Swimming, sunbathing, and summer fashions are just a few of the things you’ll be missing as Autumn sets in. But don’t fret! If you’ve been wondering how to fill your weekends now that the temperature is dropping look no further. After trying these activities, Fall is definitely going to become your new favorite season.
Host a Pinterest Craft Off
If you love Pinterest as much as I do, then this is the perfect activity for you. To prepare, choose from literally thousands of crafts. Pick something that tickles your fancy and aligns with your interests. If you’re looking to go budget friendly, look through your craft bin or junk drawer (we all one) and find a craft that you can make utilizing materials you already have. The object of this game is to see who can recreate the chosen craft closest to the pin! Since it’s a challenge, make sure you have a prize at the end; A homemade trophy makes for a great memento. Once you’re prepared, invite friends or family and go crazy. Up the ante and make this party a BYOB or make some spiced cider to fit with the season: Might make things more challenging.
When’s the last time you carved a pumpkin? If it was last autumn, good for you! You already know how much fun it so you’ll probably do it again. If the last time you made some glorious- or gloriously bad- pumpkin artwork was in grade school, then roll up your sleeves. If you’re afraid of messing it up, don’t be! They make stencils for that, plus the memories are worth more than that pumpkin costs. You can even make a day out it by going out to pick your own pumpkin at a farm that also offers autumn-themed activities.
Haunted house anyone?
Speaking of autumn-themed activities, go to a haunted house. If you’re easily scared or not looking to be terrified, check out local haunted houses. Colleges, high schools, and churches alike often handmake their attractions and often use ticket money for charities or school funding. Some of my favorite Halloween memories have taken place at these haunted houses. For you hard-core horror lovers, seek out well-established attractions in your area. Odds are, the longer they’ve been around the scarier they are. Here are just a few of some terrifying experiences:
1.The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A once-notorious prison is transformed into different zones of terror. For the bravest, you can opt for a truly interactive experience in which you can be touched, grabbed, or even taken. You might even see a real ghost, it is rumored to be haunted!
This year, Netherworld has revamped its’ haunt by moving locations and rebuilding! Loyal fans of this haunted house can’t wait to see what new horrors await them and can choose from two new attractions: The Awakened -featuring mummified undead- or Subject Unknown- any sci-fi enthusiast’s fantasy!
Progress through 17 rooms of progressing terror. This year, you’ll be experiencing the life of Paula, who has made some pretty questionable life choices. As you travel through her descent, be prepared to be touched or grabbed. Don’t worry too much though; if you get too scared just yell “Mercy”.
Soak Up The Last Bit of Sun
Hit the trails, lounge in the sun, or have a picnic before the snow sets in. You might need to wear some warmer clothes, but the cool autumn air combined with the warm sun will have you feeling utterly blissful. If you’re worried about mud ruining your sneakers, try these heavy duty ankle boots. Even if you don’t have time to do a full-blown hike, try to snag a few minutes to spend in the sun or take a short walk.