Fall Bucket List 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! I’m so excited for the official first day of fall this week, so I thought I’d celebrate early by sharing my Fall Bucket List. I’ve got a head start on my list and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the festivities I cross off throughout the season. Fall is my favorite season and I especially love decorating, eating cider mill donuts, watching football, breaking out the sweatshirts, seeing the leaves change color, and watching some non-scary Halloween movies. Last year we had such a great time at the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze that we got tickets to go again this year. We’re also going apple picking, have a fall foliage hiking trip planned, and the apartment is looking cozy. I’m excited to cross off as many bucket list items as I can and hope you all have a festive fall!

Fall Bucket List:

  • Watch a Halloween movie
  • Decorate a spooky gingerbread house
  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Decorate the home for Halloween
  • Read a spooky story
  • Carve a Jack O’ Lantern
  • Go to a Fall Festival
  • Eat a Halloween themed bagel
  • Listen to spooky music
  • Visit the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze
  • Drink pumpkin flavored beer or cider
  • Eat a caramel apple
  • Bake these delicious pumpkin brown sugar cookies
  • Visit a cider mill
  • Successfully navigate a corn maze
  • Stock up on all the fall Trader Joe’s goodies
  • Watch lots of football games
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Go on a hayride
  • Decorate Halloween sugar cookies
  • Eat some candy corn and Halloween candy
  • Get a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks
  • Bake pumpkin bread
  • Make a spooky charcuterie board
  • Drive to see fall foliage
  • Jump in a big pile of leaves
  • Visit a haunted house
  • Have a bowl of Halloween themed cereal
  • Go apple picking
  • See the neighborhood Halloween decorations
  • Burn fall scented candles
  • See the leaves change in Central Park
  • Go on a scenic fall hike

What are you most looking forward to this Halloween? Also, let me know if I missed anything!


37 thoughts on “Fall Bucket List 2022

  1. You know, I’m not sure I could eat an ice cream cone with a spider on it…

    Happy (almost) fall! Good luck with your bucket list, I look forward to following along as you cross everything off.

    1. Haha I saved that spider and hid it all around the apartment for Jon to find 🙂 Happy almost fall to you too!

  2. That is quite the list Lyssy. I am feeling tired just reading it. Fall is a wonderful time of year and we are looking forward to many fine walks and bike rides exploring the colours. Also to seeing our kids out West and prolonging our fall, before winter sets in. Still a few home projects to finish before the S word flies. Happy Autumn. Allan

    1. I’m guessing I’ll only cross off about 35% of the items, but it’s fun to think of all the fall things. Fall is such a great season, I bet you’ll have some amazing biking adventures in the fall foliage. That will be wonderful to see your kids! Good luck with the home projects!

    1. Thank you! Haha yes a very festive plan of action indeed 🙂 it’s my warmup for the Christmas season.

  3. A great list, Lyssy, and a very long one. That donut looks delicious, no one does donuts as the Americans do – I might’ve said this before. We are looking forward to the fall colours, moody skies over the sea, and cooler temperatures as the summer has been long and fiercely hot.

    1. Haha yes we’ll see how many I actually cross off. We are actually going on a donut walking tour this weekend 🙂 You have had an especially hot summer! The cooler weather will be such a relief and the beautiful colors a bonus.

    1. Thank you! It seems the leaves here don’t reach their peak colors until almost November. I’ll have to be patient 🙂

  4. I shared my fall bucket list on Monday! I have nothing related to Halloween though as we are just not that big fans of Halloween now that my kids are past the trick or treating stage. We do have a little fall trip planned up north though!

    1. Somehow I didn’t know you had a blog too, I need to follow along! Holidays are more fun when there are excited kids. A trip to Maine in the fall sounds amazing! We went to Acadia in October 2020 and it was so beautiful!

  5. I love the Central Park photo, Lyssy. Your list is impressive. NYC has more fall stuff to do than I’d imagined. You’ll have a great time this fall. I don’t know what I’d like to do but your post is giving me some ideas.

    1. Thank you! Some of the things we’ll have to leave the city for like apple picking/cider mills, but the city makes the fall season fun and festive! I’m glad this list gave you some ideas 🙂

  6. I really like your list of things to do, especially jumping into a pile of leaves. Because I met you when you were in 3rd grade I have a funny (hopefully) story. As I was driving out of the school parking lot one fall after school, I recognized two of my third grade boys REALLY enjoying a huge pile of leaves on Winchester Dr. But as I drove closer, I could see that the boys had decided to really get into the whole nature thing and had taken off their shirts. Little did they know that to everyone driving by, they appeared to be naked. These boys just graduated from high school two years ago, but I still laugh at the memory.

  7. “Stock up on all the fall Trader Joe’s goodies”… I knew that one would be on a Lyssy list. You reminded me to look for their pumpkin cookie ice cream sandwiches – only sold this time of year. I might have to give the pumpkin brown sugar cookies a try. They sound similar to my mother’s Halloween cookies, which are made with molasses and fall spices, frosted orange, and decorated with candy corn, M&M’s, and candied fruit smiles.

    1. Jon is obsessed with the pumpkin hold the cones. Usually he doesn’t encourage my TJs obsession but now he’s practically begging me to go and get him more cones 😂 he likes them better than the chocolate ones! Jon also said the pumpkin cookies are the best ones he’s ever had and he’s got a high bar. Your moms cookies sound delicious!

      1. WHOA – those hold-the-cones sound amazing. I may have to swap the time I’d planned for cookie-baking and go to Trader Joe’s instead. Good luck against the Gophers today!

      2. MSU looks pretty rough this year… you’ll definitely need to try the hold-the-cones 🙂

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