125 bucket list ideas

125 Creative Bucket List Ideas To Add To Your Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? If not have you considered starting one?

In this post I will explain the purpose of a bucket list and show you how to start one, and even give you a big list of examples.

So get out your journal or notebook and prepare to design your new bucket list.

What is a Bucket List?

A bucket list is all of your dreams, goals, or aspirations written into one big long list. They are the things you want to do or accomplish in your lifetime.

As you accomplish each item on your list, you simply check it off, draw a line through it, or simply scratch it off the list.

This list can hang on a wall in your home, be in a notebook, on your phone or anywhere that you can see it and access it easily.

Notebook with bucket list written on it

How to Start a Bucket List

Starting a bucket list is easy. Start with your dreams. What have you always wanted to do? Skydive? Scuba Dive? Run a marathon?

Anything you have always wanted to do should be on your bucket list. Don’t worry about how feasible it seems now. Things change as we get older.

Get out a notebook and start listing everything you want to do.

Now think about “things”. Do you want a shiny new beamer? How about a beach house? Write them down.

Don’t worry about cost or ability. That million dollar beach house could happen. Trust me, anything is possible.

Now just keep listing everything you want to do, buy or accomplish.

bucket list in notebook

Bucket List Ideas

Here are tons of bucket list ideas for you to sort through. I hope you find some inspiration from them.

Adventure/Nature Ideas

  • Bungee Jump
  • Skydive
  • Take an African safari
  • Go deep sea diving
  • Jump from a waterfall
  • Swim with the sharks
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Australia
  • Mountain Climb
  • Repel a mountain
  • Take a helicopter ride
  • Ride an airboat over a swamp
  • Ride a zip line
  • Explore a cave
  • Parasail
  • Take a cruise
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Take a submarine ride
  • Snowboard/Ski
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Attend a rodeo
  • Ride an elephant
  • Ride a camel
  • Chase a tornado
  • Visit a volcano
  • Hold a monkey
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Horseback on a beach
  • Sleep in an igloo
  • Sleep in a yurt
  • Whale watching
  • Experience a solar eclipse
  • See the Aurora Borealis
  • Travel all 50 states
  • Visit a castle
Woman with a surf board

Social/Relationship Ideas

  • Be a Bridesmaid
  • Be a Maid of Honor
  • Get married
  • Have a baby
  • Go on a blind date
  • Host a family reunion
  • Meet the President
  • Meet someone famous
  • Take a cab ride in a big city
  • Sing karaoke
  • Attend a concert
  • Send a message to friend/spouse via banner on plane
  • Say happy birthday on a billboard
  • Eat dinner under the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit a country with a friend
  • Go to a Drive-in
  • Apply to be on a game show
  • Be an extra on a movie set
  • Attend a murder mystery dinner
  • Visit Mardis Gras with a friend
  • Watch the Daytona 500 with a friend
  • Get mentioned in a newspaper
  • Ride a mechanical bull
  • Attend a Ted Talk
  • Go to a pg roast
  • Attend the Olympics
Mardi Gras

Creative Ideas

  • Get a book published
  • Act in a play or musical
  • Learn how to oil paint
  • Design a website
  • Create DIY paper
  • Learn a musical instrument
  • Use a pottery wheel
  • Take pics in a photo booth
  • Take a stained glass class
  • Create your own jewelry
  • Find a PenPal in another country
  • Learn to wood burn
  • Get a tattoo
  • Dye hair a crazy color
  • Destroy stuff in a rage room
  • Build a sand castle
  • Learn a foreign language
Creating stained glass

Home/Farm Ideas

  • Milk a cow
  • Sheer sheep
  • Learn aquaponics
  • Try hydroponics
  • Build a barn
  • Learn blacksmithing
  • Teach a class
  • Create an edible backyard
  • Learn spinning/weaving
  • Make soap
  • Plant a vegetable/herb garden
  • Build a brick oven for bread
  • Build an outdoor shower
  • Use a smokehouse
  • Make a rag rug
  • Butcher an animal
  • Catch, cook and eat a fish
  • Extract honey from a hive
  • Forage and hunt for mushrooms
  • Make cheese
  • Experience Amish Country
  • Learn to drive a tractor
Amish man on carriage

Monetary/Financial/Luxury Ideas

  • Become a millionaire
  • Become a billionaire
  • Buy a yacht
  • Own a beach house
  • Fly in a private jet
  • Be debt free
  • Play the stock market
  • Start a business
  • Flip a house
  • Own a high dollar car
  • Hire a housekeeper/butler
  • Stay in a 5-star resort
  • Own investment real estate
  • Cook with a celebrity chef
  • Get paid as a guest speaker
  • Hire a private health trainer
Bucket list

Congratulations. you have over 125 bucket list ideas to add to your personal bucket list. Can you think of other ideas you can add? Share them in the comments below so others can add your ideas to their lists.

Make sure to place your bucket list in a place you can access it and review it often. Make sure to add new ideas as they present themselves.

A bucket list is a great inspiration for planning a vacation too!