Cruelty Free Fall Festivities Checklist

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling, kids are back at school. Autumn has arrived, and with that comes busy schedules, warm beverages, and a lot of pumpkin flavoured everything. So, to fully indulge in the new season, we’ve created a cruelty free autumn checklist filled with fun, eco-conscious ideas to fill your weekends and weeknights with as the leaves begin to fall.

Our Fall Festivities Checklist

Go apple picking ~ Visit your local apple farm, bring a reusable bag or basket and pick them apples! You may need to make a reservation.

Make ‘healthy’ apple cider with the apples you just picked ~ Replace sugar for maple syrup! Try this vegan apple cider recipe.

Add some fall flavoured candles to your home ~ Look for pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple, leaves, and other fall scents. Try a soy-based one like these!

Make vegan pumpkin pancakes ~ Replace milk and eggs with nut-based milk and 3 tsp of baking powder (let rise 5 min). Or try this recipe by the Minimalist Baker.

Cozy up with a chunky blanket, a hot beverage, fluffy socks and a good book

☐ Have a family board game night ~ The winner gets a free shoulder massage?

Add fall decor to your home ~ Shop for fall decor at a thrift store and get creative. Check out our “Get Ready For Fall” pinterest board for ideas!

☐ Go for a leisurely walk in your neighbourhood and appreciate the colourful leaves and crisp fresh air. ~ Snap a few photos!

Make your own vegan pumpkin spice latte ~ Use nut-based or soy milk and try this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe by Nora Cooks
(bonus) Dandies Vegan Pumpkin Marshmallows.

☐ Go to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin

Have a pumpkin carving contest with your family, friends or neighbours ~ Don’t forget to keep reuse all of the pumpkin after. try roasting the seeds with sea salt and garlic. When halloween is over, wash & bake your pumpkin to make pumpkin pie or cookies. If you can’t do this, be sure to compost it.

Meditate and/or do yoga with ambient lighting ~ Think himalayan salt lamps and candles.

Give back ~ Call your local pet shelter and ask if they need any donations, volunteers or sponsors. Shelters usually need pet food and blankets.

Stock your pantry and fridge with in-season fruits and root vegetables ~ To name a few... beetroot, brussel sprouts, squash, sweet potatoes, cranberries, pears, persimmons, etc. then you can try this Fall Harvest Salad.

Sharable Checklist

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Fall Festivities Checklist


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