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Fall Bucket List – 20 Ways to Celebrate Fall!

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I absolutely adore fall.  It is my favorite season, and I look forward to it all year long. The colors, the weather, the food, the crisp fall air — there’s something just so magical about fall for me.

We decided to make a bucket list of all the things we want to do this year. We are aiming to try to at least do half of them, if not all of them, so we can really make the most out of this glorious season. Making a fall bucket list is a great way to really celebrate the season to its fullest. Fall means the start of the holidays and more cozy time spent with family and friends! Our family has so much fun doing these things together. Our kids look forward to these activities every year.

We’re ready to burrow in for snuggle season. While it’s sad to see summer go, there’s something magical about Fall. Between the pumpkin spice everything, cozying up by a fire, and apple picking galore, there’s not much we don’t like. To celebrate this yummy season, we’ve listed some of the things we can’t wait to do this Fall. Check out and download our Fall Bucket List.

1. GO APPLE PICKING

One of my absolute favorite fall activities is apple picking! Here in New England it is apples galore. Visit a local farm during one of their fall festivals and there are often other activities too like hayrides, crafts, and fall activities. One year we even stuffed our own scarecrow! It was awesome.

2. BAKE AN APPLE PIE

Why not use all of those fresh and delicious apples to make a gorgeous apple pie? Here is a great recipe from Martha Stewart.

3. (ATTEMPT TO) MAKE PUMPKIN PIE

I personally am not a huge fan of pumpkin so I have never made a pumpkin pie, but it seems like a necessary part of fall.

4. WATCH HOCUS POCUS AND HARRY POTTER

These are 2 of my absolute favorite fall movies! Check out more of our favorite fall movies HERE.

5. CARVE A PUMPKIN

Carve a pumpkin and let your kids make a mess. They may not come out perfect, but it’s the experience that counts the most. Here are some quick and easy carving ideas from Pinterest.

6. HAVE A FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT

We are a board game kinda family! Maybe pick up a new board game for this family game night to make it special. Sorry is a classic and one of my kids’ favorites.

7. TRY OUT A NEW HALLOWEEN RECIPE

Here is a really cute one for Halloween Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate and a Halloween Trifle.

8. STUFF YOUR FACE WITH A CINNAMON ROLL

This one is pretty self-explanatory here. Cinnamon rolls have no calories during fall, right?! Homemade cinnamon rolls are very labor intensive, so you can just munch on store bought rolls or if you really want to make something at home you can try our Crockpot Monkey Bread. It has all of the flavors of a cinnamon roll without all of the work.

9. JUMP IN A PILE OF LEAVES

There is nothing like raking all of the leaves into a big pile and then jumping in them! Just try not to think about how all of the dogs in the neighborhood relieved themselves on them and how many bugs are probably in there. HaHa…

10. VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH

Just like apple picking, there are farms where you can pick your own pumpkin!

11. DRINK TONS OF APPLE CIDER

Remember how I told you that cinnamon rolls have no calories in the fall. That holds true for apple cider too I think.

12. ATTEMPT TO GET THROUGH A CORN MAZE

I have a terrible sense of direction so this is always an adventure for me. Maybe I can program it into my GPS next time!

13. GO TRICK-OR-TREATING

I should go ahead and clarify this one and say Take Your Kids Trick-or-Treating. I always think that it’s weird when that random adult rings my doorbell on Halloween. To each his own I guess.

14. MAKE SMORES INDOORS IN YOUR FIREPLACE

Roast marshmallows in your indoor fireplace and make some S’mores. You don’t have a fireplace, no worries. Make the S’Mores in the microwave! You still will achieve the same oozy gooey goodness, you just won’t have the roasted flavor that the fire gives you.

15. VISIT A FALL COUNTRY FAIR

Country fairs are a great fall family activity. There are usually amusement type rides, animals, cotton candy, and apple cider. Need I say more?

16. EAT CANDY CORN

Do I really need to elaborate on this one? Eat candy corn and all the other yummy candies that only are available during this season.

17. ROAST PUMPKIN SEEDS

Make sure that you save the seeds from the pumpkins you carve. Go ahead and roast up those seeds for a yummy snack!

18. BAKE COOKIES

The smell of the house, when cookies are baking, is absolutely intoxicating! Here is our awesome recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

19. GO ON A ROAD TRIP TO SEE ALL OF THE FALL COLORS

You will never see colors in nature as beautiful as they are in the fall. Pack a picnic and pile everyone in the car for a fall road trip.

20. DRINK COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF HOT CHOCOLATE

Drinking hot chocolate during this time of the year almost seems mandatory. You can make some from scratch or just use the quick instant one you can buy in the store. My suggestion for the instant kind is getting one that you mix with hot milk instead of hot water. I just think it tastes much better. Don’t forget the marshmallows!

The moment mid-August comes around, fall season begins in my eyes. Don’t get me wrong here, I definitely love summer. Living in New England has definitely made me have a love affair with fall though. Everything is just so beautiful this time of year and fall food and activities are my favorites! Hopefully, some of these ideas will help you make your very own Fall Bucket List. Happy Fall!!

Lisa
Lisa is a Lifestyle, Family and Travel Writer who has a love of all things travel, all things food, and all things living life. She gives family travel tips, the inspiration to dream, and the real deal of family life. It is not always roses and daisies, but that's life!

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