I love fall! The list of fall activities is long; today I’ll share 10 ways to celebrate fall:
- Visit an orchard. I love the smells and colors – I get excited just thinking about this trip! When my two daughters were young, we would head there on a Sunday afternoon and they would drink apple cider, select their pumpkins, and enjoy caramel apples. My Dad used to take my six siblings and me when we were young. I love passing down traditions!
- Visit an orchard part two – pick your own apples! Take your family or friends and walk through the rows of apples and pick some to take home. They will taste better because you picked them!
- More about apples…. make your own applesauce, baked apples, an apple pie…. this list goes on! Have an apple bake-off with a friend or your kids/grandkids – what memories and delicious treats you will create!
- Decorate! I LOVE to decorate my house for fall. I remember collecting acorns as a little girl and arranging them on the kitchen table. I still like to gather small gourds, pumpkins, and other fall items to place around my home. Get the whole family to help you plant mums or hang a fall pennant. And, place your leaves in those huge garbage bags that look like jack-o-lanterns!
- Make leaf rubbings. Gather different leaves from your yard or a neighbor’s (be sure and get permission first). Lay them on a flat surface with the vein side up, place a sheet of paper over the leaves and use crayons or colored pencils to rub images. Display the artwork in an inexpensive frame- your first fall decoration!
- The cooler evenings lend themselves to warm foods – especially chili and soups. You might host a gathering with family/friends.Ask everyone to bring a favorite chili/soup to share. Add a few other foods and you have a fall party!
- View the changing leaves. Take a trip that allows you to drive through the brilliant foliage or take a walk in your local park or neighborhood. Either way, the colors are sure to delight you!
- Rake leaves in a huge pile and let your kids or grandkids jump in! As long as you have your rake handy, why don’t you and your family or friends offer to rake the leaves of an elderly neighbor or single parent? Maybe you can do this as a surprise! You will be spreading a fall blessing!
- Check out the Fall Festivals in your area. Many cities and small communities have everything from maple syrup days to Heritage Days to Pumpkin Fests! Many of these events are free or have a small charge for parking. Google what’s happening in your part of the world!
- Have a pumpkin carving party! Pick up small pumpkins for family and friends to carve. Give out prizes for the most creative, funniest, etc. All ages will enjoy attending this party!
What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate fall? Share in the comment section below. Happy Fall, y’all!