A Family Bucket List for Some Fall-Themed Fun


A Family Bucket List for Some Fall-Themed Fun Charleston Moms

This time of year brings so many exciting changes and activities! The air begins to get a little cooler, the kids are back in school, fall sports are in full swing, and just about everything is now offered in pumpkin spice!

I love this season, especially experiencing it here in the South. I am originally from Pennsylvania. And while autumn was lovely up there, it got really cold, very quickly. I felt like we had to rush to squeeze in all of our favorite things before we were bundled up from head to toe.

But here in the Lowcountry, we can enjoy fall and be outside for pretty much the entire season! This is why I felt inspired to put together this bucket list of 50 fun things to do together as a family.

This year, and especially this season, I encourage you to get outside and make some fun memories! Below is a list of fall-themed ideas to help you get started.

Fall-themed family bucket list:

  1. Jump in a pile of leaves.
  2. Find your way through a corn maze.
  3. Sign up for a Turkey Trot.
  4. Go camping, or sleep in a tent in the backyard.
  5. Attend an Oktoberfest event.
  6. Take some new fall family photos.
  7. Shop for fall decor.
  8. Go pumpkin picking.
  9. Watch a football game.
  10. Go to a fall festival.
  11. Shop for, or create your Halloween costumes.
  12. Decorate your front door.
  13. Read a Halloween-themed book.
  14. Drink apple cider.
  15. Make pumpkin bread.
  16. Watch a spooky movie or Monster’s Inc.
  17. Carve a Jack-o-Lantern.
  18. Make a fall craft. 
  19. Boo your neighbors.
  20. Light a fall candle.
  21. Go for a hayride.
  22. Create a thankful tree.
  23. Host a bonfire.
  24. Toast marshmallows.
  25. Make s’mores.
  26. Go apple picking.
  27. Decorate the fireplace mantle.
  28. Bob for apples.
  29. Bake some pies.
  30. Drink something pumpkin spice.
  31. Shop for matching flannel shirts.
  32. Eat a candy apple.
  33. Make caramel corn.
  34. Host a murder mystery party.
  35. Visit a haunted house.
  36. Take a family walk.
  37. Read a pumpkin story.
  38. Take a ghost tour downtown.
  39. Volunteer to rake a neighbor’s leaves.
  40. Take a hike.
  41. Send a thoughtful card.
  42. Knit a scarf.
  43. Snuggle on the couch.
  44. Enjoy a latte on the porch.
  45. Attend a tailgate.
  46. Snuggle by the fireplace.
  47. Roast pumpkin seeds.
  48. Make a fall-themed (or Halloween-themed) music playlist.
  49. Create a Q-tip skeleton.
  50. Go Trick or Treating.

Happy Fall Y’all!