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Our autumn bucket list – with autumn officially starting this weekend (astronomical autumn happens yearly between the 22nd and 24th September and ends on 21st December) I’ve been allowing myself to get a little excited due to autumn is my favourite season!
So when I heard some of my lovely blogger friends were doing an autumn bucket list I got a little over excited and decided to join them in all things autumn!
If you’re interested in taking a peep at what Jo from A Rose Tinted World has on her autumn list or Corinna from Inspiring Life Designs autumn list please do go and take a look, they really got me excited for autumn!
So below is my autumn bucket list. I intend on starting this list on or around the 22nd September and have it completed by 24 November. I’m ending my autumn bucket list a little early so I can start my winter one, with all the exciting Christmas adventures included. I’ll be sharing the fun we get up to on Instagram so you can keep up to date with how get on.
Decorate for Halloween
Yes, I will admit to decorating for Halloween, I have done now for about 3 years. I personally blame Poundland and Home Bargains because of all the exciting and fun decorations, costumes, sweets and treats (only joking I love them both dearly!)
Last year I used Richards little playing tables and put sweeties and some fun items like badges and stickers.
We also put up signs, bunting, ornaments you name it if they’ve sold it in Poundland or Home Bargains in the last three years I’ll have bought it and displayed it in the house!
Add some Autumn touches – Like a mantelpiece display
Once Halloween is over, unlike previous years, this year I’d like to have a few pieces out on display which represents autumn, little touches such as using the colour orange, having pillows, throws and blankets strewn about that have autumn themes and use autumnal garlands or decoration maybe be.
Make a Halloween wreath
I’ve wanted to do this for a couple of years now, however, I’ve just spotted some in Home Bargains so I’ll leave it on the list, and depending on how busy we are and if little man is up for it or not, I might make one. I could change it to an autumn wreath I suppose.
Make an autumn Potpourri
This is something I saw on Pinterest and thought I have to give that a go. I love nice smells, and these recipes look divine! As we only live in your average two up two down, I’m sure it will waft throughout the house!
This is my Pinterest board, where I keep all my autumn inspiration
Cook a new hearty stew recipe
This is kind of a given in our house once autumn hits, I start to make use of our crockpot again and we have a stew at least once a week, sometimes a fortnight.
Try out a new soup recipe
I’ve never made a soup from scratch! I know how have I got this far without making a soup from scratch! So I plan to rectify that this autumn and experiment with a few recipes.
Visit a pumpkin patch
We were supposed to do this last year, but I ended up being too ill, so I’m determined to get there this year. Its about a 40-minute drive, but I love driving so that’s not a problem. I was recommended the place by one of the school Mums who had been with her kiddos and husband the year before I think.
Its called Pumpkin Alley, they are based in Ormskirk their Facebook page
Have a fun packed (child-friendly Halloween)
I always plan fun things leading up to and on the day of Halloween, trips to the park, fun days, Halloween themed days.
Then on the day, because my son doesn’t go Trick or Treating I lay out a treasure hunt for him, he goes around with his Halloween goodie bag collecting all the bits of sweets and things, I don’t go over the top maybe a couple of blind bags at the end and small pieces of candy as he makes his way through the clues, he then knows he has to share the sweets with me and his Dad, bless him!
Carve a pumpkin
I LOVE pumpkins, they are my favourite symbol of Halloween, I love the colour the shape and the feel of them especially when you have to stick your hand in and pull out all the seeds! Hehe
Bake a sweet pie – I’m thinking apple with a hint of cinnamon
I’ve made sweet pies before, but I really want to make an apple pie with hints of cinnamon, it just sounds so lovely and warming on an autumnal evening.
Try a pumpkin spiced latte or something similar
I’ve never tried pumpkin spiced anything. You see so many people talking about it that I’m intrigued now, I just have to try it. I’ll let you know what I think!
As well as the above will also be having regular walks out and about around Blackpool and trips to the park. I just think it blows the cobwebs away, especially at the weekends, then when you come back you can legitimately get into your PJs and snuggle down to watch a movie, maybe even with a slice of apple and cinnamon pie and a spiced latte!
So, that’s all I can think of at the minute, if anything else pops into mind and we do it, I’ll be popping it up on Instagram either in stories or on the main feed, so please do make sure your following me over there, I always follow people back (so long as they don’t look like bots or spammers!)
Have you got any plans or things you’d just love to do throughout autumn? Do you have any traditions that you do every year, ones where it just wouldn’t feel like autumn without doing them. Please drop me a comment and let me know, either here on the blog or over on one of my social medias, I`m there every day at various points in the day.