Today is the first official day of fall! We decided to make a bucket list for this season. My daughter Hadley and I sat down last night and went over a list of things to do for the Fall. She's as sad as I am that summer is over, read post here, but it's time to move on to the next season. Without further ado, here is our 2020 Fall Bucket List!
1. Carve pumpkins.
We have carved pumpkins since I was a little kid, it's usually the week before or of Halloween so the pumpkins don't get slimy and gross. I feel like no matter how old the kids get, this is always a favorite part of the fall season.
2. Decorate mantel / front porch.
I really do love decorating for all the seasons each year. Pumpkins on the porch, leaves, fall colors, and spooky things added to the fall decor.
3. Paint nails a deep fall color.
Want to paint the nails a deep mauve color, dark brownish, or gray.
4. Go to a bonfire.
Going to a bonfire is usually always on our list of things to do in the fall. One of Kevin's friends has a huge bonfire at his house every year, along with a guy playing the guitar, hayrides, and a chili cookoff. We've only missed it once because our anniversary fell on the same day!
5. Make S'mores.
Hadley swears she loves s'mores, but I don't think she's ever really tired a true s'more cooked by the fire. Can't wait to watch her try one, and to eat a few myself.
6. Jump in a pile of leaves.
What kid doesn't like to jump in a pile of leaves? We have so many gorgeous trees in our backyard and end up having massive amounts of leaves each year. So this is a perfect item for the list!
7. Harry Potter movie night.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and so is my sweet daughter Hadley. Well, she really has only seen the first one but is a fan. Daddy isn't really a fan, so we'll plan this night on a day he works for sure.
8. Chili & Football party.
Would love to invite family over for some of Kevin's delicious chili, and to watch a Bengals game. Right now, it's hard to say if things will happen with COVID going on, but even if it doesn't happen we can still have chili and watch football together.
9. Watch a scary movie.
This one is really for me, to watch a scary movie with Kevin one night. I hate hate hate scary movies, but want to watch one this year for some reason. Hadley wants to watch one too, so I'll have to find one that is semi scary for kids too!
10. Send just because pretty mail.
I love sending mail to people, it's just something I've always loved doing. I love picking out cards for people, I love decorating the envelope all pretty, and I love the fact that people get a smile on their face when they receive mail from me. So I'm going to send some fall themed happy mail this season, just because.
11. Bake an apple pie.
I've never made a pie from scratch before, so I'd like to give it a whirl this year.
12. Go to a pumpkin patch.
Something about going to a place to pick out your own pumpkins, take a hay ride, and getting your shoes/boots all messy in the dirt/hay.
13. Diffuse fall oils.
I love to come up with different blends of essential oils.
14. Get cozy by the fire.
My goal is to snuggle up by the fireplace this season.
15. Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
If you haven't watched this parade as a kid, you haven't really lived during the fall season. Let's hope the parade happens this year!
16. Create a fall cocktail / mocktail.
It would be super fun to create something fun either with alcohol or without alcohol for the kids, but either way want to come up with a festive and creative drink for the fall.
17. Make a fall / Halloween cake.
Hadley loves to make cakes, or bake anything really. We are going to try and make a fall festive themed cake, or Halloween cake. Anything can be Halloween related if you add some candy eyes to it!
18. Take a fall hike.
We've never hiked before as a family, would love to find a pretty place to go and explore nature.
19. Watch Becca get married.
My cousin gets married in two weeks, and we cannot wait!
20. Fall family photos.
This is one of the items that's always on the list!
21. Watch You've Got Mail.
This one is not on the handmade list, but this movie totally reminds me of Fall and I'd love to watch it with a bunch of girls for a movie night.
Cheers to crossing off all the things! We have our list posted in the kitchen!