Fall is nice in other places, but in Massachusetts, it’s magnificent. The leaves are changing color, there’s a nice crisp edge to the air, and of course, the Pats are out there showing the rest of the NFL how the game is played.
This is the season to enjoy your deck. Here are a few activities to try with your family and friends:
Toasting Marshmallows in the Fire Pit
You thought s’mores were a summer time treat? That’s only because you haven’t tasted them in a cool fall evening. Fire features are a staple of creative deck design in Massachusetts. You can choose a traditional wood fire, or for the ultimate in convenience, a gas fire feature. Either way, you’re set for a good time. Just rustle up some marshmallows and toasting sticks and enjoy!
Carving Pumpkins for Halloween
Here’s a parenting trick that will make your life so much easier. The kids love carving pumpkins for Halloween, and they’re not the only ones. But pumpkin carving can be a messy job – all the stringy pumpkin ‘guts’ and seeds can get all over the kitchen. Switch things up by having your pumpkin carving happen outside. After the Jack O Lanterns have been created, hose off the deck. Goodbye mess, hello frightful festivities. This is especially effective if your deck is built out of composite material – it doesn’t stain and is so easy to clean!
Are You Ready for Some Football?
It wouldn’t be fall in Massachusetts without watching the game with some friends. As long as the weather’s nice, you don’t have to stay indoors. Outdoor kitchens are a great part of creative deck design. If you have one in place, you can fire up the grill and do the tail gating thing at your place.