Fall Bucket List Ideas
Get the Fall Season Off To the Right Start
Bucket lists are so popular nowadays. I feel like every couple of days I hear someone say something like “that’s on my bucket list!” So why not make a Fall Bucket List? Why not put a list of things to do this Fall all in one place? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with 50 ideas you can pick and choose from, or maybe some will inspire ideas that aren’t on this list, to add to your own Fall bucket list!
I don’t know about you, but for me Fall is a lot of things.
First (and probably the most obvious thing), it’s the end of Summer. I love Summer. I love the weather, the days being longer, and the seemingly endless opportunity for things to do.
But, Fall can be pretty darn cool too. It’s also a lot of people’s favorite season.
Second, Fall to me is the second shortest season, so it’s kind of the unofficial start to the holiday season.
And I love the holidays! Like seriously, I love Christmas.
But letting go of Summer can be hard to do. Which is why I decided to make a Fall bucket list. This way, I can go through the items and check them off and have a ready-made list of things to look forward to!
I’m obsessed with lists in general, it makes me feel so accomplished to put a check mark by something I’ve completed, whether it’s for fun or work!
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50 Things To Do This Fall
Here’s the entire list, write down your favorites and create your own bucket list!
- Apple picking
- Pumpkin picking
- Carve and/or decorate those pumpkins! Check out this pumpkin carving kit and stencils to get you started!
- Go trick or treating (or hand out candy)
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Go on a hay ride
- Visit a fall fair or harvest festival
- Go to a haunted house
- Host or attend a bonfire
- Take a scenic fall foliage drive
- Get lost in a corn maze
- Start a gratitude journal or jar. Are you new to gratitude journaling? Check out this great gratitude journal that will be a great designated place for you to jot down what you’re thankful for.
- Make s’mores
- Attend a costume party
- Go on a nature hike
- Make caramel apples
- Do a random act of kindness
- Have a scary movie night
- Read a good book
- Try a new recipe
- Visit a farmers market
- Make leaf or pinecone art
- Drink warm apple cider
- Drink a pumpkin spice latte
- Start wearing those scarves!
- Rake leaves…
- …and jump in a leaf pile!
- Drink hot cocoa
- Make fall crafts
- Make a pie
- Find a local chili cook off to attend
- Make a scarecrow
- Donate to a food bank or shelter
- Watch football
- Eat candy corn
- Have a family game night
- Watch the World Series
- Pack away summer clothes
- Go horseback riding
- Burn fall scented candles
- Go to a new movie (it doesn’t have to be a horror flick, see whatever you want when the weather starts to cool down!)
- Plan a girls day or night out
- Tell scary stories. Don’t want to make up a story? Grab a copy of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and leave the creepy story creation to someone else!
- Make DIY Halloween costumes
- Make a new playlist (I like to make a new playlist each season to listen to while I walk the dogs)
- Paint gourds
- Set up fall decor
- Bake something new
- Take pictures of leaves and trees. How cool would it be to take a picture of a tree starting when the leaves are green and document it every day as it changes colors and leaves fall off?!
My Personal Fall Bucket List
With that said, here are a few highlights from the list that I’m personally excited for:
- Carving pumpkins.
- Going to a fall festival – each year our city has a Harvest Fair, and I haven’t been to it in at least 5 years, so I”m making a point to attend this time around! Check out this list of 29 Best Fall Festivals Across America to see if there’s one driving distance from you!
- Hot chocolate. I loooooooove hot chocolate. I love trying new brands of hot chocolate and new mixtures.
- Warm apple cider. That’s right. In the debate of pumpkin spice or apple cider, I am without question in the apple cider camp.
- Eating candy corn. I’ve come to learn recently that not everyone loves candy corn. While I think the candy corn haters are crazy, I happily accept you and any leftover candy corn someone gave you that you don’t want.
- Watching the World Series. I’m a baseball lover!
- Bake something new. I am lucky to have coworkers that love being test subjects of any new recipe I’m looking to try.
I’d love to hear what you love about fall and the things you love to do. Leave me a comment with your favorite fall food, drinks, and activities! I can’t wait to hear all about them!