October is only a few days away, which means spooky season is on its way! But if scary stories and goblins aren’t your thing, it also means cozy blankets and a whole lot of pumpkin spice. No matter who you are, there is something to love about this time of year. So, this week we bring you the ultimate fall bucket list. Here are 10 Things You Have to Do this October!
1. Go Apple Picking
As the leaves change colors into their beautiful shades of orange and red, the orchards are prettier than ever. It’s also the prime season for apple picking! If you have an orchard near you, we definitely recommend taking a visit. You’ll get pretty sights, great pictures, and the best part - fresh, delicious apples to take home with you.
2. Movie Marathon
There is no better way to get into the fall spirit than cozying up with some blankets and a movie marathon. Personally, we love our Halloween classics, but feel free to pick any of your favorite series (Harry Potter, Marvel, etc.) Here is a list of Halloween movies to watch this October! They include everything from horror to kid-friendly, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
3. Backyard Bonfire
Grab your friends, some Tuck-ins, and have a backyard bonfire! What’s a Tuck-in? They’re Inside-Out S’mores, that’s crunchy graham cracker and smooth chocolate all tucked inside of a fluffy marshmallow. These are handmade using a homemade recipe that is absolutely delicious! Tuck-ins are so much fun to roast and perfect for a backyard bonfire this October. Try them today and use code FALL for 15% off your order.
4. Bake a Pie
So, you’ve gone apple picking. Now what? Bake a pie! Something about a warm, homemade pie just feels like everything fall encompassed into one pastry. Personally, our favorite fall pies are pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Here is a recipe for a vegan pumpkin pie you have to try!
5. Go to a Hayride
Many farms during this time of year offer hayrides. If you are going with kids, opt for one that operates during the daytime. Often, it’ll include a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. If you are looking for a scare, check out haunted hayrides near you. These are so much fun with friends and family, and will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit! In the Philly area? Come visit us at Eastern State Penitentiary this year!
6. Start a New Book
With the weather turning cool and crisp, this time of year also feels like the perfect time to get back into reading. A nice book on an autumn morning with a cup of your favorite fall drink...yes, please! I feel relaxed already.
7. Paint a Pumpkin
Carving a pumpkin is fun, but so is painting one (and it’s mess-free)! Especially if you’re doing it with children, paining can be much easier and safer. Any acrylic paint should work and the only other things you will need are brushes and some newspaper. Here are some super cool and unique ideas to recreate!
8. Game Night
Cold nights = cozy game nights. Stick with the classics or try out a new game. Here are a list of 20 board games from 2021 that you need to play! This post breaks down the best game by category (for families, parties, 2-players, etc.) so go find one you need to try!
9. Fall Hike
Some may argue that the best time to hike is during the fall. Take a weekend trip out to a state or national park to enjoy some beautiful views and crisp air. Get a nice hike in and take some time away from your regular routine. We are from Philly, so here are some beautiful hiking trails around Philly!
10. Plan Out your Halloween Costume
Anyone else have the best ideas for halloween costumes every October, but wait until the very last minute? This is the year we are not putting together a costume the night before Halloween. Not only are we manifesting this, but also putting in the work. So, go visit your local thrift store, Spirit Halloween, or Amazon and start planning that costume!