Crisp weather, gorgeous foliage, pumpkin everything — fall is a season with pops of color and artsy attitude. Here are 10 festive ideas to celebrate this vibrant time of year.
Autumn would not be autumn without the spirited orange fruit that defines the month of October. There’s nothing like adventuring into a pumpkin patch to find your perfect future jack-o-lantern. Round, long, or small, there are no wrong answers here.
Carve or Paint a Pumpkin
Once you’ve plucked the best pumpkin from the patch, it’s time to get creative. Carving or painting your pumpkin is lots of fun and it’s the ultimate way to make your house Halloween ready. From jolly to spooky, the messiness of it all is worth it. Carving bonus: pumpkin seeds (for eating or planting).
Celebrate harvest time by picking a basket full of crispy apples. Visiting a pick-your-own farm is a refreshing experience and a fantastic way to bond with family and friends. You’ll make memories and have fresh fruit for days.
Bake a Pie
In an environment bursting with pumpkins and apples, it’s difficult to not be inspired. Fall is a wonderful time to bake pies, from the iconic apple and the festive pumpkin to sweet cherry and juicy blueberry. There’s a season of flavor waiting to be tasted!
Whether you have a colorful view from your own backyard or have to travel to see nature’s shades of style, foliage is the epitome of fall. No matter if you walk through the woods or take a drive to a scenic overlook, autumn is naturally breathtaking.
Venture through a Corn Maze
Getting lost in a corn maze can make for a fun family adventure. The rush of excitement as you search for a way out is exhilarating and spooky in all the right ways.
Get Spooked in a Haunted House
It’s okay to be a scaredy-cat around Halloween time! From sneaky zombies to snickering witches, screaming and running through a dark haunted house is a thrill. Are you brave enough to lead the way?
Watch your Favorite Scary Movie
Fall nights, especially those that creep closer to Halloween, were made for cozying up with a warm blanket — or the person next to you — and watching your favorite horror flicks. From ghosts and vampires to skeletons and straight-up monsters, it’s such an appropriate time to lock your doors and purposely give yourself nightmares.
Eat Fall-Themed Foods
No doubt about it, fall is the season of flavor. From stews, soups, and chili to candy apples, fruit pies, and roasted corn washed down with cider or hot cocoa, no other time of year can compete in this category. Also, there’s nothing in this world like a satisfying Thanksgiving feast. And mountains of mashed potatoes.
Jump in a Pile of Leaves
The feeling you get from jumping into a pile of leaves is freeing and euphoric. You must experience it to understand.
How do you celebrate autumn? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to check out our collection of fall gifts!