It’s already feeling like fall, yall. I can tell because there’s slight cloudiness in the sky, the “summer fun” has worn off of people’s faces and Starbucks has put the pumpkin spice latte on the menu. I know that I am already preparing for more chill days as we approach this last quarter of 2022. I figured it would be cool to do a fall bucket list of things to do in the autumn months. So grab your chai tea lattes and weighted blankets, it’s time for fall 2022!
1. Indulge in a fall-inspired cocktail
This Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail is definitely on my list.
2. Go apple picking
I went on one of my first dates with my husband at an apple farm. It’ll always have a sweet spot in my heart. We try to go at least once a year.
3. Incorporate fall decor into your home
I love how Target has simple and affordable pieces to refresh your home decor. Just be mindful to choose pieces that you’ll love from year to year so that you aren’t constantly buying new stuff.
4. Transition your summer clothes to fall clothes
Sometimes it’s still too warm to bring out your booties but you can easily throw a blazer over a tank top and pair it with jeans or shorts on crisp days.
5. Go glamping or rent a cabin
There are so many great glamping experiences out there now. If you’re in Georgia check out the Tents at Ramsden Lake.
6. Make pumpkin or sweet potato cake
I’m linking the recipe for my yummy pumpkin cake.
7. Visit a wine vineyard
If you’re in Georgia, you must check out the North Georgia vineyards. I love Kaya Vineyard, Wolf Mountain Vineyard, and Cavender Creek.
8. Paint nails a fall-inspired color – Merlot anyone?
I’ll be experimenting with shades of deep orange, red wine, and deep greens this year.
9. Go to the local or state fair
I haven’t been to the fair in years but loved going when I was growing up. I just want to go and eat fair food, anyone else?
10. Buy a new “vamp” style lip color
Below I am wearing one of my favorite Mac lipsticks linked here.
11. Create a simple fall entryway indoors or outdoors
Add a fall wreath on your door, a new floor mat or a few pumpkins by the entry.
12. Do a “fall” cleaning to freshen up your house for the cooler months
If you haven’t done a deep clean since spring, this is a great time to freshen up, especially since you may be spending more time indoors.
13. Make a meal with seasonal vegetables from your local farmers’ market
Sweet potato casserole, fresh kale salads. So many great options.
14. Host a girls-only or couples game night
Can’t go wrong with either one! Add a few appetizers and drinks and you have yourself a party.
15. Go for a walk at a park you’ve never been to
Sometimes we tend to go with what we know but take the time to explore something new.
16. Swap your regular hand soaps and cleaning supplies for fall-scented ones
I love the seasonal scents from Mrs. Meyers Clean Day.
17. Visit a sunflower farm
If you’re in Georgia, check out Fausett Farms Sunflowers. You can visit the sunflowers for about 5 weeks starting September 17.
18. Go tailgating at a football game
As a person who’s not a big fan of football, this is my favorite part of game day.
19. Have a fall picnic with your beau or girlfriends
If you weren’t able to have a picnic this past spring or summer, most definitely add it to your list for the fall. With the leaves falling and the cider brewing, a picnic would be the perfect addition to a beautiful fall day.
20. Set up a fire pit in your backyard
We added one during 2020 Covid and it was an instant vibe.
21. Go hiking at a nearby state park or hiking grounds
Every state has hidden gems, check out your state’s national park listing or search for hiking near you. I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that you never knew existed.
22. Stay at a local “Getaway House“
I’ve been wanting to do this forever. I am plotting to have a little eat, pray, love moment there really soon.
23. Have a date at a drive-in movie theatre
If you’re near Atlanta, check out Starlight Theatre.
24. Bake chocolate chip cookies
I love this salted chocolate chip cookie recipe from Foodie Crush.
25. Attend a wine festival
There’s no better way to try all the wines you love! There are a few great ones out there. I personally am a fan of the Decatur Wine Festival.
There’s nothing like a beautiful crisp fall day. I truly hope you’ll find something special to do this fall whether it’s solo, with your partner or with family. So what will you get into this fall?