Fun Activities to Help You Make the Most of the Fall Season02 Nov 2017, by Event Ideas in
We’ve come to the time of the year when days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping, but it’s still sunny outside. With the changing of the seasons comes an excitement in the air that winter is near. Autumn is a much-celebrated season, with vivid colour displays by Mother Nature herself, Halloween, and festivals all round. Learn how to make the most of the season right here! We’ve come to the time of the year when days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping, but it’s still sunny outside. With the changing of the seasons comes an excitement in the air that winter is near. Autumn is a much-celebrated season, with vivid colour displays by Mother Nature herself, Halloween, and festivals all round. Learn how to make the most of the season right here!
Get your home ready
Get into the spirit of the autumn season with a little home décor refresh. Add some pumpkin spiced candles to the home, make a wreath for your front door out of colourful orange, red, and yellow leaves, and bring some scented pinecones inside to sit on the mantle. Now is also the perfect time to plant some spring bulbs in the garden as well as put away the summer clothes and bring out the winter wardrobe just in time for the cooler change in weather!
Enjoy the leaves
Rake them, play in them, jump in them or use them for decoration. Leaves are one of the best parts of autumn! Try your hand at some arts and crafts and involve the kids too. Leaf rubbings, window decorations, and garlands are a great place to start.
Enjoy the last of the warmer weather
Head outside and enjoy the last of the warm weather before winter truly sets in. Head out for some apple picking, visit a vineyard, check out a corn maze, or take the family for a nature walk and hike.
The leaves are changing colour at this time so make sure to take in the beauty of the season. If you like photography, why not take your camera out and capture the vivid display of nature too.
Take the opportunity to picnic in the park, have the last BBQ of the season, and go camping with the family whilst you still can.
Use seasonal produce in your cooking
Prepare your cupboards and your kitchen for winter now! Autumn vegetables and fruits are ripening and it’s time to do some picking and pickling.
Head to a pumpkin farm and pick out your favourite pumpkin to use to carve out a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. Visit an apple orchid and pick your own apples whilst the weather is still nice. Prepare some vegetables for pickling. And of course, don’t forget to gather some delicious truffles to warm up and delight the taste buds this fall.
Your freshly gathered ingredients can then be used to host a seasonal dinner party!
Make toffee apples, apple pies, pumpkin pies, preserves, brew apple cider and throw together some amazing dramatic dishes with the truffles. Truffles can be incorporated into just about any dish such as:
- Shave on top of pasta, fondue, and risotto
- Include in roast dishes
- Incorporate into a pumpkin salad
- Flavour popcorn or nuts
- Use in oils, salts, and butters
- Pair with eggs for breakfast and brunch
Are you ready to indulge in a wonderful truffle experience this fall? Get in touch with Susan Alexander Truffles to get started.