Fall isn’t over yet! | Top 8 to-do’s after Halloween
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Halloween has passed and the first official day of the autumn season is now over a month behind us already, but fall isn’t over yet!
Check out our top 8 classic fall to-do’s after Halloween:
#8: Visit a pumpkin patch, and make sure to snap a picture with this year’s finds! Even though the time for carving jack-o-lanters has passed, pumpkins are still a great way to stay in the autumn spirit. And pumpkin patches always make for a fun weekend outing.
#7: Jump in a pile of crunchy leaves. Age is just a number — unleash your inner kid and let loose. You know you want to!
#6: Drink a pumpkin spiced latte while strolling through a park. There’s nothing like having a hot drink in your hand on a cool day, especially when the colorful leaves are still adorning the ground.
#5: Pick apples at a local orchard. Check out our apple fare blog for a list of options near you.
#4: Drink a glass of spiced apple cider while reading your favorite book. If you need some inspiration, check out GoodReads list of best books to read in autumn.
#3: Roast s’mores (this one of our all-time favorites). We understand you don’t have a fire pit in your yard to roast on, but not to worry, there are a few other options. You can easily make s’mores in the oven using the normal ingredients (graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows). Simply preheat your oven’s broiler, place a marshmallow on the graham cracker, and broil for only a few seconds until golden brown. Then remove from the oven, place the chocolate bar on top of the marshmallow, followed by the other half of the graham cracker. The warm marshmallow will melt the chocolate and make for the perfect s’more!
#2: Have a picnic in the park with a few of your best friends. What a great, scenic way to catch up on a crisp fall afternoon.
#1: Bake every kind of pumpkin-related treat you can think of! Pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, and if you still need ideas, here’s a list of CountryLiving’s 30 savory pumpkin based recipes to get you started.
What are your favorite fall things to do after the time for pumpkin-carving, costume prep, and haunted houses has passed? Let us know in the comments, and feel free to share any picture or suggestions with your neighbors via your community Facebook page!