Fun fall activities in the Cayman Islands
Living in the Cayman Islands, we don’t experience a typical fall, with the Thanksgiving feasts and the fresh fall leaves. Despite this, culturally, we can still enjoy what the season has to offer. Here are some activities that you can do to get into the fall mood.
It’s safe to say that our grocery stores islandwide have acknowledged spooky season coming around the corner. In preparation, they are already selling pumpkins big and small (extra big ones can be purchased at Kirk Market if one is up to the challenge). This activity, surprisingly enough, can entertain all ages. Pumpkin carving contests can even be held with your loved ones. In pumpkin carving, creativity is far from restricted to the average creepy grin found in most gourds; what you carve into your pumpkin can be anything from a face to a glowing crescent moon.
Halloween is the one time of the year made acceptable to escape our everyday appearance in exchange for that of one more bold, exciting, even possibly chilling. However, purchasing a complete costume from a party store can be a bit over-budget. Luckily, the alternative is both a cost-effective and fun way to save on a costume. Not to mention why not give back this holiday season by going to one of our local charity thrift stores! Here in the Cayman Islands we have a variety of thrift stores, all proceeds being given to a cause. We would definitely recommend the One Dog at a Time Thrift store, the Humane Society, and the Red Cross. You and your friends can scavenge and find the pieces to your costumes; benefitting both a cause and your ensemble!
Art Nest Creative Studio features a number of fall-friendly craft-making activities. Take a look on their website or facebook page. On October 29, there is a Starry Pumpkins Acrylic painting class which will make you "fall" in love!
Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice and everything nice? During this season we have an excuse to gorge ourselves in Pumpkin Spice Frappes (which are conveniently served at Starbucks in Camana Bay), and warm apple pie. Just about all of the best food can be categorized under the category of fall; our personal favourites being anything to do with apples or caramel oozing in your mouth over a pumpkin spice latte. Also if you’re feeling adventurous there are so many Halloween themed treats that can be made too, from gooey cinnamon rolls that resemble intestines to eyeball cake pops! All you need to do is do a simple web search.
These are some of the incredible must-do fall and Halloween activities that are available right now in the Cayman Islands. They’re accessible and pleasurable to everyone, whether you’re a tricker or a treater.