Fall Family Fun List, 2017

With the official arrival of fall just over 2 weeks away, I thought now would be the perfect time to share our 2017 Fall Family Fun list. 

In the spirit of being honest I need to confess something… I almost didn’t make a fall list. I think a huge reason for that has been complete and utter failure with our spring and summer lists. I made them and then life just happened. But more than that, I discovered that we didn’t need them to fill in the gaps anymore. If all that I put on our summer list was attend VBS and go to the pool my girls would easily declare it the ‘Best Summer Ever’. 

However, fall and Christmas are more about tradition than the relaxation of spring & summer break. There are things that our family has done year, after year and making a list helps me to keep track of them. So even though I may never create another spring or summer bucket list, I think fall and Christmas ones are here to stay. 

Here is what we have planned for our fall.

*Go on a hayride
*Date night
*Carve pumpkins
*Bake an apple treat
*Halloween movie night
*Bob for apples
*Go trick or treating
*Attend a fall party
*Halloween craft
*Get lost in a corn maze
*Bake a pumpkin treat
*Fall craft
*Hot Rod Reunion at MoKan
*Make a thankful tree
*Bake a pie
*Drink apple cider
*Bonfire & S’mores
*Try a new soup

We plan to spend from now until Thanksgiving working hard on our list, crossing off as many things as we can, and making as many memories as possible.

What’s on your fall fun list?

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  • I think I set my list to post out next week…?!?! I need to add Corn Maze. My son would enjoy that this year as well as my daughter. Have a great Wednesday!!!!

    • We got to the same corn maze every year. SO much fun. I am super curious about how tall it is going to be this year. Can’t wait to see your list!

  • What a fun list!!! You’re inspiring me to do one as well.

    • You totally should I bet you would have all kinds of fun things to add.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Well heck, you are off to great start for September goals already!! I totally want to try a new soup recipe too!

    • Haha! Well, it is the 6th already. I actually wrote up this list over the weekend. I am excited to get started.

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    I have a feeling this list is going to be way more successful! I know how much you love all things pumpkin and fall so I think you’re going to cross a lot of these off! Have a beautiful day you beautiful lady!

    • I have a feeling you are VERY right about that. Thank you so much.

  • Sounds like a great list to me!

  • This list is so good! You know what I love? How much tradition is involved in this list. I agree with you, fall and winter is heavy on the traditions. I have never done a list like this for fall or winter but we do talk about our upcoming plans. I love that my kids remember all of our traditions and are already talking about the upcoming fun we are going to have. I LOVE your list!

    • Sometimes you don’t even need a list to things off of! So many of these are just fall staples. We are getting excited too!

  • There’s great stuff on here!! We are going apple picking this weekend – can’t wait!

    • Oh that is SO fun. We went once when I had an apple tree in a friends backyard, lololol. We need to find an orchard.

  • I feel like our fall bucket list is pretty much the same every year but that’s surely not going to stop me from posting another one this year. Hahahaha. I love all of your ideas! As always, you are a master bucket list maker!

    • Exactly. I almost carbon copied ours from last year. Thank you so much friend.

  • You know what, sometimes it’s fun to not have expectations and just do. Yup, I’m gonna run with that.

    • YES! That is going to be what I roll with more in the coming months too. Spring and summer lists are too much work. Fall is just so easy because honestly we’d do all of this with or without a list.

  • Heather Bramlett

    Eek. I love your list. So fun.

  • Your list is FALL PERFECTION!!! I love love Fall and the activities it brings with it!

    • Thank you friend. It may not have happened if you hadn’t “forced” me to make it.

  • We need to find a hay ride around here! I haven’t done that in forever. Love your list! Woke up this morning to some much cooler temps with zero humidity and I wanted to immediately light a fall candle!

    • Russ has been looking at tractors and I was just telling him “OMG, we could host a hay ride.” lololol!!!! We cooled down earlier this week but now it is warm again.

  • Oh I can’t wait for pumpkin patches and all things fall! It’s finally here!!!

    • Well it was, then summer came back. Boo!!!!

  • what a fun list! We got a bunch of apples when we went apple picking, we should make something with apples, but I like them so much just plain…Can’t wait for the pumpkin patch!

    • I bet apple picking was so much fun. We don’t have a lot of places like that around here. I need to look a little harder I guess.

  • Jessica

    OMG! If I make a list it will look like this! I love it so much. Great minds my friend!

    • I thought it was fall perfection too. Thanks girl.

  • Whitney Jordan

    What a great list!! I am on the fence about doing one this year… I think I might just ask my family to list their favorite Fall things and stick to those traditions without trying to do all the things. I’m hoping they’ll say things like go apple picking, decorate our house for Fall, smores, bonfires and a road trip 🙂

    • I thought about too. Honestly I feel like this list is more to keep track of things anyways. All of the things I put on here, we would have done with or without the list being made. I bet you guys have a lot of fun this fall.

  • Alright, it’s settled. I m joining your family. Can my kids join too? 🙂

  • Ohmygossshhhh give me all the fall things!! So excited for this season for so many reasons!

    • Hey mama!!!! You have so much to be excited for. Clark is baby perfection!

  • How did I miss this post! I love it! And it reminds me that I totally need to get on my fall list too….

  • I love your fall list and can’t wait to follow along as you do these things!!