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Spring and summer have come and gone and even with fall quickly approaching, it appears that social distancing will need to remain our number one priority as we move into a new season. Even though we can still sip our pumpkin spice lattes and wear our coziest chunky cardigans, some of our favorite autumn activities like halloween parties and friendsgivings might be out of the question.
But, just because we need to take the necessary precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy fall and all it has to offer. Here are some of the best ways to embrace the season.
1.Pick Some Pumpkins. Out of all the autumn activities, visiting a pumpkin patch might be the most quintessential – and lucky for us it also might be the safest! Most pumpkin patches are reopening and adopting social distancing practices in order to keep you safe and healthy.
2. Roast The Seeds. Once you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, remove the seeds and toss them in some olive oil. Then, sprinkle them with a pinch of salt and pepper and bake them in the oven until they’re golden brown. Et voila! Just like that you’ve got yourself a delicious seasonal snack *chef’s kiss*
3. Go To A Farmers Market. Put a new spin on “farm-to-table” by getting your groceries at a farmer’s market instead of at a traditional grocery store. Fresh fruits and veggies, plus the opportunity to support a small business? You can count us in!
4. Master A New Recipe… Or Two. Break out the pots and pans, because it’s officially time to try out all of those cold weather recipes you stowed away during the summer months. If cooking isn’t your forte, online classes and youtube tutorials make great sous chefs! We can’t wait to try the apple, brie and thyme crostinis from this cookbook.
5. Cruise Into A Drive In. If there’s one retro trend that we’re embracing this season, it’s definitely this one. Drive-in movie theatres are popping up in parking lots everywhere, giving you the chance to check out both new releases and classic films, all from the comfort of your own car.
6. Have An At Home Movie Marathon. Whether you opt for a spooky sci-fi flick or a hilarious and heartwarming rom-com, there’s nothing like cozying up on the couch and taking a deep dive into your Netflix queue on a chilly fall evening. – link to projector, cozy blankets, popcorn maker etc.
7. Visit A Vineyard. While wine tasting tends to fall into the category of summer activities, most vineyards actually stay open through autumn! Visiting during the fall also allows for easier social distancing, since most people visit when it’s warm out.
8. Go Horseback Riding. A chance to get active outdoors and see adorable animals all at the same time? Umm, yes! Horseback riding is still very much a go, even during the pandemic.
9. Hygge Your Home. The Danes really knew what they were talking about when they coined the term hygge. Pronounced “hue-guh”, this word refers to the overall feeling of contentment you get when things are comfy and cozy. For the Danes, hygge is a way of life especially during the winter months when the weather gets colder. If you ask us, now is a great chance to swap out your summer decor for something that makes you feel a little more hygge!
10. Listen To A New Podcast. On those fall days when the weather just won’t cooperate, take the time to fall in love with a new podcast. Need a recommendation? We’ve got a few! Check out some of our favs here.
11. Try A New Fall Makeup Tutorial. Give your inner beauty guru the chance to shine this fall by spicing up your makeup routine. Youtube is filled with tons of easy to follow tutorials for just about any look you want to achieve.
12.Make Your Own Candles. If you’re anything like us, you love a good scented candle. But did you know you can actually create your own? With a bit of wax, a wick and some scented oils, they’re easy to make at home.
13.Simmer A Stove Top Scent. If candles aren’t your thing, try making a stovetop potpourri. Slice up some apples, oranges and pears, then toss them into a pot with comforting spices like nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Place the pot on your burner and simmer on the lowest setting. Then stand back and watch the magic happen. Before you know it, your house will smell just like fall.
14. Participate In A Fall Photo Challenge. If you’re looking for a way to get a little creative this autumn, then this is it! For each day of the month, you’ll have a new picture to take and a new way to commemorate the season.
15. Tour The Town By Bike. Play tourist in your own town by taking a bike tour. Whether you opt for a self-guided tour or one with a group of fellow riders, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the cool crisp air while also social distancing.
16. Find The Fall Foliage. The leaves are changing colors and it’s a good excuse for a little road trip. Whether you take a drive around your neighborhood or venture out to the country roads, you’re sure to spot some gorgeous scenery.
17, Throw A Backyard Tailgate. Okay so football season might not be exactly the same without the crowds, but who’s to say you can’t still have a tailgate? Project the game on a screen in your backyard, whip up some game time snacks, and you’re all set.
18. Listen To A Fall Playlist. One of the best ways to get into the fall spirit is through a little mood music. Both Spotify and Apple music have curated mixes that truly represent the sounds of the season – or you can create your own!
19. Compete In A Virtual Halloween Party. While crowded costume parties might be cancelled this year, dressing up definitely isn’t. Whether you decide to be a witch or a werewolf, show off your costume by throwing a zoom party. Best costume wins!
20. Start A Gratitude Journal. ‘Tis the season to be thankful! Whether you celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in October or American Thanksgiving in November, fall is the perfect time to reflect on everything you have to be grateful for.
What autumn activities will you be doing this year?
Xo, The Pretty Little Hangers Team
AngelicaSeptember 17, 2020
So down for a road trip!!
I love pumpkin picking and vineyards but the vineyards closest to me are all booked up for a while – tragedy haha
Really great ideas.
Grace LouiseSeptember 18, 2020
I love this list so much Hun! Hope you’re having a wonderful week x
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DanielleSeptember 20, 2020
So many great items!