Family Fall Bucket List + Free Printable
Hey hey, friends!
Y’all, it is almost September, and I am so so SO excited for fall this year.
Once up on a time I was a summer girl. Back when I lived through the long and harsh winters of New England. Then I moved south. I remember our first year in Charlotte, and I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt in October and still sweating. I just remember thinking, “oh my gosh, it doesn’t get cold here, does it?” The answer is yes, but usually not until January and it’s gone by March. My kind of winter.
So all that say that although we have quite a bit until it’s actually fall down here, I am anxiously awaiting it. Dan and I sat down the other night to create a fall family bucket list of things we want to do with the kids before the year ends (this was a really fun, completely free date night in!), and it just made me so excited for leaves and hot beverages and sweaters and boots and Thanksgiving!(Stuffing. I’m excited for stuffing.)
We have a few things on our “Fall Bucket List”, but I just wanted to share a few highlights with you!
Blackmon Family Fall Bucket List
- Corn Maze. So our second year in Charlotte my best friend and her husband came to visit us. It was one of those times where I got so excited about fall that I forgot it’s still pretty hot in October, so I planned a trip to a corn maze for us. Wearing boots and jeans and a light sweater. So I was sweating to death, and then we literally solved the corn maze in less than two minutes. So we went back in and tried to get ourselves lost. It didn’t work great, but we had a ton of fun and I’ll never forget it! Also I was like 1.5 weeks pregnant with Oliver and had no idea, so it’s fun looking back and knowing that. That’s my anecdote for the fact that I love corn mazes and think they just scream FALL. And this year I think Oliver will have a blast running around in it!
- Apple picking. This was another activity I attempted last year with Oliver and some friends. Another time we tried to pretend it was fall even though it was pretty much still summer. (Seeing a pattern?) My poor son was covered in sweat with a beet red face by the end of it. I’m hoping we go when it’s a bit cooler this year. Also Oliver will hopefully only try to eat half of the “app-booo” instead of all of them.
- Go for a hayride. My family had a pretty big fall festival shindig when I was growing up, and I just remember it being so much fun. I grew up on a big piece of land so we did a hayride during this fall party, and they were so much fun! It’s something I remember pretty vividly from growing up. I’m so excited for Oliver to experience his first hayride this fall! I think he may be equally parts excited and terrified.
- Pumpkin painting/carving. Y’all. I never carved a pumpkin until I started dating Dan. And by that I mean he carved the pumpkin while I drank chai tea. So the first time I actually carved a pumpkin was last year. Oh my gosh is it hard. I think this year we’ll stick with painting pumpkins. We did this last year with Oliver and it was so much fun! In true toddler fashion, he got more paint on his face and body than the actual pumpkin, but he had a great time. The carving was really cool, though- we did the whole candle and and jack’olantern thing and it was actually really cool. I always have the grand idea to roast the pumpkin seeds. This never actually happens, but maybe this is the year!
I know our bucket list is a little small in comparison to some others, however, let’s be real: half of these activities are going to be WORK. I am fully anticipating Oliver having the time of his life, but I think it’ll be at the expense of our exhaustion. As a result, we’re keeping our list realistic and doable. Sign up below to get your own printable version of the list!
I’m so excited, too, because I’ll get to do all of these fun fall things in this amazingly comfy but lightweight sweater from my fave trendy online boutique, Pink Blush.
I’m loving the tribal print of this top. It’s so comfy and it makes me feel like fall. It’s lightweight enough, though, that I won’t sweat in Charlotte’s warm version of fall. (And it was about time that I got something other than floral. As much as I love it.) Win-win-win! Get this sweater here.
What are your favorite fall activities to do with your family?
Have a phenomenal day!