Spooky season has arrived, and it is time to break out the candy, costumes and comradery! A big “fad” that always arises during this festive time of the year is going on fall or October themed dates with a significant other. Unsure of what to do or where to go? Here are a few spooky date ideas:
Pumpkin Patch Date
Exploring a garden of gourds and finding your way through cornstalk mazes is a great date to start off the fall with. Hayrides and cut outs for pictures will create memories that will last for a lifetime (or at least till next spooky season). Wear a cute sweater with some jeans and maybe a beanie and go find the perfect pumpkin with your partner.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
What better way to follow-up your pumpkin patch date than to host a carving contest? Gather friends and family and think of a cool design. Freehand carve or get a stencil. Then after creating your personal masterpieces, roast the seeds and cozy up as you admire all the hard work by lighting your jack-o-lanterns.
Decorate Your Homes
After carving jack-o-lanterns and eating seeds, you have to have some spooky decorations to go with your pumpkins. Find some cute decorations at a store or make them yourselves. Decorate in a cute manner with little ghosts and bats or go all the way and make your place a house of horrors with clowns and zombies. Either way, string up the ghouls, spiders and skeletons to show your spooky spirit!
Visit a Haunted House
Bundle up with your partner and find the scariest house to wander into. Watch out for the ghosts and clowns that may pop out. Beware of the asylum patients and creepy children that will try and grab you. Be careful not to trip or the zombies might get you. But don’t worry, you and your partner will protect each other and then you will go home and cuddle up after surviving 2 hours of ghouls and goblins.
Netflix and Thrills
After all the excitement outside, time to cozy up and watch some classic spooky movies. Indulge in the thrills of Tim Burton and hang out with Jack Skellington, Victor Van Dort or Beetlejuice. If you really want the full experience, spend some time with Jason, Freddy or Michael Meyers to get your adrenaline pumping. Grab some blankets, snacks and pillows to hide behind and enjoy a night of chills.
As Halloween draws near, parties and trick or treaters will start to prepare as should the both of you. Find a couple of good Halloween stores and gather up your ideas because it’s time to costume shop. Dress up as your two favorite characters from that one movie or be creative and make up your own costumes. Be peanut butter and jelly or be Lucy and Charlie. You might win a prize at a party if you have the best costumes.
Bake up some Fright
Another way to stay at home and have a cute fall date is to bake up some spooky cupcakes, cookies and cakes. Make some creepy crawler crispy treats. Decorate cupcakes with guts and brains. Make Frankenstein and his bride pop out of a two-tier cake. Gingerbread men are out; gingerbread skeletons are in.
Halloween has finally arrived (or pretty close to arriving because it’s in the middle of the week) and it’s time to party! Gather all those baked goods, decorations and costumes to celebrate the spookiest night of them all. Brag about your jack-o-lantern or talk about the chilling movies you watched. Show off you and your partner’s costumes and win that first prize.
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