Fall Bucket List & Halloween Home Decorations

You’ve probably already noticed, but fall this year has looked a bit different than it did last year. Last year I decorated for Halloween on September 22nd (the first official day of autumn). I made cookies, macarons, and stuffed jack-o-lantern peppers, went trick or treating in Disneyland, picked pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, and even visited an apple orchard. I watched a Halloween movie every night of October and even made a drinking game to Hocus Pocus. It was so lit. I loved every second of it.

This year things haven’t really played out the same way. I have more on my plate this time around and can’t devote the proper amount of time to ghoulish baking and celebrating. It makes me a bit sad, sure, but I know that all the things I’m actually devoting my time too are also important so I don’t dwell too much. The apartment is still decorated (pictures below!), I’ve picked up our carving pumpkins, I’ve made a few pumpkin spiced treats, and I’ve already watched the halloween highlights (Hocus Pocus, Addams Family, and Nightmare Before Christmas). I’d say I’m doin’ pretty good, all things considered.

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But no matter how busy things are, it wouldn’t feel right to go through fall without a seasonal bucket list. So here’s mine:

  • Bake a pie
  • Decorate for Halloween
  • Make an at-home pumpkin spice latte
  • See fall foliage (and wear a sweater and boots!)
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Watch Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Addams Family
  • Listen to a Halloween themed playlist
  • Make a creepy cocktail (coming soon!)
  • Drink apple cider
  • Make caramel apples

I know I’m missing a few things. Do me a favor and comment your favorite fall activity (if you’re so inclined) so that I can add to my list!