As the weather starts turning and the evening starts getting darker a little earlier, there’s something that just makes my soul happy.
I throw on my favorite PJ pants, grab a cup of hot tea, and pretend it’s cold before it actually turns cold (because I live in Texas, y’all, and it just takes us a while to catch up when it comes to cold weather).
Fall is marching band and football season and big cozy blankets.
It’s watching Hocus Pocus and eating pizza.
It’s bare feet on hay bales, and freezing on Halloween night, even though you were in a t-shirt earlier that day (yeah, Texas is weird when it comes to fall).
Fall is the time to make memories.
My favorite memory of our fall last year was taking our little girl to the pumpkin patch. She was dressed for cold weather, and it ended up being so hot. We were all sweating and she got to run around in a t-shirt and barefoot, instead of in the cute outfit we’d brought for her. Hey, you make do and enjoy the moment.
This year we have two little ones with us, and while the youngest doesn’t know what’s going on yet, our oldest is finally reaching a point that she does kind of “get it.”
So this year we’re making a bucket list, and while we may not be able to knock out everything on this list, I hope you find some inspiration to help you make the most of this fall for you and your family.
And before we dive into this list I just want to say one thing:
Remember to take pictures.
Time passes so quickly. Make this a fall to remember.
100 Fun Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List
1) Go to the pumpkin patch and get some amazing family pictures
Get out there, have fun, make memories, and play photographer for the day!
2) Let your kids play in the hay
Every little kid needs to experience what it’s like to run around barefoot in the hay.
3) Paint pumpkins
Check out this post for some painting inspiration. My favorites are the little donuts!
4) Carve pumpkins
Make a family night out of carving pumpkins!
5) Host a pumpkin carving party or contest
Get some friends together and see who can make the most creative pumpkin!
6) Let your kids finger paint a canvas outside in the nice weather
Let them use their whole bodies and encourage them to use pieces of nature to paint, such as pinecones and leaves.
7) Go on a hayride
Surrounded by friends on a bumpy trailer filled with hay hooked up to the back of an old truck.. the only thing that can make it better is some good ole’ popcorn.
8) Dress up for Halloween and go trick or treating
Even if your kids are a little too young, you can still enjoy getting out for an evening walk and seeing all of the costumes!
9) Watch Hocus Pocus
Can anyone really make it through fall without watching Hocus Pocus?
10) Watch a scary movie
Dim the lights, hide under a blanket, and prepared to be scared!
11) Go to a Halloween party
Whether it be a kid’s Halloween party or adults only, have fun dressing up and grabbing some yummy snacks.