Fall is a beautiful time of year to regroup after summer and finish out the year strong. The nice weather, beautiful scenery, and themed holidays make it a perfect time to plan fun activities with friends and family. Here are four activities you can take advantage of to make the most of this season.
Have a Caramel Apple Making Party
are in season in the fall and apple picking is a favorite past time during the fall months. Our favorite kind of apple is a caramel apple – partly because you can plan an entire part around making a whole batch. If you want to go all out, find your nearest apple orchard or ranch and have fresh apples for your party. If not, store bought will do just fine.
Make sure to buy enough so each person has one apple to decorate. You can make your own caramel from scratch or used store bought melts for easy preparation. Next, get tons of different candy to decorate your caramel apples. M&Ms, peanuts, chocolate chips, and crushed Oreos are a great start but you can get creative! Think of it as an ice cream sundae bar, but for caramel apples.
Just make sure you can crush it up so it will stick to the caramel. All the candy will need to be laid out on trays with wax paper, this makes it so you and your guests can easily roll the caramel in the candy and cover your entire apple. At the end of the party, everyone has a fun goodie to take home to share with their families! Adults or children, this fall party is fun for all ages. Concord Foods offers a if you want an easy way to make a delicious treat.
Get Creative with Your Halloween Costume
Half of the fun of wearing a costume on is thinking about what you want to be! Picking out pre-made online is super easy, you can find virtually anything and it’ll arrive in a matter of days. But the costume planning doesn’t have to stop there. Second-hand stores, thrift stores, and vintage shops are bursting with forgotten pieces that might have the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Make it an adventure.
Spend a day combing the local spots with family or a group of friends for a fun and easy day activity. One unique piece can make your costume stand out from the rest. You never know what you might find, maybe that it’s your year to finally score first place in the costume contest.
Host a Bonfire
There’s nothing like the warmth of a fire and s’mores to bring people together. Bonfires are a cheap and easy activity that needs minimal planning. All you need is some firewood, s’mores ingredients, and a group of good friends. A bonfire gets everyone out of the house, off their phones and computers, and into nature. This encourages everyone to take a break from their busy lives to watch the sunset and appreciate each other’s company, no electronics required. It’s important to remember that entertainment doesn’t have to come from a television or phone. Encourage people to bring their instruments or favorite ghost stories – the best memories are made together.
Learn How to Make Apple Cider
Might as well take advantage of the fruits in season! In addition to caramel apples, apples can be used to make aromatic with all the classic fall flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It’s a real treat for cool nights around the fire or a fun addition to any party.
For adults, you can add alcohol for an awesome homemade cocktail your guests are sure to love. The best part is, it’s super easy. All you need is a crockpot, apples, and spices. Williams Sonoma makes a great mulling cider blend that’ll give your drink all the spicy warmth you could want.
Fall can be transitional with kids going back to school and holidays just around the corner. But with the changing leaves, warm colors, and flavorful spices, it’s hard not to fall in love with the season. With so many things to celebrate, it’s a wonderful time to plan activities with loved ones.