Fall fun list 2021

22 September 2021

After a pregnancy-and-injury-and-newborn phase where we didn’t get out and about as much as we would have liked, our whole family is excited for fall! In a twist on our usual fun list, I asked June and Shep what they’d like to make time for this season yesterday after school. They are now actually old enough to remember things from last fall, and it was fun to hear their priorities. I combined their answers with John’s and mine, and printed out this list for our fridge. Here’s to a beautiful season ahead, and happy first day of fall, friends!

— Enjoy our annual mountain trip (Black Mountain this year!)
— Make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
— Biscuits, hot dogs, and the ferris wheel at the State Fair
— Play at the Museum of Life & Science
— Walk to our neighborhood food truck festival
— Go on a Halloween neighborhood scavenger hunt using this sweet printable
— Celebrate Thanksgiving
— Make pumpkin pie with June (it’s in her baking book and she’s been asking for MONTHS)
— Pick pumpkins at the patch and go on the tractor
— Decorate our front porch and house
— Hike somewhere with beautiful leaves
— Add candy googly eyes to things during the month
— Make a chocolate chip Dutch baby (I’ve never made one before, but they look fun!)
— Pack a picnic and eat lunch outside
— Camp with friends
— Make apple cider scones for our teachers
— Host the pumpkins and soup party (maybe modified? we shall see!)
— Pick apples
— Have a sidewalk bakery
— Dress our mantel for fall (I bought these vase fillers to make a garland!)
— Roast s’mores in our fire pit
— Dress up and trick-or-treat as a family

I’d love to hear what you’re looking forward to this fall! I didn’t even add any savory foods I’m looking forward to making/eating to this list, but there are many :)

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September 22, 2021 9:10 am

Happy fall!! Seasonal to-do lists are one of my favorite things in the world (I shared our fall bucket list today, too – my 9th annual one!), and I definitely feel a little extra pep in my step when the seasons change. I am especially excited for a trip to the mountains in a few weeks to go on lots of hikes, see all of the fall foliage, and enjoy our favorite mountain towns for a few days. We’ve been counting down for so long, and it’ll be such a welcome treat after a busy fall wedding season for me!
PS: can’t wait to see your family Halloween costume this year!! And yes to the pumpkins and soup party!

September 22, 2021 9:24 am

This is so fun! We have a front porch to decorate for the first time, so I’m looking forward to that, as well as getting a few small things for our home, like a wool felt pumpkin garland!

Love this idea and can’t wait to do things like this with our little one!

September 22, 2021 2:34 pm

Hi Emily! I love this sweet list for fall family activities. My daughter and I are making muffins for her teacher this weekend but I’m stumped how to get them to her school. Do you have any suggestions for packaging?

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September 24, 2021 11:37 am

LOVE Black Mountain! My brother and sister in law own and run the only local to Black Mountain farm – Red Scout Farm. The weekly farmers market is held on Saturdays from 9-12 behind the First Baptist Church in Black Mountain – it is small but fun to swing by!
Common Housefly is fun store to poke around in for kitchen gadgets you didn’t know you needed. And the hardware store on the corner is a kid fave to go into!