There’s something for everyone, and they’re pandemic friendly.
1. Go to an orchard and pick apples, drink apple cider, take cute fall pictures, etc.
With the apples you pick, you can make an apple pie, candy apples, and delicious goodies for later. If you haven’t tried hot apple cider….YOU’RE MISSING OUT! It’s my absolute fave.
Orchards make great backdrops for cute fall pictures, so wear your cutest fall outfit and get to snapping pics!
2. Paint/carve pumpkins!
My personal preference is to paint pumpkins because it’s more artsy and I don’t like the mess of carving pumpkins, but whichever you prefer is fine! Both can be super fun and are definitely on the top of the list.
If you have a park nearby, fall is the perfect time to go exploring outdoors and seeing the changing colors of the leaves 😍 If no parks or nature centers are near you, take a drive to one and go see the scenery fall has to offer, I promise it’s worth it! Plus, smelling the crisp, fall air is sooooooo refreshing and calming, and it’s nice to clear your head and get away from everything every once in a while.
4. Haunted houses!
I LOVE haunted houses, so I had to add this to the list. Most haunted houses in my area are still open during the pandemic with limited people in your group and everyone wearing a mask, so make sure you add it to the list of fall activities you’re definitely doing.
Also, be sure to check out ghost tours if you’re extraaaaaa brave. Ghost tours typically walk you through a town or building’s historically haunted sites and give you some background on it.
5. Go on a hayride, go through a corn maze, etc.
All the best fall festivities! These are usually found at an orchard, market, fall festival, etc. so be on the lookout.
6. Declutter your house
New season=a fresh start to sort through your stuff and get rid of anything you don’t currently wear or need. Sell or donate unwanted items!
7. Take a scenic drive
Go on a drive (one of my favorite things to do-it really helps you destress) with the music up and a coffee in the cupholder to a destination where the fall scenery is really beautiful and poppin’. 😍
8. Have a bake-off with friends and family
Fill up your kitchen with warm, yummy scents and a little healthy competition between loved ones with a bake off. Not only is it a fun activity, but at the end of it all, you’ll have an array of delicious baked goods to eat afterwards.
9. Do some fun fall arts and crafts
Time to get creative! Use your favorite fall colors, some fall props, such as leaves, pumpkins, gourds, etc. and get to work on your project. If you have kids, this is a fun way to make some memories with them and add some personalization to your arts and crafts. You can gift your craft to a loved one or use it for home decor.
10. Halloweentown movie night/scary movie night
Okay, so it doesn’t have to be Halloweentown, or a scary movie for that matter, but whatever your favorite fall or Halloween-themed movie is have a movie night with your favorite food and snacks at hand!
(btw….Halloweentown is a great movie and so are the sequels, so if you haven’t watched the, you should check them out 😄)
So I’ve mentioned taking cute pictures at orchards and such, but why not have a full on photoshoot? Fall is the PERFECT time to do so-it makes a great backdrop. Go somewhere scenic, such as nature where the leaves are changing, or a building that the colors really pop and there are some leaves around it, and start snapping.
Also, Halloween photoshoots are all the rage now. Get yourself some props and a photographer friend (or hey, maybe you’ve got this on your own 💁♀️) and spook away.
12. Make a list of everything and everyone you’re grateful for
Thanksgiving is in fall, and what better way to take part than to make a list of all you’re grateful for and keep it somewhere where you can look at it every day? Show appreciation for these things and people you have in mind, and for yourself too!
That’s it, folks! I’m so excited for fall to be here, although I’m a bit sad to see summer go 😦 What are your thoughts? What activities will you be trying this fall? Let me know in the comments below!
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