Oh how I love fall. I am such a basic, 30 something year old mama who loves fall and I am proud to say it. I love the month of October, we have so many fun things to look forward too as well as try some new things out this year (I am looking at you Haunted House). Not only do I love celebrating this season, I love getting new ideas for my family and finding new traditions. I thought I would share with our favorite fall traditions, but I would LOVE to hear your traditions so please leave a comment at the end to tell me your favorite way to celebrate fall.
Nothing beats going to a small town football game on a chilly Friday night.
We try to catch as many football games as we can in the fall.
Taking a trip to the pumpkin patch on a Saturday or Sunday is also a favorite tradition of ours. Pumpkin donuts, fresh squeezed cider, huge pumpkins, it doesn’t get any better.
Carving pumpkins is one of the best things. We let the kids design their faces and then we carve. They also like to do a little cutting. We also roast the pumpkin seeds to snack on. Last year Guy picked over a 100+ pound pumpkin!
Each year we go to our downtown’s Pumpkin Palooza and then a Trunk-or-Treat. We get to wear our costumes, play games, get lots of candy, play in a bounce house, do cake walks, it is so much fun and something we look forward to every year.
My kids get to pick out their costumes each year. Between Pumpkin Palooza, Trunk or Treats and trick-or-treating we get a lot of use out of them. We also do not do theme costumes, they pick what they want and we roll with it.
What is your favorite October tradition? How is your favorite way to welcome in fall?