It’s amazing how quickly this year has been flying by! Now that we’re ushering in a beautiful new season, it’s a great time to start planning your Fall activities. From apple picking to creating DIY pumpkin centerpieces, here are 10 fun ways to celebrate Autumn.
10 Fun Ways To Celebrate Autumn
Since quarantine life has made it more challenging for us to do our normal everyday activities, I view it as an opportunity to think outside the box (or for that matter, outside our homes). While you might not be able to attend a live concert or a food & wine festival, there are still so many fun ways to celebrate Autumn.
Whether you love crafting and doing projects at home or you enjoy getting outdoors, there are lots of things to do during Fall, even while quarantine is still going on.
Read a New Book
While the kids are jumping back into schoolwork, it’s a great time to stimulate your mind too. Pick up an interesting new book that challenges you to think differently, expand your awareness, and catalyze your personal growth. From business books that help you learn new strategies for accelerating your career (even while working from home) to self-help and mindfulness-oriented books that encourage you to shift your mindset and outlook, Fall is a great time to dive into a new book.
Get Creative in the Kitchen
From a hearty ginger soup to butternut squash ravioli, Fall is a perfect time to get creative in the kitchen. Whether you dive into a delicious cookbook or pick-up some pro tips from the Cooking Channel, stimulate your mind and tastebuds by cooking new recipes. Not only will this help to expand your repertoire in the kitchen and introduce new ingredients into your diet, but it will also help you get out of a meal rut (if you’ve been feeling a little stuck lately).
Up Your Floral Arranging Game
From vibrant flowers to lush foliage and berries, Fall is a fantastic time to up your floral arranging game. There are so many beautiful flowers in season right now that it makes floral arranging even more enjoyable. Visit your local farmers market or even a supermarket (Safeway carries awesome options) to pick-up a variety of blooms. Elevate your floral arrangement with a gorgeous copper or rose gold vase for that added touch of elegance.
Go Apple Picking
There’s no better time than now to hop in the car and head out to an apple orchard for a day of apple picking. Not only is it a fun family-friendly outdoor activity that you can enjoy (even while practicing social distancing), but it’s a super budget-friendly way to stock up on fresh apples.
Elevate Your Dinners at Home
To celebrate Autumn, turn your family meals into a special occasion by elevating your dinners at home. Set the table, add some fresh flowers and lit candles, and even bring out your fancy dishes and flatware. Nothing turns an ordinary day into an extraordinary occasion like a beautiful tablescape.
Shop for Fall Home Decor
Whether you’re a HomeGoods devotee or love checking out vintage shops and unique boutiques, Autumn is a fun time to go shopping for festive Fall home decor. From rustic pieces to sumptuous scented candles, adding a touch of Fall to your home instantly makes space feel warm and cozy.
Play with Fall Makeup Colors
Change up your look by playing with gorgeous Fall makeup colors. From vibrant lip colors in bright reds and deep plum shades to rose gold and copper eyeshadows, now’s a great time to refresh your beauty routine.
Head to a Pumpkin Patch
Grab the kids (or your besties) and head to a nearby pumpkin patch for a day of pumpkin picking. Whether you prefer traditional looks (like orange pumpkins) or you want something different (like white pumpkins), there are so many interesting options to choose from. The best part is – the pumpkins can be used for home decor or even cooking!
Make a DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
Succulents have become one of the most popular types of plants to have at home these days. So, why not do a modern spin on traditional pumpkin decorating by creating a DIY Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece? To learn how to do this project at home, check out this easy-to-follow tutorial on Inspirations & Celebrations.
Create a DIY Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
Last, but certainly not least, is another creative way to decorate with fresh pumpkins. A lush-looking DIY Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece is such a great way to incorporate two eye-catching fall trends – beautiful flowers and pumpkins. To learn how to do this fun Fall project, check out this tutorial on Inspirations & Celebrations.
No matter how you plan to celebrate the new season, keep in mind that doing a variety of fun and different activities will keep you and your family feeling joyful, excited, and enthusiastic over the next few months. If there’s anything that we need now, more than ever, it’s reasons to be happy everyday.