If September brings us apple season, October brings us pumpkin season. Pumpkin season lasts through November. Keep out the decor and keep baking those pumpkin desserts.
To embrace pumpkin season, you can: organize a pumpkin activity, cook with pumpkin, buy pumpkin-flavored products, and decorate with pumpkins.
Visit a pumpkin patch: local farms are a great place to visit for pumpkin patches.
Visit a pumpkin patch: From Timeout, 13 best places to go pumpkin picking near Boston for fall fun
Carve a pumpkin: once you’ve picked your perfect pumpkin, carve it out. Or, decorate your pumpkin with paint.
From Women’s Day, 70 Fun Pumpkin Carving Ideas for a Scary Gourd Look
Create an awkward family photo:
Or solo photo:
Cook with pumpkin
So many recipes, and so little time. You have a couple of months to embrace the pumpkin recipes, but if you are busy, you might want to pick a few favorites to make.
This is my favorite pumpkin recipe that is super easy to make: 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins
From PureWow, 53 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes to Make All Fall Long
Pumpkin Flavored Products
Pumpkin-flavored products are everywhere in grocery stores and coffee shops.
21 Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Products—and Other Fall Foods You Need to Try, from Real Simple.
Read about all of Trader Joe’s products in their Fearless Flyer newsletter.
Pumpkin-flavored products I bought:
You don’t need real pumpkins to decorate your house with pumpkins and pumpkin candles.
From PureWow, The 20 Best Pumpkin Candles That Smell Like *Peak* Fall
Shop the Target collection: pumpkins decor