If there is one thing to know about me it is that I LOVE Fall and Halloween is my favorite holiday! This year, just like many other things, SPKY SZN looks different. The things that I cherish doing every year might not even be a possibility this year, but I am determined to not let it get me down! There are still many things that I am going to try to do this Fall and I thought it would be fun to share my Halloween quarantine bucket list with you.
- BUILD A FORT & WATCH HALLOWEEN MOVIES
This is one thing that I have always wanted to do, but between a full time job and school I never had the time. With COVID, and me being unemployed this one is at the top of my list! I have always wanted to get a bunch of pillows and blankets in the living room, wear jammies, and veg while watching some of my favorite Halloween movies.
2. BAKE SOMETHING PUMPKIN
This is a tradition of mine! I always bake pumpkin bread, and a lot of it. I know pumpkin isn’t for everyone so if your heart is saying apple pie then you go Glen CoCo!
3. GET A FALL INSPIRED LATTE
I also looovvveee me some pumpkin spice lattes! I will drink these religiously until December. There is a local coffee shop near me that makes the best pumpkin lattes but, I also love a good Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks!
4. PUT UP HALLOWEEN DECOR
Okay, so I am one of those people who decorates for Fall and then again for Halloween. Is it obsessive? Perhaps. But honestly I don’t care! I love this season so much and adding some decor to your home really makes it feel cozy and makes the season feel more special. Even just adding a fall wreath or a pumpkin can make a big difference!
5. ENJOY A FALL SCENTED CANDLE
I love the smells of this season and love a good cloudy day to light up my candles and breathe in the spirit of the season! My personal favorites are Marshmallow Fireside, Leaves, Autumn Air, and White Pumpkin from Bath & Body Works.
6. DRINK SOME PUMPKIN BEER
My boyfriend and I love drinking pumpkin beer this time of year. It’s become a little tradition of ours to taste test whichever ones we can find! I actually found some fun beer tasting sheets at the dollar spot in Target and we made a date night out of it.
7. GO TO A PUMPKIN PATCH (SAFELY)
I was so worried that there would be absolutely no pumpkin patches this year. There are some, but they are far and few. I went to my favorite one (can read more about it here) and was able to soak up all the fall vibes.
8. WEAR A COSTUME ON HALLOWEEN
Since we are still pretty much on lockdown I don’t see why we still can’t wear a costume– even if its just at home. I plan on dressing up because, well, I can. I’m not sure what I am going to be yet, but this is what I was last year for work. And yes, my name is wrong on my name tag. I figured if someone came in and didn’t have a good time I could pull a Jungle Cruise joke– I’m Lyndsay, but if you didn’t have a pleasant experience my name is Leslie and you are at Disneyland. Also…people actually mess up my name all the time at work so it’s kind of an inside joke with my coworkers HA!
9. LIVE IN HALLOWEEN GRAPHIC TEES
This is a new one for me. I have SO many Halloween graphic tees and every year I never get around to wearing them (they go against my work dress code). This year since I have no work I am going to live in them. Sorry, not sorry.
10. CARVE PUMPKINS
This is another tradition that I share with my boyfriend. We always make a night of carving pumpkins, watching movies, and feeding the pup some pumpkin bits. I mean is it even Halloween without a jack-o-lantern?! I think not.
What are you looking forward to this month despite being in lock down? I would love to know!