Fall is arguably one of the most sensory seasons of the year. With the smell of smoky bonfires, the sound of crackling leaves, and the spiced aroma of pumpkin pie in the air, autumn just naturally pulls us outdoors. As the owner of a cool composite deck, you’ll be looking for outdoor fall activities to fill your afternoons and light up your evenings.
We’ve got exactly the list for you — just BYOC (Bring Your Own Cider).
Speaking of crafts, few things are more festive on a fall afternoon than outdoor fall activities that let you roll up your sleeves and get creative. Consider projects like:
- Potting some seasonal mums and/or painting the flowerpots.
- Making a pinecone birdfeeder.
- Upcycling your leftover composite decking from your summer DIY project.
- Carving jack-o’-lanterns.
- Painting pumpkin seeds: After you show off your pumpkin-carving skills, collect the leftover pumpkin seeds. Grab some colorful construction paper and non-toxic, water-based paint, then spend a laughter-filled afternoon making pumpkin seed mosaics.
If you and your family prefer science experiments to crafts when it comes to outdoor fall activities, you can still get creative with fall-themed science experiments.
Punctuate With Seasonal Pieces
Both your deck and your front porch are perfect staging spots for a touch of seasonal swag. Whether you prefer bright orange pumpkins, dappled gourds, or a fragrant bouquet of mums, your space will benefit from the additional color and texture.
If you have built-in planters on your deck, get creative with a mix of florals, gourds, and pampas or setaria grass. Wreaths and banners are another great way to punctuate your porch, and make for a fun and craft-filled afternoon with the kids.
Embrace Outdoor Entertaining
If your deck is defined by modern design touches like outdoor electronics or an outdoor kitchen, the fall season will come ready-made for entertaining. Think outdoor fall activities that show off your design savvy and invite guests to stay for one more cup of spiced cider, like:
- A scary movie viewing party.
- Book club.
- Butterbeer tasting — with some added spirits for the adults.
Enjoy a Little Friendly Competition
Perhaps the autumn air brings back thoughts of football tailgates and the fight songs of your alma mater. Host a football viewing party and enjoy snacks, conversation, and a little friendly competition before kickoff with a rousing game of cornhole built from your leftover TimberTech composite decking. Your guests will love the easy-to-play game — and be impressed with your DIY chops.
Now that you have a cornucopia of ideas for outdoor fall activities, channel your inspiration into 3-D design with our Deck Designer Tool.