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During the fall, there’s no shortage of activities for you to do with the most important people in your life. The last few months of the year are chockful of the best holidays for you and your best friends to get-together, make some memories, and love each other even more. Don’t let the best season of the year pass you by without crossing some of these fun things off of your fall bucket list with all of your besties!
MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER
This time of year is perfect for eating and drinking anything and everything that’s apple- and pumpkin-flavored. Peruse Pinterest and find a delicious apple cider recipe for you and your besties to make and sip at home. PJ’s are highly encouraged.
GET LOST IN A CORN MAZE
This is one of my favorite activities to do in the fall. It’s both fun and frustrating to get lost among stalks of corn. Most corn mazes also have other fun things for you to do as well, like take a hay ride or play pumpkin-themed games.
GO TO A HAUNTED HOUSE OR TRAIL
October isn’t complete without getting a little spook or two. Doing haunted activities during the month of October is always so much fun. Grab your besties and pair up to visit a haunted house or a haunted trail. This isn’t something you’d want to do solo.
VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH
I love decorating the house with pumpkins, and I also love to carve and decorate them. Even though there are plenty of stores for you to simply go buy one, it’s so much more fun to walk among the pumpkins grown at the pumpkin patch and pick out a few for yourself.
Decorating pumpkins is always a blast. I love how creative people get with it. I’m not the best at using carving tools, so I usually like to decorate my pumpkins with paint and other accessories that may or may not require a glue gun. Grab your besties, get some pumpkins, and go to town. See who can make the most creative, clever or scariest pumpkins.
GO WINE TASTING
This is something that you can do year-round, but if you visit a winery during October, you’ll catch the end of wine harvest season!
Any excuse to get together with your friends, drink beer, eat brats, and do some yodeling. #amiright?
THROW A HALLOWEEN PARTY
It’s always fun to dress up, eat some candy, and celebrate this spooky holiday. Why not host your own Halloween party with the help of your best friends? Make some spooky snacks, throw up some decorations, make a playlist, and tell everyone BYOB.
WEAR A GROUP HALLOWEEN COSTUME
My favorite thing about Halloween is coming up with a creative Halloween costume. It’s even more fun when you get to dress up with your friends! Gather your besties and wear matching Halloween costumes, like the Cheetah Girls, colorful fruit, or the cast of your favorite TV show.
GO TO A LOCAL FESTIVAL OR FAIR
There’s no shortage of festivals during this time of year. Round up your buds and go to one. Eat all the delicious food, check out the vendors, ride the rides, play some games, enjoy some live music. Everyone in the group is sure to have a good time.
Fall means football season, and even if you’re not into the sport, everyone loves a good tailgate. Grill up some burgers, crack a few beers (if you’re of age, of course), and root for your favorite team (or just eat all the food. We all have our priorities.).
HAVE A BONFIRE
With the cooler weather, a bonfire is a welcome addition to a fall evening. Grab the marshmallows and make some s’mores from the open flame. Tell some stories, sing some songs, and share some laughs around the campfire.
HAVE A FRIENDSGIVING
November is the perfect time of year to show our friends how thankful we are for them. Host a Friendsgiving potluck and have everyone bring one of their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Play some games, eat some turkey, and remind everyone how thankful you are for their friendship.
MAKE SOME CARAMEL POPCORN AND HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT
It’s fun to go out, but sometimes, staying in and enjoying the heat is the better option. Find a delicious caramel popcorn recipe on Pinterest, and go to town making some from scratch. Decide on some movies to watch and indulge in your homemade creation. May I suggest a Harry Potter movie marathon?
GO ON A HIKE
The cooler weather is a good excuse to avoid being outside, but when you’re being active, the drop in temperature is a welcome companion. Put on your hiking boots and find a trail. Get to know each other with some fun get-to-know-you questions.
There’s never a bad time to go on a roadtrip with your best friends, but with the weather being so perfect in the fall, it gives you a little more push to get out the door and onto the open road. Pack a bag and travel to a nearby town. Go on adventures you’ve never been on before. Eat at restaurants recommended to you by locals. Make some unforgettable memories.
HAVE A FALL PHOTOSHOOT
The color-changing leaves make for the perfect backdrop for a fall photoshoot. There’s no need to hire a professional, but if you want to dish out the money, go for it! Alternatively, you can grab a tripod or trade places behind the camera.
It’s so important to recognize the privilege you have to be able to celebrate the holidays this time of year with your family and friends. Not everyone is so lucky. Take some time to give back to those that are less fortunate than you. It could change someone’s life, and being able to share those experiences with your best friends makes it even more special.
HAVE A GAME NIGHT
Tell everyone to bring their favorite games and host a game night! Make some snacks, provide some drinks, and get your game face on. My suggestions for a fun game night are Catch Phrase, Joking Hazard, The Voting Game, or The Game of Nasty THINGS….
It’s so lovely to enjoy the great outdoors this time of year. If you and your friends are outdoorsy, camping would be the perfect way to spend some time together. If it gets too cool, you can always build a campfire and get cozy around it.
DO AN ESCAPE ROOM
Escape rooms are one of my new favorite things to do with friends. I’ve only done two, and both of them were so much fun.
Since the sun isn’t beaming, the autumnal weather makes it the ideal time of year to have an outdoor picnic. Pack some sandwiches, grab a bottle of wine, and enjoy the great outdoors.
ROAST PUMPKIN SEEDS
If you and your friends carve some pumpkins, be sure to save the seeds and roast them. Separate the seeds from the pulp and rinse them with cold water in a colander. Let them air dry, season them with your favorite seasonings (My fave is Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning.) and roast them in the oven on an oiled baking sheet.
GO HORSEBACK RIDING
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or not, it’s fun to get on the back of a horse and enjoy the outdoors with a new perspective. Grab some of your friends and visit a local farm to go on a trail ride.
MAKE PUMPKIN PIE FROM SCRATCH
Everything is better when it’s homemade, right? Find a recipe for some good old fashioned pumpkin pie and bake it yourselves! You could also serve up some homemade pumpkin bread and other pumpkin-flavored desserts. Yummm!
VISIT A BREWERY
I don’t drink much beer, but doesn’t it just taste a little better during the fall? With Oktoberfest and seasonal beers, visiting a brewery is the perfect way to drink some brews and bond with your besties.
What’s on your fall bucket list?