Budget-Friendly Pumpkin Fall Bucket List

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Fall is finally here! It’s the season of change and cooler weather. Pumpkin lattes, falling leaves, and warmer tones are finally here! It’s time to shift our mindset and start focusing on the holiday season. Enjoying the change doesn’t have to break your budget. Here at Short Stack Tall Order, I’ll show you how to live a fulfilled life without breaking the bank. For October, I’ll be sharing weekly ideas for budget-friendly Fall Bucket List ideas that you can do even on a tight budget.

Here are 5 budget-friendly Fall bucket list items focused on one of my favorite seasonal items for Fall, pumpkins.

How to Save Money on your Bucket List

Most likely, you’ve seen a ton of social media posts focused on seasonal bucket lists. When I first started my debt-free journey, I didn’t even bother making a seasonal bucket list. Reading through a few made me depressed.  I didn’t think that I could fully enjoy the season with a limited budget.

Since then, I realized that my whole approach of the epic “all-or-nothing” bucket list was dumb. I missed the whole point of bucket lists entirely. A bucket list should make you happy and excited. Your bucket list is personal and should reflect your ideas. It doesn’t have to include every fun seasonal item. Be true to yourself, and make a realistic affordable bucket list. You don’t have to miss out on what the season has in store just because you’re on a budget. Read this article on how to create a seasonal bucket list on a budget.

Fall Frugal Pumpkin Bucket List with a pumpkin and falling red, orange, yellow, and green leaves.

5 Budget-Friendly Pumpkin Fall Bucket List

1. Buy a pumpkin

Look for seasonal sales at the grocery store. You don’t have to buy a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. You can score a better deal at the grocery store.  Place it on a mantle or a coffee table for a quick, easy, affordable Fall decoration.

2. Visit a pumpkin patch

Find a pumpkin patch that doesn’t charge an entrance fee, or visit on a weekday when admission prices are usually discounted or free. Walk around, enjoy the scenery, and take tons of pictures. Budget for some snacks and a few mini pumpkins. You’ll buy your main large pumpkin at the grocery store, see tip #1.

If you have kids, budget one or two entertainment options like a hayride or a few bounce houses. Let your kids know their options and let them choose before they go.  

3. Carve a pumpkin

Buy a carving kit at your local dollar value store, or look out for deals at Target or Walmart. Don’t buy carving kits at the pumpkin patch. You can get a much better deal elsewhere.

4. Roast pumpkin seeds

While you’re carving your pumpkin, don’t throw out the pumpkin seeds. Roast them in the oven and enjoy them later. Here’ an easy recipe.

5. Have a pumpkin treat

Everywhere you turn, it’s pumpkin everything – pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin donuts, and pumpkin cider. I could go on and on, but that doesn’t mean that you have to try each one.  Ignore all of the Instagram-worthy pics of all the available pumpkin treats and resist the temptation. Pick one or two treats that you want to try, and truly enjoy and savor it.

Final Thoughts on a Budget-Friendly Pumpkin Fall Bucket List

Sticking to your budget doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the Fall season. Try these five budget-friendly pumpkin fall bucket list items. You’ll save money and create memories that will last a lifetime. What fun things are you planning on doing with pumpkins this Fall? Share them in the comments below. Please share the post.

Here’s a list of other Fall blog posts:

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