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Here Are 50 Things You'll Want to Knock Off of Your Fall Family Bucket List This Year

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

If you've been following me for a while now, you may know that Fall is my absolute favorite season! Everything about it brings me the warm fuzzies, with its fresh air, festivals, fun holidays, and, most importantly, extra time with family. Every year, I try to come up with a list of fun things to do with my family both inside and outside our home. It allows us to find new ways to bond or to introduce our growing toddler to as many new experiences as possible. In case you're a lover of all things fall like me, I comprised a list of 50 things we either have tried or want to try to help make our time together more enjoyable. Check them out, and see how many you can cross off your list before the ground begins to frost!


1. Pumpkin patch/hay ride

2. Hike a new trail

3. Fall Wine Tour

4. Bonfire

5. Horseback riding

6. Fall fair or festival

7. Picnic at a nearby park or in the backyard

8. Buy fresh flowers from your local farmer's market

9. Walk around your neighborhood on a crisp Saturday morning

10. Zoo/Petting zoo

11. Train ride (Read about our adventure!)

12. Tailgate or football game

13. Family bike ride

14. Homecoming

15. Plan a weekend family staycation

16. Thrift store to find a new sweater


17. Make a homemade apple pie

18. Buy Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Cake Holes

19. Make s'mores

20. Have coffee with a friend

22. Make a peach cobbler

22. Make andouille sausage gumbo

23. Make some homemade chili

24. Make a sweet potato veggie boil

25. Treat a friend to brunch

26. Plan a sunrise breakfast

27. Go on a 21 day fast

28. Make apple cider


29. Hocus Pocus

30. The Nightmare Before Christmas

31. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Pay It Forward

32. Donate to a food bank or shelter

33. Vote in an upcoming election

34. Treat someone to lunch

35. Mail a care package to a loved one you haven't seen in a while

36. Pay for a stranger's coffee

DIY/Kids Crafts

37. Take family photos

38. Carve pumpkins and have a prize for the best one

39. Make construction paper pumpkins

40. Make a fall wreath

41. Make fall centerpieces/decor

42. Make glittery fall leaves garland

43. Make rustic fall lanterns

Slow Things Down

44. Write down your family goals for the fourth quarter

45. Unplug for at least 24 hours

46. Read a new book

47. Have an at home date night

48. Open all the windows and burn a new fall scented candle (my favorite is Autumn Orchard from TJ Maxx)

49. Start a gratitude jar

50. Get or do your own mani/pedi with a fall color

BONUS: Send your family away for the afternoon, put your phone in the other room, and binge harvest and holiday movies on Hallmark while you enjoy a homemade vanilla chai tea ;-)

Y'all...just writing this list gave me chills! I'm seriously excited to kick it off this weekend with a festival and a train ride with Thomas the Train! Is there anything you would want to add to this list? Share some of your ideas below, and be on the lookout for future blog posts and pictures highlighting some of these as we begin to cross them off our list. In the meantime, go enjoy some quality time with your family.

"Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose." - Philippians 2:2

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