Fall is such a cozy season. As the weather outside gets cooler, we surround ourselves with things that keep us warm, like lattes, bonfires, pumpkin pie, and most especially, family. Nothing makes us feel more prepared to take on fall than planning cute dates to go on with your sister, especially if she happens to double as your best friend.
The change of the seasons is truly so much better when you have a partner in crime to check seasonal activities off your bucket list with. I'm already in the spirit, TBH. Here are nine fun ideas for activities when you're looking for the perfect sister hang this season.
1. Buy School Supplies At A Discount
Even if you're not in school anymore, everyone loves shopping for new pens and notebooks. Take advantage of the back to school sales to restock all of your favorite school supplies for your school or work desk. You and your sister can take a cue from Joe Fox in You've Got Mail and buy each other “a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils.”
2. Go Apple Picking For Baking Fun
Sure, everyone is going pumpkin picking this fall, but apples are in season, too, and it's just as fun to pick them. There are so many delicious fall faves you can make with apples, like apple pies, apple cider, apple crumble, and apple fritters. Your apple picking adventure with your sis can easily transition into a fun baking party later on.
3. Go On A Haunted Hayride
Halloween is right around the corner, so you and your sister can get your spook on by going on a haunted hayride. You'll feel a little bit more comforted when you guys have each other to hold onto. It'll be scary at first, but then you'll spend the rest of the night laughing at how your sister jumped five feet in the air screaming.
4. Head Over To A Petting Zoo
Farms and fall go hand-in-hand, which is why you and your sister should find a petting zoo to visit. Spend the afternoon snacking on apple cider doughnuts and petting cute animals. You can also play my favorite game: Which sister can get the best selfie with a farm animal.
5. Go To A Carnival
You and your sis should find a local carnival for a fall hang. You can spend the day eating cotton candy, riding the Ferris wheel, and laughing at how horribly you both play carnival games.
6. Carve Pumpkins
Everyone always raves about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pumpkin picking, but the best pumpkin activity is actually carving one. Plan a sister date of carving your pumpkins. Pick fun characters from your favorite childhood cartoons, or the go-to jack-o-lantern face. Follow the hang with baking the seeds you carve out and eating them during a picnic in the park.
7. Go On A Scenic Hike
Nothing is more beautiful than the leaves changing colors. Now's the perfect time to go outside and enjoy it. Nature and weather make fall a perfect time for you and your sister to go on a hike. You could even turn your outdoor adventure into a fall foliage Instagram photo session.
8. Visit A Brewery
A brewery is always a fun time with your sister, but fall is an especially great time because Oktoberfest beers are ready for tasting. You can try out all of the signature beers, but also any of the fun fall ones like a pumpkin beer or an oatmeal stout.
9. Watch Hocus Pocus In A Blanket Fort
My sister and I used to watch Hocus Pocus all the time when we were kids. I feel like it's a staple of everyone's childhood. It gets you in the mood for the spooky season. You and your sister can act like kids again by building a blanket fort, popping some popcorn, watching the fall classic, and fighting over which Sanderson sister you are.