Autumn Bucket List

The ultimate Autumn Bucket List. I've listed the top 10 things I think you should do every fall to get the best out of the season. From carving pumpkins, burning candles and watching fireworks - we've got it! For the full list and explanations of the activities check it out on

I was reading a post over on Mimi Rose & Me about their autumn bucket list (click here to read it) and it got me thinking about our plans.

Autumn is probably my favourite season – so here are my top 10 things that I think everyone should do this autumn!

  1. Kick leaves – we used to love doing this as kids, but why does it have to stop there? Piglet is too little to kick anything this year but I want to take him to the park and kick them myself anyway!
  2. Burn a pumpkin spice candle – This time of year has the best scents (closely followed by Christmas) and I love filling the house with the smell from a candle. This year I have a Pumpkin Spice Root Candle which I can’t wait to light.
  3. Carve a pumpkin – It is a great family activity and we always have loads of fun. This year we’ll have to get a baby one for Piglet
  4. Dress up – Generally I hate fancy dress, but I’m looking forward to dressing Piglet up for a Halloween party we’re going to.
  5. Make spiced butternut squash soup – This is my favourite autumn soup. Perfect for lunches on colder days
  6. Get a new bobble hat – I love getting a new one every year to keep my ears cosy. If you’re feeling crafty you could even knit one!
  7. Bake an apple pie – Or if thats not your thing then buy one and eat it with ice cream, ideally under a cosy blanket.
  8. Buy a seasonal coffee – Because who doesn’t love the drinks on Starbucks or Costa’s seasonal menu?!
  9. Watch fireworks – If you can have a hot chocolate or mulled cider at the same time then do it! One of my favourite autumn events.
  10. Family game night – Now we have Piglet we are spending more time at home. Game nights are a great way to get us away from the telly for a bit and have some fun!

What is on your autumn bucket list? Would you do anything differently? Let me know in the comments.


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  1. 23rd September 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I wrote a very similar post last year. Mine included most of the same things as you but one of mine was to visit a pumpkin field and pick our own which we did and it was great! Sarah #PicknMix

    • OddHogg
      23rd September 2016 / 11:44 pm

      Oh they sounds ace fun! I don’t think we have anything fun like that up here

  2. 23rd September 2016 / 1:16 pm

    There’s so much to love about autumn isn’t there? I’m determined to carve a pumpkin this year, and mulled cider is delicious! Fireworks are my favourite, but I think my little boy is still a bit young to not be a bit scared, so that’ll have to wait until next year I think. #picknmix

    • OddHogg
      23rd September 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Fireworks for us will be an indoor affair, as Piglet is too little too. But there’s always plenty going off around us for us to at least look out the window!

  3. 23rd September 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Sounds like the perfect list for Autumn, I’ve been a bit gutted to let go of Summer tbh but I’m beginning to get ready for Autumn now! 🙂

    • OddHogg
      23rd September 2016 / 11:46 pm

      I haven’t let go of summer fully yet – we’re off on holiday next friday for a final bit of sun

    • OddHogg
      23rd September 2016 / 11:47 pm

      Its a great way to get outdoors – simple but effective!

  4. 23rd September 2016 / 3:44 pm

    we’re planning to hit a corn maze this year. Never made it to one last fall #binkylinky

    • OddHogg
      23rd September 2016 / 11:48 pm

      There is nothing like that around here – sounds like a great activity though!

  5. 24th September 2016 / 2:39 pm

    These are lovely ideas for how to enjoy the autumn. I particularly like carving pumpkins and I’m looking forward to taking my kids trick or treating (I’m American originally so these are big traditions for me). I also love fireworks and butternut squash soup! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 3:07 pm

      I’m rubbish at carving pumpkins but I always like to give it a go!!

  6. 24th September 2016 / 11:21 pm

    I will be doing a few of those things. Nothing that includes coffee or pumpkin flavoring as I dislike them both lol. I will dress up a bit for Halloween.

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 3:08 pm

      I don’t like coffee – but they do plenty seasonal hot drinks that aren’t coffee too 🙂

  7. Nige
    25th September 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Great list I will be around for the Apple pie lolThanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

  8. 25th September 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Oh I love Autumn so much! I’ll be doing several things from your list this year, including hopefully taking my 2 to the big fireworks display for the first time, fingers crossed it’s dry! I’ve also never actually had a pumpkin spice latte so I think I’ll have to treat myself this year to see what all the fuss is about. x #TheList

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Go for it – you don’t know what you’re missing till you try it!

  9. 26th September 2016 / 11:50 am

    Autumn is definitely my favourite too. I never do these lists because I have enough lists that I’m failing to get through as it is 🙂 Heck, I might just join you on this one, I’ve already bought a new bobble hat and had a spiced pumpkin latte! 🙂 🙂 #MarvMonmday

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 3:15 pm

      I’ve got my bobble hat and bought a butternut squash – haven’t gone so far as to make the soup yet!

  10. 26th September 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Such a lovely list, it has reminded me why I love autumn so much! #TheList

    • OddHogg
      26th September 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Glad you liked it!

  11. 27th September 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Great list – I would add photographing beautiful cobwebs first thing in the morning and early PJ evenings 😉

    • OddHogg
      27th September 2016 / 1:17 pm

      Early PJ evenings are a staple all year round for us 😉 photography is definitely great in the Autumn though!

  12. 29th September 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I love fireworks, we go to see loads every year 🙂 I now also really want a bobble hat as I don;t own a single one! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • OddHogg
      29th September 2016 / 11:20 pm

      I got a fab one from Primark the other day. Piglet and I have been wearing them a lot this week 🙂

  13. 29th September 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I love all of these ideas, I’m struggling with the change of seasons so think I will make one to remind me of the things I do like about Autumn. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh x

  14. 30th September 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I loved reading this list of wintery delights, and makes me think that the end of the year is approaching fast. You must be a fan of pumpkin, I’ve not heard of a pumpkin spice candle, but it’s made me want to start burning my Christmas candle. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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