The beginning of October in Texas, and many other parts of the U.S., is still fairly warm despite it being the autumn season. After months of dealing with hot weather most of us just want to enjoy all the cozy comforts of cooler weather. You may not be able to adjust the temperature outside, but there are a few ways to make it feel like fall.
Indulge a Little Early With Halloween Chocolate
The highlight of the fall season for kids of all ages is Halloween. The festive holiday is known for creative costumes and all the sweets you can eat. Right now you can enjoy our limited edition Halloween Collection Chocolate Truffles. It’s full of all the familiar flavors of the holiday including candy corn, caramel and peanut butter.
Take a Flight to an Autumn Destination
If the trees aren’t changing colors in your area, why not take a trip where the foliage is bursting with yellow, orange and red? Places like the White Mountains of New Hampshire are popular fall destinations because of the abundance of colorful trees. The other great benefit of taking a fall vacation is cheaper flights compared to the peak season of summer.
Buy a New Sweater, Jacket or Pair of Boots
It may not be cool enough to wear boots, sweaters and jackets, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead. A little retail therapy is a great way to get excited about fall, and it’s a practical purchase.
Enjoy a Cup of Hot Chocolate in the AC
You know it’s autumn when you take that first warm sip of hot chocolate. Even if it’s warm out, any of our drinking chocolates will provide the cocoa taste you’ve been craving since last winter.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Around the country pumpkin patches are open for business. Load up the family in the car and take a trip to the closest pumpkin patch to find the base for your jack-o-lanterns. While you’re there take part in another fall staple by joining a hayride.
Create a Festive Fall Display
With so many holidays and more activity indoors, fall is prime time for festive table displays. You can opt for a classic cornucopia style display or gather up some ripe, crisp apples and whatever foliage you can find. Our turkey molded chocolate and pumpkin molded chocolate can add a bit of delicious wow factor.
Get Your Fireplace Ready
It’s not quite time to start a fire, but you can be ready to roar as soon as the temperature drops by fixing up the fireplace ahead of time. Check to make sure the flue is operating properly and everything is cleaned out in the hearth. The mantel is also a great place to showcase your new fall display!