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.
Go Pumpkin Shopping Together
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.
Find a Corn Maze
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.
Snuggle at Home
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.
Attend a Costume Party
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.
Host a Murder Mystery
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.
Bake Halloween Treats Together
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.