Bucket List Ideas – Things to Do Before You Die

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We all have dreams, aspirations, and goals that we want to achieve before we die. It’s great to have goals and then striving to meet those goals. While having a job, getting married, having kids, building a home, and being successfully happy are all great desires, they aren’t the only ones. Every once in a while, doing something out of the ordinary can keep the spark of life alive. It always feels amazing to tick off something from the bucket list that you once made. We all get so busy in our routine life that we simply forget the little joys of life. Doing random stuff that you always wanted to do is one such joy.

Many people make interesting bucket lists when they are young but keep forgetting to actually do stuff that’s in there. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something extremely adventurous, like cliff-diving or bungee jumping. You can have anything from having a picnic in your backyard to finally reading a classic on your bucket list.

Below, we have shared some interesting and unique bucket list ideas that you can easily try.

Summer Bucket List Ideas

Summer is the one time in the entire when we can easily do all the outdoor activities we have been putting off. A good summer bucket list should have some of the following items on it.

Let’s get out for some sun!

  • A Pool Party


Summers are all about beating the heat. And a pool party is the ideal way to do that. So, get your sunglasses, pool floats, snacks, and drinks. A good stereo with your summer playlist would make a great addition. You can have a pool party with your family or invite friends over. Moreover, if you don’t have a pool, you can check with your local parks.

  • Water Balloon Fight


What’s a great way to kill boredom and monotony of long summer days? A water balloon fight! One must experience a fun-filled water balloon fight at least once in summers. Friends and family are both great participants for this fight.

  • Camping


Every summer bucket list needs a camping trip. It is full of fun and adventure. Moreover, it doesn’t really cost much. The experience of sleeping under the stars on a summer night is priceless. Besides, the bonding that happens on camping trips is a huge bonus.

  • Open-Air Cinema


Picture this – a family favorite movie playing on the projector while everyone lies in front under the sky. One of the best summer bucket list ideas, right? You can easily rent a projector and choose a movie that everyone loves. Show it in your backyard. You can invite your neighbors or friends to double the fun. This will be an amazing experience and if everyone loves it, you can even make it an annual thing.

(Bonus Tip: Choose a family-friendly movie to show. It will elevate everyone’s family spirits.)

  • Summer Festivals

Every area organizes different summer festivals every year. Look out for the summer festivals in your area and attend it with your family or friends. Summer festivals can be really exciting as they feature different activities. You can enjoy music, arts, and crafts with your kids. Some areas have different comedy shows, too. Add attending one in your funny bucket list ideas.

Fall Bucket List

Don’t let the spirits get down in the fall season. There are plenty of activities that can be on everyone’s fall bucket lists. We have gathered some in the list below:

  • Closet Switch


Although closet cleaning comes under spring cleaning, you can make some changes in your entire clothing aesthetic in fall. Fall is not just a season, it is an entire mood. So, add some neutral and earthy tones in your closet. Then, simply step out and capture some insta-worthy portraits. Who knows you might end up capturing your most favorite photo of all time.

  • Dark Makeup Looks


Unlike the bright and bubbly summer makeup, fall asks for darker and bolder makeup. Get some new lip tints and matte lipsticks in darker shades. Go for berries, mulberries, burgundies, taupes, and deep reds. These shades will kick up your entire fall aesthetic.

  • Scary Movie Marathon

scary movie

Admit that fall and Halloween spirit are intertwined. So, put together a scary movie list, call your friends over, pop some popcorn, get in your PJs, and start your scary movie marathon. Some great scary Netflix movies to binge on are:

  • Zodiac
  • Sinister
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Polaroid
  • Fractured
  • Eerie
  • Eli
  • The Silence
  • Bird Box
  • The Ritual
  • Insidious
  • Cult of Chucky

(Bonus Tip: if someone can easily get scared, don’t watch something that’s “too scary”.)

  • Bonfires and Bonding


We’d suggest NOT doing a bonfire right after the scary movie marathon or you’ll be spooked by the slightest sound. But bonfires can be really fun when the entire family gathers around toasting marshmallows. You can even call your cousins and extended family members if you really want to reminisce about childhood memories. Moreover, a bonfire night turning into a night of telling scary ghost stories is on every fall bucket list.

Travel Bucket List

Travel Bucket List

With Spring comes travel opportunities, one should always plan how to travel on a budget. The weather is perfect for ticking off a few places on your travel bucket list.

Below we have shared some amazing sites from all around the globe that must be on every traveler’s bucket list.

Let’s get traveling!

  • Hot Balloon Rides in Cappadocia
  • A Himalayan Trek
  • Night Stay in an Igloo of Greenland
  • Northern Lights of Sweden
  • Cherry Blossom Gardens in Japan

Reading Bucket List


Winters are perfect for snuggling under a blanket in front of a fireplace with hot chocolate and a classic book in hand. Admit it; we all have made reading bucket lists that we never got to finish. So, this winter, you must read at least a few classics from your reading bucket list. You can select the genre according to your taste e.g. you can read some inspirational books on positivity, suspense thrillers, romantic novels or sci-fictions etc.

Some must-read classics are:

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

These bucket list ideas are for those who need some inspiration. But as to each their own, everyone can have different things on their bucket lists. Do share your favorite from this list in the comments below or add unique bucket list ideas to the list.

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