Need a little reminder of some fall savvy things to do? Fall weather is settling in and I wanted to share some activities I love to do during the fall. On a budget and looking for ways to take advantage of the autumnal weather? No worries, these are some budget friendly items that are guaranteed to make your fall season the best one yet!
Here are five things you can do with friends, family, and/or the boo!
1. Go out and take advantage of the weather and beautiful scenery
This sounds basic, but with the leaves changing colors, the scenery becomes a beautiful photo worthy moment. This is great especially if you live in areas with temperate forests. Even if you don’t, the cooler weather makes it perfect for a nice drive or a walk outside. Plus, it’s a nice way to get some exercise in! I’ve been loving going out lately even if it’s just to run errands because of the amazing transformation happening with the scenery outside. Of course, taking a walk or a drive isn’t a fall exclusive activity, but there is an extra WOW factor seeing all the incredible fall foliage. Sometimes, it’s nice to be reminded to appreciate the world around me and walks or drives are just the best. 😊
2. Be the star of your own cooking show (at home)
M and I love trying new recipes at home. If you follow my food Instagram @snugglesandtea, you might be familiar with what we’ve been cooking up. We’ve been trying to cook delicious, healthier meals without breaking the bank. I don’t like cooking, but I like the process of experimenting with different recipes with people I love. I think of our (M and I) mini cooking session as mini dates or challenges. If you’re tired from work, school, or was looking for an excuse to eat out instead – here it is! If you aren’t in the mood for cooking, I recommend you treat yourself and eat out at your favorite place or try a new one! Lots of restaurants have a seasonal menu or introduce a new specialty dish for a limited time during the fall. While it can be cheaper to eat at home, sometimes eating out is just what you need. I recommend doing some research (a quick Google search will do) to look at directions, parking information, price ranges, and other details that might help you plan for a better dining experience. After all, you aren’t going to a restaurant just for food, sometimes it’s to celebrate something, to cheer yourself up, or just have a nice time.
3. Have your own movie theater experience at home
Surprise, surprise – yet another item on the list that isn’t limited to the fall season. I added this to the list because who doesn’t love to binge-watch a good show/movie? If taking a walk or going out is not your thing then no worries, because you won’t have to for this one! (Unless you ran out of goodies and need to go on a snack run. Oops.) It’s simple; grab something yummy to munch on, cozy blankets, a snuggle buddy (optional), and watch something from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, TV, etc. I’ve been watching the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and so far, I’m blown away! It’s got the perfect mix of thrills, spookiness, plot development, and great casting that every phenomenal show needs. I highly recommend it if you liked Stranger Things, the supernatural genre, or magic. Let me know your thoughts on the show in the comments. I would love to know what you guys think about this.
4. Say yes to that party you’ve been invited to or throw a party yourself!
I am not talking about the boring college parties with no food or mediocre alcohol nor am I talking about any office parties (not that there’s anything wrong with either). I am talking about the parties that everyone remembers being at and leaves looking forward to next year’s and have warm conversations full of memories in. If you’ve been invited to one such party lately and you’re on the fence, I encourage you to go! On the other hand, if you don’t know anyone who is having one, why not organize one yourself? Throw a party, play some cool tunes, and have a nice time with friends and family. If that doesn’t sound like a great idea financially, have a potluck! That way, you’re not shouldering all the costs for the food and prep. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s basically when each person attending the party brings something to share with everyone else. It can be a dish, utensils, drinks, snacks, etc.
5. Set some time aside to connect or reconnect with people in your life
The older I get, the more I realize how busy life gets and that it can become incredibly difficult see people in person. Sure, there’s text and phone calls, but there’s something about speaking to someone in person that makes it so much more special and real. If you truly care about someone you will make time for them and them for you. The people I used to see every day I sometimes now don’t see for several months, but when we do get together, we share updates on our lives, share our progress towards goals, ask for advice, and just spend some quality time together. Anytime is a great time to reconnect with people in your life, but the holidays can be an especially nice reminder to make sure you prioritize the important people in your life and let them know you care.
These are my top five things to do that I hope will be helpful to you as well! Many of these things aren’t new or limited to the fall season, but are activities I have found to be fun for fall and good for the soul. 🙂 Let me know if you’ve done any of these five things recently or are planning to. Feel free to share some of your fall favorites below!
~Until Next Time