When Fall arrives, do you quiver in anticipation for all of the spooky activities you want to try? Can’t wait to watch scary movie flicks? Do you love Halloween and the thrills and chills it has to offer? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then this Frugal Spooky Fall Bucket List is for you!
Best of all, most of these activities are free, frugal and budget-friendly. This Frugal Spooky Fall Bucket List will have you screaming in terror and joy! These spooky must do’s are cheap, frugal and will scare you out of your pants, but not out of your wallet. Here are 4 fun scary, spooky items that need to make it on your Spooky Fall bucket list this year
Why should I create a Frugal Fall Spooky Bucket List?
Before we get down it, you may be wondering why we’re focusing on spooky fun. If you didn’t know, I love bucket lists. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, here’s a great Fall frugal post centered around apples and another one focused on pumpkins.
Planning seasonal activities is a tradition that I look forward to, but I always wondered how to justify the additional expenses when my budget was tight. I admit that I avoided bucket lists when I first started my debt-free journey. I felt deprived and left out. Reading elaborate bucket lists that I knew would cost me a fortune to depressed me. But, I’m here to tell you that you can enjoy Fall and all that it has to offer.
Bucket lists are plastered all over social media. Instead of being fun challenges, they’ve morphed into a comparison game. I realized that this thinking this way is pointless. I missed what a bucket list should be in the first place. Bucket lists are simply things you want to do. Elaborate and outrageous activities don’t have to be on everyone’s bucket list.
Learn how I create budget-friendly bucket lists that are affordable, frugal and fun. To make your bucket list frugal and fun, focus on one theme and run with it. For more information on how to create a seasonal bucket list on a budget, read this post here. I explain why it’s smarter to focus on one theme for your bucket list if you’re on a tight budget.
This Spooky Fall Bucket List is my favorite bucket list. Not only does it include my favorite thing to do this Fall, but it’s amazingly scary how easy and frugal most of these items are. Get your free Fall Bucket List printable by filling out the form below, and you can plan alongside with me.
4 Must-Do Spooky Fall Bucket List Items
Watch a scary movie.
Fall is the best time to watch a scary movie. It’s my recurring spooky bucket list must do. With Halloween smack dab in the middle, you’ll have a myriad of scary choices to choose from. Visit your local library and rent all of the old-time classics. It’s free and you might find some scary flicks you’ve missed out on.
Check your local movie theater for old classic horror film showings. Admission prices are normally cheaper. If you want to see a newly released thriller, go to a drive-in. Admission prices cost less than one regular-priced movie ticket, and you’ll get to see two movies! You can save even more by bringing in your own food and drinks.
Read a scary book
Cuddling up on the sofa and reading a good book is one of my all-time frugal things to do. Fall is the best time to catch up on all the scary books sitting on your “to-read” list. Pair bucket list #1 (watching a scary movie) with reading a scary book with the movie version. You’ll double up on the spooky fun! I recommend the Shining. Both the book and the movie will terrify you! Rent them both at your local library for free!
Tell ghost stories
Curl up with family and friends, turn off all the lights, light some candles, and share your scariest ghost stories (made-up or real, but real ghost stories are the best!) Surprise your family and friends with your thrilling story-telling skills. It’s absolutely free, and the best spooky bucket list must do with your family and friends. Create thrilling memories everyone will remember for years to come!
Go on a haunted tour or haunted hayride
I love haunted tours and scary attractions, but admission prices spooked the heck out of me when I was paying off debt. I avoided them at all costs, but with a little research, you can score some great deals. Check out Groupon for deals and look out for discounts offered at specific times or during weekdays.
Final Thoughts on a Frugal Spooky Fall Bucket List
Fall is the season of ghouls, goblins, and spooky fun. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a spooky fun time too. Try these Spooky Fall bucket list items! Most are free or extremely budget-friendly. Don’t let your debt-free lifestyle scare you out of enjoying Fall! Create thrilling spooky memories with a spooky Fall bucket list that won’t bust your budget.
What scary, spooky things are you going to do this Fall? Please share in the comment section below.