After a long winter season, we are now emerging into the spring season and I couldn’t be happier. The sun is shining,. The spring showers are making their appearance and soon so will the spring blooms. Now is the time to decide how you are going to spend this spring season. To make the most of the new season, here are 15 spring bucket list ideas to get you started!
1.Dine Al Fresco / Have a Picnic
Al fresco refers to dining outdoors which is a popular pass time both for spring and summer. I personally am a fan of al fresco dinning in spring when the air is nice and crisp and refreshing opposed to summer when it can become a bit too humid to feel pleasant. I also find it is generally much easier to find. Or you can combine feeding the ducks with a picnic in the park and be sure to bring only your favorite farmer’s market finds as well. Just be sure to bring along an extra blanket and a cozy blanket if it is a cooler day.
2. Feed the Ducks
This one makes the list purely for the nostalgic factor alone. It is also a super fun activity if you have kids of your own or younger nieces and nephews. There is something so peaceful and joyful about going to your local park and feeding the ducks. I personally have very fond memories of taking the stale bread to our local park and feeding the ducks with my parents as a child. I also distinctly remember an older couple that would come regularly to the park to feed the ducks as well.
3. Go to a Flower Farm
The joy that visiting a flower farm or even just a flower garden brings in the springtime with the abundance of beautiful blooms is simply unparalleled. If you are able to visit a flower farm where you are able to pick yourself fresh flowers, all the better. I promise you they will make you smile each and every day that you get to see and smell them in your home. They also make a lovely gift for anyone special in your life.
4. Shop at a Farmer’s Market
This is one of my highlights of my week when the farmer’s market season begins. The fresh produce has a taste and crispness that is unparalleled by that of produce available at the supermarket. I have also personally found that it is more affordable to shop the farmer’s market, especially organic produce and animal-based proteins.
5. Go Berry Picking
Spring is primetime for strawberries and blueberry picking. Personally, I love to pick a bunch so that you have plenty to eat fresh, others stock your freezer with, a few more for seasonal baking, and some extra to try my hand at making preserves this year.
6. Bake a Seasonal Pie
Now that you’ve gathered some fresh berries, it is time to bake yourself a seasonal pie. Berry pies and cobblers are some of my favorite desserts.
7. Spring Clean Your Home
This is an every season activity for me, but spring cleaning always feels like one of the most needed because of all of the build-up from cozy candles and fires in the winter. The world is also coming alive again and I want my come to feel as though it’s coming alive again and overall feel refreshed.
8. Hang a Bird Feeder
The older I get the more I find that slowing down and watching the birds is so calming. It allows the busyness of life to fade away if not for just a few moments and be present in the moment. Hanging a bird feeder in your back yard is just the gift that keeps on giving because it constantly replenishes your soul as well.
9. Go for a Hike
After a winter spent primarily indoors, the soonest I can get outside and go for a hike or even just a nice nature walk I will. It is so fun to continuously hike similar trails because you cab watch them awaken again.
10. Plant a Garden
Spring is the best time to get your garden started, just be sure you check your last frost date, so you don’t accidentally kill off all your plants. Herbs can be especially hardy meaning that even if you get a cold spell, they aren’t as likely to be affected.
11. Take a Bike Ride
The weather is just perfect this time of year to go for a bike ride around your neighborhood or the park. Enjoy the sounds of the birds chirping and kids playing as every wakes up from a cold winter.
12. Host a Tea Party or a Garden Party
No matter what space you have, simply invite friends over to celebrate the season by throwing a tea party, or even better, a garden party if you have access to a beautiful outdoor space. Get inspired by checking out these pictures and others that you can source on Pinterest.
13. Read a Book Outside in the Lovely Spring Weather
I will find an excuse to read outside in any season, but spring is certainly enticing when you can be surrounded with beautiful blooms and a crisp breeze. If you happen to live in an area where you have cherry blossoms trees, I would certainly make a special effort to take a book with me and go read beneath the cherry blossoms while they last.
14. Cook a Seasonal Recipe
With a beautiful new season comes beautiful new produce at the markets and an abundance of spring recipes to try out. During the spring season all of these fruits and vegetables are in season and then some:
- kale and collard greens
- spring onions
15. Go on a Social Media Fast for a Weekend
While it would be ideal if well all spent less time on social media and our phones in general, it is a process, and a long process at that sometimes. So let’s start small with a weekend off of social media, I promise you will see the benefits.
Thank you so much for reading! I would love to know what is on your spring bucket list and/or if you have any of the same items on my bucket list on yours. I have really developed a strong desire for seasonal bucket list as I think it sets forth intentions for the season and how to celebrate it well. In a life that can be so fast paced, taking the time to think about what you want in the coming months allows you to prioritize and be intentional about living your life well and to the fullest that it can be. It starts with a simple little action such as putting these thoughts into words and later putting these words into actions.
As always, I hope you have a happy and wholesome day!
~ Madison Eran ~