40 Fabulous Fall Bucket List Ideas

Today, we’re sharing 40 Fabulous Fall Bucket List Ideas! 

After a long weekend filled with Labor Day festivities, we’re ready to settle down and focus on all that Fall has to offer.

I know so many of you are looking forward to a fresh start and a new season too!  

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Planning Intentionally for the Fall Season…

I don’t know about you but one thing I kept hearing over and over again this Summer was just how quickly the days seemed to pass by.

So, when you take an honest look at your Summer season, how was it?

I don’t ask that question to pry. I’m asking because I want us to take every opportunity available to live a full and meaningful life in *every* season.

Not just the holiday season.

Or a season it feels most convenient.

Every single season, we have the chance to make special memories.

Are you up for it?

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According to Inc., people that write down their goals are 42 percent more likely to reach their goals than those that don’t.

Which is kind of exciting, right?

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Whether your Summer season was filled with epic adventures or you currently find yourself wishing you had made more time to savor the moment or accomplish items on your goals list, now is a great time to wipe the slate clean and start *intentionally* planning fabulous activities for Fall.

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Here are a few steps to get you started on creating a Fall Bucket List…

Step #1:

When you have time even if it’s just setting the kitchen timer for 10 or 15 minutes while your kids are doing their homework or your dogs are napping, grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the Evernote app on your phone.

Step #2:

Allow yourself to dream about what you want your Fall season to look like. I want you to think about big things and little things, cozy things, and things that might push you just a tad out of your comfort zone.

Step #3:

Write down or type all the Fall bucket list adventures currently filling your mind.

Step #4:

After you have pulled your list together, I want you to go back over it and *seriously* think about which of those items you’re willing to make a priority.

Step #5:

Finally, I want you to put them down on your calendar or begin researching the best dates for your family to start taking action on your Fall bucket list ideas.

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Reclaiming Your Time and Your Fall Calendar…

The thing is, of course, you could *wait and see* what activities will naturally fill your calendar as Fall unfolds.

You could definitely do that.

But why not take control over your calendar and your Fall bucket list, now?

Before the hustle and bustle sets in and you have to drive to soccer practice for the millionth time or chase down a permission slip to the corn maze or have to cancel plans because something came up and it feels too hard to say no.

I’m not talking about emergencies.

I’m talking about those things you say you’re going to do every year, but somehow just never get around to actually doing.

And then the opportunity slips away, and you feel guilty you didn’t make it happen because you didn’t make it a priority.

Believe me, I’m not judging at all. It happens to me too.

The time for celebrating all that Fall has to offer is upon us. The cool thing is we can make it as festive or as cozy as we want because there are so many fun things to look forward to.

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Here are 40 Fall Bucket List Ideas to Consider…

  1. Decorate your home for Fall
  2. Create a Fall wreath your front door
  3. Pick up mums or your favorite Fall plants from the nursery
  4. Visit the pumpkin patch
  5. Navigate the corn maze
  6. Attend a football game
  7. Host a tailgate party
  8. Wear team colors to the homecoming parade
  9. Go apple picking
  10. Take a trip to see the leaves change
  11. Buy a new cable knit sweater
  12. Buy a new pair of boots
  13. Make your Halloween costume
  14. Pass out candy to trick or treaters
  15. Host a bonfire
  16. Make a pumpkin or a pecan pie from scratch
  17. Hike a state park
  18. Attend an antique fair or a craft festival
  19. Visit the blue ribbon winners at the county fair
  20. Eat a candy apple or a funnel cake
  21. Host a back to school outdoor movie night (think Goonies, Troop Beverly Hills, Grease)
  22. Discover a new s’ mores recipe
  23. Bring a hearty soup or chili to a friend that needs a pick me up
  24. Head to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte or an apple cider
  25. Make a scarecrow
  26. Find ways to practice gratitude
  27. Go on a hayride
  28. Break out the plaid
  29. Carve a pumpkin
  30. Volunteer
  31. Picnic in the park
  32. Burn a Fall scented candle
  33. Freshen up a neglected space in your home
  34. Bake bread for your friends and neighbors
  35. Knit or buy a thick cozy blanket
  36. Light a fire in your fireplace
  37. Host a canning or apple butter making party
  38. Plant a Fall or winter garden
  39. Start crafting Christmas gifts
  40. Snuggle up with your favorite people

Fall Bucket List Ideas to Keep in Mind…

Keep in mind your Fall bucket list ideas don’t have to be anything elaborate or expensive unless you want them to be. It doesn’t have to cover 40 items either!

The only thing it really needs to be is intentional.

Let this year be the year you write your Fall bucket list goals down, put them on your calendar, and start tackling them with abandon.

After all, making extra special memories no matter what the season will always be worth the investment!

Let us know your Fall bucket list ideas and how you plan to celebrate the season this year. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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  1. Thanks for putting this list together Coco. I say I’m going to take a trip to see the leaves change every year and then put it off until it’s too late. I’ve been inspired by all of your posts lately and will be booking our BnB today. Thanks for the push,

    1. You are so welcome, Sarah, glad to be able to help you guys get ready for Fall. I’m excited about your trip to see the leaves change this season. It’s one of our favorite things to do and I know you and your family are going to love it too. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Love the fall bucket list. I’m ready to jump into Fall!

    1. I’m right there with you, Lizzy! I’ve already been able to cross pumpkin spiced latte off my list and I hope you’ve been able to cross some fun things off of your list too. Hugs, CoCo

  3. Thanks for all these great ideas. I don’t usually make a fall bucket list but I’m going to this year. I don’t want to miss out

    1. That’s so exciting Bonnie! Honestly, a fall bucket list doesn’t have to be involved at all but when you look back and see that you’ve made time to enjoy so many fun things this season you’ll be glad you put one together. Have fun, CoCo

  4. Sabrena Reed says:

    I printed the list of fun fall things to do! I will let you know how I do later. This will be my list of fun goals between now and Halloween.

    1. That is so exciting, Sabrena, it’s always fun to have something to look forward to. Happy Fall! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel, I really appreciate it! Hope you’ve had a special week, CoCo

  5. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    What is the container holding the flowers on the set table? What under towers to hold them up high in container?

    Great suggextions!!!

    1. There is an ironstone container holding the mums on the breakfast nook table. It’s a bit larger than a chamber pot but has a similar shape. I usually keep the mums in the container so I can pop it in and out when I need to water it. Hope this helps answer your question, CoCo

  6. I loved all of the creative ideas on your Fall checklist. The decor and homemade pumpkin pie are done… now I need to see if I can try pulling off more of your fun ideas!

    1. Thank you so much, Heidi, I really appreciate it. It’s definitely not always easy to feel like we have any kind of Fall season, especially, in hot and humid Florida but we’re definitely going to give it our best. Sending you lots of hugs and look forward to your pie recipes this season, CoCo

  7. Loved your suggestions. Loved the pictures of Dahlonega too. Will try to follow through on making the most of the fall season !!

    1. Dahlonega is such a pretty place and there is so much to do there too! I swear every time we go we discover a new restaurant, place to hike or shop with lots of goodies. Hope your Fall season is a fun one, CoCo

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