I love when fall starts because it means the start of the holidays. I love the smells, the weather, the decorations, the food and all of the activities. I’ve already started taking advantage of some activities and have others planned. If you’re local in Utah, I will link up some of my ideas.
Last weekend, Michelle and I went up to Snowbird Ski Resort to Oktoberfest with some friends and we had a great time. Adam and I have gone for a few years now and I love it because it’s cooler up there than down in the valley so it always feels a little more like fall and it is so beautiful up there. It’s fun to just walk around and look at the booths and they always have good food too. Every time I walked past the booth this year that had the desserts, I was dying over the smell. I wanted EVERYTHING!
They also have fun activities for kids there and you can ride the tram up the mountain if you want, too. Definitely something we do every year.
Adam and I have plans to watch Hocus Pocus one weekend this month too. I am such a wimp about anything remotely scary so that’s about as far as I go with Halloween movies. Michelle likes them so I bet she will do a post about her favorites. But once Thanksgiving is over, I will be all about those Christmas movies and the Hallmark Channel.
Since Adam and I started dating, we’ve always carved pumpkins with friends or family.
This year, we’ve planned a night with some of my family to have dinner and carve pumpkins at our house. It’s funny how life changes because now there are nieces and nephews that come and it’s fun seeing them try and carve pumpkins with their parents. Then, of course, we put the pumpkins on the porch with a candle inside. I’ll be sure to take a picture this year!
My sister, Jen, told me about this company called Crust Club that will deliver the dinner or dessert to your house and you just pop it in the oven. We’re going to try out the chicken pot pie when we have our pumpkin night. It looked pretty good and I thought it was reasonably priced.
I think other fun activities could be going on a hay bale ride, going to a pumpkin patch or if you’re into the scary stuff you could go to a haunted house. Michelle asked me if I would be open to trying out all of the haunted houses in Utah and then writing about it and I was like, that is a hard no for me! I get scared so easily.
I’ve decided that next year, I’m going to plant different pumpkins in my yard so that I can use them as decorations next year and I am pretty excited about it. I just hope it works. I am not the best at keeping plants alive. I currently have a succulent in my kitchen window that is slowly dying and I thought those were supposed to be pretty hard to kill.
What are your fall traditions? I’m always looking for new ideas of fun things to do!