The leaves are starting to turn colors and crisp up. Mornings are crisp, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Best of all? There are so many great fall activities to take advantage of that it can be difficult to choose between them.
Make A Batch Of Apple Cider
Apples? Cinnamon? Cloves? Apple cider is basically autumn in a mug. What better way to welcome the season than with this classic drink? Of course, you can buy the premade stuff, but did you know that apple cider is ridiculously easy to make? Seriously. Essentially, you throw all the ingredients in one big pot and let your stove do the work — and make your house smell amazing in the process.
Rake Your Yard
With the blistering summer heat fading away, fall is a great time to be outdoors, even when it means an afternoon of raking leaves. Why not make some of that yard work a little more fun? Admit it; when you see a big pile of leaves, you’re still tempted to jump in. Embrace your inner child and do just that! Invite your children and grandchildren to get involved. See who can rake the biggest pile and who can make the biggest “splash.” It might take a little longer to get the yard cleaned up, but the fun memories will be more than worth it.
Decorate A Pumpkin
If haunted houses aren’t your thing, but you’re still feeling the Halloween spirit, try this classic — with a twist. Challenge yourself to decorate a pumpkin without carving it. Instead, break out the paint, construction paper, color markers, glitter pens, stickers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and whatever else you can think of and get to work. Bonus points: Get the whole family involved and see who can come up with the most unique design. Bragging rights to the winner — and maybe a pumpkin spice latte?
Host A Gathering
Invite a small group of taste testers, some homemade cider — and try out your best fall-themed appetizers, desserts or whatever. Truly, the important part is the time with your family and friends. Everything else is a bonus.