Monday, October 8, 2012

100 Fun Fall Things to do...and 70 more...

I ran this post a couple years back, and each year, it gets a lot of requests. Thank you, Pinterest, for making it one of the most pinned items I've ever posted...

So here it is again, (for complete links, you have to go to the original post, linked above...)

100 Fun Fall Things To Do
(Scroll over words to find fun links!)
Pick ApplesCarve a PumpkinMake a Halloween CostumeThrow a Fall Craft Party
Bake Pumpkin Bread or
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookiesDecorate your house for fallVolunteer as a screamer at your local haunted houseMake a gingerbread haunted house with your kiddosGo on a hayride
Plant mumsBrew cider
Make chili and invite neighbors over to watch football on TV

Build a tent with blankets and sheets, chairs and chip clips
Make playdoh and play with it!
Build a fire and snuggle

Rake leaves for an elderly neighbor
Roast tomatoes and garlic for an awesome homemade sauce
Make handprint canvases and display them

Finger puppets!
Make a recipe book of your tried and true favorites

Call an old friend
Plant bulbs for spring

Fertilize evergreen trees
Create Halloween Silhouettes using black vinyl and your Cricut (or
Scary Window Silhouettes here)
Get an early start on handmade Christmas gifts
Create a Spooky Tree
Donate old clothing and give it to a charity
Share a ghost story with kids
soft pretzels
Host an indoor picnic
Have breakfast for dinner

Make a pinecone bird feeder and hang them outside
Make a homemade heating pad on a cold night
Make a collage like this one.
Take a walk and collect leaves.
Wear a poncho
Sign up for Story time at the local library

Swap DVD's with a neighbor and hibernate for a "date night"
Read "How to Eat Fried Worms" with your kids
Learn to crochet, quilt or knit
Embellish a bedspread or quilt

Paint a room
Take a road trip

Take a family photo for Christmas cards
Do some early Christmas shopping
Scrap with your dearest gal pals

Organize a neighborhood bonfire
Make & eat edible eyeballs
Attend your local high school's homecoming game or paradeBake an apple crisp
Clean your junk drawer
Write your parents a letter by hand, expressing your love and appreciation
Try a new recipe that intimidates you
Learn to can tomatoes

Make loaded apples and share
Write or email your favorite teacher and tell them what they meant to you

Make a fall garland and hang it
Have a favorite photo enlarged on canvas

Learn to make homemade pot holders
Cream of Potato soup. Enough said.

Make white trash and send some to school for a favorite teacher
Volunteer at school for an upcoming project
Make S'more Popsicles
Bake these adorable spider cupcakesMake homemade toffee and eat it all by yourselfPrint off games/puzzles online for bored kids
Buy and wear leg warmers
Make a pom pom scarf

Make these adorable cuff bracelets
Decorate the outside of your house with orange lights and hay bales for fallScare someone and LAUGH
Host a trunk or treat at your school as a fundraiser

Spend a whole evening looking at finished scrapbooks
Hang artwork your children created

Take tired fall decor to someone who might appreciate it
Dinner in a pumpkin--totally delish!

Collect pinecones or acorns and display them in a glass dish
Let kids play with sidewalk chalk in the garage on a rainy day

Teach your children to scrapbook and let them create!
Give yourself a spa night in your own tub
Stay in your pajamas all day long--as a family
Bake a lot of mini loaves of bread and freeze some
Learn to play backgammon
Take an online class of some sort
Make Spider Web Balloons
Organize your scrap space
Visit a local recycle center

Make cookies for local firefighters and thank them (police officers, too!)
Give sunflowers to a total stranger

Have a
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino at Starbucks Create a Countdown to Halloween Calendar or banner
Cowgirl Cookies in a jar

Make Halloween Twinkies
Research your family treeHost a pirate party
Host a pig roast or a clam bake
Make favors for a Halloween party

 And as if that weren't enough, this post added 70 more!!

 Read this e-zine from start to finish...Make a Seasonal Collage like this one...
Make and these share Creme Broulee Bars...oh my...Take a family picture in the leaves.
Make this darling wreath for a friend.
Make these fake ice cream cone treats for an upcoming birthday partyHelp son's/daughter's classroom write letters to a soldierBake a Gooey Carmel Cake. Anything you say, Paula.Make ghost luminiaries before Begger's Night...
Create a Halloween Countdown Calendar...

Start thinking about the December will be here before you know it!
Make some Lost Items from the Lab...
Dry pumpkin seeds
Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls...
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frapp...Divine...
Go on a drive in the country
Make these ear warmers. (hahaha...felt...)
Go Apple PickingTake a brisk walk in the fall air
Finish that quilt...Make Chicken & Dumplings in a slow cooker...Make a Coffee Can Scarecrow
Smell buring leaves
Rice Krispie Pops. How fun!Learn to crochet
Make ghost clings out of hot glue...
Make a chalkboard using a recycled frame...Bake Blueberry Breakfast Bake...and share it...
Make a Bucket List...Or make Pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast. I'm getting hungry...
Create some Embroidery Hoop Art for the season...
Make autumnal placements out of you guessed it...felt.
Leave a love note for you spouse on the bathroom mirror. Just because....Or this tablerunner out of faux leather. LOVE.
Put a photo collage on a huge wall like this.
Make Peach Preserves (yum!)
Volunteer in your child's classroom.
Make Slipcovers for pillows.

Make these cute Halloween Treat Bags...
Go on a date night with the hubs...
Make a ton of Safety Pin Braclets for every little girl I know...
Make fake felt food. Love this!
Make Paper Plate Owls with the kids...
Make a Fall Garland. Then make another one for a friend.
Gather neighbors and tailgate in the neighborhood before a game for fun...
Make cards for a teacher
Embellish a plain t-shirt and make it look adorable like this.
Go on a hayride
Make these adorable fabric flowers until my fingers bleed
Pick Pumpkins & glitter them!
Make a She and He book like this one and feel accomplished. So cool.
Get a jump-start on holiday shopping.
Organize video games for kids and make a list of "haves" and "wants". Or join and do it online (through GameStop)
Make a new dip for applesPlant tulip bulbs (worth the work, and they'll make you smile in the spring, for sure!)
Frost glass on old hurricane lights and turn them into ghostly charms here.
Get a sassy new hair cut
Make this amazing felt flower broach (you know I'm serious about felt...)Plant mums in your favorite fall colors
Fill apothecary jars with nuts and pine cones
Make a Floufy Shirt. You know you want one...
Create Subway Art for Halloween or Fall
Homemade Carmel Corn. WOW.
Make Salt Dough ghosts with the kiddos.
Cut up a book and make a wreath
And if you don't like that one, maybe try this one...
Try these white pumpkins...
Rake a neighbor's leaves
Donate food to a community shelter.
Do a Halloween Photo Shoot with the kiddos...
Revisit these treats...


Stacy said...

I've always loved your fall post! That's what made me start to follow your blog! Great list! :)

Gitte Nørgaard said...

How can you not try all of them - happy autumn xxx

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