By Rysa Lake
It’s that time of the year again when the leaves are changing colors and teenage girls are spamming Instagram with pictures of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, which must mean it’s fall. You’re hanging up that beach towel, grabbing for that fall jacket, and looking for something to do until the warmer weather comes back. With the weather changing so are the activities you used to do. But never fear, Rysa is here, providing you with ideas you can do this lovely fall season.
Go to a pumpkin patch
With it being fall, a pumpkin patch is one of the classic things to do. Buying pumpkins seems like a no brainer, but what about buying hot apple cider and apple cinnamon donuts or little trinkets from the plenty of venders there. Make it more fun by going and buying little nick-knacks so you can remember the fun times you had, even after your pumpkins rot away.
Erie Orchards, located at 1235 E Erie Road in Erie, MI, costs $1 to park plus additional activity fees for pumpkin picking, apple picking, animal feeding, hay rides, corn maze, along with venders that sell just about anything you could think of.
Carving pumpkins/ Decorations
What would a holiday be without decorations? Join in on the holiday craze and carve some pumpkins. While carving might be a family tradition, gather some friends and make it a new one. You could also come up with a competition to see who has the most creative idea and then take to social media to see who wins. Although pumpkins are the most crazed decoration, there are others such as gourds, corn stalks, fake cobwebs, and inflatable characters.
If you want to veer off and go on a scary route to celebrate the season then a haunted house is for you because who doesn’t like being chased down a small hallway that leads to nowhere, by a guy with a chainsaw. Haunted houses are especially great if you’re trying to impress some one and show them how courageous you are, just hope when you scream, nobody can hear it. While haunted houses are supposed to be scary, going with a group of friends can make it 10 times better.
Scary Movie Marathon
Sticking with the scarier side of festivities, grab a bowl of popcorn, and turn off the lights. Then grab a useless object that could help you if you became under attack by a group of zombies because we’re talking scary movies. Some of the best are the 1978 classic Halloween, the 4-part movie series Scream, or the 7-part movie series Saw.
Host a get together
Take advantage of the weather changing and have a bonfire. After a long and stressful day picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve and deciding how to carve it, it might be fun to just sit back and relax. Grab a flashlight, sit around, and share your wildest ghost stories, or just gossip about everything. While you’re roasting other people, make sure to roast some marshmallows for S’mores.
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