Autumn is a wonderful time of the year and it’s my second favorite season (after spring). The leaves on the trees starts to turn several shades of green, then yellow to orange, and finally red; the aroma of pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon in the air in every store or coffee shop I enter; and of course, the fun of planning my Halloween costume. There is much you can do to enjoy the season. You can start with a fall bucket list, and make every day an adventure. To celebrate the start of a new season, below I share 18 things you’ll want to try this fall!
1. Try a new scent.
You can find cologne, perfume, essential oils, and body wash in scents appropriate for autumn. Some examples include green herbal essence, woodsy scents, and pumpkin spice. You can buy new scents to wear, and add scented candles in your home.
2. Go apple picking.
Picking apples is a delightful treat for individuals of all ages. It is especially fun if you have children. Pick fresh apples to eat, and to include in recipes. Tote your apples home in a country-style basket.
3. Go to a haunted house.
Haunted houses are exciting as Halloween approaches. If you live in a larger-size community, you can find a haunted house appropriate for specific age groups. There are houses for young children, as well as houses that provide Halloween entertainment for older kids and adults.
4. Host a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for friends.
You may be planning a small family gathering for Thanksgiving, or you may be away from home on the holiday. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time with your friends. You can have a special dinner with your friends days before Thanksgiving, or the weekend before the holiday.
5. Carve a pumpkin.
A Jack-O-Lantern is a delightful part of the holiday season, and you can make one even if you don’t have children. It is a fun activity, and it will look nice on your front porch. When you carve your pumpkin, save the seeds. Dried or roasted pumpkin seeds make a tasty, healthy snack. They are ideal for lunch boxes, too.
6. Have a scary-movie date.
The scary fun of Halloween is not only for kids. At any time during the season, share a scary movie with your partner or your best friend. You can make a date to see the movie at your local theater, or rent one to watch at home.
7. Visit a street fair.
You may not need to leave your neighborhood to enjoy a street fair. You will love the music, parades, and special foods. You can buy little souvenirs to take home or share with your friends.
8. Master your homemade apple pie recipe.
Apple pie is one of the most delicious ways to celebrate fall. Not only does it taste good, there is another benefit. When you bake your pies, your house will be filled with the wonderful aromas of baked apples and cinnamon. You can be the best baker in your neighborhood, and everyone will love your homemade treats.
9. Have a backyard campfire.
One of the nicest times to be outdoors is during cool fall evenings. Gather your family or friends together for a campfire in your backyard. Everyone can sing, tell stories, and enjoy traditional campfire treats like hotdogs and marshmallows.
10. Go to a Halloween party.
Regardless of your age, it is fun to dress up in costumes. Accept an invitation to a friend’s party, or attend a party at your workplace, school, or community center. You can buy, rent, or make a costume. A Halloween party is an excellent time to socialize and enjoy Halloween goodies.
11. Decorate your home with Halloween flair.
Your home does not have to look ordinary during the Halloween season. You can have Halloween decor indoors, outdoors, or both. Whether you choose a spooky theme like ghosts and Jack-o-lanterns, or something sophisticated like fall-colored flowers and candles, your family and friends will love it.
12. Clean out your closet for fall.
This is the ideal time to prepare your closet for cooler weather. Your summer clothes can be safely packed away until next year. The sweaters and jackets in your closet will look quite inviting as the temperatures start to drop.
13. Knit a fall scarf.
Scarves are the simplest items to knit. Make one for yourself, or knit scarves for your family and friends. A homemade scarf is an excellent gift for the special people in your life.
14. Add pumpkin to one of your classic recipes.
There are many soups, stews, and even desserts that have a unique flavor when you add pumpkin. Bring the season into your cooking by including pumpkin.
15. Take your family Christmas photo.
Christmas is not far away, and you want to be prepared. Whether you want to share photographs with loved ones, or have Christmas photo cards made, now is the time to bring your family together for the photo. You can make an appointment with a professional photographer, or ask a friend who is skilled with photography to take the picture for you.
16. Make pumpkin bread.
Pumpkin pie is not the only use for pumpkin. Pumpkin bread is a tasty treat, too. All the spices in traditional pumpkin bread are healthy and delicious. You can give all of the special people in your life a gift of homemade pumpkin bread.
17. Go for a walk on a foggy morning.
Foggy, cool mornings show autumn has arrived. Make the most of this time of year with leisurely morning walks. Whether you walk with your spouse, child, or your dog, breathe in the fresh clean air of the autumn morning.
18. Shop for new fall clothes.
Everyone in your household will be excited to have new clothes for the season. From warm sweaters to fashionable boots, you can choose the newest styles or your long-time favorites. Your closet will seem to come alive with your beautiful new clothes. Everybody in your family can enjoy the changing seasons when they have some new items in their clothes closets.
Summer is over, but winter has not yet arrived. The months between summer and winter can be filled with many wonderful experiences.
You can make the most of these months when you start with a fall bucket list. There can be something special in each fall day to make it truly memorable.
Is there anything you would add to my fall bucket list? Share your thoughts by commenting below!