YOUR VINA-APPROVED OCTOBER FUN LIST!

It’s officially 🍂fall🍁, which means this month is filled with Halloween costume planning, apple pie making and of course, everything pumpkin spice! For some vinas, this is the highlight of their year—for more than one reason. Sure, the days get shorter, but the sleeves get longer, the sweaters get warmer and the fun gets going. As a vina who personally loves fall, I always have a ‘Fall Bucket List’ of activities that I can only do this time of the year without any shame at all!

PUMPKIN SPICE, SO NICE

I know. . . it’s a total cliche, but who cares?! It seems like the whole world is engulfed in pumpkin spice this time of year which is so right! So bring out the pumpkin-scented candles, brew some pumpkin spice coffee, and make some delicious pumpkin pie! Embrace everything-PS that comes with this new season.

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FALL CLEANING

The beginning of fall has vinas opening windows and letting the cool, crisp air in. There is nothing better than getting your pad comfy and cozy with some clean space. Welcome in the fall with some new curtains or a fall-inspired duvet set. While you’re at it, it’s a great time to purge all those summertime dresses that you will never wear again. This is the perfect opportunity to refresh your closet and get fall attire!

MAKE SCARECROWS

Remember how we just purged our wardrobe? Well, let’s get creative! Buy some hay from the local market or check out a craft store and make a scarecrow. Host your own plans in the VINA app in the plans page and get local DYI-loving vinas together to make a group of scarecrows that look like yourselves. Dress them up in clothes, hats, and accessories, then put them up to decorate your house or apartment!

FALL FESTIVITIES

The weather is so pleasant this time of year and people are still looking to get out and have fun. Check out local festivals or find the nearest Oktoberfest. You’ll be spending a day enjoying the outdoors, sipping on beer or hot apple cider, and tasting some of the season’s best foods and desserts. Invite your vinas and have a blast!

JUST ENJOY!

The best way to spend fall–or any season–is by being present and staying in the moment. All too often the leaves change colors, fall to the ground, and become a crispy remembrance. Look at the leaves and notice the orange, red, and yellow colors. Appreciate the gift of a new season and enjoy what is around you. Take advantage of the time and make sure your fall season is packed with activities, crafts, and a little pumpkin spice!

Looking for some vinas to enjoy this fall with? Get the Hey! VINA app now and start swiping!

 

BEST FALL DRINKS TO SHARE WITH YOUR VINAS

Even though I’m 100% summer person and very much dislike cold, there’s something magical about Fall. Cuddling under the blankets watching HGTV or binging Netflix  while sipping something DELISH. So, for all you vinas like me, I’ve gathered some delicious fall drinks to make for your friends (or, you know, enjoy by yourself too):

APPLE CIDER MIMOSAS

2 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 cup apple cider

1 bottle champagne

On a small plate, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rims, then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture. Fill champagne flutes 1/4 full with apple cider, then top off with champagne.

CARAMEL APPLE MARTINI

1 cup apple cider

1/2 cup caramel vodka

1/4 cup butterscotch schnapps

Sliced fresh apple, caramel, and / or cinnamon sugar for garnish.

Rim your martini glass with caramel or cinnamon sugar, or both. To get the cinnamon sugar to stick to the glass, dip the rim in a little apple cider first. Combine the apple cider, caramel vodka, and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into the rimmed martini glass and garnish with a thin slice of apple.

CRANBERRY MARGARITAS:

1 1/2 cups cranberry juice

3/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup tequila

1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)

Stir all ingredients together until blended. Serve over ice in sugar- or salt rimmed glasses. Garnish with fresh cranberries and lime wedges.

PUMPKIN PIE COCKTAIL

1 cup Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice

1/2 cup hazelnut liqueur

1/2 cup coconut milk (canned, heavy)

1 tbsp pumpkin puree

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake to combine, and then pour into glass.

What are your fave fall cocktails? Tell us in the comments! (Feature image via Domino)