While there’s not a whole lot we can all agree on in 2017, one thing is for certain: Fall is the best season. Between its crisp air, changing colors, delicious flavors, and plentiful activities, it’s got a little something for everyone. If you ask us, it’s singular biggest downfall is how fast it always seems to go. We hardly feel like we have the time to soak in the glory of the season before it’s over and winter has arrived. To express our appreciation for this world in which there are Octobers, we’ve compiled a list of all the ways to make the most of fall this year.
When you’re feeling crafty…
Deck the halls with mums, pinecones, and pumpkins. One of the best ways we know to relish in the season is to decorate our living spaces with all its colors and scents. Because seriously, what’s better than curling up with a good book, your favorite blanket, and the smell of campfire donuts surrounding you? We’ll wait.
DIY this year’s costume. Halloween costumes can sometimes seem a little unnecessarily expensive considering they’re one-and-done outfits. But, thanks to all the creative ladies out there sharing their DIY inspiration on the internet, we too can feel festive without breaking the bank.
Decorate pumpkins. While we still love carving pumpkins and admiring the designs that only we can decipher, painting them is a fun, less gooey way to get in on the action. Imagine your entryway with these Insta worthy designs.
When you’re feeling nostalgic…
Watch the movies you loved growing up. Or just do like us and make sure to watch Hocus Pocus at least 3 times. Because, it’s the best.
Check out the free coloring pages on Pinterest. You’re never too old to break out the crayons and create a little art. If you needed any further convincing, coloring has been shown to reduce anxiety and increase mindfulness.
Camp out in your backyard. Ghost stories, optional. comfiest sweatpants, mandatory.
When you’re feeling hungry…
Copycat your favorite candy. Forget buying bags of candy this year and check out all the homemade versions instead. On second thought, maybe still buy candy for the trick-or-treaters so you don’t become the questionable house to avoid.
Make an autumn infused meal. Tis’ the season of butternut squash and apple crisp. Get in the fall spirit with these delicious dishes.
Build a caramel apple bar. Get down with your bad self and make the caramel apple of your dreams.
When you’re feeling energetic…
Sign up for an outdoor class or race. Convince your family to sign up for this year’s turkey trot and start training now, while the weather is still ideal. Or, if races aren’t your jam, search for an outdoor yoga class to attend.
Take a hike. Check out the trails that your state has to offer and spend a morning with mother nature. Then, of course, refuel with a homemade Pay Day.
Organize a friendly game of touch football. Just make sure that your friends aren’t as intense as these guys first.
When You’re Feeling Spooky…
Watch a scary movie — in the dark. Check out our list of 31 movies to watch before Halloween, here.
Go to a haunted house. Like, a real one. Visit one of the most haunted places in the U.S.A. and see if you’re brave enough to stay the night.
Hold a seance. Seriously. Or, just, y’know, play with a Ouija Board and ask if your crush likes you back.
Tell Us: What do you like to do in the fall?