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Fall Monthly Bucket List Ideas

Today, we’re sharing our Fall Monthly Bucket List Ideas!

Over the past few years, I’ve realized, if I don’t write the things I want to accomplish or experience down in my calendar they just don’t happen.

Period. 

This includes everything from taking seasonal trips to watch the leaves change to hosting a pumpkin carving party to making holiday crafts with the littles. 

I always *think* I’ll have time or I’ll *make time* or that life will slow down a bit.  

But every season, I find myself saying, “How is this month over already!”

Maybe you can relate to feeling this way too.

As I shared in The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Planning post, the best way to ensure you accomplish the big things and the small things on your Fall goals, expectations, and priorities list is to be proactive about how you spend your time.

Every Fall, I sit down and create a 40 Fabulous Fall Bucket Ideas List and write out all the things I want to highlight during the season.  

Most of the time, it helps to keep me on track.

But it can also feel like an extension of my to-do list if I’m being completely honest.

This year, I’m hoping to be even more intentional about how I spend my time. So, I’ve decided to break this year’s list down into bite-sized chunks of things to look forward to each month.  

It seems like such a small change. 

But given everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s exciting to have something to look forward to each month that doesn’t feel like an obligation.

Here’s a look at our Fall Monthly Bucket List Ideas…

September:

  1. Enjoy a Seasonal Drink
  2. Try a New Fall Inspired Nail Polish
  3. Decorate the House for Fall
  4. Hang a Fall Wreath on the Front Door
  5. Buy Mums for the Front Porch
  6. Burn a Fall Inspired Candle
  7. Go Apple Picking
  8. Make Caramel Apples

October:

  1. Attend an Outdoor Fall Antique Event
  2. Buy a New Sweater
  3. Enjoy a New Decorating Book
  4. Navigate the Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
  5. Bake Pumpkin Bread
  6. Paint or Carve Pumpkins
  7. Host a Halloween Dinner or Indoor Candy Scavenger Hunt

November:

  1. Create a Thankful Tree or a Blessings Table Runner
  2. Donate to a Sweater or Blanket Drive
  3. Hike a New Trail & Watch the Leaves Change
  4. Host a Soup, Chili and Smores Night
  5. Bake a Pie
  6. Celebrate Thanksgiving
  7. Start Wrapping Christmas Presents

A Few Other Fall Monthly Bucket List Ideas to Consider:

  • Visit a Sunflower Field
  • Plant a Fall Garden
  • Create a Fall Dessert Buffet
  • Host an Outdoor Movie Night
  • Attend a Drive-Thru Haunted House
  • Try a New Hobby
  • Curl Up with a New Book
  • Make Apple Cider
  • Host a Costume Party on Zoom
  • Make Your Pet a New Costume
  • Go on a Scavenger Hunt
  • Donate to your Local Food Bank
  • Create an At-Home Oktober Fest
  • Take a Historical Guided Graveyard Tour

Thoughts on Celebrating Fall This Year…

I know it might feel like things would be so much easier if this year were over already. 

We’ve all been through a lot lately and sometimes it can feel like we’re getting knocked back down as soon as we get up.

We still have 4 months left to fully experience and explore all this year has to offer though. 

Sure, it might not look like what any of us had imagined.  It’s definitely been harder than I ever expected it to be. 

But I feel like we can still make lasting memories with our loved ones and create spaces in our homes that rise to meet our needs. 

More importantly, we can stop putting off those things we’ve always wanted to do but haven’t made the time to do for whatever reason. 

Because if there is one lesson these pandemic years have taught us all, it’s that there is no time like the present!

Let us know if you have any Fall monthly bucket list ideas or plans! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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16 Comments

  1. Oh my golly I love ALL of these fall to-do ideas! I’m pinning and printing it out so I can remember. There’s no way I can get bored this coming season!

    1. I’m so ready to get out and experience a real Fall, Cindy! I keep waiting for our temps to go down to the low 90s or even for the humidity to drop below 70% so I can get in the mood ha ha! Thankfully, I have all your fun and festive ideas to pin and provide plenty of inspo! Sending you hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Joanne, I really appreciate it! Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

  2. This is fabulous. I want to rush 2020 but living with what is rather than what if, has been my prayer. That cabin is adorable.

    1. Speak to my heart, Katie, yes! It’s so hard not to wish the time away especially when it seems like the pandemic is never-ending and every day there is something new to deal with. I’m really trying hard this season to enjoy each day for what it is and I’ll be praying with you in agreement. Sending you lots of hugs, CoCo

  3. Kathy Allen says:

    I loved your list. One thing I have missed is our gallivants to different parts of Maine on day trips. We combine thrifting, shopping, coastal and scenery rides with lunch out; and the days are lovely. Open the sunroof, put old rock and roll on the CD player. We have done a few now that Covid is more controled in Maine. Armed with masks and hand sanitizer! A local church was to have a yard sale today–and it rained. Haven’t hit a yard sale all summer. Thrift stores and GW, yes, but no yard sales. A September thing we always do is buy school supplies (on sale, the cheapest we can find!) for our backpacks at church for less fortunate kids. And although I’m seldom an apple picker, I love picking up a bag of apples and making apple desserts!

    1. These are all such fabulous ideas, Kathy! I love your list so much. I’m totally with you on the summer to fall adventures. I miss them so much too. I’ve gone to a few outdoor yard sale type events but haven’t been to any indoor events like estate sales. I don’t know if I’m a nervous nelly or overly cautious but just thinking about it makes my palms sweaty 🙂 Love that you give school supplies and backpacks away and make apple desserts too. They’re both such a great way to make special memories and share with others. Can’t wait to hear how your season unfolds! Hugs, CoCo

  4. We are so excited that you participated! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    1. Thanks so much for hosting such a great party, Laura, everyone there is so creative! Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Beth! Thanks so much for having me and hosting each week. It’s always fun to see what people are sharing. Hope your week was a blessed one, CoCo

  5. I love all of these ideas, CoCo! I want to put together a fun Fall bucket list and will def use some of these ideas. 🙂

    Thanks for linking up and sharing this post with us on our Embracing Home and Family link-up party. We hope you join us again this Friday for more inspiration!

    -Cherelle

    1. That sounds like so much fun, Cherelle! I swear this is definitely the year we all need a little something to look forward to. Can’t wait to follow along on all your adventures. See you at the party in a few hours. Hugs, CoCo

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