100 Ways to Enjoy Fall
1. Have a bonfire or light your fireplace.
2. Step on some leaves. Crunch!
3. Hot drinks: coffee, apple cider, green tea, and hot chocolate
4. Sweaters, scarves, and soft socks
5. Halloween and fall festivals
6. Harvest some apples.
7. As temperatures drop, spend more time inside with the family. Play checkers, chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, or an array of other board games. Have a movie marathon. Create a scavenger hunt to find some candy. Give the children some clues to help them discover their treasure.
8. Take gorgeous pictures of the fall leaves.
9. Go shopping for winter coats. Check out thrift stores, such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army for some awesome deals.
10. Visit a pumpkin patch. Choose large ones for jack o' lanterns and small ones for decorating around the house.
11. Go hiking to enjoy the fall scenery.
12. Curl up under a tree with a blanket and read a really good book. Watch the colorful leaves fall as you cozy up to a brilliant story.
13. Hot meals: soup, chili, macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and baked potatoes
14. Football games
16. Fuzzy blankets
17. Pies: pumpkin, apple, pecan, etc.
18. Go shopping for Christmas decorations. Many stores already have them stocked at the beginning of fall. Take advantage of the aisles being less busy and get into the spirit of the season a little early.
19. It's cuddle weather! Cuddle with a loved one, a pet, or a stuffed animal.
20. Make some fall sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are usually reserved for the Christmas season, but these will also delight friends and family during autumn.
21. Grab some rakes and clean up the fallen leaves. Make sure everyone has a turn to jump into the pile before bagging them up.
22. Purchase whole cloves, poke them into an orange, and attach a loop of ribbon (use a glue gun or tie the ribbon around the orange). Use it as a Christmas ornament or just a fragrant decoration for any time of the year.
23. Pick your favorite leaves and create crayon rubbings (great activity for children).
24. Visit a craft festival with your family or friends. It's a great way to celebrate the season and find some unique Christmas gifts.
25. Bake pumpkin or banana bread.
26. Buy fall-scented candles: apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, maple syrup, and caramel.
27. Gather old clothes and straw or raffia to make a scarecrow for your yard or front porch.
28. Plan your summer garden now. Plant some bulbs that will bloom once the weather is warm again.
29. Trick or treat with your kids early (or late) inside your home. Create stations within various rooms. Put various kinds of candy in each one. Have a costume contest afterwards.
30. Relax in a coffee shop. Make sure to try the fall flavors.
31. Visit a farmer's market. Choose some vegetables or fruits you can use for your Thanksgiving dinner.
32. Participate in a charity walking event. October is breast cancer awareness month; it's the perfect time to walk for a cause.
33. Check out yard sales. You can find some highly discounted fall and winter clothes.
34. Go to your local bakery. Buy something warm and enjoy a break from the crisp, fall air.
35. Make an autumn wreath. Use a glue gun to attach real or fake fall leaves to a simple purchased wreath.
36. Take a weekend trip to the mountains. The scenery is amazing with all the colorful leaves on the trees.
37. Give yourself a makeover. Dye your hair a few shades darker to match the season. Try hues of brown, orange, and red to change up your makeup routine. Purchase a trendy cardigan or sweater.
38. Dedicate a Saturday to practicing new recipes you'll use for your Thanksgiving meal.
39. Create fun crafts that you'll use later for decorating for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
40. Take up knitting or crocheting. It's a wonderful indoor activity for when the temperature starts dropping. You can make hats, rags, and mittens for friends and family.
41. Go on a carriage ride with your significant other or friend. It's the perfect way to enjoy the slightly chilled weather.
42. Roast s'mores/marshmallows over a fire or just pop some in the microwave.
43. Get lost in a corn maze.
44. Buy a leaf or tree guide book. Take it along when you walk to help identify what you're seeing.
45. Plan and sew your own Halloween or fall festival costumes.
46. Make a pine cone bird feeder by covering it with peanut butter and birdseed.
47. Take your bike out for a spin, but remember your jacket.
48. Take a stroll on an empty beach.
49. Write a list of things you're thankful for (can be done with family and friends also). It can be around Thanksgiving or on any day.
