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The mercury may still be regularly soaring into the 90s, but there’s a crisp breeze in the air, and the evenings are slowly—every so sloooowly—cooling. Gateway Forney residents are fortunate to enjoy a fall that’s still warm enough for outdoor evenings and strolls in the woods. So, get the family ready and kick the fall season into high gear. Here are our picks for making the most of all that fall in Forney has to offer.

Decorate for the Season

Decorate now for Halloween and Thanksgiving and you’ll get two enjoy two months of festive fun instead of just one. Try these easy options for décor that will carry you through the entire season:

  • Mum arrangements; Home Depot Terrell and Lowe’s Forney have some great options right now.
  • Succulent arrangements. Succulents are affordable and easy. Arrange them on top of miniature pumpkins, or stuff them into toy trucks for a unique and festive look.
  • Scarecrows, hay bales and pumpkins.
  • Autumn-inspired wreaths.

If you want natural splendor that will last the entire season, try getting a few viola or pansy arrangements or hanging baskets. These lovely frost-tolerant flowers will last the entire winter, giving your front porch delightful color when everyone else’s garden has gone dormant.

Fun Events

Looking for some fantastic Forney Halloween events? Check out these great options:

Costume Planning

Halloween might still be several weeks away, but if you have kids, the time to begin planning their costumes is now, especially if you need to order additional supplies. This gives you time to test paints for skin allergies, ensure everything fits, and make sure everyone is happy with their attire. Want a great family-themed costume? Try one of the following:

  • Addams Family
  • Marvel superheroes
  • Willy Wonka
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Make sure everyone loves the idea. There’s no rule that says kids have to wear traditional costumes or that families have to dress alike. So let your kids display their creative spirit and select a costume they’re truly excited about.

Celebrate With Gateway Forney

You don’t have to go far to enjoy a festive Halloween season with your friends and neighbors. Gateway Parks Forney has got you covered. Come out to our Colors of Autumn Fall Festival Saturday, October 12. Admission is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and show them how great life in Gateway really is. We’ll also have:

  • A slide and bouncy house
  • Exotic animals
  • Kids’ crafts
  • Facepainting
  • Live entertainment
  • Fortune telling
  • A pumpkin pie eating contest
  • Food trucks
  • Dance lessons and demos
  • Pumpkin decorating contest
  • And more!

This family-friendly experience is a great way to get to know your neighbors. So relish all that Fall has to offer. And if you’re ready for a great new home or looking to upgrade, check out Gateway Parks of Forney’s available homes