10 Fall Activities For When You Can’t Think Of Anything Else To Do
Halloween is Tuesday! This is one of my favorite times of the year (in an extremely close tie with Christmas time), and I can’t believe that it’s almost over! I started to feel like I hadn’t done anything fall-related. So, I came up with 10 things for me to do this fall to get in the spooky spirit. Keep reading to find out what they are!
1.Get outside and take cute pictures of the fall colors!
I mean, I think that it’s obvious that I absolutely LOVE photography! But what isn’t obvious (or is it?) is that I love taking landscape pictures. I find it super relaxing to just be by myself and capture the environment around me, and when that environment consists of beautiful fall oranges and reds and yellows, it makes me so happy!
Not a lot of people know this, but there is at least one antique shop in every state. (At least, I think there is…) Every time that I ride through a cute small town somewhere, I see one of these shops. And I’ve always wondered what it would be like to go in and browse the immense history of other people’s old stuff. 🙂
3.Take a “wrong” turn and just drive.
When it comes to taking road trips, my philosophy is that there are no “wrong” turns. If I’m out to drive, then I am out to drive all over the place. So, when it comes time to leave your worries behind, do so in a place you’ve never been.
4.Go to a Renaissance Faire (or other fall festival).
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is such an amazing display of artistic venture! My fiancé and I went to the Faire this weekend with his family, and we had an absolute blast. Check out the pictures below to see what we were doing there!
5.Go to a Halloween party (and actually dress up).
This one doesn’t sound hard at first, but not a lot of people actually dress up when they go out to bars or parties during Halloweekend.
Like come on guys, don’t you want to be fun? Here’s what my sisters and I dressed up as when we went out on Friday night:
6.Visit an apple orchard or pumpkin patch!
This one sounds lame and basic, but it’s honestly kinda nice – especially if you bring along some kids. I went to Milburn Orchards, which is an apple orchard near where I live. My fiancé and I walked around the market they have, and it was really cute. We ended up getting apple cider (duh) and some apple cider DONUTS – something Milburn is famous for. They’re delicious.
7.Build a fort in your house and watch movies under it!
When I was a little kid, my sisters and cousins and I used to build forts in the house ALL THE TIME. It was so much fun to push some couches and chairs together, cover everything in a blanket, and stash some pillows, books, and food in there. I could honestly spend hours reading in a fort (even as a 22-year-old adult).
8.Watch your favorite Halloween movie (scary or family-friendly).
My favorite Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, which is very family-friendly. I don’t do scary movies a lot anymore because I watched Saw and pretty much died. But Hocus Pocus will always be my OG fave.
9.Make DIY fall decorations (for Halloween or Thanksgiving or just for fall festivity with the different fall colors).
I don’t do this as much as I would like to (which is Internet code for I don’t every do this). I want so badly to be one of those people who crafts a bunch of DIY Halloween/fall decor, but I don’t have the time! If I did have that kind of time on my hands though, my room would definitely be decked out in webs and spooky-ness!
10.Make fall- or Halloween-themed snacks!
Who doesn’t love snacks? I mean, snacks are the backbone to our society. And Halloween snacks? Forget about it! I would love to make this Halloween Bark (recipe courtesy of Family Fresh Meals). It looks so decadent and delicious! And don’t forget about the drinks (courtesy of The Wholesome Dish)!
Whatever you’re doing this fall, make sure to do it with the people you care about. None of my most favorite Halloween/fall memories happened while I was alone. I hope you guys get a chance to try some of these ten ideas, and if you do, please share pictures of them with me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest!