It’s official! As of Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 2:50 A.M., the Northern Hemisphere entered its Autumnal Equinox.
Fall is such a glorious time of year. Trees show off their crimson, gold and orange leaves, the skies light up with brilliant blues, and the air turns just a little crisper, inviting us to pull out our favorite sweaters.
At The Sublime Soiree, we believe Autumn also ushers in some unique opportunities to invite friends, family and acquaintances over for fellowship. We’ll be sharing a little bit about one of our favorite Fall pastimes – hiking – tomorrow. And on Friday, our friend Chef Todd Whitman will provide us a yummy new recipe to try.
For today, we’ve brainstormed a list of inviting ideas that we are hoping to try this season. Is there just one you might try out this Fall? Or do Fall’s cooler temperatures beckon you to curl up by the fire and read a good book? With Fall sports and back-to-school activities, some of us need to simply focus on family.
We are curious to know what you would add to the list. What fun Fall traditions do you welcome each year? And as all of us are enjoying God’s glorious creation, how could we draw closer to the Creator? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Hot cider and doughnuts around the camp fire
Create Falling Leaf Placemats with your kids, grandkids or . . .
Enjoy a Fall Hiking Spree at the area Metro Parks
Pumpkin Races (decorate your pumpkins, add wheels to them, and race them down the driveway!)
Fall Decorating (Partner with a friend to decorate each other’s houses for fall – always more fun with a friend!)
Autumn scavenger hunt
PB&J with a Purpose (Invite some people over to bake bread, then turn your fresh loaves into peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that you can place in brown bags and hand out to people who need it.)
Fall freezer meal day (Invite friends to make several meals that each can take home to their own freezers)
Chili and a football game (Invite couples over to watch the big football game and have each bring their own chili recipe to share)
Backyard Flag Football (fun for kids and adults alike)
Apple picking and . . . baking apple cobbler or pie, making and canning apple sauce, slicing and dipping apples into caramel, making gourmet apples on a stick
Fall foliage rides or train rides (drive or take a train ride with some friends through a beautiful forest colored by fall colors)
Fall bike ride
Fall craft shows and art festivals
Visit botanical gardens and/or conservatories
Host a gathering in a metro park and enjoy a picnic and games amidst the fall leaves
Collect and paint acorns to display in your homes
Make a fall wreath with friends
— The Sublime Soiree © September 2023