Fall 2017 Bucket List for Twenty Somethings

Even though my birthday is right smack in the middle of summer, fall is my all time favorite season. The weather is finally enjoyable and everything around me looks like it was made to be Instagrammed. As someone who enjoys making specific plans for the weekend, buckets lists are totally my jam.

A fall bucket list for twenty somethings and millennials.

There's already a ton of fall bucket lists out there, but few of them are targeted for twenty-somethings who want to have nostalgic fun as well as participate in adult only events. When writing this post I searched for local fall events hosted in my area that you can most likely find in your city as well. If you have any ideas to add, don't hesitate to comment below what you'd add to your personal fall bucket list.

A fall bucket list for twenty somethings and millennials.

1. Search for the perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin patch.Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, you're bound to find a pumpkin patch near you. Locate a pumpkin patch and search for the perfect pumpkin this year.

2. Host a pumpkin carving night.
Gather a few friends and carve pumpkins together, even better if you turn it into a competition to see who can carve the most intricate pumpkin.

3. Visit a haunted house.
Haunted houses are a fun way to get scared with friends outside of a movie theater, plus Groupon often features haunted tours this time of year.

4. Find your way out of a corn maze.
If you're lucky enough to live near real corn mazes, definitely take advantage of them! 

A fall bucket list for twenty somethings and millennials.

5. Try a new fall-inspired recipe.
Whether you wanna bake something new or try a new fall-inspired drink, Pinterest is the best place to go to find a new recipe to try for fall. 

6. Decorate your apartment for the season.
Some people look forward all year to Christmas decorations, but my peak holiday season is fall. Grab a few pumpkins, scatter some acorns, and make a day out of building a new fall wreath.

7. Plan your Halloween costume.
It's never too early to choose your Halloween costume, plus the earlier you start the more money you can save. Starting early is a great way to also coordinate with friends or your significant other. 

8. Pick up candy for Halloween night.
Target already has the Halloween candy on display and it's taking everything in my power to not start munching on it. During your regular Target run browse the Halloween aisles for candy to pass out to trick or treaters.

9. Set a budget and go antique shopping.
One of my favorite activities is to set a small budget and go thrifting or antiquing. Typically with $20 I can spend the day browsing and find one thing I love. 

A fall bucket list for twenty somethings and millennials.

10. Make time to go on a hike.
Is there anytime better to go on a hike than fall? Even if you aren't the outdoors type, the changing of the leaves can make almost anyone want to get outside. 

11. Check out a new Halloween movie.
Off the top of my head, I can already think of three horror/thriller movies coming out in the month of October. Make time to catch a new Halloween movie like you're seventeen again.

12. Have a classic Halloween movie marathon.
If older movies are more your thing, gather a few to stream along with some snacks and make a marathon out of it. If you're thinking of carving pumpkins with others, you can host both events at the same time.

13. Roast marshmallows over a fire.
Even though it's probably still warm where you are, it's never a bad time for roasted marshmallows. If you live in the city like me, there's no shame in roasting stuff over your stove. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. 

A fall bucket list for twenty somethings and millennials.

14. Buy a new piece of fall fashion.
Typically I don't run out and buy the new season's trends, but it's always fun to have one new thing in your wardrobe. Flip through a magazine and find a trend that suits you, then start the hunt for the perfect one in your budget. 

15. Roast your pumpkin's seeds.
When carving your pumpkin, separate the seeds to roast for later.

16. Attend a wreath making class.
Michaels Arts and Crafts host affordable wreath making classes in store, but if you rather not join a class, there are tons of articles on Pinterest on how to pick up supplies and make your own at home. 

17. Visit a local farmer's market.
Farmer's markets are infinitely more enjoyable when it's not freezing outside, so take advantage of them before all the layers start to pile on us.

A fall bucket list for twenty somethings and millennials.

18. Instagram the changing leaf colors.
Did fall even happen if you don't Instagram the changing leaf colors?

19. Build a bonfire.
If you're lucky enough to live somewhere where it's already cooling down, build a bonfire with friends. 

20. Style a blanket scarf.
You know those blanket scarves we're all obsessed? Take the time to actually style one next time you wear it! I'm totally guilty of just throwing it on myself and walking out the door, but this year I'm committed to wearing it to its full potential. 

3 comments

  1. I've always wanted to try carve a pumpkin so I'm definitely gonna have to give that a go sometime. We don't get those cool orange pumpkins in NZ though, ours are a weird bluey-grey colour.

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