Fall is almost here–and often with the upcoming season we anticipate pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, bonfires with friends on brisk nights, pumpkin carving gatherings and more. Unfortunately in the harrowing situation we are currently dealing with around the world, many of these activities won’t be advised or available to us anymore. Luckily, it is still possible to enjoy this autumn in many other ways. Here are a few suggestions from our team that can give you some inspiration to kick off fall with some fun:
Take a Walk in Nature
There is truly nothing like admiring the beauty that fall brings, whether it be gazing at the various trees covered in colorful leaves, the brisk yet refreshing air, or the crunch of dead leaves on the earth. Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or rural area, find a nearby park, forest preserve, or other place that makes you feel more at ease. Grab some headphones or bring a friend, and mindfully walk and take in the scenery surrounding you. There are many proven health benefits from walking in nature, so get your self-care on while getting more in the autumn spirit. You could even have a picnic in the park as a stop on the way! Don’t forget your mask if there are other people on the same paths.
Make your Favorite Fall Treat
Fall treats are some of the top seasonal treats for people all across the U.S.– whether it be warm apple pie, pumpkin pie, apple cider, and more. Pick out your favorite treat and look up a recipe you think would be fun to try. Here are a few recipes that we found delicious:
Already ready to get into the Halloween spirit? Check out our Quick No-Bake Halloween Treats post. Not into cooking or baking? There’s always a bunch of pumpkin spice flavored treats to pick from at your local grocery store.
There are so many fun fall crafts you could try while listening to music or a podcast, hanging with a few close friends or family members, or while watching a fall/Halloween themed movie. A couple of crafts you could try include pumpkin carving, making your own fall candles, creating leaf art or even putting together a fall wreathe.
Have a Fall/Halloween Movie Marathon
Light a candle, make some hot cocoa or warm apple cider, curl up with a blanket and binge watch some fall or Halloween themed movies. Need some inspiration? Check out this helpful list of great fall themed movies from Twenty Two Words.
Curl up with a Good Book
With the weather getting colder and quarantine continuing, now is the perfect opportunity to read that book that’s been sitting on your nightstand for months. If reading isn’t your thing at all, try to pick up another new hobby, like drawing, writing, crocheting, learning a new language, etc. This will not only leave you feel more accomplished and fulfilled, it will also give you more to do as the weather gets chillier.
Host Your Own Virtual Fall or Halloween Party
Just because we have to continue social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t have some fall fun with others! Get your friends or family together on Zoom or another video app and dress up in Halloween costumes, have a latte break, or watch a movie together through a watch party app.
Jump in a Pile of Leaves!
We mean it, bring out your inner child and take a jump in a big pile of leaves! Not only will this feel exhilarating, it will surely put you in the fall mindset!
Campus Cooks wishes everyone a happy fall! We look forward to ringing in the fall season with our chapters through delicious food.