September 21st marks the first day of fall, and if you are anything like me you are stoked. To celebrate the beginning of the best time of year, I have made a list of the things I love about fall. So curl up with your pumpkin spice latte and a cozy blanket, and get ready for the best time of year!
1. Perfect Weather
Living in the south can be great, but the weather can be hard to deal with. The summers are boiling, and the winters can still get pretty chilly. Essentially the only nice part of the year is the autumn. It is just cool enough to feel the seasons changing, but not too cold to need to keep inside. So enjoy the nice weather by getting outside and soaking it up, because it is fleeting!
2. Flavors and Scents
Along with fall comes some of the best flavors and scents to spice up your life. Even if the PSL isn't your style (but come on, you have to admit it's delicious), there are tons of options. My favorites are spiced chai, maple pecan, or even cinnamon. From coffees to candles to body products, the flavors and scents of fall can always put me in a good mood.
The turn of the season also means the funnest activities are coming. Pumpkin patches are always fun, and then you can take turn the pumpkins you get into a fun arts and crafts night by carving or painting them. The fair is also fun on a crisp autumn night, from riding the scrambler to splitting a funnel cake with your friends. If getting spooked is more your style, try finding a haunted corn maze to get lost in. My personal favorite is to go to a local brewery and try all of their fall beer selections. So plan a fun fall date night with your partner, or even a group of friends!
The two best holidays of the year are in the fall: Halloween and Thanksgiving. Halloween is the perfect excuse to throw a party. There are tons of DIY decorations online, from fake blood recipes to easy cobwebs using materials from places like Walmart or the Dollar Store. Make a fun halloween playlist (don't forget to include Monster Mash, it is a classic), and invite everyone. Liven things up by hosting a costume contest, with a giftcard to somewhere like Starbucks as the prize. And of course you can't forget about Thanksgiving. Its always fun to spend with your family, but it is also a good excuse to get with your friends. Try having a potluck where each friend brings their favorite Thanksgiving dish, and you all have a nice dinner together.
Finally, probably my favorite thing about fall is the clothes! Leggings and boots are not only comfy but fashionable, and pairing them with a sweater is always a go-to. If you want to update your fall wardrobe, the best way to do it is to stop by a thrift store (Goodwill is my favorite) and grab a bunch of oversized sweaters. You can layer them over a t-shirt and they never go out of style!