My Fall Bucket List 2018

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Fall Bucket List Ish Mom

I love summer, but I sweat a lot. Like, have to buy the more expensive deodorant sweat a lot. So when the temperature starts dropping I put away our bathing suits and look excitedly to fall. I love slipping into sweaters, sipping hot chocolate, and decorating the house. Y’all know I also love lists. I love writing them down, checking things off (or not, I still feel accomplished), losing them. This is my family’s Fall Bucket List for 2018. I’ve also included a streamlined list in a PDF in case you like checking things off too. The end of the year is like a roll down a hill, October is at the top and we can still savor the view. By the end of November our journey will have picked up speed and tasks and it’ll be harder to look around.

To Make

  • Pine cone bird feeders: tie string around pine cone, cover in peanut butter and roll in birdseed, hang from tree
  • Leaf collages: practice gluing, sorting, colors, and counting by making collages with fall foliage
  • Here’s some leaf art ideas for all ages!
  • Thanksgiving hand turkey: trace little one’s hand and decorate the outline like a turkey. It’s gonna be so cute.
  • Little painted pumpkins
  • Dollar Store fall wreaths

Fall Bucket List 2018 Ish Mom

To Do

  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Execute fall photo shoot: do it at said pumpkin patch, vamp until people stare
  • Check out local fall festivals: support local artisans, businesses, etc
  • Savor the last of the outdoor Farmer’s Markets
  • Family Hikes: gather all the leaves and whatnot needed for fall art
  • Carve pumpkins: save the guts (not for too long, obviously) for sensory activity, roast seeds
  • Read books about fall, Halloween, and gratitude
  • Attend local library’s seasonal events
  • Find Halloween costumes
  • Trick or Treat: eat their candy (not all of it, don’t worry)
  • Go apple picking
  • Plant spring bulbs
  • Listen to Vivaldi’s The Four Season’s-Fall
  • Watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Hocus Pocus”

Fall Bucket List 2018 Ish Mom

Nom Nom Nom (Fall Treats To Make and Eat)

  • Homemade apple cider, hot chocolate, mulled wine, eggnog. Basically all the fall drinks!
  • Caramel apples
  • Caramel Crescent Rolls. Unroll premade crescent rolls, throw a caramel in there and roll it back up, brush lightly with water and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, bake according to package directions
  • Fast food seasonal shakes that I know are bad for me
  • Buying the apple cider that is all-too-briefly offered at Aldi’s in the fall
  • This easy pumpkin spice cake by Cas at Clutterbug (I loved her other fall DIY’s too!)


Fall Bucket List Ish Mom

Adult Swim (We Don’t Have To Do Everything For or With Our Kids)

  • Have some girlfriends over for some of those homemade drinks and crafts: fall potpourri, fall-inspired body scrubs, or fall decorations
  • Fall candle and decoration shopping
  • Pick up some craft beer or wine in a fall inspired flavor and enjoy a Date Night In with movies and board games
  • Start watching Love Actually way too early
  • Murphy Wood Oil soap the woodwork and other fall cleaning chores
  • Look up the recipe for a hearty fall soup and actually make it 
  • Go for a solo walk or drive to look at leaves
  • Peruse fall makeup tutorials on YouTube


Fall Bucket List Ish Mom

I’m so happy that fall is here! I’ll let you guys know which 4.3 items I actually cross off this list. Print off the Fall Bucket List 2018 PDF and hang it on your fridge!

What are some things on your fall bucket list? Comment below. Share this article and get excited about fall!



Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.
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6 Responses

  1. Love love love your list. I always fall at the dollar tree wreaths but I nail making the fall/spooky drinks lol!

    1. I know what you mean! Though a wreath is…round, mine always looks crooked. Before I hang it. Wrapping ribbon is way harder than it looks.

  2. Oo Ooh, I think making homemade apple cider and eggnog would be amazing! I’m adding that to mine! Going to a bonfire, on a night hike, to a couple fall festivals, visiting a pumpkin patch, and walking through a corn maze are on my list!

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