Summer vacations have come to an end, the kids are returning to school, and more recent days have even brought a chill in the air. A new season is officially upon us! Autumn is always a welcome change. We can enjoy the natural beauty of the changing scenery, or curl at home with our favorite fluffy blanket and a scary movie. When it comes to fall activities, we here at mDesign have a list of fun and festive ideas you won’t beleaf!
Sorry kids, this event is adults-only! Grab your significant other or some of your closest friends and family and get ready to kick back. Enjoy stunning, serene vineyard views, guided tours, food pairings, and sample some delicious wine from the region of your choosing. mTIP - some wineries offer overnight stays so make a weekend out of it!
This is a fun and easy activity for any age and it will most certainly get you in that spooky Halloween mood! Pumpkins can be found almost anywhere once fall rolls around, but you can have a full afternoon when you go to your local farm. Head to the pumpkin patch and decide which one (or ten) will look great on your porch or sitting in your window. Once you have your haul home, put your personality on display with a goofy or scary looking jack o’ lantern. If your little ones aren’t at the carving age yet, give them mDesign’s portable caddy filled with markers, glue and glitter and watch them get creative!
Hitting the road is a given in the fall. It’s a great option for families and works with any budget. Driving gives us a much-needed break from the crazy, technology-driven pace of life and reminds us of the natural wonders we’re surrounded by. Make yourself a road trip (or Halloween-themed) playlist, pack up the car, and put the pedal to the metal to really enjoy the blazing beauty of the bright red, orange, and yellow leaves. For tips on the best routes to take, check out a list of routes that cover every region in the United States!
There are two types of ghost tours to get your scare on this Halloween season. The first is laid back and more informative than terrifying. Follow an expert ghost guide while they tell you the history and eerie local lore that is just enough to make chills race up your spine. The second type of ghost tour is designed to scare. Halloween diehards have gotten unique when it comes to creating an immersive haunted house experience that is not designed for the faint of heart and will leave you screaming.
During the fall and Halloween season, many farms and farmers’ markets offer fresh produce, hot cider, and other homemade goodies you can bring home. If you’re headed to the farm, families and groups of friends can have tons of fun with an afternoon of hayrides, corn mazes, scarecrow making, or petting and feeding the animals. Nowadays, some farms even have haunted nighttime events for older audiences if you’re looking for a good fright.
Fire pits are a great low or no budget option for fall. If you don’t already have a fire pit and you’re feeling ambitious, there are easy DIY options or you can head to your local home supply store to buy a personal pit. Grab everything you need for smores and snacks, pop open a bottle of apple cider or wine from your recent winery and enjoy. Bring out a large basket of throw blankets to keep on hand so guests can wrap themselves in a flannel and recline under the stars with a night of good company and conversation. Don’t forget to keep extra firewood on hand!
It goes without saying that you can’t fully enjoy the eeriness of the Halloween season without a marathon of movies. This might be the easiest activity on our list. Make it family friendly or rated R with an evening of creepy flicks. Put out serving trays with plenty of drinks and treats so that you can really settle in for a night of scares!
mTIP - Visit our YouTube Channel to see how to make these spooky donuts!
As much fun as it is to be out and about during the fall, there’s a lot to be said for a cozy, comfy night in. In the times of an ongoing pandemic, staying in is a perfect and safe option. Thankfully, some of the above activities are best enjoyed at home so bake up your favorite Halloween treats, pick a scary movie, and grab a blanket for a much-deserved evening curled up on the couch.
For more activities to enjoy this bewitching season, check out some other suggestions from mDesign.
Elizabeth DeAmicis is an SEO Copywriter at mDesign
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Sep 2, 2021