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Fall Bucket List Ideas

Need a bucket list that won’t take a life time to complete? How about a bucket list just for a season. Get ready it’s fall bucket list time.

You many not have time in the next two months to go sky diving, snorkeling, climb a mountain or whatever else is on your bucket list. That doesn’t mean you can’t still have a list and cross things off. How about making a bucket list just for the fall season? It can have all the festive fun things that come with the season and will help ensure that you don’t let the cooler weather and colored leaves pass you by.

Fall Bucket List Ideas

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Looking to make the most out of fall? We have the best fall bucket list ideas around. There’s something to please everyone on this list, from the littlest family members all the way up to the picky teenagers!

Visit a Farmer’s Market

Farmers markets are a great place to have fun in the fall. Best of all, you’re bound to find some fall classics like apple cider and apple pie. Be sure to be on the lookout for amazing fall decorations like pumpkins, goods, corn stalks, and hay bales.

Visit a Corn Maze

Corn mazes are fun for the whole family, and often come with other benefits like some other fall and carnival classics like apple cider and funnel cakes. Corn mazes are great for the little ones during the day, and the teens and bigger kids at night! Look for a haunted corn maze!

Play Backyard Games

Fall is also a great time to make the most of the weather before it turns cold. Backyard games are a great thing to do in the evenings and on weekends.

Read a Book

Who doesn’t love reading in the autumn breeze or curled up under a blanket with a warm drink? Reading is a great fall activity, and there are so many books about fall for younger children. For older kids, its a great time to pick up a new book series!

Go Backyard Camping

This is another fun favorite before the weather turns. Smores are a fun treat, no matter what the season!

Make and Hang a Fall Wreath

Making and hanging a fall wreath is a great fall activity. Not feeling particularly crafty? Check out these options on Etsy.

Make a Fantastic Fall Soup or Stew

One of the things we are most excited for when fall comes is soup and stew season! We love to put some twists on our favorite family recipes. Check out this Easy InstantPot Beef Stew, and our other favorite fall soups and stews.

Go to the Park

A walk in the park is a great way to celebrate fall. Be sure to take a look at all of the changing leaves, and grab some that have fallen for arts and crafts!

Go Apple Picking

Apple picking is always a family favorite. It is a great way to get outside, and grab some of the best fall accessories around – apples!

Bake an Apple Pie

Apple pie is such a classic, and the perfect way to spend time together with your loved ones in the fool, making it and eating it!

Take a Ride to Look at Fall Foilage

Go on a nice drive and take your time enjoying all of the beautiful colors of the trees turning colors in the fall.

Go to a Food Festival

Food festivals are abundant in the fall, and a great way to try something new while supporting local businesses.

Have a Fall Picnic

What better way to end a walk in the park or a scenic drive than with a picnic?

Go on a Fall Hike

Enjoy a fall hike in a local part, and take a look at the changing colors around you.

Go on a Bike Ride

This is another way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the beautiful weather of fall.

Visit the Zoo

This is another fun trip to take in the fall, when the weather is not as hot as it is in the summertime!

Pick Your Own Produce

This may even be more fun than apple picking!  Many farms offer pick your own produce in the fall.  Be sure to let everyone pick some of their favorites and try to come up with some new fun ways use them!

Go On a Hayride

Hayrides are probably one of the most classic fall activities.  If you have teens, be sure to find them a haunted hayride!

Decorate Your House and Front Porch

Who doesn’t love to decorate?  Here are some of our favorite fall porch decorating ideas.

Decorate Your House and Front Porch…for Halloween!

We’re huge on Halloween!  Get a jump start on your Halloween decorations when the weather changes~

Make Your Halloween Costumes

A fun idea is to make your Halloween costumes if you’ve never done it before, and let me tell you from experience, the earlier the better if it is your first time!  You may also want to buy a backup costume in case your vision does not pan out the way you thought it would.

Go Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin picking is another fall classic, and you can often go on a hayride too!  Pick out some fun pumpkins to decorate!

Make Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is another fall classic, and you can use some of those pumpkins you’ve picked.

Visit a Haunted House

Visit a haunted house for a halloween treat!  Many haunted attractions dial it down for younger kids during the day, and dial up the fright at night!

Fall Inspired Drink Ideas

Looking for the perfect beverages for the whole family to enjoy on those chilly fall days and nights? Here are some of our favorites.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Apples scream fall and make for one of the best fall drinks for your bucket list. This hot spiced apple cider is a cinch to make and makes use of the wonder that is the crockpot. Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 medium orange
  • 2 TBSP whole cloves

Add the apple cider to your crockpot along with your cinnamon sticks. Use a toothpick to poke holes into your orange and then insert the cloves into the holes.

Add the cloved orange to your crockpot. Let it all sit together on low for 4 hours until all the spices mix together. Then grab a glass and a ladle and mark it off your bucket list.

Homemade Hot Cocoa

How about some homemade hot cocoa for your fall bucket list. This yummy and easy recipe comes from It starts with some unsweetened cocoa, sugar, hot water, and salt. You’ll stir it until smooth and simmering.

Next reduce the heat and add in your milk (be sure not to let it boil). Last remove from the heat and add in vanilla. Grab yourself some marshmallows and your mission has been accomplished.

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Fun Fall Snack Ideas

Here are some of our favorite, classic snacks when it comes to the fall. They are all easy to make!

Candy Corn

You just have to do it. It’s a MUST for your fall bucket list. If you are up for trying something different check out this recipe from Delish for their monster munch with candy corn.

Caramel Apples

You can buy a caramel apple to eat and mark it off your list. Or, you can DIY your caramel apple. The best trick I have found is the Caramel Apple Wrapper.

You simply stretch the round disk of caramel over your apple and pop it into the oven for a few minutes. If you want to go extra fancy when it comes out you can dip it into melted almond bark and crushed Butterfingers (or the cookie/candy bar of your choosing). You’ll look like a fall superstar.


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