Fun activities for the first day of fall

Sep 20, 2010 at 11:22 a.m. ET

There's a welcome coolness in the air and apple cider is popping up in every grocery store in town -- it can only mean one thing: the first days of fall are finally here! Here are a few fun fall ways to celebrate the beginning of fall.

First day of fall

Whether you're celebrating the first day of fall because you live in a toasty climate where the cooler temperatures are a much needed break, or you're feeling a little down because cooler fall days mean that even colder winter days (and all that shovel-inducing snow) are just around the corner, never fear. SheKnows is here with a handy guide to the first days of fall and it's full of fun fall recipes, fall crafts, fall activities for kids, fall decorating ideas for the home and more!

Favorite fall recipes

One of our favorite things about fall is embracing all our favorite fall recipes full of seasonal fall vegetables, savory spices and delicious warmth!

Decorate for fall

If you're anything like us, you can barely wait for the first day of fall to arrive before breaking out the fall home decorations! When you're ready to transition your home decor from bright and summery to rich and autumnal, try these fabulous fall decorating ideas:

Fall fitness

Okay, so fall fitness might not be tops on your list since figure-hiding sweaters are just a few degrees away, but look at it this way: Cooler fall temperatures mean you can head back outside and engage in a little fall exercise without exhausting yourself. Try one of these fall fitness ideas:

Fall Travel

Planning a fall vacation? Check out these five fabulous fall destinations, or one of these other fall getaways:

Fall Fashion & Beauty

Sweaters and smoky eyes, oh my! How we've missed fall fashion and fall makeup trends. Celebrate the first days of fall with these fashion and makeup ideas:

Fall crafts

Whether you're looking for a fun fall craft to entertain your kids or thinking of ways to freshen up your fall decor, SheKnows has tons of fall craft ideas to help you deck your halls for fall.

Fall holidays

We can't forget two of our favorite parts of fall: Halloween and Thanksgiving! SheKnows has tons of recipes, craft, party and decorating ideas for Halloween and Thanksgiving.