Romance probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Halloween, and that’s totally fair. Most people tend to make spookier connections with the holiday, conjuring up images of scary movies or creepy Halloween decorations instead. But in our opinion, cuddling up with your significant other to watch Hocus Pocus or strolling hand-in-hand through a pumpkin patch sounds less creepy and more charming! So why not carve out some time for a Halloween date night with your special someone? It’s an easy way to add a little (pumpkin) spice to your love life!
Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Halloween date ideas to round out your October bucket list. Whether you’re interested in a night full of scares, or you’re looking for other festive ways to spend the evening of October 31 (couples costumes, anyone?), you’ll find plenty of fitting ideas here. You could visit a local corn maze, take a trip to a drive-in movie theater, or venture off on a Halloween-themed road trip—the options are endless. No matter what you do, it’s sure to be special—because you’ll be with your “boo!”
1. Decorate for Halloween
One of the best ways to feel festive is by decorating for the holiday. And it’s even better when you do it together! Grab your partner, pull out the spooky decorations, and turn your place into a wicked wonderland.
2. Rent a Cabin
Take advantage of the weekend and get away with your favorite person. A cabin vacation is arguably one of the most romantic fall trips a couple can take–plus it’s easy to plan! And if you’re really wanting the Halloween vibes, dare to watch the classic horror movie The Cabin in the Woods.
3. Go on a Hayride
Who doesn’t love a good hayride? Bask in the crisp autumn air and fall scenery by hopping in the wagon, snuggling up together, and enjoying the ride. You might even be able to find a haunted hayride!
4. Have a Bonfire Date Night
Add some spark to your love life with a cozy night around a bonfire. Throw up some string lights, roast s’mores and cuddle under a warm blanket–it’s the perfect recipe for romance. You could even tell some scary stories!
5. Buy Matching Halloween Pajamas
Coordinating sleepwear with your significant other is a sweet way to show off your relationship. Make a date out of it by choosing matching Halloween PJs and spending the evening together. Play spooky boardgames like Clue or watch a scary movie
6. Take a Ghost Tour
If you really want to get into the spooky spirit, go straight to the source! A ghost tour will take you to the best haunted spots in your area and is sure to be a creepily good time. It will definitely strengthen your bond, too!
7. Have a Couple Photoshoot
For memories that will last a lifetime, have a photoshoot together amid the beautiful fall foliage. Whether you book a professional photographer or do it yourself with a tripod, you’re sure to get the perfect pictures. Bonus points if you wear Halloween costumes!
8. Go See ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Attending an interactive showing of the cult classic musical is an iconic Halloween experience, so why not make it a date? You and your signifiant other will have plenty of fun–go ahead and start practicing the Time Warp now!