Delightful Fall Festivities That Will Make You Happy
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Fall is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of the year! The weather is absolutely perfect, so it’s sweater weather all the time. The trees and bushes turn the prettiest colors and the leaves on the ground are so crunchy. It gets darker earlier and cuddling on the couch is even cozier with a nice warm cup of tea (or hot cocoa). I just love fall so much and in order to honor it, I wanted to make a post highlighting the most fun things to do during this lovely time of year.
Festivities to Experience This Fall Season
Since I’m taking the next 3 months off for some much needed me-time, I’m going to enjoy fall more than I ever have before. Simply because I have less stress and more time to.
However, the fall festivities in this post can be enjoyed with little time and effort. That way, you can still get all the things done you need to while also taking time to breathe in the fresh, crisp air that is fall.
Crunch all the Leaves
One thing that brings me great joy is crunching all the leaves. Every. Single. One. I love stepping on leaves and hearing them crunch under my feet. It is so satisfying, and it’s something I look forward to every year.
Remember, you have to enjoy the simple things in life, and this is one of them.
Scary Movie Marathon
Fall is perfect for binge-watching scary movies. End of story. Some great movies to watch are: all of the Halloween movies, IT (new or old version), Scream, The Ring, all of the Saw movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, the Final Destination movies, etc. And last, but not least, is the one, the only, Hocus Pocus! It’s not scary but it’s a Halloween classic.
Go to a Halloween Party
Halloween is one of the best parts of fall! You get to dress up, get FREE candy, and go to Halloween parties with friends. And if you’re a college student, you’ll have plenty of parties to go to for a great time.
I actually have never been to a haunted house, though it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience. This year we are planning on going to one and I couldn’t be more excited. See if there are any good ones around you to let loose at. Letting your guard down and getting scared sh*tless is fantastic, and a haunted house can help you with that.
Hayrides are classic fall festivities. Whether they’re haunted or not, they’re still fun!
Growing up, we would always go to the pumpkin patch and pick out pumpkins to carve. It was a fun experience and it sure beats just picking some pumpkins up at the grocery store. Because where’s the fun in that?
Once you’ve gone to a pumpkin patch, you can decorate your pumpkins! There are so many cool ways to decorate a pumpkin, other than the traditional carving. Here are some cool ideas:
Corn mazes always remind me of the Triwizard Maze in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I know they weren’t in a corn maze, but it was a maze nonetheless.
So if you go to a corn maze, you can pretend to be competing in the Triwizard Tournament and see if you can find your way out before your friends!
Cider & Donuts
We have so many orchards around us. We can drive in any direction away from our house and find an orchard. It’s great. There’s one that we pass by frequently and it has the best cider and donuts a girl could ask for. The cinnamon sugar donuts are so soft and and so delicious, and the cider is very strong. It’s great.
The only thing to keep in mind when going to get cider and donuts is how busy the place you go to will be. The majority of the time when we drive past Spicer’s Orchard by our house, it is packed with hundreds of people, if not more. So make sure you pick the right time to go, or else you’ll end up wasting your whole day just trying to enjoy some donuts and cider.
Look at Fall Foliage
The colors of fall are so pretty! I don’t even have to leave my house to enjoy it, since we live in the country and there are trees all around us. However, I would like to take a trip to the U.P. one year to look at all the colors in different locations.
You can take a look at the Fall Foliage Map here to seen when the leaves around you are at their prime. 🙂
And here’s a list of the best foliage drives in the U.S. :))
Take a Hike
If you end up going on a scenic drive, you can stop at some trails and go for a hike. That way you can experience the fall beauty even more and really take in everything around you.
I love fall, and I hope you can act on some of these and enjoy the best time of the year!