September 22nd is the Autumn Equinox, a time when “the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – from north to south,” according to TimeAndDate. The site explains why we call the spring and fall season changes an equinox: “On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it’s called an ‘equinox,’ derived from Latin, meaning ‘equal night.’”
Here on the Virginia Square Towers Apartments Blog we want to help you celebrate this change in the seasons by throwing a party or get together with friends. Make food, play games, and enjoy each other’s company in your apartment. Read on for some suggestions to help you celebrate here in Arlington, VA!
Decorate your table at your Virginia Square Towers Apartment using these simple and beautiful table decor tips. This idea comes from Julie Blanner. For this table setup lay out a cheesecloth in the center of the table. You can then use eucalyptus plants on each end of the table leading to a centerpiece of your choice. That centerpiece can simply be a large candle or something more elaborate like an autumn bouquet. Add in smaller white candles throughout the eucalyptus branches along with red apples. Voila, that’s it! You now have a beautifully decorated table that can be set up with delicious snacks.
Autumn Spiced Nuts
This Autumn Spiced Nuts treat is perfect to set out on your beautifully decorated table. It’s a pretty simple recipe from Culinary Ginger. To make this you’ll need garam masala, cardamom, cinnamon, grated nutmeg, allspice, salt, rosemary, egg whites, honey, almonds, pecans, cashews, and pumpkin seeds.
Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
Another delicious treat to set out for your guests are these Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices. The recipe comes from Mom Loves Baking. You’ll need Fuji apples, semi-sweet chocolate chips, coconut oil, caramels, chopped pecans, and popsicle sticks.
Doughnut on a String Contest
This is a classic fall game that is great for anyone, even kids, to play. Put out your choice of store-bought or homemade doughnuts on a string. You can tie the string between two trees or poles. It can be an activity or a contest of who can eat the most doughnuts in a set period of time without using their hands.
What’s your favorite autumn treat? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!