50. Make a scrapbook using all of your summer vacation photos.
51. Head to the local or state fair for some family fun.
52. Stock up on summer and spring clothes. They will be on sale in stores as soon as the fall season arrives.
53. Head to a lake and do some fishing.
54. Arbor Day is in September. Plant a tree to celebrate this special day.
55. Host a Murder Mystery party. Have it near Halloween.
56. Learn how to play the guitar or mandolin. Play your tunes on the back porch and enjoy the chilly air.
57. Buy something with a plaid pattern. It's a classic fall trend. Purchase a plaid shirt or soft plaid blanket.
58. Carry a leather bound notebook around with you when walking outside. Write some poetry or a story; draw inspiration from the fall scenery.
59. Get some friends together and put on a fall fashion show. This works best in August.
60. Use wax paper and a heavy book to press some leaves. Use them as bookmarks or decorations.
61. Make your own maple syrup: http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/pennsylvania/a/maple_syrup_3.htm
62. Redecorate your home using fall colors, such as red, gold, orange, mauve, and black. Use throw pillows and blankets to create a cozy atmosphere.
63. Camp in your own backyard.
64. Practice face painting for Halloween or a Fall Festival.
65. Make an autumn playlist for drives through the country.
66. Paint the fall scenery. You can paint on canvas or unconventional items, such as a saw or an old window.
67. You can take your dog out for longer walks now that the weather is bearable. Get some needed exercise while spending time with your pet.
68. Make a fall collage with leaves, acorns, nuts, and branches. Use a glue gun to attach it to cardstock. Place it inside of a shadowbox for a unique decoration.
69. Learn how to square dance or line dance. Sign up for a class and have fun with your friends.
70. Take a quilting class. Sew a quilt full of fall colors. Place it on your bed for the cool nights.
71. Have the last backyard barbecue at the beginning of the fall season. Scatter hale bays around for seating. Place old blankets on top to make them comfortable for your guests.
72. Purchase a small heater in preparation for the winter and to enjoy on chilly nights in the fall.
73. Visit a barn. Play with the animals and run through the field.
74. Run or jog. You'll be delighted that you can run farther now that it's not blazing hot outside.
75. Make some quick apple cider. If you're running low on time, add a little cinnamon to some apple juice and heat it in the microwave.
76. Make some homemade ice cream to complement all the pies you'll be eating.
77. Pick out some trendy school supplies. You or your kids will be excited to learn more with some fun notebooks and pencils.
78. Take a swim in an indoor pool.
79. Try bird watching. Buy a guide book to help you in identifying them.
80. Instead of buying a whole new fall wardrobe, just add a few key pieces to your summer clothing. A long sleeve shirt will go nice with a regular t-shirt over it. Add a vest or scarf for an extra layer. Purchase a single jacket that will go well with most other articles of clothing.
81. Buy a weather vane or wind chime to fully enjoy and notice the autumn wind.
82. Barbecue sweet corn on a grill.
83. Eat caramel popcorn, desserts with pecans or walnuts, and candied apples.
84. Fill jars with candy corn. Give them away as gifts or save them for yourself.
85. Slow down and take an afternoon nap under the warm covers.
86. Stand underneath a tree and try to catch the leaves as they fall.
87. Bob for apples, oranges, peaches, or even bananas.
88. Bowl outside. Fill empty liter bottles with seeds or corn. Roll a gourd or pumpkin (cut off the stem) to knock them down.
89. Have a picnic with a loved one.
90. Visit a haunted mansion close to Halloween.
91. Many towns have costume parades. Get a group together and go as related characters.
92. Check out a local ghost tour.
93. Head outside at night and gaze at the stars. Make sure to bring plenty of blankets and a telescope if you have it.
94. Fly some kites. The fall wind is perfect for this activity.
95. Host a tailgating party before a big game.
96. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or clothing drive.
97. Research new TV shows for the fall season. Get a group of friends together that will regularly watch a certain show with you. Treat it as a TV club instead of a book club.
98. Join the gym or the YMCA. Your 'summer self' will be glad you started so early for bathing suit season (remember that you'll be eating a lot for Thanksgiving and eventually Christmas).
99. Create luminaries using paper bags, sand, and votive candles. Line your driveway with them for a pretty glow.
100. Spend more time with the people you love whether that means enjoying the beautiful scenery outside or drinking a hot drink and watching movies indoors. Get creative and think of your own fall-themed crafts, parties, and activities.
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