Fall Fun Guide: 40 Activities to Try this Fall | Andie Ibanez

Fall Fun Guide: 40 Activities to Try this Fall

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Since the first official day of Fall was September 23rd I thought I'd share my Fall favorites with you! I have a list of things my family does every Fall. That list has grown as my husband, Daniel, and I've met new friends and started new traditions.

These work great for date nights, friend outings, and/or family activities!

1. Go apple picking with friends. Bonus points for having a yummy apple party afterwards. My friends just did this!

2. Visit a pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches always get me in the fall spirit. Pick your favorite one and take it home.

3. Carve or decorate pumpkins. We usually paint our first round of pumpkins and carve our second round closer to Halloween.

4. Get lost in a corn maze. These are fun with friends, family, or even as a date night. Bonus points: Most corn maze's become "haunted" after hours!

5. Make crockpot Apple Cider. Your house will smell amazing for days! 

6. Make Halloween decorations. Sure you can buy some but making them is so much more fun.

7. Halloween Movie Marathon. This doesn't have to be scary! There are so many cute, family friendly Halloween movies. Daniel and I LOVE the scary ones. You know how ABC does the 25 days of Christmas? Well at our house we do 31 days of Halloween. It's one of my favorite traditions.

8. Make Halloween Costumes. I love making our costumes every year. You can be as creative as you want!

9. Scenic drive to see the Fall colors. Bring (or buy) some hot chocolate and play your favorite playlist.

10. Have a Pie Party. One of my friends hosted one last year and it was a blast. Making a pie is already fun and taste testing a bunch of other pies just adds to the awesomeness!

11. Go camping. We love camping in the Fall because of the scenery, obvs. But the cooler weather is perfect for snuggling! Indoor camping is another fun option as well!

12. Take family photos. Duh! Take advantage of the not so cold temperature and the beautiful scenery. It's a great time to get ahead on your Christmas Cards.

13. Pick PJ's out for each other. You can also just do warm socks or slippers. We just did this and both got each other Star Wars socks... I guess we really are soul mates!

14. Build a fort. Need I say more?

15. Make caramel apples. We make carmel apples and give them to friends every year during Fall. They are not very pretty but we can only get better, right??

16. Decorate for Halloween (or just Fall) together. We like coming up with a theme and then decorating based on that theme.

17. Make Fall crafts. I'm working on a post with my fave Fall DIYs. Stay tuned!

18. Volunteer! Really we should be looking for ways to serve all year long. But if you're lacking in the service department (we're all human), Fall is a great time to pick it back up.

20. Go to a Football game. It can be the local high school or favorite college team. There is just a special feeling about cheering your favorite team in the autumn air. Bonus points: Tailgate before!

21. Collect pine cones and leafs to make a Fall garland. Pretty self explanatory. I loved doing this as a kid and I might just love it more as an adult.

22. Go to a Haunted (or non-haunted) Halloween attraction. They are so creative these days! We've been on a haunted hayride, haunted cruise, haunted train ride, zombie shoot out, haunted corn maze, etc. 

23. Have a Chili cook off. My church hosts one every year and its so fun to get to taste everyone's chili and vote for the best one. My dad always wins in at least one category. I have yet to come close!

24. Throw a Halloween Party. It can be as small or as big as you want. Every year, Daniel and I host our annual Fright Fest! It's one of our favorite parties to throw for our friends.

25. Make a Fall Wreath. This is a great girls night activity!

26.  Sit around the campfire with friends. Bonus points: upgrade to a bonfire! 

27. FESTIVALS. No matter where you live there is bound to be some kind of Harvest Fest, Fall Fest, etc. We are so lucky to be living in NC right now because they have so many! Bonus points: Meet a Lil' Sebastian look-a-like.

28. Send letters to loved ones. I love sending surprise handwritten letters. I always through in a picture as well. Its a good warm fuzzy feeling.

29. Have breakfast in bed. Take turns making breakfast for each other or make breakfast together and jump back in the warm covers.

30. Make a Gratitude Jar. This is a new tradition for us. Take a jar and everyday take a minute to write something you're thankful for in your life. Read them on Thanksgiving!

31. Host a Cookie & Hot Cocoa Party. My parents have one every year and we look forward to it every year! You can make all the cookies yourself or have everyone bring their favorites.

32. Star gaze. Get warm and cozy and take a blanket to your back yard/back porch and enjoy the beautiful night sky. Don't forget the hot cocoa!

33. Invite someone new (or a family) to dinner. Family dinners are so fun and this is also a great way to meet new people.

34. Make Christmas wish lists. No matter how old Daniel and I get, making Christmas lists is one of our favorite things!

35. "Adopt" a family or an individual and help with their wish list. Every little bit helps!

36.  Write a letter to your future self. This one is a new tradition for us. But how cool will it be to read it 5 years later?!

37. Put on a variety show. Sing, dance, have a puppet show. Invite friends or keep it private.

38. Plan a dinner and music night. One of our friends does these regularly and they are so fun! We have dinner together and then play music for hours.

39. Wake up early and watch the sunrise. Stay up late and watch the sunset. Fall + sunrise/sunset = magic!

40. Have a picnic in a scenic park. Don't forget your camera to capture the beauty around you! Some of our favorite photos were taken at one of our Fall picnics.
I'm sure there are many that I'm missing! If you have a favorite Fall tradition please share it in the comments! I hope you all have a magical Fall!

Xoxo, Andrea

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