Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that’s what we wish for you and your family this fall season. At Lice Clinics of America here in Lexington we love this time of year and thought that we’d like to share some of our favorite ways to celebrate with our clients and community. Everyone could use a little more festivity this autumn. Take a look at these suggestions and pick a few to try.
- Walk through the autumn leaves and take family pictures. One of the best ways to capture the spirit of the fall season is to literally capture it with photos. Gather your family, layer up in your cool weather jackets and head for the autumn time foliage. Matching scarves or plaid shirts create a feeling of comfort and warmth with the beautiful leaves slowly falling all around you. One favorite part is to gather up a huge pile and jump in it! Pets can make a fun addition for photos in the leaves and they won’t disappoint when you start throwing leaves to play! Capture the smiles and memories that you can keep for a lifetime.
- Find a local farm to pick apples and check out the pumpkins. Many local farms offer amazing produce this time of year. Apples of many varieties, figs, tomatoes, squash, raspberries, and more make for delicious food and fun. Supporting local businesses is very important and offering healthy snack options this season is a great idea with all the candy and sweets that no doubt will be around. A great resource for finding a pumpkin patch or orchard near you is www.funtober.com/pumpkinpatches/kentucky/. Call ahead to the farm to make sure you know what to expect. Take enough produce home to can some for winter or make delicious jams and jellies your whole family will love.
- Try a new Halloween tradition like making your own matching costumes. You would be amazed how many items lying around the home can be used to make creative Halloween costumes. Websites like Pinterest have idea boards that can give you a lot of information. You can just simply gather the supplies and follow directions. For example, trash bags and newspaper can be used to create clown costumes. Another idea is to take some white crepe paper and wrap yourselves up to be walking mummies! The best part of making costumes is the fun in being creative and working together. Try painting pumpkins instead of carving them. Take a hayride through the woods. Find a local restaurant with pumpkin soup and try it with friends. There are many fun fall ways to add to the festiveness.
- With pumpkins in season you can never go wrong with delicious pumpkin recipes to try at home! Your whole house can smell like heaven when you make scrumptious pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, just to name a few. Ever tried roasting pumpkin seeds? It’s easier than you may think, and so worth it! Pumpkin spice and pumpkin baked goods bring a sweetness to the season that you won’t soon forget. Make an extra batch and take them to your neighbor! We could all do something to show our friends we are thinking of them. A strong community is the result of individuals who do small and simple things that help those around them. Enjoy the best fall has to offer together.
Before you head out to enjoy these ideas take a moment to talk to everyone about avoiding head lice. Encourage children and adults alike to avoid sharing head gear like hats, costume helmets, jackets or hoodies. Protecting your family against head lice is always a positive move whatever the season.