The leaves are changing, pumpkin spice is in the air, and Fall and Halloween displays are filling the stores. Not only is October the month that Fall kicks itself into full gear but it is also my birthday month! In honor of one of my favorite seasons of the year here is my ultimate guide for Fall and Halloween fun!

Early Fun with Pumpkins

Those of us who love to carve pumpkins this time of year no longer have to wait until the end of the month to start carving your pumpkins, that’s because many online retailers and stores now sell faux pumpkins! These are great because they can be carved, colored, painted, and more now, without worrying about them going bad or worrying about little critters getting in them. Faux pumpkins are affordable- usually under $10. Spray painting pumpkins is also a fun activity I enjoy! So get those faux pumpkins and let your creative juices flow.

You’ve Been Booed

This is one of my favorite Halloween games that I play every year in my neighborhood. Here’s how to play! You can grab trick or treat or goodie bags and fill them with candies, dollar store goodies, and more. You then leave the bag on your neighbor’s doorstep anonymously. For adults, I suggest throwing in some wine or apple cider. The entire neighborhood can get in on the action and the holiday spirit. This is a great way to put a smile on somebody’s face with an unexpected treat.

Favorite Fall Recipes

Fall may be the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice but it is also the perfect time of year to get in the kitchen and start making all of those comfort food dishes we love so much! Apple cider is one of my favorite holiday beverages. Apples are in season and this drink has the right amount of sweetness, spice, and crispness in it. For adults who want an added kick, it can always be spiked. Another favorite of mine is chili. Chili can be versatile and is a great fall food that can be thrown in the crockpot while work or running errands and is done by dinner time Leftovers can be thrown over hotdogs, burgers, and even spaghetti! 

Mulled spiced wine is another great fall favorite and a great way to put a twist on a glass of wine at the end of the night. It is simple to make and can also be made in a crockpot. Simply pour the wine into a slow cooker, add whole spices, apple cider, citrus, and brandy and you have yourself a delicious mulled wine that you can sip while doing the next activity.

Scary Movie Night

Scary movies aren’t always my thing, but my 007 absolutely loves them. One of our favorite fall activities is to have a scary movie binge night. I like to make it fun and festive by putting my movie treats in a cute pumpkin pail like those used for trick or treating.

Jasmines Top 10 Fall List

Here is a list of my top 10 favorite fall activities that can be done with family and friends. Let’s get in the fall spirit!

There you have it everyone, some great fall activities for you and your loved ones. Be merry, enjoy this beautiful time of year and remember to seize your life and carpe diem!

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