I’ve always admired others who have seasonal bucket lists and follow through with each activity. Since fall is so short and sweet in Minnesota, I thought a bucket list was the perfect way to take full advantage of this season. Hopefully this will give you some ideas of things to do with your family before it gets cold!
1. Visit a pumpkin patch. I haven’t been to Red Barn Learning Farm yet!
2. Go to a High School football game. My choice is Century since I’m alumni! Their next home game is October 12 at 7:00pm.
3. Visit an area winery.
4. Roast s’mores in the fire pit. I’ve caught on to the Reeses trend!
5. Drink a PSL. Do I need to say Pumpkin Spice Latte?
6. Jump in leaves. And we have a lot of them.
7. Bake pumpkin bread. My mom’s recipe is the best.
8. Carve a pumpkin.
10. Make a fall wreath. Love the simple lines of this one and would be fun to do with the kids.
11. Make chili and watch football. I’ve heard great things about this Turkey Quinoa Chili recipe.
12. Buy a fall scented candle. I got Nature’s Wick candle in pumpkin nutmeg at Target.
13. Have a picnic in the park.
14. Go on a nature hike. Planning on hiking through the Quarry Hill trails to see the colorful leaves.
15. Unplug for a day. Good for the soul.
16. Visit the farmer’s market. Open until October 31st!
17. Ride a trolley. The Rochester Trolley & Tour Company has a fun Rochester tour!
18. Visit a new to you park. Have you been to Cascade Lake yet?
19. Go on a leaf hunt.
20. Go on a tractor ride. (Make sure they are doing tractor rides before you go!)
21. Plant mums.
22. Plan a special fall day for your kids. Decorate caramel apples, paint pumpkins, & create leaf art!
23. Buy a dark lipstick. Just bought this one in Please Stay Plum and love it.
24. Find the perfect fall boot. Loving these.
25. Bake apple crisp. I always use this recipe and get rave reviews.
I designed a printable checklist to stick on your fridge as a fun reminder. Also for those feeling more creative, I also designed a blank one so you can fill out your own. I printed mine on ‘paper bag’ paper from here.
Have a wonderful fall!
This post originally published on October 4, 2015.