Fall is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. I know a lot of people are sad to see summer go, but I never really am. Fall is such a beautiful time of year. A common complaint that I hear is that people seem to think there is less to do once fall comes around and I would argue that isn’t true. So, that being said I thought I would compile a list of some of my favourite things to do now that autumn has arrived:
Go for a walk
As I mentioned above, fall is absolutely beautiful so getting out for a walk is a great way to enjoy the changing colours. I find it much nicer to walk when the temperatures get a bit chilly too!
Visit a pumpkin patch
This was one of my favourite fall activities as a kid and something I still really enjoy doing. Going and picking out a pumpkin is a fun way to spend an afternoon; plus you can use the pumpkin to roast pumpkin seeds and to decorate, providing you with more fall activities.
DIY a Halloween costume
Making your own Halloween costume is likely going to save you money and get you in the festive spirit. A couple years back now I made my own Minnie Mouse costume which turned out pretty well. I got most of my supplies from the dollar store so the costume was quite inexpensive to make and I had such a fun time doing it.
Drink a pumpkin spice latte
It’s officially fall for me when I get my hands on my first pumpkin spice latte of the season. I love the abundance of pumpkin flavoured goodies this time of year and I think the lattes are my favourite of all. I usually get the ones from Starbucks though I have had some really good ones at independent coffee shops as well.
Watch a scary movie
I’m not typically a huge scary movie fan, but I do tend to watch one or two throughout the season around Halloween. Even though I have my eyes closed for more than half the movie, something about watching scary movies in the fall seems essential. A couple of my favourites (if you could even call them that) are The Conjuring and Insidious.
Go for a country drive
Again, like the walk, going for a drive in the country is such a nice way to see all of the pretty fall leaves. I like doing this at least a couple times throughout the season. I have a fall-inspired playlist on Spotify that I like to listen to and it’s a great way to clear your head.
Go apple picking
I love fall baking, a lot of which includes apples, so going apple picking is a fun way to spend an afternoon and certainly is more fun than just going to the grocery store to pick up apples. There is a little orchard about 15 minutes outside of town that I like to go to. There is always great variety and being out in the fresh air is nice.
Thanksgiving is one of my favourite parts of fall. My parents always make a delicious feast and it is a great time to catch up with family. We typically host a small dinner every year which I always look forward to!
Buy a fall scented candle
Fall is my favourite time of year at Bath & Body Works! They have the best fall scented candles around and I always like to go and stock up. I think my sister and I went 3 or 4 times last year and spent at least 40 minutes each time smelling all of the different scents. There are so many to choose from but I think ‘Leaves’ is my all-time favourite. There’s something so cozy about lighting a fall candle curling up with a good book or a movie.
Make mulled wine
I made mulled wine for the first time last year and it was so good! It’s the perfect autumn evening cocktail and one I plan to make again this year. It tastes like autumn in a glass and makes the entire house smell delicious too. You make it in a pot on the stove so it’s low maintenance and easy to make lots if you’re hosting an event where you need to serve more than just a few people.
Bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
As I mentioned before, I love all things pumpkin flavoured and these cookies are incredible! I make them every year and they are always a big hit! The combination of chocolate and pumpkin is really nice and they are really easy to whip up!
Those are a few of my favourite things, but there are certainly so many more things to enjoy. What is your favourite thing to do now that fall is here?