Fall Fun in Florida
In Florida, we don’t have seasons. We have summer and we have “brown” season. The “brown” season is what we consider winter but it would surely not be considered winter anywhere else. The brown season is when the grass starts to be a little less vibrant and the temperatures might get cold enough to give us a light frost in the morning. Even if we do have a frost the temperature is most likely going to jump right back up to tank top weather by lunchtime!
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Even though we don’t get the crisp air, the jewel colored leaves or the roaring bonfires we still like to celebrate the season. Some of us Floridians even try to wear boots, scarves, and sweaters to feel a little more authentic. I’m not sure that type of fall fashion really counts when you are trying to pair it with shorts but we do it anyway!
We do have all kinds of “fall” festivals and events to go to this time of year though. We might show up in a tank top to drink fresh hot cider at the pumpkin patch and rush our kids through picking out their carving pumpkin because we have sweat dripping down our backs…. but we still try to celebrate the best we can.
Fall and Halloween are Serious Business
We take fall pretty seriously in our house. We start decorating at the beginning of August (don’t judge me) and are in line to buy the Fall scents at Bath and Body Works the moment they hit the shelves!
Halloween has ALWAYS been my favorite holiday and now it has an even softer place in my heart since I have children. Little E spent her first Halloween in ICU after having her cancer removed so I generally turn into a soppy mess when I watch her excitedly going from door to door trick-or-treating.
We don’t want to miss ANYTHING during our favorite season so I always make an activity calendar. Dorky I know, but we are so aware that life is fragile and we want to live it to the fullest while we can!
I am totally not the only mom that has a slight obsession with this glorious season. I’ve teamed up with some over amazing mammas in my Mom Bloggers Tribe and we compiled all our fall seasonal goodness for you to check out! Printables, DIYs, bucket lists, recipes and more! Check it all out below!
If you aren’t feeling quite ready for fall you should check out this post from Living for the Sunshine about all the reasons that this season is Awesome!
Fall is FULL of family activities
This list from Seaside Sundays has lots of low-cost or completely FREE activities.
White Sands and Cool Breezes has a great little list of activities that also comes with a checklist of items that you NEED to bring on your outdoor adventures with little ones.
Here are a few great bucket lists of family fall fun that you won’t want to miss.
These two tree activities for toddlers are so fun! This one from Spit Ups and Spit Ups is life-size and this one from Fab Working Mom Life is a smaller size but involves a little exploration with your little one!
I’ve always had a few placed on my own bucket list that I would love to visit in the fall. Like I said, I really love Halloween so of course, Salem is on my list. I would also die to just ride by some of the homes that Hocus Pocus was filmed in.
If you are in Texas near Houston or Austin Fab Working Mom has created a list of fun things for you to check out. Sounds like they might be having a bit of that sweating at the pumpkin patch problem that we have here in Florida!
Any places that are on your list to visit this year??
Halloween, how I adore you!
My husband and I are super Disney dorks and LOVE watching the cheesy made-for-TV Halloween Town movies every year. Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie of all time but I also have a serious love for Sleepy Hollow and Nightmare Before Christmas!
Heres a few other Halloween posts you have got to check out!
Fall and Halloween Foods
My Beachbody Coach will kill me for saying this but when it comes to pumpkin or apple I don’t care if its good for me or not, it’s getting eaten.