As kids, finding activities do in the fall was super easy. We went to pumpkin patches, completed Pilgrim-themed art projects in school, jumped in leaf piles, and baked cookies with our mommas. Flash forward to adult life and going to pumpkin patches is entirely anti-climatic, art projects can be difficult, jumping in leaves will give us hives, and baking cookies from scratch is a lot less fun without our mommas around.
To help us get through this season without letting it pass us by unnoticed, I’ve come up with five simple activities we can do as adults to celebrate this magical season.
1. Make a crayon-dripped pumpkin.
Forget about carving a pumpkin, and try creating a colorful crayon-dripped pumpkin! Simply purchase a white pumpkin and lay colorful crayons on top. Then, take a blow dryer to the crayons and watch as the crayons melt, creating super cool multi-colored streaks down the pumpkin. Set it on your door step or use it as a center piece! This easy craft will look like you spent a lot more time on it than you actually did. #winning
2. Microwave some smores.
Sweet tooth gotchya? Simple microwave a graham cracker with one (or two!) jumbo marshmallows on top for a few seconds. Then take it out, add a piece of chocolate, and top it with another graham cracker. It’s fall in all it’s glory condensed into a couple of bites without even having to make a fire.
3. Read a book.
Read? What? That long lost verb you’ve been avoiding since high school? Fall, with it’s cool temperatures and warm colors, offers us the perfect time of year for curling up with a good book. Whether you’re sitting out on your porch or curled up by a window, pick up a new book to soak in this season.
For a quick, upbeat read, try reading, The Smart Girl’s Guide To Surviving Her Twenties, and for a longer, historical-fiction novel, check out Silent in the Grave– an earie mystery perfect for this spooky season. My two personal faves!
4. Make a coffee filter wreath.
Coffee + wreaths= perfection. Not only is this wreath super easy and stinking adorable, but you probably have most of the supplies at home already! The ultimate savvy girl’s craft. Even if you’re super uncrafty, like me, this is one activity that is definitely doable and will make your front door (or your dorm door) look incredible autumn-esque.
5. Have a fall-themed girl’s night.
Invite your girlfriends over for a movie and instead of popcorn, have a candy apple bar! Slice up a few apples, lay out caramel for dipping, and top your apples with crushed oreos, Reese’s pieces, marshmallows, and other candy. Delve into suspenseful thrillers by have a Purge marathon, or watch a psychological thriller like The Forest. Both will leave you shook. And make your girls night extra special by wearing matching or coordinated Halloween pajamas such as these adorable fox pj sets available in black and in white.
So, take time this season to welcome in fall by trying one, or all of these fantastic autumn activities.
What is your favorite way to celebrate fall? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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