jack lantern in the halloween night

After what feels like only two days of summer, the cool air has returned and the familiar colors of fall begin to adorn the trees in golds, rich reds and browns. The Packers are on TV every Sunday, it’s Open Season, sweaters are on, and there’s all the pumpkin flavored food you can eat. This either gets you excited for Halloween or Christmas, if you’re crazy enough to think that far ahead. For those who like to savor each holiday, Halloween and all the fall customs are among the things to enjoy the most now. Here’s a list of 10 things to do this Spooky Season at your house and the Greater Milwaukee Area.

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch with your friends, significant other, or kids! Linder’s Pumpkin Farm is great for children and very affordable. They are open daily from 10am-6pm through October 31st. There is no admission fee and parking is free. Get yourself a pumpkin, pet some of the animals, or ride The Pumpkin Express Barrel Train.
  2. Have some spare time? Need to bring something to a party? Make some festive cookies! There are so many recipes online that are easy to follow. Check out this recipe by Women’s Day Kitchen.
  3. Don’t want those pumpkin lattes to break the bank? Make your own pumpkin spice coffee. This recipe from Tasty is quick and could be prepared ahead of time to have it for the whole week’s mornings!
  4. Big thrill seeker? Get those screams out at a haunted house or corn maze. There’s a few in the Milwaukee area. The Hill Has Eyes and Spooky Stalks Haunted Cornfield are both well recognized, and sure to give you the fix you’re looking for.
  5. Head to Fright Fest at Six Flags. It is a little bit out of the area, but well worth the drive. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on, including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park.
  6. Decorate your house for the fall or Halloween! There are so many great ideas on Pinterest. Whether you go for a cute or scary theme, it is sure to look awesome!
  7. Throwing a party this year? Whether it is for you and your friends, or your kids and their classmates, this article of 60 Fun Halloween Party Ideas will help you survive. From decorations, to food, to adult drinks, you are sure to find some inspiration.
  8. Costume ideas can be pretty easy to come by for children, you, and your partner. Feeling creative? Try a DIY look off of Pinterest. Don’t have the time? No problem! There are plenty of cool costumes in stores. Why not opt for a whole family look… the Addams Family?
  9. Relax by the fire with a good book and some hot cocoa. Sit outside and see how many constellations you can point out. Take some time for yourself and enjoy this cozy, cool weather.
  10. Go for a walk or bike ride through one of the many trails Milwaukee has to offer. It’s a good way to get some exercise in outside before the snow comes!