Autumn is for slowing down, and taking in the beauty change brings. This Fall bucket list explores free activities all will enjoy.
1. Free Fall Bucket List Movies
Fall is the time of year when I like to watch nostalgic cozy movies that make me laugh and cry at the same time. Slow days and long conversations while sipping apple cider make me feel the warm fuzzies. Here are some of my favorite movies to watch in the fall. You can watch on one of these free movie apps that get revenue from ads instead of subscriptions. The library is also a great option for renting movies. Most have apps that you can download to stream content for free. If you have friends with other streaming services, you can also ask to use their account for a few hours. If you search “where to watch” in Google, it will tell you what streaming service has that movie.
Classic movies like Good Will Hunting, Little Women, Dead Poets Society, and The Blind Side make me think of family, camaraderie, and the joys of stopping to smell the roses. For me, a good fall movie is relatable and inspirational, with a few tears too.
I’m not one for scary movies, so when I think of halloween films, my mind goes back to the good old days. My binge list includes Jurassic (yep, great sort of scary movie), Halloweentown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Twitches, Edward Scissorhands, and It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
What’s better than sitting stuffed full after Thanksgiving, and watching some great holiday movies? Watching some seasonal films even before you feel like the chicken on the table. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Harry Potter (the great hall feasts are legendary), Rise of the Guardians, Beethoven, and Cheaper by the Dozen are all great picks. Anything that gives family vibes, teaches about history, or emphasizes the importance of thankfulness is perfect.
2. Fall Bucket List Spiced Drinks and Snacks
No, I didn’t say “spiked” but this is your fall bucket list! Adding some cinnamon or nutmeg to your favorite holiday drinks can make your cocoa extra delicious, and your cider more fun. Try cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on buttered popcorn to go with your fall movie marathon. If you have some basic spices in your pantry, adding some seasonal flare is simple and free. You can also use cinnamon sticks around the house and in decorations to make the room extra delicious. Check out my drinking chocolate recipe and add some spiced flare!
3. Add Fall Color to Your Wardrobe
Not only can you transition to your fall pieces for this time of year, but you can incorporate color in other ways into your fall bucket list wardrobe. Use a bold shade of orange or burgundy in your makeup, or try tying a festive ribbon in your hair. One of my favorite ways to add color into my wardrobe in the fall is to wear scarves. You can work with what fabric you have, and even tie pieces to a purse for added fall flair. You don’t have to buy anything new, but instead try to look at the pieces you have already to combine and wear them in new and creative ways. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors. Check out my capsule wardrobe guide here for tips on transitioning to Fall.
4. Make A Screensaver For Your Fall Bucket List
Digital art is simple to make and free. Every time you open your phone, you will get a taste of the autumn season. I live in Florida, where a fall bucket list doesn’t mean picking apples. Adding bits of fall here and there helps me to get in the festive mood. My favorite place to make digital designs is in Canva. It is a website that is free to use, and has lots of fun designs to choose from. You can choose a simple image from Google, or a photo of your own, and layer on decorations and text. If making it for your phone, remember to leave room for apps. If you would like to learn more about making your electronic spaces beautiful, check out my post on redecorating your desktop here.
5. Create Fall Art and Crafts From What You Have
Looking through my craft supplies, I found colorful ribbon and paints. I was able to make a fun ribbon pumpkin for a pop of color. I always have paint on hand, and the autumnal colors make me think of leaves. Although a butterfly is not specifically fall, it was a fun craft to make, and could be done outside enjoying the autumn air. I have macrame hangers that I made for plants, but this corner never seems to grow anything. It gave me the wonderful idea of filling it with fall decor. A bonus fall bucket list activity could be to make a macrame hanger for a pumpkin.
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