Autumn just started and we wanted to kick off our favorite season with a cute fall bucket list you and your family can check off over the next few months!
Don't waste the mild weather, beautiful changing leaves, and harvest season. Make some amazing memories with your family - it all starts here 🥰
1. Apple Picking
Talk about an insta-worthy fall activity! Visit a local farm or orchard, bundle up your family, and fill a few buckets with fresh apples. This is a great chance to get outside and explore nature with your kids, and it also provides a great opportunity to support a local business!
Don't forget to take pictures - you'll treasure these memories for years to come, and your kids will have a blast.
2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
If you don't already have this as a tradition in your home, make it one today! Visiting a pumpkin patch is magical, and letting your kids pick out their very own pumpkin to decorate or carve later is worth every penny to see the excitement in their eyes.
If you're lucky, your local pumpkin patch will also provide hay rides, a petting zoo, and other fun fall activities. Take advantage of their short business season and visit one asap!
3. Bake a Pie
After you go apple picking, you'll probably have a ton of apples you're not quite sure what to do with. Solution: bust out your favorite apron and bake a pie with your kids!
Check out these fall pie recipe ideas for inspiration, or use your favorite home recipe and bake with your kids. Still have extra apples? Try apple crisp, dried apples (super healthy + yummy snack!), and homemade applesauce. It doesn't get more festive than that.
4. Watch a Halloween Movie
There are more fun Halloween movies than you might think! Check out this list of Halloween movies to watch with your kids and pick your favorite - it's the perfect opportunity to share some of your childhood favorites now.
If you're looking for a festive movie just for mommy and daddy, check out this list of Halloween movies you can watch after the kids are in bed. They're spooky, festive, and perfect for cuddling up next to your boo on a cold autumn night;).
5. Take Fall Family Photos
Your kids might not be massive fans of this fall activity, but you can still make it fun! Hire a photographer who has experience with kids and knows how to work with them. Don't be afraid to splurge a little bit - you'll treasure these photos for a lifetime.
Bring toys and snacks! You can also check out our guide on family photos here to prepare:). Either way, taking family photos in the fall is beautiful and worth it, and you'll be thankful you made it happen this year.
Fall Baby Products You'll Need:
Now that you have a few ideas on how you want to spend your fall with your family, make sure you're prepared beforehand! Here are a few of our favorite fall baby products that will make your life easier as you tackle these fun fall activities:
^^ Our Estes Bandana Bibs are the perfect fall baby product! They'll keep your baby dry and warm during the cold autumn months and are available in all the adorable fall colors you want. Plus, they make for great Halloween costume accessories as your kids grow up! Check them out here.
^^ Our Green Buffalo Quilt is a fan favorite for boy moms! They are great to stuff in your stroller in case it gets a little chilly apple picking or visiting that pumpkin patch. And they last forever!!
^^ Another Parker Baby Co favorite for girl mamas, our Prairie Floral Quilt is a fall must-have! Made with 100% organic cotton that's soft, safe, and adorable for your baby girl, it's the perfect fall baby accessory. She'll stay warm and cozy all autumn:).
^^ Looking for a cute fall baby girl accessory for that fall photoshoot? Our Matilda Cable Knit Headbands are perfect. Made with stretchy, soft cotton, your baby won't even notice it's on her head. And our Matilda Set comes in all those rich fall colors - you simply can't resist. Check them out here.