10 Cozy COVID-friendly fall activities

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10 Cozy COVID-friendly fall activities

Lila Langford | Avant-Youth

Fall is officially upon us! 

Obviously, fall is going to look a little different this year with COVID-19 still looming large across the U.S. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve got to sacrifice your favorite fall activities. So, here are ten fall activities to indulge in that are fun and safe. If you’re a self-proclaimed connoisseur of all things cozy and autumnal during this magical season, this list is for you. 

One: Grab Your Popcorn And Curl Up With Some Fall Flicks

Nothing says fall quite like a comfy night in, jammies on, popcorn in hand, binging your favorite films. If you need a little inspo to kick off your own movie night, we’ve got you covered with a few recommendations:

– Over the garden Wall: 5 stars on the pumpkin scale. The perfect autumnal mini-series that’s great for all ages.

– Hocus Pocus: It would be a crime to make a list of fall movies and not include this cult classic. If you’re feeling spooky and nostalgic, this ones for you. 

– It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown: An oldie but a goodie. You probably have fond memories of your teacher breaking out that ancient VHS or dusty DVD player and putting this on before fall break. Embrace your inner child, or watch it with your own.

– Halloweentown: Take a trip to Disney’s golden years with Halloweentown. It features the legendary and iconic Debbie Reynolds and is just an all around good time. Guaranteed to get you in the spooky spirit or your money back.

Two: Hiking

Grab a friend, pet or a partner and your running shoes to get those little legs moving (after you mask up, of course!). Hiking is also an ideal way to take in that sweet, sweet fall foliage and break out that plaid flannel that’s been in the back of your closet. So find a trail near you and get at it!

Three: Baking

Designate a taste tester and get in the kitchen to whip up some pinterest-worthy tasty fall treats. You don’t have to be a pastry chef to get started, the only requirements are patience and a good playlist while you’re at it. 

Four: Bonfire

It’s not just a candle scent at Bath and Body Works; it’s also an ideal fall activity for those looking for some socially distanced hangs. Embrace your inner scout and build a fire to roast some marshmallows over. When you’re looking up at that starry night sky with a s’more in hand you’ll thank me for this idea, trust me.

Five: Pumpkin Patch

What fall would be complete without a visit to your local pumpkin patch? For some extra seasonal fun, wander around and take in the sights and some apple cider donuts. Pick your ideal pumpkin and take that bad boy home for a fun night of carving.

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Six: Decorate Your House For Halloween/Fall

We’ve all been eyeing Home Depot’s iconic 12-foot skeleton, so why not just buy it already? I know you’ve been roaming through your local stores’ seasonal aisles, now’s the time to deck out your home. Make your space the autumnal wonderland of your dreams for peak cozy times.

Seven: Read Some Scary Stories or Host A Dramatic Reading If You’re Feeling Spooky

Grab yourself a warm mug of whatever and crack open your favorite spooky stories. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate friends or family, host your own virtual dramatic readings of your faves. 

Eight: Embrace Your Inner Pumpkin Spice Fiend

It’s pumpkin spice season, baby! And you can get just about anything in the mouth-watering fall flavor. From lattes, to candles, to even cereal, you have endless options to choose from. I know your friends have told you liking pumpkin spice is basic, but you can’t argue that it’s not delicious. 

Nine: Have a Virtual Costume Party

Look, we all know you want an excuse to dress up, and you will be damned if Covid takes that away from you this Halloween. So adapt and thrive with a virtual costume party. Don your favorite costume and crown a Halloqueen or Halloking among your friends. 

Ten: Apple picking

Is there anything more quintessentially fall than apple pie? Trick question, of course there’s not. So grab the main ingredients to make your own, and have some fun while you’re at it.Luckily in Georgia we’ve been graced with so many amazing local orchards to choose from when it comes to apple picking. So, grab your favorite apples and support local businesses at the same time– win win.

Bonus: At Home Fall-Themed Happy Hour

Embrace your inner bartender (as long as you’re 21 and up) and mix up some delicious fall-themed drinks. Options can include spiked cider to pumpkin spice martinis.  And if you’re under age or prefer not to drink you can still be a part of the fun with a hot cocoa or spiced tea. 

Libations recipes: Pumpkin Spice Martini- You’re going to need some vanilla vodka and pumpkin liqueur of your choice, a cocktail shaker and five minutes of your time. Pour the vodka and liqueur into the shaker over ice and shake liberally and pour into a martini glass. 

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Lila Langford

Lila Langford

Lila Langford is a full-time student at the University of North Georgia and a part-time adult. She is an enthusiast of IKEA and strong tea. After graduation she plans on taking a very long nap and then using her powers for good at a PR agency.

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