31 Days of October Fun

A Day 28 Update

Four days left in a month of October fun.  Make a fall craft AND National Chocolate Day? Combine both to make this edible craft.

“Which” craft?

This craft!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Hershey’s®

1 package REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS MINATURES, room temperature

¼ Cup HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips (Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet or Special Dark)

Thin pretzel sticks (about 4” long each)

Making these delicious Witches’ Broomsticks requires an equal number of pretzel sticks as REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures.


  1. Remove the wrappers from the peanut butter cups,
  2. Separately, place chocolate chips into a medium microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Warm on MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds. Stir with spatula. If needed, continue to warm for another 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.
  4. Dip roughly ½ inch of pretzel into the melted chocolate, then insert into the bottom of the peanut butter cup.
  5. Arrange “brooms” on a plate or tray and let set until melted chocolate firms.

“Which” craft!


Many other months will get their votes, but October certainly deserves a place in the top three months for fun (kudos also to December, July as fun-worthy). The weather changes, as does your wardrobe, your eating, your activities — in large part due to the last day of the month. Halloween, too, can bring out the kid in all. 

So to enjoy every day this month of fun offers, follow this ‘bucket list’ of sorts — 31 days of fun in October!


1. Pick up Oct. magazine issues

Ideas & inspiration on fall food, family, fashion– leaf through these

2. Think fall fashion

Try making a catalog of sweaters, earth tones, boots, whatever strikes your fashion fancy

3. Bake an apple pie

Pick ’em fresh from a nearby orchard (or nearby grocer)

4. National Taco Day

Prepare yourself or have them delivered, pronto

5. Leaf Peeping

Enjoy Nature’s fall palette nearby you

6. Backyard Bon Fire

Everything needed, right down to the s’mores

7. Fall cooking & baking, healthier

Being good can taste good

8. Halloween Costumes

Store-bought or homemade dress-up fun

9. Jump in a pile of leaves

Rake. Romp. Repeat.

10. Get outside for a fall hike/walk

Fall leaves perfect for being crunched by warm boots

11. Bake Pumpkin Bread

easily with a magic mixer

12. Adventure through a corn maze

Compass not included (but should be)

13. Go apple picking

But how to get those bushels back?

14. Tailgating/Watch a pro football game

Big grilling, big streaming, big game

15. Make candy apples

or caramel apples. Just use up those beauties picked on the 13th.

16. Create a fall wreath (or just buy one!)

Welcome the season, welcome friends

17. Brew up some hot apple cider

Sweet, savory, and soothing

18. Decorate home

Haunt your house for Halloween

19. Costume party

Get there and back fright-free

20. Pumpkin patch picking

and look good doing it

21. Carve pumpkinsOCT 21

Transform that gentle gourd into a jeering jack-o-lantern

22. Roast pumpkin seeds

Perfect with apple cider

23. Watch a historic baseball game

Cheer on the team of October…or boo them

24. Pick up your favorite candy

All treats, no tricks

25. Travel to a spooky city

Visit these old haunts

26. Host a spooky movie night

Chill and be chilled

27. Visit a haunted house

Maybe that house is your own home

28. Make a Halloween craft

Prepare for fright night

29. Eat a cider doughnut

In 3 days, you may not be able to find them any longer

30. Prepare your favorite slow cooker recipe for Halloween night

Set and forget for a satisfying supper

31. Trick or Treating

If you’ve done all 31, you’re guaranteed a Happy Halloween!


LifeYourWay Editor

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