A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

As the leaves begin to change color and the weather starts to cool down, Fall is the perfect time to incorporate seasonal themes into your events. One fun way to do this is by using Fall-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to the sights, sounds, tastes, and activities of the season, you can create a festive atmosphere and encourage your guests to connect with each other.

How to incorporate Fall themed This or That questions

To incorporate Fall-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to the season’s themes and motifs. You can find inspiration from browsing online resources, social media, or brainstorming with colleagues.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about Fall to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a Fall-themed scavenger hunt or create a DIY pumpkin carving station.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Fall-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the season. Here are some ideas:

  • Nature: Ask questions related to the changing leaves, crisp air, and harvest moon (e.g., “What is your favorite Fall foliage color?” or “Do you prefer a hot beverage or a cold one on a chilly Fall day?”).

  • Hobbies: Ask questions about the activities that people enjoy during Fall (e.g., “Which Fall sport do you look forward to watching or playing?” or “What is your favorite Fall-themed craft or DIY project?”).

  • Food: Ask questions related to the seasonal flavors and dishes that are popular during Fall (e.g., “Do you prefer pumpkin spice or apple cider?” or “Which Fall comfort food do you crave most?”).

  • Culture: Ask questions about the traditions, holidays, and celebrations that take place during Fall (e.g., “What is your favorite Halloween costume or decoration?” or “What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish or family tradition?”).

  • Moods and emotions: Ask questions that tap into the feelings and moods that are associated with Fall (e.g., “Do you prefer cozying up indoors or exploring outdoors during Fall?” or “What is your favorite way to relax or unwind during Fall?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Fall-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a fun and festive atmosphere that encourages your guests to connect with each other and celebrate the season. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Fall themed This or That questions

  1. Apple Cider Donuts or Pumpkin Spice Donuts?
  2. Football or soccer?
  3. Fall Wedding or Spring Wedding?
  4. Soup or stew?
  5. Leaves Changing Color or Leaves Falling?
  6. Fall foliage or spring flowers?
  7. Haunted house or hay bale maze?
  8. S’mores or roasted chestnuts?
  9. Acorn squash or butternut squash?
  10. Sweater weather or hoodie weather?
  11. Haunted House or Horror Movie?
  12. Hot cocoa or mulled wine?
  13. Sweatshirt or sweater?
  14. Comfort Food or Healthy Eating?
  15. Pumpkin spice latte or chai tea latte?
  16. Bonfire or Fireplace?
  17. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?
  18. Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie?
  19. Cozy Night In or Night Out?
  20. Boots or sneakers?
  21. Fall foliage or pumpkin patch?
  22. Raking leaves or jumping in them?
  23. Football or Soccer?
  24. Sweet potato or regular potatoes?
  25. Apple Picking or Grape Picking?
  26. Bean Soup or Chili?
  27. Pecan Pie or Sweet Potato Pie?
  28. Apple pie or pecan pie?
  29. Crisp mornings or cool evenings?
  30. Halloween or Thanksgiving?
  31. Fall festival or state fair?
  32. Harvest or harvest moon?
  33. Cranberry or pumpkin pie?
  34. Acorn Squash or Butternut Squash?
  35. Uggs or rain boots?
  36. Fall fashion or summer fashion?
  37. Spooky stories or romantic comedies?
  38. Fall foliage or spring blooms?
  39. Caramel apple or candy corn?
  40. Hot chocolate or apple cider?
  41. Apple picking or pumpkin patch?
  42. Mulled Wine or Spiced Cider?
  43. Scarves or hats?
  44. Haunted hayride or haunted house walk-through?
  45. Soup or chili?
  46. Ghost or vampire?
  47. S’mores or Roasted Chestnuts?
  48. Orange or yellow leaves?
  49. Hayride or hiking?
  50. Harvest or autumnal equinox?
  51. Thanksgiving feast or Friendsgiving potluck?
  52. Harvest festival or Oktoberfest?
  53. Cinnamon or Nutmeg?
  54. Trick or Treating or Carving Pumpkins?
  55. Camping or Cabin?
  56. Mums or sunflowers?
  57. Orange or brown?
  58. Thanksgiving turkey or ham?
  59. Stew or chili?
  60. Bobbing for apples or pumpkin painting?
  61. Wine or cider?
  62. Jumping in leaves or carving pumpkins?
  63. Hiking or apple picking?
  64. Hot cocoa or apple cider?
  65. Hot Chocolate or Warm Cider?
  66. Cozy sweater or comfy hoodie?
  67. Thanksgiving or Halloween?
  68. Baked apples or roasted pumpkins?
  69. Trick-or-treating or costume party?
  70. Apple picking or grape stomping?
  71. Scarves or Beanies?
  72. Cozy sweater or warm scarf?
  73. Burgundy or olive green?
  74. Trick or treating or costume party?
  75. Ghost or witch?
  76. Fall Foliage Road Trip or Fall Foliage Hike?
  77. Football games or cozy nights in?
  78. Hayride or corn maze?
  79. Trick or treating or giving out candy?
  80. Haunted house or pumpkin patch?
  81. Football game or bonfire party?
  82. Witches or ghosts?
  83. Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time?
  84. Beanies or earmuffs?
  85. Hayride or Corn Maze?
  86. Scarecrow or jack-o-lantern?
  87. Sweater weather or scarf weather?
  88. Bonfire or fireplace?
  89. Sweater or Hoodie?
  90. Hot cocoa or pumpkin spice latte?
  91. Flannel or fleece?
  92. Pumpkin spice or apple cider?
  93. Haunted house or scary movie?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.