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10 Ways to Get Annoyingly Festive for Fall

Because who doesn't love this heavenly season?

Isabella Ranft

10.11.17

With the first day of fall upon us, you can almost hear the squeals of girls everywhere running to get their essentials for the coziest season of the year. If you’re anything like me, you want to go above and beyond the basic fall festivities. Let’s get hype for fall y’all.

1. Consume pumpkin everything.
An oldie, but a goodie. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are well aware of the Pumpkin Spice Lattes we fiend for every season. But if we’re getting next level festive, you better believe we’re not stopping at PSL’s. We’ve got pumpkin spice Cheerios, pumpkin spice Oreos, pumpkin spice yogurt, and oh so much more. I mean, how good do pumpkin spice cookies with cinnamon cream cheese frosting sound? Gimme.

2. Two words: Yankee. Candles.
My roommate currently has Autumn Wreath, Apple Cider, and Crisp Fall Night burning in various areas around our apartment. Yankee candles are absolutely necessary for a 24/7 reminder that you’re thriving in this comfy season (Anthropologie candles are also acceptable). Got a free space in your bathroom? Throw a candle there. Have a shelf in your kitchen? Slide a candle on it! Have a spot on the dinner table? Move your food. Candle.

3. Halloween movie marathons.
Choosing a costume is one thing, but to truly celebrate the spirit of fall you must watch the handful of masterpieces that are Halloween movies. ABC Family (Freeform? What is it now?) has its legendary 13 Nights of Halloween with too many classics to name. Hocus Pocus. Halloweentown. Twitches. Need I say more?


4. Apple picking.
Not only is apple picking an adorable photo op, but it’s also an amazing way to get out of the city and spend some quality time with your friends. If you’ve got a car and a couple hours to kill, grab a basket and your favorite scarf and you’re set for a day of fall jubilation.

5. Visit haunted houses.
Personally, I’m scared of butterflies so this one isn’t for me. But, if you’re a thrill seeker and want a little taste of Halloween, haunted houses are a perfect way to scare the living Jesus out of your friends. Also obviously to get ~spooky~.

6. Carve a pumpkin.
I feel like 2017 has given us so many creative ideas to carve into pumpkins this year. Why not take a stab at carving a pregnant Kylie Jenner? Maybe a Donald Trump tweet? The options are limitless, really. Carving a pumpkin is borderline mandatory to really make the most out of this season – also you have no excuse if you have stairs leading up to where you live.



7. Embrace your fall wardrobe.
Obviously the holiday season is when we really go broke, but fall calls for some crucial purchases as well. To name a few: faux furs, plaid, hats, velvet, and blazer-style coats are just a couple of the fundamentals for a warm yet stylish season.

8. Go to a park. Step in leaves.
This one really just speaks for itself. There’s something deeply touching about hearing the sound of boots crunching each of those beautiful orange leaves. Honestly, even writing that gets me emotional. If you see a pile of leaves, drop everything you’re doing and jump in it. If you live on the west coast and don’t have crunchy orange leaves… I’m so sorry.

9. Festive beverages.
Hot chocolate! Apple Cider! Chai lattes! The list goes on and on. If Pumpkin Spice lattes aren’t exactly your thing, Starbucks has many other festive options such as Maple Pecan lattes, Cinnamon Dolce lattes, Salted Caramel Mochas, and Cinnamon Roll Frappuccinos. Also, for those who are looking to get a little extra warm this season, there are easy recipes for a Pumpkintini, Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria and even apple pie jello shots. Get as lit as your Yankee candles, people!

10. Be thankful!
Sometimes we have to stay strong through Aunt Barbara's wine rant or fight our siblings for the mash potatoes, but Thanksgiving dinner is like a beautiful pregame to Christmas. There's nothing better than endless festive food in a room full of people you love. Wherever you are on Thanksgiving, being thankful for what we have is part of what makes the season so special.

Whether you’re on a hayride, bar hopping during Halloweekend, or sitting at a big Thanksgiving dinner with your family, remember fall is the best and we’re so lucky it’s here.