Fall becomes a favorite season for so many people. The style, the smells, the rustic appearance. Autumn hits home with a special sentiment that reminds you of pumpkins, spices, drinking cider, Halloween costumes, and probably of jumping in a pile of leaves when you were a young child too. Between the beautiful colors in the trees with their golden autumn leaves and the cool autumn breeze penetrating your senses, fall days have the perfect ingredients for something special. And who can forget snuggling up around a bonfire, looking up at the beautiful night sky with loved ones. Fall brings with it many memorable occasions to hold on to.
Finding things to do this fall with loved ones is not difficult. Perhaps only if you overcomplicate your plans. Remember that good times comes from good company! Often, the simplest of ideas can bring the most amount of joy.
There is nothing more beautiful than a fall sunrise. Fall is golden, just like the sun. Naturally, the setting has already been made for you by nature so you can wake up early and enjoy watching as the sun as it rises, while its golden rays beam on you and your loved ones. Together, just for a moment to forget about the busy day ahead, or any woes of grief, just pure relaxation, comfort, and love with the people you care about most. This is a great way to begin your day, although you can easily decide to go see a sunset as well.
It won’t take much effort to prepare for this easy but memorable moment. All you need is to choose the right day in advance. There are a few important things you will need to check as well as some extra things you can do to make it even more special
- Check the weather the day before. You wouldn’t want to wake up early to grey skies. Partly cloudy can be ok if the clouds surround the sun and do not block it.
- Brew your favorite fall beverages and have breakfast ready for afterwards. Fall is all about coffee, tea, cinnamon, and spice.
- Say something special to set the mood.
- Use your camera to take some pictures of the sunrise. It’s beautiful and easy to remember the occasion when you look at the photo in the future. You don’t want to be in the shot itself, that requires too much preparation and stress to look good. However, it is ok to setup your camera to take an artistic shot from behind you, featuring your shaded silhouette looking over a stunning sunrise background.
Some of the best fun fall activities are outdoors. From pumpkin festivals and harvest festivals to a fall scavenger hunt, outdoor fall activities are tremendous fun. Breathing in the fresh autumn air while enjoying iconic fall activities makes for a great day with your family or a nice date to go on with someone special.
There are a lot of exciting things to do and see at your local fall festivals. Between the autumn styled environments, food, shopping, and of course the games, hours can fly by as there is so much to be busy with. Since harvests can usually last a while, and they tend to take a considerable amount of time for many to drive to, it’s important you prepare.
- Check the weather and dress appropriately. Even an extra jacket just in case.
- Although most of these festivals do sell food it’s a good idea to still bring some light snacks, especially if you’re with kids.
- Bring a camera, there will be some iconic moments throughout the day that you will want to remember forever.
If you’re a do-it-yourself type of person, create your own mini harvest festival right in your own backyard. This is not for the faint of heart since it will require a ton of work, arts and crafts, and time, but it is a great fall activity for preschoolers, and they can help with some of the fall crafts. There are tons of easy festival games that are simple to setup and often can be crafted out of recycling objects and bottles from in your house. A quick internet search will provide you with many ideas, so you can choose the ones that you think your family will like the best. Here’s just a couple of games and fall art projects to get you started.
Crafts & Games
Leaf crafts. With 101 different ways to color and paint leaves, doing leaf crafts are easy and enjoyable for kids. You can even shape different leaf crafts out of your collection of natural leaves which is also a fun concept to incorporate as a scavenger hunt. I would only use specially made leaves for a scavenger hunt or they would be too hard to find. You can add other prizes to your scavenger hunt too.
Utilizing fall themes for your games such as pumpkin tic tac toe, designing the area with pumpkins, leaves and acorns. Fall mazes are fun, and will keep kids busy and happy too!
It’s also October, which means Halloween is around the corner. Crafting some spooky decorations can be fun and provide you with things to hang up around the house and yard through Halloween. You can also Inspire spooky themes to craft to be used later on.
More fall activities to add to the fun
If taking photos is your thing, you should explore drones used for photography and videography. Not only is it one of the coolest little gadgets to pilot, but it can take amazing quality photos and video. It also takes you to places you otherwise would never reach. Imagine the types of footage you can get from the air of your backyard fall harvest. Or the perfect shot of you and your partner looking out into the sunset (or sunrise). Drones will get you the perfect fall photography shots whether you’re going on a fall hiking trail, going to a park, or right in your backyard. The beautiful scenery of autumns gold and red colors will give you hours of fun. Don’t forget to take some great drone photos of your family and loved ones together too.
Drones also provide a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. They’re not difficult to fly and have safety features which will prevent damage in case of an accidental crash.
Naturally, you’re going to need some relaxation from all the amazing fun and memorable moments you’re creating with the people you care about. Cozying up under a blanket with someone you love to watch your favorite fall movies and shows is one of everyone’s favorite pastime activities. You can set up a movie to keep your kids busy when you need time for other matters. Entertainment is great. But make it fun and special.
Using a projector is an iconic memorable way to be entertained. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing to see the projector beam onto the surface screen, but it’s fun and reminds you of being at the movies. Most projectors are also portable, so if the weather permits it, you can even have an outdoor fall movie. Especially if you have decorated your yard full of Halloween decorations, it would be an amazing place to watch a scary movie.
Fall tea party
A very eloquent way to spend your fall afternoon is to have a tea or coffee party with your best friend. It’s classic and you just can’t deny yourself the beautiful aesthetics of a properly decorated fall tea party.