Creative Fall Bucket Lists
I don’t know what it is about fall, but for some reason, it seems to be the season for bucket lists. I see them everywhere and I love them. This year, I decided to do a round up of my favorite fall bucket list items. When I started researching I realized I needed to narrow it down. There’s nothing worse than getting excited about a season only to stress yourself out about all the fun things you want to do. Really, what’s the point in that? So, that being said, I’ve narrowed my list down to creative fall bucket lists or for what I like to call “creatives”.
What are Creatives?
So what is a creative you might ask? Well, really that’s unlimited (I know, vicious cycle, right), but in my mind it’s crafters, designers, photographers, bakers/cooks, etc. Basically a creative is anyone who, that’s right, creates something from basically nothing. That’s why you’ll find a list chock-full of things to make, design, photograph, bake, and more. This post is designed to make you want to make something with your own two hands. Whether it’s a photo, food, or craft. For it is said, “Anything can happen, that’s the beauty of creating.”
I’m also giving away a couple of free SVGs at the bottom. They’re fall themed of course and you can use them for your own fall creations. Find the link to sign up at the bottom of the page.
Bucket List Ideas…
For the Bakers, Cooks, or Foodies
Now personally, this is not the section I would head to. I’m not a baker, cook, or even a foodie. I eat when I’m hungry and I’d like it to be easy. However, I’m super impressed with those who can and actually like cooking. But no, this won’t be me. If it is you, then here’s your list.
- Make pumpkin seeds to eat
Do you like pumpkin seeds? I definitely do. And there’s so many ways to cook them, here’s six of them.
- Cook a new recipe
So this is a little broad, I know. Nonetheless, fall is a good time to try something new. With these 50 recipe ideas, you’ll never run out of things to try.
- Make S’mores
Personally, I think of s’mores as a camping food, but any chance to eat chocolate with marshmallows, right?
Okay, I love, love, love pumpkin bread. The stuff at Starbucks is amazing. Do me a favor, make this and send it to me.
- Make a pumpkin spice anything
I mean, you can’t have fall without pumpkin spice.
Personally, I love all things cinnamon. These sound delicious.
- Have hot chocolate under the stars
One great thing about the time change is that the stars are out sooner and that means you can star gaze longer. Yes, because I am an old lady that goes to bed early. Add some hot chocolate and it’ll be lovely.
- Bob for apples then add caramel
I’ve never actually bobbed for apples but it seems like something that should be done in the fall. I love caramel though, so add that and I’m there.
- Eat candy corn
Who loves candy corn? I know this one is either a love or hate thing. I love it. I mean, it’s basically straight sugar. 🙂
- Bake halloween character cookies
Finally, bake some fun halloween character cookies. You’ve got ghosts, witches, frankenstein, so many options!
For the Crafters
Now this section is definitely near and dear to my heart. When I first started my business, I was essentially a crafter trying to make some money on Etsy. For some reason, during fall is my favorite time to craft too. I tend to think I’m going to hand make all my christmas cards, gifts, decorations, and more. I do more making during October, November, and December than I do the rest of the year.
- Build a Scarecrow for the front porch
One thing I don’t love about our house is there’s very little porch. I still manage to put up some front porch decor, but I’m not sure I’d have space for this project. Nonetheless, build your own scarecrow.
There are so many fun wreaths to make out there! I usually go a little overboard with all the fall ribbon. It’s just too fun.
Not sure if we’re going to be able to have trick-or-treaters this year (hey thanks covid!) but if you are going out, make your own costume. Now, you don’t have to be super creative for this. Last year, my sweet nephew decided he wanted to be a grape. Yes, a grape. My sister (who claims she isn’t creative) made him an amazing grape costume. shout out to her on that.
Who else has loads of leaves? Cue eye-roll. They are my arch-nemesis. Do something fun with them and make leaf art.
What’s a thankful tree you might ask? Well you can check that out here. It’s a good time to be grateful.
I don’t know about you but play-doh is fun and it already smells good. But, cinnamon play-doh sounds amazing.
- Design fall home decor on Zazzle
Quick tip: You can use the free graphics at the bottom of the page to create fun seasonal decor on Zazzle.
- Start a gratitude jar
Finally, this is definitely a time when we need to be grateful. I know 2020 has made that especially hard. So maybe this is the perfect time to start a jar you fill up with your gratitudes.
For the Photographers
- Take photos of fall items for abstract art or download free ones on this blog post.
Sometimes it can be fun to photograph something that isn’t people. And by fun, I mean a great relief. Why not do that in the fall. So many fun leaves, pumpkins, and more.
- Carve jack-o-lanterns and photograph them at night
I don’t think I can go through October without pumpkins. So carve a jack-o-lantern and be sure to photograph it.
- Do a newborn shoot with fall leaves
There’s nothing cuter than a newborn in fall leaves, is there?
Yes, this is where I unapologetically plug my mini sessions. Pumpkin patch photos are always a good idea. It’s time to have some fun!
I love this idea! The bonfire light can make for some great photo ops.
- Create an album of a fall sporting event you attended in the past
Well, I’m not sure football is really happening this year. I mean, they say it is, but we’ll see how long it lasts. However, in the past, my husband and I would try to go to a home game and an away game. This year, I’m determined to make a photo album of the games we’ve gone to. Since I can’t go, I may as well reminisce.
- Take pictures of your family at Thanksgiving
This is kind of a no brainer, but still. Take some family photos. This is your reminder.
- Do a silly photoshoot in costumes
Like I said before, who knows what Halloween is going to look like this year. So, instead, do a fun photoshoot with costumes. I love silly photos, they are the ones you’ll treasure.
- Play in the leaves and set up a tri-pod to record it
Finally, why not play in the leaves? If you’ve got them, you mind as well enjoy them, right?
That’s a wrap on my creative bucket lists for fall. However, I’m curious as to what your favorite is? Do you do any of the above? Let me know in the comments, I’d love new ideas too!
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Hi, I’m Jamie, and I have two great loves: creating and traveling. I’m a blogger, designer, photographer who would love to help you enjoy life’s special moments or, what I like to call life’s “journeys”. From parties to vacations, I’m here to make them beautiful and easy. I provide the tools you need to plan, celebrate, and remember, without all the hassle. Contact me for custom orders and collaborations. When I’m not creating or traveling, you’ll find me at a yoga studio or with my nose in a book and cat on my lap. Read more about me!