Set out newspaper for all the seeds and guts, then go town. Websites have thousands of design ideas, or you could use your own creativity. In the end, your pumpkins may be a mess, but you’ll have plenty of memories. The pumpkin seeds can also be rinsed in salt water and popped in the oven for a quick treat.
Fall has to be the most photogenic season, so whatever you do, take lots of pictures to commemorate it! Sadly, it comes as quickly as it goes. Enjoy all the beautiful colors and festivities fall has to offer. Have any fall bucket list activities that I missed? Be sure to comment below for when I’m feeling bored.