The leaves are changing color, and the nights are slowly getting longer. As summer comes to an end, a bittersweet feeling comes over us. Thoughts of tanning and sunshine are behind us, but the real fun is just about to begin! Fall has finally arrived, and to get the full experience, you’ve to embrace it with arms wide open. How do you do this though? After considering just a few tips on how to make your fall worthwhile, you’ll be ready to get out there and truly fall into fall.
Because you’ll want to photo-document your wonderful fall experience, you’re going to want to look cute for most of it. But don’t worry; fall is the perfect opportunity to not only dress up, but also wear your comfy sweaters! Part of the magic of fall is that there are so many options for outfits! Keep in mind that if you look festive, you will feel festive. So, smack on your darker shades of lipstick, get that fall-fresh manicure, find yourself a sweater, and put on those booties because we’re ready to begin our fall journey!
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
You read the heading for this tip and you know what that means. PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES. There’s a lot of hype around this drink, and there’s a reason for it! Your fall won’t be complete without a warm cozy drink in your hand. If coffee isn’t your style, then opt for something like spiced apple cider. Keep it festive. The more you get into the spirit of fall, the more fun it will be.
Hit the Patch
So, you’re wearing your adorable new booties and you have your pumpkin spice latte in hand. Now what? That’s right. It’s time to hit the pumpkin patch. Grab your BFF and your mittens! It’s time to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Whether you like your pumpkins big or small, there are pumpkins out there in all shapes and sizes for everyone! Most towns have patches just outside of city limits in October, however if you really can’t find one, your supermarkets are sure to be selling them at this time. You can have fun carving your pumpkins, eating the seeds and making sweet treats out of them (pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, etc),or even just setting them around the house as a little fall décor for the soul.
The start of October itself can often bring spooky thoughts of horror movies, costumes, and Halloween night. So what better way to get into the mood than to embrace the spook?! October is full of haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, scary movies, and Halloween parties. If you live locally in Ellensburg, WA, make sure to check out Huffman’s Farm’s Haunted Corn Maze! If you’re willing to take a drive, Scarywood in Idaho is a great spook as well! In addition to places, some movies that are sure to get you in a fall-fest mood include Halloweentown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, The Adams Family, and Nightmare on Elm Street!
Attend Local Events
There’s something very pleasant about the farmer’s market in the fall. The pumpkins are out, the town folk are friendly, the air is fresh, and music is played. It’s almost like a real-life Halloweentown (without all the monsters and the giant pumpkin)! Octoberfest is another great event to attend. Although not everyone can book it over to Germany for a weekend, many towns host smaller, similar events. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, WA is an example of this! Drink beer, listen to music, and enjoy the moment.
Attending these seasonal town events is a great way to feed your fall spirit!
Okay, so maybe you’re “too old” to go trick or treating, but you’re never too old for Halloween! An even better option to celebrate is throwing (or attending) a party! Costume parties are fun for everyone. Put on your jam, add some spooky drinks, friends, games, and costumes and you’ve got yourself an instant good time.
Don’t Stop after Halloween
October is just the beginning of your glorious fall experience. Hold on to those cute outfits and your coffee because November holds promises of parades, Thanksgiving, and Black-Friday shopping!
Fall is already upon us, so don’t wait! Let yourself fall into fall this very moment.