Watching summer fade into fall is a magical experience as cool breezes greet you at the front door, leaves are set ablaze and dance to the ground, and everyone is eager to fill their home with glowing pumpkins and scary costumes. Fall reminds us to celebrate what we are thankful for and what better way to do that than by starting a few autumn family traditions.
Autumn family traditions
Bake a Pumpkin Pie
Absolutely nothing says fall like a delicious Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Pie is actually an easy pie to bake and if you do bake one your home will be filled with the scent of spicy goodness all day. Plop some whipped cream on top and you’ll be in Pumpkin Heaven.
DIY Halloween Costumes
With the price of Halloween Costumes steadily rising and DIY ideas on Pinterest ever increasing, making costumes for your family may be a fun family tradition to start this fall. Brainstorm ideas together and then come together around the dinner table with fabric, glue guns, glitter, crazy wigs, and funny hats. DIY costumes will take a little more time than store bought costumes but it is sure to provide your family with a unique bonding experience.
Make Apple Cider
If you can boil water and slice apples then this fall tradition is right for you. Cider tastes so much sweeter whenever it is freshly brewed in your own home. Plus the smell is wonderful.
Play in the Leaves
Encourage everyone in the family to put down the electronic devices for a few hours while you take a walk and enjoy the festive fall leaves. Rake up a pile and jump in. Take a walk and crunch them under your feet. Grab your camera and let nature provide the perfect canvas for your fall family pictures.
Start a Thankful Scrapbook
This is one fall family tradition that everyone should start immediately. Buy a cheap scrapbook and write the year at the top of the first page. Add a family picture or two to that page and have everyone in your family write what they are thankful for this year. Add another page a year later and so on. Twenty years from now you’ll have a lifetime of memories to look back on and be thankful for.
Host a Friendsgiving
Thanksgiving it typically spent with your family but Friendsgiving is spent enjoying delicious food with your dearest friends. You can still share what you are thankful for or play a game of football in the yard, but this time, you’ll be surrounded by your best friends.
Family Football Game
Dividing up into teams and having a family football game is a great way to make memories together while also getting some exercise. This fall family tradition will leave you with something to laugh about for sure.
Pick and Carve Pumpkins
Nothing says ‘Fall’ like taking a hayride down to a pumpkin patch and picking your own pumpkin right out of the field. Then bringing it home, slicing it open, adding a funny face, and setting it out to impress your neighbors. This is one fall family tradition that everyone should adopt!
Whether you choose to spend your evenings making costumes, baking pies, or playing flag football find a tradition that is right for your family and makes the most of this magical season that we call fall.