Halloween tends to get a reputation of being a holiday for young kids, but why should the fun stop when you get older? Even if you’re well past the age of being able to go out trick-or-treating, there are still a ton of ways to have a good time on Halloween. In fact, Halloween is a great opportunity to have a date night with your significant other.
And Halloween is a holiday unlike any other, so it’s the perfect night to break free from the dinner date and movie theater date night mold. There are a ton of ways to have a great Halloween with your significant other.
Here are 10 Halloween date night ideas you should consider trying this year!
1. Halloween Movie Marathon
Halloween is the perfect time to watch scary movies with your SO. Curl up on the couch with them and put on your favorite scary movie. Find some classic scary movies on your streaming service of choice, or go rent the DVD if you’re looking for something more on the old fashioned side.
Not a big fan of scary movies? No problem! You can still have a movie marathon with your partner on Halloween. There are plenty of movies that can fit within the Halloween theme without being horror movies, like Beetlejuice or Ghostbusters.
2. Go To A Costume Party
Costumes are a quintessential part of Halloween, and there’s no reason you need to stop dressing up once you’re not a kid anymore. Dress up with your partner this year and head out to a costume party. There are a ton of options for fun couples costumes you can do together.
Even if you don’t have a party to go to this year, making costumes and dressing up with your partner for Halloween can be a really fun way to spend time with each other.
3. Carve Pumpkins
Here’s a perfect Halloween date if you or your partner are the artsy type and you’re looking for a fun craft to do together. Head out to the store or a local farm and pick up some pumpkins to carve. You can find carving kits at most stores and carving patterns and ideas online.
When you’re done carving, you’ll have some great decorations for your front porch. Light up your creations with a small candle or tealight. Carving pumpkins is a great way to spend time with your partner while also making some festive decorations.
4. Do A Corn Maze or Hayride
There are some great ways to get out of the house for Halloween dates with your partner. Do some research to see if a local farm does corn mazes or hayrides. It’s a good choice if you’re looking for a Halloween activity to do with your partner. You can make a whole night of it by pairing this with some dinner and dessert at a local restaurant.
It’s also a great opportunity to put together a super cute fall outfit and get some Instagram-worthy pictures with your partner.
5. Find A Ghost Tour
If you live near an area with a lot of history, try to find a ghost tour. They’re popular all over the country, so you should be able to find one near you with a little bit of research.
This is a great choice if you and your partner are a fan of ghost stories and are looking for a new way to experience them. Lots of ghost tours are based in history, so it’s a great way to hear some scary stories while also learning more about your hometown.
6. Visit A Halloween Themed Amusement Park
Lots of amusement parks will open their doors with a spooky theme for the Halloween season. Head out with your partner for a day of roller coasters and fun if you’re looking for a Halloween date that gets you out of the house.
Go at night if you’re looking for an extra scary experience. It’s a different way to spend time with your SO on Halloween.
7. Sit By A Campfire
Campfires are a great way to spend fall evenings, and it’s a great choice for a group date if you and your partner share a group of friends.
Buy some marshmallows and chocolate and graham crackers to make some s’mores to enjoy. Tell some ghost stories and challenge your friends to see who can tell the best one. Sitting around the campfire is a great choice if you’re looking for a group date this Halloween.
8. Make Some Sweet Halloween Desserts
If you’re looking for a stay at home date to enjoy with your partner this Halloween, why not try making some Halloween sweets? Look online for some Halloween dessert recipes, like cookies or cupcakes. Caramel apples may be a good choice if you’re looking for something a little more ambitious.
Baking is a great Halloween date if you and your partner aren’t satisfied with just enjoying candy together.
9. Volunteer Together
Community service is a great way to spend time with your significant other while also giving back to your community. There are plenty of Halloween themed community service activity that you can take part in.
Find a local Trunk or Treat, deck out your car, find some couples costumes for you and your partner and hand out some candy to kids in your community. Trick or treat for UNICEF and raise money for kids in need. Brainstorm and think of other ways you can serve your community during the Halloween season.
Giving back to your community is a great way to spend time with your significant other during the Halloween season.
10. Make Each Other Halloween Mixtapes
Halloween music doesn’t quite have the same fame that Christmas music does, but you can still make a Halloween mixtape with your SO to craft a perfect Halloween playlist.
Scour Spotify for the best Halloween-themed songs you can find. The more creative, the better. It’s a great way to find some new favorite songs for you and your partner to enjoy together.