Happy Sunday! Who here is ready to put away all of the fall/Halloween decorations and bring out all the evergreen and tinsel? Before you flip the switch from fall to winter, here are 11 November activities to add to your calendar. These activities are a range of inside and outside activities that will have you enjoying time with your friends and family.
11 November Activities:
Watch Thanksgiving TV Specials //
One of my favorite things to do in November is grabbing some hot chocolate, popcorn, a warm blanket and cuddle up on the couch and watch TV specials. The holidays bring so many great holiday specials but before you start thinking of all of the Christmas specials, be sure to look out for Thanksgiving TV specials. A Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving (11/22 8 pm EST ABC) is a classic that you should definitely check out. On Thanksgiving morning, be sure to tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (11/23 9 am NBC).
Share What You’re Thankful For //
Thanksgiving is all about remembering what we are thankful for. Sit down each evening and reflect on your day by writing down a few items you are thankful for. You don’t always have to find the most meaningful items to be thankful for, it can be small things that you sometimes take for granted. At the end of the month, read over your list. You can save your list for days that you are feeling overwhelmed and need a friendly reminder.
Host a Friendsgiving Dinner //
As time goes on it gets harder and harder to spend time with friends. Try hosting a Friendsgiving to get all your friends together, eat good food, catch up and laugh with one another while enjoying time spent together. Never hosted a Friendsgiving? No problem! Here are some tips on how to host a Friendsgiving party. If you’re looking for decor inspiration, this pink and gold tablescape is seriously #goals. This tablescape is not only super unique but it’s gorgeous, elegant, and will have your guests swooning. Friendsgiving, not your thing? Host your own pumpkin party! No matter what kind of party or dinner you host, make sure that you stay stress-free.
Rake and Play in the Leaves //
Bring out your inner kid and have fun while racking up all the crisp leaves. Rake them up in a pile and jump in them. Bringing out your inner kid can help relieve stress and help you find some enjoyment in a boring task.
Have a Baking Day //
Fall is the perfect time to have a baking day or many. Learn to make new fall recipes or master your pie crust for all of the tasty fall pies, such as pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Throw on some Hallmark and bake up some tasty treats. Don’t want to eat all of the treats you make? Wrap them up and pass them out to your neighbors or friends as a happy holidays treat. Believe me, it’ll make their day that you thought of them.
Pay it Forward //
The holidays can bring a lot of stress to many people. Whether people are struggling with family, internal demons, and just the stress that comes with the holidays, it never hurts to find a way to pay it forward. Paying it forward doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to buy someone something, there are a bunch of random acts of kindness you can do to brighten someone’s day.
Want to get in the holiday spirit? Create a small acts of kindness. This is such a great way to countdown until Christmas while giving back.
Have a Fall Photo Shoot //
Fall is full of the most lovely colors which are the perfect setting for a fall photo shoot. Whether you are wanting family pictures, engagement pictures, pictures of your kiddos, or just pictures for fun, fall is a great season to get outside and start snapping photos. While a photo shoot can be overwhelming, I’ve got some great posts to help rid you of the overwhelming and anxious feeling of planning photos. The first thing you should do is read this post on 15 tips for amazing photos. Next, imagine what you want to wear to your pictures or what the vibe of the photos is going to be. Lastly, pick out the outfits for everyone in the photos.
Don’t have time this fall for photos? Try planning a time this winter for photos and here’s how you can prepare for them.
Go on an Outside Fall Scavenger Hunt //
As I mentioned above, fall is such a beautiful season. From the lovely foliage to the crisp days, fall is the best, in my opinion. Before the nasty winter weather sinks in, go outside and enjoy the season. A great way to enjoy the season is to great a fall scavenger hunt.
Attend Thanksgiving and Spend Time with Family //
Life is crazy and hectic for everyone but it’s important to celebrate the holidays with your family. When you’re there, make sure you stay present by putting your phone away and enjoying the company of your family. While it might not seem that important to you, it could be very important to your parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents.
Go Black Friday Shopping //
Now that your stomachs are nice and full, it’s time to shop off those calories. Find a fun group of friends, family, or just your significant other and go black Friday shopping. Even if you aren’t in the market to buy the hottest deals, it’s a great way to make some memories and spend time together. But, if scoring the hottest deals is high on your priority list, then you’re going to want to read the ultimate list of Black Friday tips and tricks to make your shopping experience the best it can be.
Begin Decorating for Christmas //
November is a great time to decorate for Christmas. It doesn’t matter if you decorate November 1, November 15, or after Thanksgiving, this month is a great time to decorate so you can enjoy all of the holiday cheer a little longer. This month I’ll be sharing winter and Christmas decor inspiration, as well as, decorating tips and our home tour. Stay tuned!
Start Your Countdown to Christmas //
Once Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially Christmastime, which means bring on all the Christmas specials and movies. Thankfully, Freeform, Hallmark, and Lifetime will have me dreaming of a white Christmas, kisses under the mistletoe, sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fire, and of course, baking all the cookies. Here’s a full list of Christmas specials and movies that you can add to your calendar so you never miss a show! Don’t want to wait? Check out this list of wonderfully, terrible romantic comedies. Rom-coms, not your thing? Check out this list of 50 Christmas movies to watch.
Some notable TV specials that you won’t want to miss are: Trolls Holiday (11/24 8PM EST NBC), CMA Country Christmas (11/27 8PM EST ABC), A Very Pentatonix Christmas (11/27 10PM EST NBC), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (11/28 8PM EST), 85th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center (11/29 8PM EST NBC), A Charlie Brown Christmas (11/30 8 PM EST ABC), and The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (11/30 9PM EST ABC), just to name a few. Be sure to grab your hot chocolate, cookies and popcorn, and a cozy blanket to snuggle under.
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