Even if the spooky season’s your absolute favorite (what’s not to love?), you still might feel exhausted at the thought of attending a Halloween party. After years of putting effort into a punny costume, dressing up and hitting the town, maybe you’ve just outgrown it, and you’d rather stay home with your partner and go to bed by 10 p.m. instead.
Not so fast! There are so many awesome ideas for Halloween-themed date nights that are perfect if you’re not planning on going out but still want to ring in the holiday somehow. Some of them are scary, some of them are cozy, but all of them are the absolute best this time of year. Below, find the fun activity you should do with your boo before November starts.
1. Watch scary movies.
Cuddle up on the couch and have yourself a marathon complete with every Scream sequel, lots of Halloween candy, and some warm, cozy cocktails.
2. Carve pumpkins.
It’s a messy, on-theme activity that you can get creative with. Make a jack-o’-lantern you’ll both love, like your college logo if you and your partner have the same alma mater.
3. Go to an amusement park or carnival.
Lots of amusement parks will be on theme for Halloween. Ride some roller coasters, run through some impromptu corn mazes, and get scared by rogue employees that are a little too excited to dress up for the month of October.
4. Attend a midnight screening.
And don’t think you can get away with seeing a regular film at midnight on Halloween—think horror or at least a psychological thriller. Come on now.
5. Even better if it’s at a drive-in.
Yes, drive-in movies still exist, and we guarantee you and your partner will spend the entire night squeezing each other. That’s how spooky it’ll be.
6. Pay a visit to a haunted house.
Or a corn maze, ghost tour, or hayride. If it’s spooky, it’ll get the job done. The eerie activities are endless.
7. Bake Halloween-inspired treats.
Ghosts, bats, pumpkins, skulls, and so on. Aren’t sugar cookies the best?
8. Tell scary stories (bonus points for setting up a bonfire first).
Cue the Are You Afraid Of The Dark? flashbacks. A flashlight to hold beneath your face is absolutely mandatory.
9. Visit a graveyard.
Any time of year will be creepy, but October’s perfect if you’re really trying to get spooked. Thrill-seekers will love this one.
10. Dress up and be creepy on your porch while handing out candy.
If little kids scream in horror at your costumes, you know you’ve succeeded.
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