The ULTIMATE Autumn Bucket List

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Today is the first day of autumn, which happens to be one of my favorite days of the year (it might have something to do with the fact that it also happens to be my birthday).
What’s not to love about fall? The leaves start changing colors and falling, football starts up again, pumpkins decorate porches, we have the deep-fried State Fair of Texas, we gather together for Thanksgiving, the world just seems friendlier, the temperatures (sometimes) start cooling off in Texas, and (most importantly) the mosquitoes start dying! (Can I get a “Hallelujah!” for that last one?)

There are 90 days between the first day of Autumn (September 22) and the first day of Winter (December 21) – in the northern hemisphere.

I have created the ULTIMATE Autumn Bucket List which features 70 ideas for you, and your friends and family to accomplish during the course of those 90 days.

As the season goes along, I will be posting some ideas (including recipes, lists, and DIY projects) to help you accomplish some of these fun fall festivities.

The ULTIMATE Autumn Bucket List:

  1. Bake Pumpkin Bread
  2. Listen to The Renaissance Texan’s Autumn Playlist
  3. Decorate for Fall
  4. Do a Random Act of Kindness
  5. Cuddle up with a Blanket and New Book
  6. Rake Leaves – Then Leap In!
  7. Buy a Cozy Flannel Shirt of Sweater (New or New to You From a Thrift Shop)
  8. Make Homemade Chili or Soup
  9. Enjoy Your Favorite Fall Drink
  10. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
  11. Take a Hike
  12. Simmer Potpourri on the Stove
  13. Roast Marshmallows/Make S’mores
  14. Wear Boots
  15. Enjoy a Caramel Apple
  16. Make Your Halloween Costume
  17. Throw a Costume Party
  18. Decorate for Halloween
  19. Go Apple Picking
  20. Make a Pie
  21. Carve or Paint Pumpkins
  22. Buy Fall Scented Candles
  23. Go to a Haunted House
  24. Give Thanks – Make a List of All Your Blessings
  25. Partake in a Halloween/Scary Movie Marathon
  26. Watch a Football Game
  27. Go on a Picnic
  28. Bake Pumpkin Cookies
  29. Make a Scarf (Knit, Crochet, Weave, etc.)
  30. Donate to a Food Bank
  31. Make a Roast Chicken Dinner
  32. Have a Family Game Night (Suggestions for: Games & Snacks)
  33. Go on a Hayride
  34. Make Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch
  35. Adopt Unique and Unusual Pumpkins
  36. Read a Mystery, Horror Novel or True Crime Book
  37. Winterize Your Plants (Bring Those Outside Potted Plant Babies Indoors!)
  38. Visit a Farmer’s Market
  39. Make a New Wreath or Seasonal Decoration for Your Home (Here are Some Ideas)
  40. Take Your Christmas Pictures/Get Those Card Ready
  41. Visit a Fall/Craft Fair
  42. Switch Out Your Summer and Autumn Clothes (or as Much as You can if You Live in the South)
  43. Go Camping (Even if it is In Your Own Backyard)
  44. Go Stargazing
  45. Go on a Fall Scavenger Hunt
  46. Listen to The Renaissance Texan’s Halloween Playlist
  47. Make Sangria
  48. Eat Candy Corn
  49. Roast Pumpkin Seeds
  50. Snack on Kettle Corn
  51. Take a Moment to Enjoy the Leaves Changing Color and Falling
  52. Go Fishing
  53. Bob for Apples
  54. Play Catch (Baseball, Football, Frisbee)
  55. Can Fruits or Veggies From Your Garden (or Your Pumpkins That Were Decorations)
  56. Write a Letter to a Friend
  57. Put a Puzzle Together
  58. Build a Blanket Fort
  59. Try a New Recipe (I’ve Got Several You Could Try)
  60. Create a Care Package for our Troops
  61. Scrapbook or Organize Your Photos into an Album (Virtual or Physical)
  62. Press Fallen Leaves
  63. Make a Leaf Rubbing Picture
  64. Write Your Own Ghost Story
  65. Decorate Your Porch
  66. Have a Yard Sale (Now That Things are Cooling Off)
  67. Do Your Christmas Shopping (Make Your Gifts, and/or Shop Early and Shop Local)
  68. Collect Acorns
  69. Plant Your Spring Bulbs
  70. Donate Outgrown Coats and Shoes to the Homeless

Here is a PDF version you can print off and check off as you go – or you can save it and check them off on the softcopy by clicking on the boxes next to each item.

Again, happy Fall! If you going to join me in tackling this list and you post about it on Instagram, please tag me so I can celebrate your fall festivities with you.

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