All of us have some sort of fall tradition, but since we, the Mathews, are an Asian/Caucasian household, we have a few very fun family traditions during Fall, mainly for Thanksgiving.
1) We make sure that Thanksgiving is in honor of my dh Charlie's culture since it is an American iconic tradition. I go all out and make our table as special as we can get it with what we can afford that year. We use the same dishes, but with different European or American twist.
2) Our two main drinks are apple cider and mango pineapple, to show our multicultural side.
3) We read seasonal picture books and watch movies and shows; for me, it's HGTV.
4) No more turkey for us since moving to Arizona and it's just the five of us. Even a breast of turkey is too big. So, we use cornish game hens instead. The individual mini roasters make it a little more fun to eat without waiting for anyone to cut it to smaller pieces; and the kids love choosing which part of the game hens they want to tackle first.
5) We have a fun time going around the neighborhood looking for freshly fallen colorful leaves that we either use to make welcome signs or to help decorate our table. While looking for the leaves, we take pictures or videos, going on a little picnic and seeing our colorful treasures of Fall.
This year, we took so much pictures, we had to show it in a slide.
What are your family Fall traditions?
I'd love to hear about them, as you know, I'm all about great ideas!