As the nights begin to draw in and the temperature starts to drop, it’s time to cover the swimming pool and pack away the barbecue until next summer comes around. Although you might be feeling sad that, for the time being at least, pool parties and sunbathing are out of the question, autumn brings with it plenty of opportunities to spend your evenings in ways that will give you a warm glow inside. So, grab yourself a pumpkin spiced latte and a warm slice of apple pie, and read on to discover three ideas for cozy fall evenings.
- Watch seasonal films
If you live for October 31st, now is a legitimate time to start watching all your favorite Halloween films in preparation for the spookiest night of the year. That might be a classic slasher horror film, like Friday the 13th, if you’re in the mood for a genuine scare. Or, for something more family-friendly than scary, you can’t go wrong with a Halloween film like Hocus Pocus or The Addams Family. There are also, however, a surprising amount of autumnal themed films out there, shot as the leaves are turning to an autumnal color palette. For instance, Autumn in New York and When Harry Met Sally are guaranteed to give you aesthetic fall vibes and have you dreaming of moving to a small New England town.
- Play games
As it starts to get just a bit too cold to be spending hours playing games out of doors, you might want to bring your leisure times indoors. Now is the perfect time to curl up under a blanket and play a video game from start to finish. For something a bit more thought-provoking than Call of Duty, why not try a narrative-led game like Heavy Rain? Or, for a classic game, you could look for gaming sites online such as 5 pound bingo sites, which will enable you to play the popular game of bingo for a deposit. Additionally, don’t forget about traditional board games – many hours of family fun have been spent over the decades playing Snakes and Ladders and Monopoly!
- Start a new hobby
There’s something about the fall air that makes many people want to learn something new – perhaps it’s the back-to-school feeling that September always brings? Whatever the reason, why not use the cooler evenings as an opportunity to brush up on an existing skill or learn something completely new that you’ve always been interested in exploring? You could, for instance, look to expand your cooking repertoire, focusing on hearty stews to warm you up on the cooler evenings; you could perhaps cook recipes using pumpkin, the quintessential fall ingredient found in everything from muffins to coffee. Or you could teach yourself how to knit, using the huge amount of online resources available. With winter – and Christmas – on its way, you and your family will be glad of some cozy hand-knitted hats and scarves.