The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and there is pumpkin in everything I’m eating. It’s officially fall (my favorite season!) and time to check these autumnal activities off the to-do list:
- Go apple picking on a farm. Wear plaid and possibly overalls.
- Carve pumpkins. Try a difficult design and end up doing an easier version halfway through. Make delicious spiced pumpkin seeds afterward.
- Watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Sing along with at least one song.
- Wear every scarf you own. Don’t wear the same scarf twice in a week.
- Go for a walk on a brisk day. Kick up the leaves. Pick out a few favorites and make a collage with them.
- Make hot apple cider. Add rum. Drink until you’re not cold anymore.
- Spend an afternoon snuggling under the covers with someone special.
- Make a pie from scratch. Don’t you dare buy that pre-made Betty Crocker crust or canned fruit filling.
- Come up with at least four unique Halloween costumes. Go out every night possible. Dress up for work on Wednesday. Don’t be a super slut. Go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.
- Go to a haunted house/farm/mansion. Let yourself be scared. Scream frequently. Hold onto everyone in your group like your life depends on it.
- Get pierced/tattooed. It’s time for a change. Cut your hair while you’re at it.
- Resist the urge to put more than four blankets on your bed. Do it anyway. It’s cold.
- Go on a night bike ride on The Mall. Bundle up, bring a thermos of something warm, take lots of pictures and revel in the cool night air and the bright lights of the Capitol.
- Go thrifting! Rent a ZipCar and take your favorite frugal/fashionable friends. Buy something glorious.
- Learn how to knit. Make a scarf and give it to someone you love. It doesn’t have to be beautiful, because a few missed stitches won’t matter in their eyes — you made it.
- Throw a costume party at your house. Invite all your friends, invite your roommates’ friends, invite friends of friends. Get decorations at the dollar store, make a big bowl of strong punch and let the good times roll.
- Complete at least three craft projects from Pinterest, start to finish. Convince someone to drive you to Michael’s with the promise of a chalkboard mason jar and decoupaged iPhone cover.
What do you have on your fall bucket list?