The results are in: four out of five dentists agree, fall is the most enjoyable time of year. With all the sweet treats, vibrant leaves, the cool air, the seasonal festivities, and of course the pumpkin spice, what’s not to love about this glorious season? For most people who love fall, there’s nothing more welcoming than a crisp, cool autumn breeze. But during this cool-weather season, we all know outside temperatures can vary daily. So, what do you do when the weather is a little chillier than expected? You turn to Boxercraft for some simple and enjoyable things to do at home on chilly autumn weekends.
Bake Your Cares Away
Who doesn’t love all things pumpkin? Well, what better way to enjoy the season than seasonal baking? Take advantage and bake pumpkin pies, spooky Halloween-themed cookies, or even a pumpkin spice cheesecake! No matter what you create, it’s a fun activity for the whole family that will really help you get into the season.
Indoor Ghost Stories
Who needs a bonfire? Gather round the fireplace, wrap yourselves in your favorite cozy blanket, and tell ghost stories with the lights out. To add to the fun, make some s’mores to go along with your spooky tales.
No fireplace? No problem! Grab a lantern and throw on a comfy hoodie for an extra layer of warmth.
Make Your House Haunted!
You read that correctly. Time to let all the ghosts, skeletons, and spiders loose in your home! Halloween is a favorite holiday, and while many homes will put up lights and decorations on the outside of their home, few are Daring enough to throw together their own haunted house.
Get your friends and family together and let the creative juices flow! There are plenty of fun crafts you can make to create the ultimate haunted house.
Watch Halloween Classics
Just like Christmas, Halloween is a holiday with many, many fun movies to choose from. And while a Halloween movie tradition may not be on the same level as a Christmas movie tradition, there’s no reason you can’t go all out. From gory, chilling horror films to family fun Halloween favorites – even those classic cheesy B-movies we all love, there’s a theme for everyone. You don’t even have to change out of those awesome pumpkin lounge pants for this one; simply get comfortable in front of your favorite screen, make a nice cup of hot cocoa, and let the Halloween streaming begin!
Throw a Halloween Dance Party
When was the last time you did the Monster Mash? Put together your favorite Halloween playlist and invite your friends over for a fun fall bash! Guests can dress up in costumes, ugly Halloween sweaters (yes, it’s a thing), or anything they’d like and having a thrilling good time. What better way to show off your killer haunted house and delightful fall baked goods?
Fall colors are beautiful, so why not use them to make art? Bring the outdoors in by collecting pinecones, colorful leaves, and anything else you need to complete your masterpieces. With construction paper, Elmer’s glue, scissors, and a little creativity, you can have an art party with your friends, family, or little ones. Hang your creations around the house and you’ve got festive fall decorations to keep your home seasonal.
Make dinners a little more festive. Give yourself something to look forward to every year by serving a mini-Thanksgiving dinner before the actual holiday. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make an entire Thanksgiving meal. Keep it simple, but keep it themed. Make enough food for one meal and enjoy dishes like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac n cheese, ham, and of course, turkey. Top it off with pumpkin pie for dessert. This way, you can sharpen your skills in preparation for the big day without going all out. You can designate a day of the week leading up to Thanksgiving (like Thursday, for instance), or you can buy easy, pre-made dishes for nightly enjoyment. It’s a small touch that can become a new fall tradition.
What are some of your favorite fall traditions and memories? We’d love to hear them. And who knows, maybe you can give us some ideas for next year!