Hey hey Momma!
Picture this: you're at the pumpkin patch, the air crisp with the promise of fall. The scent of cinnamon donuts wafts by as your little ones giggle in excitement. But hold on, where did you put the hand sanitizer? And what about those hand warmers you planned to use once the temperature dropped? Fear not, fellow pumpkin enthusiasts; we've got the perfect playbook for a flawless pumpkin patch adventure, and it starts with your trusty oh so cute pouch!
Your pouch is about to become your pumpkin patch MVP, ensuring you have everything you need right at your fingertips. You see, organization doesn't mean sacrificing fun – it enhances it! That's why I recommend packing:
1. Hand Sanitizer: Farms can get dirty, and it's crucial to keep hands clean, especially before snacks or meals.
2. Sunscreen: Protect your skin and your children's skin from the sun, even in the Fall.
3. Wet Wipes: For quick cleanups, especially if there's no access to running water.
5. Small First Aid Kit: Include band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and any necessary medications.
6. Snacks: Pack some healthy snacks for quick energy boosts during the day. Plus, it seems like 4 fries cost $62 at the farm. Definitely not charging that everytime my kid shouts, "I'm hungry." 😂😂
7. Cash: Some farms might not accept card payments, so having cash on hand is a good idea.
8. Portable Charger: In case you need to make calls or use your phone for directions or for those 374 photos you'll take to capture the memories.
9. Tissues: In addition to wet wipes for sticky situations, a small travel size of tissues is always handy for unexpected spills or runny noses.
10. Bug Spray, Bands or Patches: Depending on your location, this can be a lifesaver, even in the fall. (This is my evil eye to those ruthless mosquitoes in the DC area 😒😒).
11. Sunglasses and Hats: Protect yourself and your kids from the sun. It may be Fall but what was it that Rihanna said about diamonds? Yes, the sun is "bright like a diamond".
15. Allergy Medication: If anyone in the family has allergies, be prepared cause they're still around to shut down the breathe easy party.
18. Hand warmers: Fall is weird. Lol. It really is. One day it's 52 degrees and the next day you're searching for your tank top. It's common for temps to drop as the sun sets or you may end up visiting the farm/pumpkin patch on a chilly day. Stay prepped with hand warmers.
20. Travel-Sized Hand Lotion: Farm activities can be drying on the skin.
21. Travel-Sized Handheld Fan: If it gets unexpectedly warm, a fan can provide relief. It may be Fall but Summer is definitely fighting to make a comeback between the hours of 12 noon and 3 pm. Plus, all that corn maze running can make it feel like a mini HIIT workout.
Remember, the key is to pack efficiently and not weigh yourself down with unnecessary items. A well-organized pouch can make it easy to access these essentials while enjoying your fall farm adventure with the family.
So here's how I would pack all these goodies. If you want everything in the same pouch, use the 13 inch pouch. It's spacious, honey! If you want items more compartmentalized, use the 10 inch pouch. In Pouch A, pack the "stay safe" items. The sunscreen, first aid kit, bug spray, and allergy medicine. In Pouch B, pack the tech items like the fan and portable charger. I'm Pouch C, pack the snacks. What's best is you can easily keep pouches A + B in your bag to re-use for your next outdoor adventure. Already packed and ready!
Before I wrap this up, I would be remiss to not highlight a few honorable mentions. These items won't go in your pouch but are great to throw in the bag.
Foldable Tote Bag: In case you end up with pumpkins or other goodies to carry back.
Blanket: If there's a picnic area, a small blanket can be great for sitting on.
Reusable Water Bottles: Staying hydrated is essential, especially if you're doing a lot of walking.
With your pouch keeping things organized, you're free to savor the pumpkin patch positivity. Engage in pumpkin games, navigate corn mazes, and bask in the beauty of fall. No more searching for essentials; it's all neatly tucked into your pouch, like a well-organized treasure chest.
The best part? Your pouch isn't just about practicality; it's also about capturing those snap-worthy moments. With your hands free and essentials at your side, you're ready to take those Instagram-worthy pumpkin patch photos, ensuring memories that last a lifetime.
The pumpkin patch awaits, and with your pouch-packed essentials, you're ready to conquer it all. Get out there, enjoy the pumpkin-spiced magic, and make memories that'll warm your heart all season long. Happy pumpkin picking!
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