Even though our family is small right now, it’s only the three of us (Tinsel, my husband and myself) I still LOVE family traditions. It’s getting into fall season now and I thought I’d share the Alvin household’s fall traditions for some very cute weekend date ideas!
Our very first tradition starts off in late September, when Florida weather starts to cool down a bit. Andrew, my husband, and I visit Sweet Field Farms to partake in their annual corn maze and pumpkin patch. We stock up on their freshly squeezed apple cider, wander through their corn maze and even take a hay ride through their farm. We love to pick out our pumpkins here too and have our friends over later in October to carve them! They also have a you-pick produce area and you can pick up cute decorative pumpkins, squash and all of the yummy fall treats. Learn more about their 2017 Fall Season dates and directions here!
Our second tradition; WALL TO WALL Halloween decor. Wall to wall coverage of spider webs, hand-cut paper bats and beautiful hand-painted sugar skulls. I love to spend months creating new decorations for our home and scoping out Good Will for spooky treasures. You can see my Dollar Tree hand-painted sugar skull tutorial here.
Later in October we invite all of our friends over to carve pumpkins, while I bake spooky cookies and we reminisce over the year’s events.
Since both my husband and I work for a theme park here in Orlando, we occasionally have to work special Halloween events. I really don’t get to see my husband throughout October and November. So we always attempt to rent a cabin in the Smoky Mountains in Blue Ridge Georgia for a weekend to just catch up. We love this, because Florida weather is TERRIBLE and we actually get to snuggle up in front of a fire place and watch the trees change. (This is my favorite part of the season).
A few years back I stumbled upon the idea of renting a cabin in the mountains and was actually surprised with how affordable renting a cabin is! Prices can range from $100-$300 a night (depending on the size of the cabin). But they most ALWAYS include a hot tub, game room and a huge kitchen. In 2016 a group of friends and myself rented a cabin in the Smokies, you can check out that article here too! If you are looking to rent a cabin I strongly suggest checking out this site, the staff is INCREDIBLE and will help you find the perfect cabin for your vacation.
From corn mazes to cabins in the mountains; I truly love the Fall Season! Do you have any family traditions each year?