October is one of my favorite months. This is the month that the weather FINALLY changes down here in the south and things really start shifting towards fall! It’s also the perfect month for getting outside and enjoying the season before it gets too cold.
This month, we (my family and I) are focusing on how we can slow down on work, place less emphasis on productivity, and spend more time with our family and friends. October tends to be a month that goes by way too quickly and I always feel like I didn’t squeeze every ounce of Octoberness out of it! Which is why I’ve put together this fun October Bucket List. I hope that you and your family enjoy checking off each item on the list and that you have the most October-ish October ever!
October Bucket List: Ways to spend more time with family and friends!
1. Go to a pumpkin patch
If you haven’t done this already, this is an October MUST. Gather up the kiddos and head out to your favorite pumpkin patch for some fall family fun!
2. Take family photos
While you’re at the pumpkin patch, bring your camera along for a few family photos!
3. Have a fall dinner with friends
This is the thing we always say we’re going to do and never actually get around to. Anyone else? This year, let’s make it happen! Invite a few friends over and have a fall-inspired dinner! Here are a few recipe ideas:
4. Head out to a corn maze
A corn maze can be such a fun activity for the entire family. It’s also great for date night or a group of friends. Grab some hot chocolate or apple cider, put on a warm, fall sweater, and get lost in a corn maze!
5. Incorporate fall flavors into everything
One of the best ways to experience fall is through the flavors that come with it! Try out some fall-themed recipes for dinner this month:
- The BEST Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
- Vegan Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls
- Quinoa & Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash
6. Decorate your home for fall
Make the time to decorate your home for fall this year! Simply adding pumpkins and mums to your front porch or faux fall foliage to your fireplace can make your home feel festive.
7. Make a fun fall craft
From decorative fall wreaths to fun craft kits for kids, there’s an option for everyone!
8. Go out for evening walks
Enjoy the nice weather and head out for evening walks as much as possible!
9. Watch your favorite fall or Halloween movies
Have a favorite fall movie? It’s time to make some apple cider, popcorn, snuggle up in a blanket, and put on your favorite show. Take it up a notch with a backyard friends and family movie night!
10. DIY family costumes
Looking for a fun family costume? Try making your own! These can be as simple or as involved as you want them to be. Looking for really easy ideas? Here are ways to use eyeliner as a costume!
11. Make pumpkin-themed recipes
This may be one of my favorite things about October. Pumpkin EVERYTHING! Here are a few fun, pumpkin-themed recipes to try:
- Soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
- The BEST Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
- Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
- Easy Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes
What are your favorite things to do in October? Let us know in the comments below!