• Kaitlyn Hackett

Official Fall Family Bucket List of 2019

Updated: Jul 12



Fall is the perfect season to get cozy on the couch and watch the seasons change, right? If you’re looking for inspiration to *pumpkin* spice up your fall activities look no further! There are so many fun things to look forward to during this time that it can almost be overwhelming to make sure that everyone in the family has happy memories. We have an awesome list of some traditional and some new ideas to really kick off this fall season!

The Family Guide

  1. Make apple cider donuts! Apple cider donuts are a signature of the fall. These donuts are super simple to make because they only require a few ingredients. Happy baking!

  2. Visit a local pumpkin patch. It's an old tradition, but still a fun one!

  3. Take family photos. This is the perfect time to get photos for your Christmas and/or New Year's card, or just to remember the beautiful season with your family.

  4. Attend a local fall festival! Festivals have something for everyone in the family.

  5. Weekly Halloween/Thanksgiving movie nights. Movie nights are the perfect way to squeeze in quality family time in with the busy school and work season while disconnecting from technology.

  6. Host a pumpkin painting night. This is a great way to get all members of the family involved, and what you create can be used as decorations after!

  7. Camping (either away or in your backyard). Fall is obviously the best time for a little camping, whether traveling somewhere for the weekend, in your backyard, or even in the living room!

  8. Go star gazing. Who doesn’t love a little star gazing action on a crisp fall night?

  9. Have a hay ride. Another classic but still fun and makes for cute photos

  10. Make a new fall family tradition (or, bring an old one back)! Life gets pretty busy sometimes, and it can be easy to forget about old traditions; maybe you've forgotten about making new ones, too. This fall season, bring back an old tradition from your childhood or make a new one for your kids!

The Kiddos Guide

  1. Handprint turkey crafts are a great fun task for the kiddos! This art project can double as decorations around the house and will be so cute when they are older.

  2. Make caramel apple treats for some sugary-sweet goodness! These are a sticky mess, but delicious and fun activities for the weekends

  3. Host a spooky story night where you introduce a creepy tale at bedtime, or you can let them come up with their own!

  4. Bake a pumpkin pie.

  5. Make decorations for house. This is a simple and easy way to get the kids crafting, plus you get free decorations for the house!

  6. Do a fall scavenger hunt.

  7. Create DIY candy corn slime.

  8. Marathon the Disney Halloween Movies! It is so much fun to rewatch older Disney Original Halloween movies you watched as a kid with your kids.

The Big Kids Guide

  1. Host a mini Friendsgiving with your friends. Friendsgiving is a fun, mini-Thanksgiving for you to celebrate your friends; it provides the opportunity for peers to spend time together and appreciate their friendships.

  2. Book a haunted house tour.

  3. A night of classic scary movies–maybe not all at once, but still a fun activity to watch a few scary movies during the spooky season.

  4. Check out a corn maze.

  5. Volunteer at a local shelter! Shelters are always welcoming volunteers, but especially when the months turn colder.

  6. Go for a fall nature walk. If you're lucky enough, peep the fun foliage!

  7. Build a campfire and roast marshmallows.

  8. Go on a mini seasonal shopping trip. A small trip to get some warmer clothes! Maybe incorporate it in your back-to-school preparations and celebrations.

  9. Write thankful notes for family and friends. Personalized notes always mean so much to people, and having a night where everyone writes a card for someone they are thankful for would brighten a person's days; also, what a great a way to connect with your teens!

The Mom’s & Dad’s Guide

  1. Treat yourself to a new Thanksgiving outfit.

  2. Go to a football game.

  3. Purge the closets in your home and donate!

  4. Read that book you’ve been dying to read.

  5. Go to a wine bar.

  6. Throw a dinner party for friends (or attend one).

  7. Enjoy a seasonal drink. Bonus points for making your own!

  8. Date night! Do it right and make it festive for the fall.

  9. Fill your home with fresh fall smells and scents, whether it be candles, baked goods, or fresh flowers!


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