What comes to mind when you think of fall? Autumn leaves, yummy treats, and crisp fall air are just a few. The changing of seasons is always fun to celebrate, but there’s something so special about fall. It almost personifies “change” like no other season does. So, let’s embrace it! Here are six fun autumn activities to enjoy before the season ends!
Eight Autumn Activities
1. Host a Friendsgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving is all about family gatherings, gratefulness, togetherness. But it’s about friendship too! Why not celebrate the highlight of the fall season by hosting a Friendsgiving dinner? Invite a few close friends over for a fun meal and fellowship. If you feel like you don’t have the time to cook another Thanksgiving dinner, turn it into a potluck and ask your guests to bring something to share.
2. Make some soup.
Sticking to the fall food theme, nothing screams autumn like homemade soup of ANY kind. Try a couple new soup recipes this fall. Here are a few that we found online that look amazing!
- French Onion Soup
- Pasta e Fagioli
- Instant Pot® Chicken Soup
- Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup
- Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup
Have fun and get the family in the kitchen with you! Here is the full list of 40 soup recipes to pick the perfect one to try! Boost the nutritional value by adding protein! This unflavored protein is our favorite!
3. Get active.
We know that cozying up by the fireplace with a good book is the ideal fall activity. But let’s get active with these autumn activities! There are many ways to get outside during this season, and here are just a few ideas:
- Go on a fall foliage bike ride or a hike.
- Head to your local pumpkin patch and corn maze.
- Walk around a local farmer’s market and support small businesses.
- And is it even fall if you don’t go apple picking? 😉
Soak in all the beauty that fall has to offer!
4. Plant autumn flowers.
When you think of flower gardens, you’re probably thinking of SPRING! But don’t underestimate fall’s gardening potential. At this point in the year, it would be too late to plant a lush fall garden, but let’s have fun and start planning for next year. Check out this blog on the 35 best fall flowers to plant for ideas!
5. Host a game night.
If the weather is starting to get a little too chilly for a night out, enjoy a fun game night with friends or family (or both)! Have everyone bring their favorite game so that you have a lot to choose from. Serve healthy snacks and have a good time with good company.
6. Bake a special treat or hot dish for the neighbors.
Serving others is part of our life’s mission, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, there are countless ways to make an impact in small and big ways. So, among our list of autumn activities, serving others may be our favorite. For a simple gesture, show you care by baking a fall themed apple or pumpkin pie, dessert, or casserole and gifting it to a neighbor.
Which of These Autumn Activities Will You Enjoy?
Fall is such a special season, so be sure to soak it in this year before it passes you by. Now that you have a few unique and fun autumn activities to partake in, which one will you enjoy first?
Another way to enjoy fall is to explore more of your backyard! Check out our blog on how to be a tourist in your own backyard.