14 Halloween Date Ideas to Celebrate the Holiday in Style

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Halloween, traditionally a holiday for kids to enjoy, is also the perfect date night: It promotes fun and frolic; you can become someone else for a day without consequence; and there are many unusual things to do and share with a loved one that can't be replicated any other day of the year.

Create something special for your date this year on Halloween by using one of these date ideas, and you'll be building memories together to last a lifetime.

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Go Pumpkin Shopping Together

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Hit a pumpkin patch together as one date idea, looking for the perfect gourd to carve together. Then, when you get home, either make a contest of it to see who carves the best pumpkin, or make it a tandem event. Either way, save the seeds and toast them when you're done, so the two of you can watch a scary movie together while munching on your newfound treats.

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Find a Corn Maze

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Depending on where you live, working your way through a corn maze may or may not be an option. If it is, however, a maze is probably one of the most romantic undertakings on Halloween. Don't bother bringing flashlights if its dark—more the reason for the two of you to get lost together!

Bring an extra sweater for the both of you, and stash some hot chocolate in a thermos in your car for when you leave to end the evening.

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Visit a Haunted House

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Who said haunted houses are only for kids? There are plenty out there that are spooky enough for adults, too. Plan to hit one (or even a couple) together and you'll have ready-made excuses to cling to each other all night long.

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Snuggle at Home

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Of course, the two of you could just stay at home and spend the evening giving out candy to the door-knocking ghouls while watching a scary movie...or three. You could try for a really scary evening with Saw (in all of its incarnations), or a more flirty and fun evening watching tried-and-true Halloween favorites for kids of all ages like Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Casper, or It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

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Attend a Costume Party

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Costume parties are usually a hoot, and coming up with a couples-themed Halloween costume is a part of the fun. But why not create a twist and attend a costume party, separately, without each other knowing what the other is dressed as? Then the entire night will be spent in anticipation, trying to figure out if the headless horseman in the corner is your date—or maybe its Cleopatra. Don't forget to make a point of setting a time to reveal yourselves to each other.

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Host a Murder Mystery

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Invite a group of your friends over for a murder mystery party on Halloween, making sure that everyone comes in an appropriate costume for their character. And don't forget to have lots of fun treats and festive drinks on hand for everyone to enjoy! Alternatively, you could purchase a murder mystery puzzle for a more intimate soirée. 

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Go See a Scary Movie Together

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If you're getting cabin fever, head to the movies for a scare. You can squeeze hands when things get extra spooky and split some Halloween candy.

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Take a Ghost Tour

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Some local haunts host ghost tours. So go with your SO and see if you can spot anything supernatural. At the least, you'll be spooked enough to huddle close. There might be a haunted hotel you can spend the night at nearby, too.

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Sit Around a Bonfire

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Light a fire in the yard or at a public fire pit and tell each other ghost stories. Don't forget drinks and snacks, if you can still stomach them after working up all that fear.

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Go to an Escape Room

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Head to a local escape room to take on a challenge together. Your adrenaline will be rushing as you complete the task as a team.

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Bake Halloween Treats Together

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If you have a sweet tooth, Halloween is your day to embrace it. Find festive recipes online for Halloween treats that you can bake (and eat) together.

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Costume Shop Together

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Opt for a playful date trying on costumes together, and find out which character suits you best. Wear your new costumes to a party or even just at home later in the night.

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Go on a Hayride


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Take part in the fall tradition of taking a hayride. You can cuddle up and relax before a night of Halloween parties.

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Go to a Halloween Bar Crawl

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Attend your city's Halloween bar crawl to get out of the house. You can try out new bars while befriending other ghouls, witches, and ghosts.

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