I’m all about fun and easy things to do with family and friends! With more than a month of fall left to enjoy, I wanted to share some high-fun, low-effort ways to celebrate the fall season.

Why are high-fun, low-effort celebrations of fall important? Well, I can think of a few reasons!

  • They can help us to relax and de-stress. Our summers are always busy and packed full. Taking the time to enjoy low-effort fall celebrations can help you relax and de-stress, both physically and mentally. Who doesn’t need a little de-stressing in their lives?
  • They can help us to connect with nature. In my opinion, fall is the prettiest time of year, and why not connect and appreciate all the beauty around you!
  • They can help us to create lasting memories. Spending time with family and friends doing all things fall can create lasting memories.
  • They can help us to appreciate the simple things in life. I think this is my favorite reason! Low-effort fall celebrations are a reminder that we don’t need to spend a lot of money or time to have fun. Simply enjoying the company of family, friends, and the beauty of the season is enough.

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Fun and Easy Ways to Celebrate Fall

For those fortunate enough to live in a place where the leaves change color, fall is a truly spectacular and exhilarating time of year. And even if you live in a warmer climate, you’re sure to appreciate the cooler temperatures. Either way, fall is a time of year that most people look forward to.

Below are some other reasons so many enjoy the fall season.

  • Fall is harvest season for many crops, such as apples, pumpkins, corn, and potatoes. It’s a great time to celebrate what gardening has given us and all the delicious food that we get to enjoy. All thanks to your own hard work or maybe local farmers in your area.
  • The celebration of Halloween and Thanksgiving land within the fall season, too. What a fun time to celebrate traditions and foods of season with your family and friends.

Go for a Hike, Bike or Camp

Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, and camping. The leaves are changing into glorious colors, the weather is cooler in most areas, and there seems to be fewer crowds. Here are some tips for making the most out of your fall outdoor activities:

  • Dress appropriately – layering is best as you can adjust to any temperature changes
  • Pack some water and snacks when you go
  • Take pictures to remember the day

Make Cookies & Hot Chocolate

What sounds more yummy than fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate, on a cool fall day? You don’t have to make your cookies from scratch. There are plenty of bag cookie mixes, like Betty Crocker, that work great! I recently made some cookies with my grand and we added some fun fall sprinkles. Que the hot chocolate and you have an afternoon of fun!

Inexpensive and a wonderful memory maker!

Decorate Your Home

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I love to decorate for the seasons, and fall is no exception. I decorate inside and outside my home. You can see my recent Fall Porch Decorating Ideas with Mums and Pumpkins. If you are looking for some fall ideas for inside your home, check out my post on How to Make a Decoupage Pumpkin with Napkins or Secrets to Creating a Stunning Fall Vignette with Ease. Foraging items from outside to bring inside will save you money, and what’s better than bringing the beauty of the outside in?

Below are some other items you can decorate your outdoor space with:

  • Pumpkins/Gourds
  • Mums
  • Lanterns
  • Cornstalks
  • Wreaths
  • Hay
  • Signs/Flags

Go Pumpkin Picking

Have you ever gone pumpkin picking? You know, like at a real pumpkin patch? There are plenty here in the Mitten and when our sons were growing up, we went annually. Many pumpkin farms also have animals that kids can feed, too. It can be on the pricey side, so if going to the pumpkin patch isn’t in your budget, why not make a trip to your local grocery or produce store and pick out a pumpkin there?

After all, it’s the hunt for the perfect pumpkin, right? You can make that a fun outing anywhere pumpkins are sold!

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” – Linus – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Read a Good Book for Fall

I’m a big reader! I love getting all cozy, finding the perfect book, and reading all afternoon. There are plenty of fall themed books out there. Whether you like romance, comedy, mystery or spooky for Halloween, there’s someting for everyone.

Did you see my post 9 of the Best Books to Read This Fall? Below are three of my favorites!

Head to the Cider Mill

What says fall more than going to a cider mill? It’s the perfect activity and memory maker for family and friends of all ages. Definitely a great way to enjoy the cool autumn air, taste some delicious cider and donuts, and pick up some fresh produce. If donuts aren’t your thing, cider mills always have other yummy seasonal treats!

Host a Friendsgiving Party

Hosting a Friendsgiving gathering is a great way to get your family or friends together and celebrate the harvest season.

I know what you’re probably thinking. Hosting a party can be expensive! Instead of putting the burden all on you, why not ask everyone to bring a dish to pass? You could even just do hor’dourves and drinks, making your gathering less stressful, affordable and fun!

High-Fun, Low-Effort Ways to Celebrate the Fall Season

I hope you found some fun, low-effort, budget-friendly activities to do this season!

No matter how you choose to celebrate, make sure to take some time to appreciate the changing seasons. It’s a beautiful time of year, and it’s a great opportunity to connect with nature and with the people you love.

Happy fall y’all!

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  1. Kim,
    I love all these ideas and the foliage is stunning. We all need to slow down and embrace the moments. Thanks for the reminder. I plan to share a link on my next Sunday DRA.

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