My Fall BUCKET LIST (+ 50 Ideas for Yours!)

While some may still wait a week or two to call it fall, I say the time is now. Really, the time was the second week of August at our house. 😉 But since Starbucks fall menu has made its debut, ’tis the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice. Do you have a fall bucket list yet?? NO WORRIES it not – you can have mine. 🙂 Sharing is caring, friends! I’m sharing my own fall bucket list below, as well as 35+ MORE ideas beneath that to get you stoked for the season.

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FALL BUCKET LIST - 50+ Ideas for your Festive Fun!

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My Fall Bucket List:

  1. Go apple picking with the fam – make homemade apple sauce with our pickings!
  2. Attempt a “creamy apple pie” from scratch
  3. Pick our own pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch – and paint them!
  4. Make homemade soup. 
  5. Also homemade chili
  6. Crank up the Monster Mash and dance in the kitchen with Liv
  7. Find a few favorite *clean* fall candles (preferably ones that smell like pie – or copycats of Bath & Body Works “Leaves”)
  8. Watch Hocus Pocus by the fire
  9. Watch Elmo Says Boo with Liv – you know, the suuuuper old episode from the 90’s with teenage Julia Roberts? #classic
  10. Go on a fall foliage hike
  11. Jump in the leaves
  12. Make a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake (+ blog the recipe for ya 😉 )
  13. Have a fall date night at a corn maze with J
  14. Make a leaf craft with Liv!
  15. Enjoy fall cocktails by the fire pit 
  16. Master a healthier, yummier pumpkin spice latte at home!

Keep scrolling for more fall bucket list ideas below…!

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Other fun fall bucket list ideas you might want to add to yours…

  1. Treat yo’ stoop to a new fall doormat!
  2. Picnic at a cemetery…at night 😉
  3. Try every fall drink on the menu at Starbucks (hot AND iced). Here are 10 healthy fall Starbucks drinks!
  4. Binge the Halloween movies
  5. Buy a bunch of sunflowers for the kitchen or dining room table
  6. Freshen up your fall decor! Hit up HomeGoods, Marshall’s, TJMaxx, Burlington, Target, Walmart, or even the Dollar store for affordable pieces to swap in or out – and of course, there’s always Amazon Prime
  7. Go dark for your next manicure
  8. Brave a haunted house
  9. Bake a pumpkin treat (pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, etc!)
  10. Go on a ghost walk or haunted tour of a spooky town
  11. Carve a pumpkin – and put a light in it for the front porch!
  12. Stock up on your favorite candy…but not for trick or treaters. Just for you. Treat yo’self. 😉
  13. Open up all the windows to “air out” with crisp fall breezes!
  14. Try fresh apple cider (+ keep it stocked for the season!)
  15. Attend a local fall festival
  16. Get out your coziest blankets and throws – wash them with this. (Thank me later 😉 ).
  17. Have a comfort food night of fall favorites: chili, mac n’ cheese, and anything in a crockpot.
  18. Make caramel or candy apples! Peanuts or chocolate chips optional.
  19. Watch football on a Sunday afternoon. Like, all afternoon.
  20. Speaking of football, round up some friends for a backyard game of two-hand-touch!
  21. Binge Stranger Things – Seasons 1 AND 2
  22. Roast some pumpkin seeds!
  23. Make pumpkin pancakes or pumpkin waffles for brunch – paired with apple cider mimosas! 
  24. Host an apple-bobbing night with friends. Bonus if everyone has to take an apple vodka or apple brandy shot before bobbing!
  25. Marathon old episodes of The Munsters or The Addams Family
  26. Go on a hayride. Optional: A haunted one!
  27. Pick up fresh apple fritters from a local bakery
  28. Take a family photo for your Christmas cards
  29. Make a roll of Pillsbury pumpkin sugar cookies
  30. Go to (or have!) a bonfire and roast some marshmallows
  31. Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
  32. Host a chili cook-off party with friends – blind taste tests for all!
  33. Make a fresh fall wreath for your front door
  34. Try your hand at homemade apple chips – just thinly slice, sprinkle with cinnamon, + bake on parchment paper at 200 degrees until they’re your preferred crisp
  35. Tailgate at a football game – bonus points for bringing pumpkin beer!
  36. Go on a neighborhood Halloween tour – drive around to check out the decorations pre-Halloween night
  37. Go on a wine tasting tour – preferably at an orchard
  38. Host a fall canning party to collect canned goods for a local soup kitchen
  39. Start a gratitude journal. Write down 5 things at the start of every day that you’re thankful for (preferably that have occurred in the past 24 hours!), and read your entries back on Thanksgiving Day!
  40. Host a Friendsgiving party in preparation for Thanksgiving. Bonus points if you make a harvest charcuterie board.

FALL BUCKET LIST - 50+ Ideas for your Festive Fun!

What’s on your fall bucket list this year?