Family Fall Fun Done on a Budget

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Fall is such a fun time of year. The weather starts to cool down, families can get outside and make memories together. This year especially, it’s important to save more than you spend. Here are some wonderful fall traditions to do with your family that cost little to nothing.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

One of the best things about going to a pumpkin patch is searching for that perfect pumpkin. When you buy them from a store, you have to settle for what’s left on display and most of the time they’re bruised or funky looking. Being outside and having the freedom to find a pumpkin that is the right size, color and shape is extremely rewarding for everyone young and old.

Walk a Corn Maze

A corn maze is the ultimate fun fall activity and most of the time they’ll be hosted by pumpkin patches or local farms. Many times they have more than one maze, one for kids that are easy and a lot shorter and one for adults. Spending 20-30 minutes “lost” in the corn is fun and the kids always love the adventure.

Carve a Pumpkin

So many people just color or paint their pumpkins. This year get your hands dirty and get those kids involved in this fun activity. You don’t have to carve a face, you can print out a silhouette or Cricut to cut out a fun design, make it religious or make it extra spooky! Then be sure to roast up those seeds for a tasty and healthy snack.

Boo your Neighbors

Package up some of your favorite fall treats, put them in a cute container and then share with your neighbors. It’s a secret though so just leave it on their porch with instructions to “Boo” another family in the neighborhood.

Use up the Halloween Candy

Once Halloween has passed and you’re stuck with a bucket full of candy, use it up in a deliciously creative way by making cookies or gooey popcorn balls chock full of pieces of candy bars and M&M’s. This works very well with the “Boo” your neighbors tradition listed above.

Take a Hike

This time of year is the perfect time to get out with the family and enjoy nature. Find a trail and take in the beautiful scenery of the leaves changing. Pack a picnic and spend some time unplugged with your family.

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