50 Fall Bucket List Ideas + Tips for Success

Do you love creating bucket lists? With so many ideas out there is can be overwhelming. Confession time: I have never made a bucket list of any kind. This year I’m changing that! Why? Every year there are things I want to experience with my family in a given season. Before I realize it, the season is gone and we’ve only done 1 or 2 of those things. Sound familiar? Find out why I’m taking the plunge and making a fall bucket list this year. Then, fill in your own fall bucket list with help from the 50 ideas listed below!

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Why a Bucket List

Bucket lists are portrayed as these fun little exercises to do things you like. They are, but they are also so much more. When you make a bucket list you are setting goals. These are goals for experiences you want to share with your kids. These are goals to help push you outside of your comfort zone and grow as a person.

I love goal setting and when you look at it that way you see the point. The best part about a bucket list is that you can make any kind you want. Make an individual one, a list for couples, or a list for your family. You can also make it as finite or expansive as you like. Create a seasonal one, like the fall bucket list, or a life-long bucket list.

 

Find out why I’m taking the plunge and making a fall bucket list this year. Then, fill in your own fall bucket list with help from the 50 ideas listed!

Tips for Your Bucket List

There are a few tips to make a successful bucket list that you will actually complete. They are:

Determine WhoWho is your bucket list for? Are you setting an individual one for yourself or making one for the whole family to complete together? The “who” will define the activities and goals you put on your list.

Create a ThemeIs it a list of places you want to visit? Are you making a seasonal list? Do you want to try new things? Decide this before creating your bucket list.

Set a Time-frame – A fall bucket list is easy because it has a specific season set to complete it. Other bucket lists are not as straight forward. If creating a travel bucket list, you will need to define a time-frame, such as 5 years. This helps keep you accountable for completing it instead of continually putting it off.

Pick a NumberDon’t overload your list with more tasks/goals than you can reasonably complete in the chosen time-frame. For example, don’t make a list of 20 destinations you want to visit in 5 years if you can only realistically manage 1 trip a year.

 

Find out why I’m taking the plunge and making a fall bucket list this year. Then, fill in your own fall bucket list with help from the 50 ideas listed!

Find out why I’m taking the plunge and making a fall bucket list this year. Then, fill in your own fall bucket list with help from the 50 ideas listed!

50 Fall Bucket List Ideas

Note:

The first 12 of these ideas came from the new Create365 Seasonal Planner Stickers. They include beautiful bucket list stickers for every season. Use them to set little reminders in your planner of bucket list events!

  1. Go for a Hay Ride
  2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
  3. Eat Pumpkin Pie
  4. Read a Book
  5. Roast S’mores
  6. Carve Pumpkins
  7. Go Apple Picking
  8. Enjoy a Comfort Food
  9. Visit a Haunted House
  10. Donate to a Family in Need
  11. Watch a Scary Movie
  12. Make a Fall Craft
  13. Make a Costume
  14. Decorate Your Porch
  15. Make a Scarecrow
  16. Make Pinecone Bird Feeders
  17. Take a Walk through Your Neighborhood
  18. Drink Apple Cider
  19. Tell Ghost Stories
  20. Have a Bonfire
  21. Make a Dried Fruit Garland
  22. “Boo” Your Neighbors
  23. Have a Campout
  24. Visit a Farmer’s Market
  25. Go to a Football Game
  26. Visit a Fair
  27. Go Trick-or-Treating
  28. Visit the Library
  29. Enjoy some Candy Corn
  30. Collect Acorns
  31. Throw a Halloween Party
  32. Make Your Own Applesauce
  33. Make and Send Halloween Cards
  34. Create Leaf Rubbings
  35. Jump in a Pile of Leave
  36. Make Halloween Masks
  37. Watch Hocus Pocus
  38. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
  39. Visit a Corn Maze
  40. Start a Family Gratitude Journal
  41. Look at the Current Constellations in the Sky
  42. Plant Some Bulbs
  43. Attend an Outdoor Concert
  44. Rake a Neighbor’s Yard
  45. Research Halloween History
  46. Make DIY Potpourri
  47. Go Ziplining
  48. Explore Fall Foliage
  49. Research Local Ghost Stories

When creating your fall bucket list, make sure you keep the tips above in mind. On the free printable you will find room for 15 items and that is the maximum I recommend. Our family is only choosing 10 because I know we cannot reasonably complete 15 along with obligations already on our family calendar. What are your favorite ideas from the list? Let me know!!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.