Try one of these ten fall traditions your family will love this year!
Fall is by far my favorite season. The weather here is perfect, the color of the leaves is beautiful, and my birthday is in the fall. Could you really ask for more than that? Yeah, I guess you could. Fall is the perfect time for starting new family traditions, like these 12 traditions that I can guarantee your family will love. I know mine does!
Fall Traditions Your Family Will Love
Pick out some pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch and spend a night together decorating your pumpkins however works best for your family. I didn’t say carve because my two-year-old doesn’t like to carve pumpkins but dumping paint on pumpkins or putting stickers on pumpkins, he’s all over either of those. There are tons of great pumpkin decorating ideas out there; find one that works for your family and do it.
Take Family Pictures
There is nothing more gorgeous than a fall day. The fall colors in the background make for gorgeous family photos. Either setup a tripod and do it yourself or hire someone local to have your photos taken. Bonus points if you can get them in last light, which is the perfect way to enhance the colors of the leaves!
Go on a Trip
Fall is my favorite time for a family vacation. And while this year’s vacation is already planned, I recently came across the Gulf County Adventure Guide and am already sold on going to Gulf County, Florida for next year’s trip. There are so many amazing things you can do specifically during the fall like going on a turtle hunt to look for signs of nesting or how about watching dolphins play near the beach shore. Or maybe just spend the entire vacation going to a different beach every day. You can learn more about what each of the beaches offers on their beach adventure guide here.
The Gulf County Adventure Guide has tons of guides for the best way to spend your fall family vacation in Gulf County no matter how old your kids are. While my family may enjoy the turtles, your family may enjoy fishing for sharks. Pick something from one of these adventure guides and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
Get Out on the Water
While it may not be the perfect time for swimming, the fall is a great time for getting out on the water whether it be in kayaks, boats, or even water safaris. As you’re planning your trip to the Gulf County, make sure to include at least one water-filled adventure. I mean where else could you kayak around the dead lakes. And if you’re wondering why they’re called the dead lakes, you’ll just have to take the adventure for yourself to see!
Camp in the Great Outdoors
The early fall especially is perfect for camping. Roast up some hot dogs and s’mores, sing some songs around the campfire, and tell not so scary ghost stories. Then sleep cozied up in a sleeping bag until the light of dawn wakes you up through the tent. Bonus points if you camp on the beach during your Gulf County trip!
Go See a Movie
Some of the best movies are released during the fall, specifically around Thanksgiving. Pick a family-friendly movie like this year’s Good Dinosaur and go see it together as a family. Or if your kids are older, try Mockingjay Part 2.
Go to a Fall Festival
I don’t care where you live, I can guarantee that someone somewhere nearby is hosting a fall festival. Drink some apple cider, go on a hayride, and slide down a slide on an old ratty carpet square. And makes memories with your family that can’t be made during any other season of the year.
Watch a Sunset Together
With the sun setting much earlier in the evening, it’s perfect for watching a sunset as a family. This is another one you can knock off in Gulf County! Spend the day at the beach and watch the sunset over the ocean before heading in for the night.
Play Games Together
One of my fondest memories from growing up (and even now) is playing games with my siblings. It doesn’t matter what games you play – Jungle Speed, football, RockBand, or even just tag – just play together. My motto is that families that play together stay together and fall is the perfect time play inside or out.
Bake Fall Goodies
Spend an afternoon or entire day in the kitchen baking together. Make cranberry orange bread or pumpkin cinnamon rolls or even candy apple cupcakes, just spend time baking. And bonus point if you wrap some of it up and take it to a friend or neighbors. You can wrap it up with these printables for a fun little surprise gift.
What adventure is your family going on this fall? Click on the image below to enter the weekly giveaway for your chance to win $50 from Gulf County to have your own little family adventure! Giveaway ends October 25, 2015 and 10 lucky winners will be chosen each week!