This year, it seems we are all enjoying fall from home. As one of the most beautiful natural phenomena, the weather gets a little chilly. Meanwhile, the trees put on a beautiful show of brightly colored leaves. As they change from green to yellow, brown, orange, and red, it’s hard not to be completely enamored.
With COVID-19 on the rise this year, it may be a little tough to take advantage of the season. Luckily, visiting a pumpkin patch isn’t the only official way to ring in the holidays. Below we’ve put together 10 tips for making the most of autumn.
Simple Ways to Enjoy Fall at Home
Decorate Your Home
Putting up fall inspired decorations brings a welcome change. Bring the brilliant colors of autumn indoors or put the final touches on rustic fall decorations outside of your house. Additionally, some cute decorations that add a seasonal touch include wreaths, display blankets, and pumpkin spice candles.
Pumpkins, gourds, and other decorative squashes are also everywhere this time of the year and add a beautiful touch. Decorating your home for the fall will have you in high spirits. Likewise, it will bring warmth and welcoming to your space.
Enjoying Fall with Apple Cider Donuts
This time of the year, it’s not hard to pig out on apple cider donuts. It’s apply season, after all! Pumpkin spice is usually a crowd favorite. However, we all know that apple cider is the real winner. Nothing compares to the taste or freshly made apple cider donuts. In fact, apple cider is seasonally produced in autumn. Therefore, it always brings feelings of fall to mind.
Donuts and fall vibes? Talk about having your “cake” and eating it too! If this isn’t the definition of “enjoying fall,” we don’t know what is!
Leaf-Peep From Home
Depending on where you live, you may not have to go very far to leaf-peep. Leaf peeping is a fun fall activity. Seeing the colors of foliage change before our eyes is beautiful. Yeah, raking them at the end of the season is a pain, but they look so pretty as they fall! So set up a chair in your backyard, sip on a latte, and enjoy the show. This is how we should all be enjoying fall!
Pumpkin Spice Latte and Crisp Air
Pumpkin spice lattes seem to be a part of every fall menu goodness. This traditional autumn coffee drink is made with a mix of fall spice flavors. Who knew cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, steamed milk, espresso, sugar, and whipped cream could create such a fantastic combination? It is the perfect beverage to sip on while enjoying the crisp, fall air.
Slip into something comfortable and sit outside with your favorite book. We guarantee it will put you into an autumn state of mind.
Binge Watch Hocus Pocus
Fall is here and you know what that means! It’s time to watch Hocus Pocus! Autumn means that Halloween is quickly approaching. Hocus Pocus has everything you need for Halloween season. Not to mention, it will put you in a spooky state of mind!
This film has been become a Halloween cult classic since it originally debuted in 1993. Therefore, there are now many different ways to stream the movie. This means it’s easy to watch from your couch, in your comfiest pajamas ever.
Try New Soup Recipes
Enjoying fall yet? One of the best things about autumn is there are so many seasonal ingredients available. For this reason, it’s a great time to experiment with soup recipes! Some of the best fall soup recipes are the rich and creamy types that feel more like a meal. Most of them are made with autumn ingredients like butternut squash, pumpkin, and apples.
These comforting bowls of happiness are super simple to make and will keep you warm and cozy all season long.
Enjoying Fall the Backyard Bonfire Way
Fall is the perfect time of the year to take full advantage of the cool nights. Starry skies and making new memories with family around the fire pit are a fun tradition. A backyard bonfire is such a comfortable way to spend an evening in quarantine. With this in mind, we suggest you choose a spot in your backyard. Then create an autumn-inspired atmosphere, and use hay bales as seats for a final fall touch.
Make Sure to Keep Warm
Finish it off by throwing around some blankets. Whip out the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows and enjoy! Take in the moment and slow down. Warm up around the fire pit, and spend quality time with each other by telling stories. Enjoy fall in all of its spending glory!
Festive Flower Arrangements
Seasonal fall arrangements really capture the beauty of the season. Floral arrangements are a beautiful way of bringing natural beauty and autumn colors into the house. The right flowers can brighten up your home through the autumn. As a result, this is the best season for flowers! Different shades of deep red, orange, burgundy, and yellow can give your home a classic and impressive touch.
Leaf Jumping: The Best Activity for Enjoying Fall
Looking for some fall fun? There isn’t a more tempting fall sight than a big pile of leaves waiting to be jumped into! Leaf jumping is a fall tradition for many suburban natives. Not to mention, it can create great memories. It has always been a fall favorite for both children and adults. Additionally, it can even provide many sensory benefits for children and develop their fine motor development skills.
So next time you rake the leaves, make sure to form fluffy little mounds out of them for the kids!
Carve A Pumpkin
One of America’s most loved pastimes is carving pumpkins in the fall. The activity is a great way to bond with family and add some personality to the home. Pumpkin carving is normally associated with Halloween and Jack-O-Lantern’s. However, stencils can help you carve much more fall-friendly designs into your pumpkin.
Fall In Love with Fall!
We hope that these ways to enjoy fall from home inspire you to make the best of quarantine and to create new traditions of your own that you can look forward to for years to come! What simple ways to enjoy fall do you have up your sleeve? Any fall traditions that you absolutely love? Let us know by tagging #MyLoneStarLiving on your fall photos!