Fall Bucket List Ideas for Families

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Ahhhh–we’ve officially entered my three favorite months of the year! Fall is so fun, because it seems like there’s always something going on. Every fall, I make a family bucket list of sorts and try to check off as many items as I can. Here’s our easy fall family bucket list to help you make the most out of this season.

MY OUTFIT: ruffle neck sweater // jeans // cognac boots // earrings c/o CHAUNCEY’S OUTFIT: gingham-button down (similar) // jeans // shoes KANE’S OUTFIT: gingham button-down (similar) // khakis // shoes KAROLINE’S OUTFIT: bow blouse // corduroy jumper // bow c/o (use code BRIGHT10 to save 10%) // socks // shoes


Here are 6 easy fall bucket list ideas to really make the most of fall:

1. Do a fall mini session with a local photographer.

Fall family photos are always so beautiful, and it had been a couple of years since we’d had some done. I already had it on my list when Shawna Henery Photography reached out to me to see if she could take out pics. If you’re in the Central Kentucky area, she will be holding fall mini sessions on October 13, 15, 20, and 22 at Jacobson Park (all the details are here). And we will be giving away a free mini session–watch for the post on Instagram TONIGHT to enter to win!

2. Visit a pumpkin patch.

Kane LOVES visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out his own pumpkin! Plus there are always fun activities for the kids to do. Be sure to take a hayride while you’re there.

3. Have a spooky movie night!

Notice I said spooky movie night, not scary. We have a spooky movie night every weekend in October. Some of our favorites are Hocus Pocus, Ernest Scared Stupid, Halloweentown, and Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. If your kids are toddlers, the Disney Now app has a great selection of Halloween programs they can watch.

4. Attend a fall festival.

Fall festivals are a lot of fun. Often, local schools will put on fall festivals you can attend, but also keep an eye out for local fall festivals on Facebook events.

5. Decorate for fall + carve pumpkins.

Kane really enjoys both setting out fall decor and carving pumpkins. Even if your child is not old enough to actually carve the pumpkin, they can help pick out a design and scrape out pumpkin guts.

6. Go for a fall walk + do a fall scavenger hunt along the way.

Even at 32 years old, I love crunching leaves! The trees in Kentucky are starting to turn colors and lose leaves, which is gorgeous. Go for a walk and take in the beauty of it. Make it fun for the kids by doing a fall scavenger hunt along the way–this one from Della Devoted is so cute!

The best part about fall is spending time with your family! I hope these fall bucket list ideas help you to make the most of this season!


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