What’s up everyone! It’s officially the first day of Fall! Fall is by far my favorite season of the year, so of course the only way to kick of this beautiful season on this blog would be with a post about my favorite things to do in the Fall. So if you want to know about some super fun things to do yourself this Autumn season, just keep on reading! 🙂
- Go Apple Picking
This is one I haven’t gotten to do in a few years but last weekend I was finally able to go Apple picking with my best friend, her son, her boyfriend and Tom at our local Apple Orchard. It was so much fun and reminded me of how much I love going Apple Picking. The only thing I would change for next year is when we go. I rather wait until the last weekend in September or first weekend in October (when it is officially fall in other words) because Apple picking isn’t as fun when it’s super hot out.
2. Have a Harry Potter Marathon
It’s no surprise that I am a total Potter fanatic! I’m down to watching the Harry Potter movies at any point during the year but it’s extra fun to have a total Potter marathon during the fall season. I just love popping up some popcorn and getting into my Harry Potter PJ’s and Hogwarts robe before cuddling with my boo under an over sized blanket to watch the genius of J.K. Rowling’s world come to life on my TV screen. Something about all of those movies just put me in that Fall and Halloween spirit.
3. Have Halloween Movie Friday nights!!
Speaking of movies, it isn’t really Autumn until you watch some classic Halloween-themed movies! Tom and I have decided that this year, every Friday leading up to Halloween (minus the one on my bachelorette weekend and the one on our wedding weekend), we will watch either a Halloween movie or a scary movie. Some of my all time favorites include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and Beetlejuice!!
4. Go pumpkin picking
Not a single year has gone by where I didn’t go to the pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins. It’s one of my favorite Fall activities to do and what makes it even better is being able to bring our pups along with us! Not only is it adorable watching them in the pumpkin patch but it makes for some really amazing photos too!
5. Carve (or paint) pumpkins
Speaking of pumpkins, no one likes a plain, boring pumpkin sitting in front of their house. Another tradition that I have never missed is carving pumpkins. I just love to come up with a new and creative design to carve my pumpkin into. This year to make things interesting, Tom and I have decided when the time comes, we will make our carving night into a competition. The winner will get to choose which movie we watch that night. You can guarantee if Tom wins, I will have to watch a scary movie so this will be interesting. If carving isn’t your thing, you can also choose to paint your pumpkins. This is definitely a much cleaner option and can result in some really awesome looking pumpkin creations.
6. Drink white hot chocolate
Most girls would probably have written down drink pumpkin spice lattes, but I’m not a fan of coffee. In fact, I don’t like coffee at all. Instead, my hot beverage of choice for these chilly months is hot chocolate, specifically white hot chocolate. As soon as the weather starts to have that brisk chill in the air, you can guarantee I’ll be at Starbucks getting some white hot chocolate! Unfortunately, very few places sell white hot chocolate and it’s even harder to find in the store. Luckily though, Starbucks has it and it’s beyond delicious!
7. Make a pumpkin pie
Speaking of sweet treats, my favorite Fall dessert is definitely pumpkin pie! Usually I’m fine with just enjoying pumpkin pie either from the store or my grandma’s kitchen but this year I really want to make my own from scratch!
8. Go to Fright Fest at Six Flags
I’ve been going to Fright Fest at Six Flags since I was a pre-teen! Even though I’m not a huge fan of scary things, especially clowns and chainsaw dudes, going to Fright Fest is a tradition and one I look forward to every year! I love how the entire theme park gets transformed for Halloween. Not only is the entire theme park decorated with Halloween-themed decorations, once it turns dark, the park fills up with all sorts of characters straight out of a horror movie! You can’t turn a corner without coming in view of a monster or zombie. If you want an extra scary experience, Six Flags also offers multiple extra haunted attractions, such as haunted houses and haunted mazes, to really make you scream in terror. Tom wants to go through one of these attractions this year but we will have to see about that.
9.Take trips to the Halloween store
It’s not surprising for me to make 5 to 6 trips to Spirit Halloween because I just love going into Halloween stores! It’s something about all the cool costumes and decorations that make me smile every time I get to go. This year especially I’m excited because now that I’ve decided I want to get into cosplay, I’m certain I’ll be buying a few costume pieces and props when they are on sale once Halloween is over! 😉
10. Go through a corn maze
This is an activity we also tend to do every year because it’s usually in the same place as where we are going pumpkin and/or apple picking. I love going through the corn maze, even if we always seem to get lost. Usually we have our pups with us and let them try to find the exit which is always an interesting endeavor!
11. Go on a Fall nature hike
One of my favorite parts of Fall is watching the leaves change from green to beautiful red, orange and yellow! The best way to experience these Fall colors, especially in New York is to go on a nature walk. Autumn is the perfect time of year to go on a hike, usually not too warm but not too cold either. I also love taking photography in the Fall so a color hike is the perfect place for me to do just that!
12. Have a Fall-themed photo shoot
This is a new tradition I want to start doing. As some of you know, I really want to get into cosplay as well as modeling so I would love to do a Fall-themed photo shoot this year. I feel like the best place to do a photo shoot like this would be at either the pumpkin or apple patch, but anywhere with trees would work. Another great thing about starting something like this is I can watch as myself, along as Tom evolve each year and grow as a family.
13. Wear boots, scarves, beanies and other Fall themed attire
Like I said earlier, I love how Fall’s weather usually is! Fall is also my favorite season when it comes to fashion. I just love wearing boots, beanies, and scarves. I feel they add a special touch to any outfit!
- Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade while eating cinnamon buns
I have never missed watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning. It’s something I look forward to every year and make sure that I’m up early to not miss any part of it. About 4 years ago, my mom and I added eating cinnamon buns during the parade and now that has become a tradition every Thanksgiving morning.
- Have a Thanksgiving dinner
After Christmas, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Not only is the day filled with delicious food, but my favorite part about Thanksgiving is being able to come together as a family and enjoy the day. This Thanksgiving will be the first Thanksgiving where I am officially a D’Ascanio and though I hoped we would be in a house by than to host, I’m still so thankful and excited to spend this Thanksgiving with my combined family, wherever we may be.
And there you have it, my top 15 Fall activities! I hope you all enjoyed this post and maybe even saw an activity on this list that you hadn’t thought of doing before but now want to! I really enjoyed creating this blog post for all of you but now I want to hear from you; What is your favorite thing to do during the Fall?
Drop a comment down below and as always, if you enjoyed reading this, hit that like button! One last quick thing, my hope is to have my YouTube channel up within the next coming weeks. I wanted to wait until we had our own place but we have hit a few roadblocks recently that is delaying that from happening and I really don’t want to wait too much longer. If I can get my channel up, you can be sure I will be vlogging some of the above activities, plus, all the wedding activities coming up, since it is officially one month until my wedding!! So if you’re interested in getting to see my life through a whole other platform, just keep your eye out for that announcement! 😀
Until next time my darlings,
-Kaylee D. ❤