My Autumn Bucket List 2020 – and why you should have one.


Live Autumn the right way by making a bucket list of all the fun things you plan to do, and tick them off as you go along. A great way to make the most of the spooky season!

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I’m always telling everyone how Autumn is my favourite time of year. I tell them how I love the colours, and the weather. I tell them how there’s so many fun things to do, and how there’s so much to look forward to. However, what I don’t tell them, is that I usually end up spending so much time working and getting caught up in the boring day to day stuff, that before I know it, it’s winter, and I haven’t done anything that I wanted to!

This year, I’ve made a point of making sure that doesn’t happen. I’ve written myself an Autumn Bucket List 2020 with everything I want to do this Autumn. I generally find that the only way I can be productive is to write a list, so why should this be any different?

I’ve had to keep it pretty simple this year, mainly because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic (just in case you hadn’t already heard…), and you just never know if/when we’re going to get locked down again. It made sense to me to only put things down that I’ll be able to do whatever the UK circumstances at the time.

Here’s what’s on my Autumn Bucket List 2020

    • Go on a crunchy leaf walk 
    • Have a scary movie night
    • Make an Autumn home decoration
    • Have a cosy candlelit evening 
    • Carve a pumpkin
    • Make an Autumn scented candle
    • Drink hot chocolate
    • Watch some fireworks

Crunchy leaf walk

As a little girl, I used to love walking on the crunchy leaves during Autumn. I remember being small and walking through the fields where my horses were with my Mum, and my legs could barely wade through them! It always brings back happy memories, I can’t wait to do it again this year!

Scary Movie Night

I love a movie night. Cosy candles on, comfy clothes, plenty of snacks and something good to watch. Halloween movie nights ticks all of these boxes, but with a little bit of ‘jump out of your skin’ added in. You know, just when you were about to really relax!

Autumn Home Decorations

Autumn doesn’t just have to be outside, bring it into the home by making some Autumn decorations to put in your living area. You never know, it might stop you getting the urge to put your Christmas tree up in October! Or is it just me that gets that feeling? Click here to find out how to make my Autumn Candle Holder pictured below.

Cosy, candlelit evening

I don’t need an excuse to light candles on an evening. The kids go to bed, and then it’s all the toys put away, blinds shut, fire on, candles on… perfect. 

Pumpkin Carving

Is it really autumn if you don’t carve a pumpkin? It’s just got to be done! Whether you’re carving it to put a candle in, or making it into a table centrepiece with flowers in, somewhere, somehow, a pumpkin needs carving during Autumn.

Candle Making

I made it my mission this year to start making my own scented candles. You only need to read my blog name to know I’m a candle freak (it’s true). I’ve never made them up until this year, so I thought I’d start with this Autumn Spice Candle below, just in time for the cosy season. My blog post for this is coming very soon, follow my social media using the links at the bottom of this page for updates.

Hot Chocolate 

September is the first month after Summer that it’s officially acceptable to drink hot chocolate. Yes, I did continue drinking them through summer, but it’s not quite the same as coming in from the cold on a dark evening, having dinner and snuggling up on the sofa in your pyjamas with a hot chocolate to warm you up. 


I don’t ever remember a year when I didn’t see a fireworks display when I was a child. We used to always go to a bonfire. Nowadays, we watch them from our back garden! One of the neighbours does a fireworks display, and we always have a great view of them from our house. This year, now that my son is a bit older, I’m hoping to take him to a local bonfire and fireworks display, but who knows if we’ll be allowed a gathering like that by November! 

Other things you could add to your Autumn Bucket List 2020

  • Make a pumpkin flavoured bake
  • Visit a pumpkin patch 
  • Go to a bonfire
  • Bake an apple pie
  • Eat toasted marshmallows
  • go apple picking
  • get a new knitted jumper/sweater
  • buy a new wooly hat and scarf 
  • Take photos of the fallen leaves
  • Dress up for Halloween
  • Throw a Halloween Party
  • Put spooky decorations up in your home
  • Visit a haunted house
  • Write your name with a sparkler
  • Decorate your porch
  • Make an Autumn Wreath 
  • Collect Pinecones
  •  Make leaf print pictures

Whatever you plan to do, don’t let Autumn get away without celebrating in style! I would love to hear what’s on your Autumn bucket list this year, let me know in the comments below!

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If you liked this post, you might also like my Autumn Cupcakes Recipe post. Click here to read it.


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