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7 Halloween Activities – Fright This Way! 

Celebrate Halloween with the best activities that you can do with your friends, your partner or solo. We’ve got you covered with all-day spooky fun that will slay your guests (not literally)! Whether you want to host a Halloween party to ghoul-for or spend the day like a fall Hallmark movie heroine, these ideas will put you in a harvest moon mood! We love the idea of turning an activity into a romantic fall date. But if you need some weekend self-care, treat yourself to an activity solo. Most important of all, make some hauntingly good memories this Halloween season!  

7 Halloween Activities for an Epic Autumn 

Have a reel good time with costumes.

Turn your Halloween costume silliness into a video reel moment. Dress up in the most spooktacular outfit, add make-up and dance to a trending tune—probably a new version of “Chrissy Wake Up.” We also love the idea of turning your video into a Halloween costume runway and strutting in couple’s costumes with your best friend or partner.  


Host a ‘Drop-Dead Fabulous’ Halloween party.

Invite your best ghouls to a Halloween bash where everyone dresses up like a fabulously dead famous person. Choose a celebrity, a person in history, a book character—get creative! As an ice breaker, ask each guest to answer the question: Why am I fabulous? The other guests can then guess who they are dressed up as. Because the theme is “fabulous,” decorate your party room in Halloween glam style, with black and gold. Remember to snap lots of pics, because you’ll take those memories to the grave!  


Hold a pumpkin-carving contest.

Pumpkin carving is a classic activity that’s also budget friendly. Hold your own pumpkin carving contest with a romantic partner or a group of friends and see who wins the “best steady hand” award. Just moved and want to make new friends? Pretend you got an extra pumpkin for free at the grocery store and invite a neighbor over for some friendly carving competition. It might sound dumb, but there’s something so satisfying about lighting up your pumpkin and taking a picture in the dark.  


Enjoy a night under the stars.

Invite friends over for a bonfire where you can listen to music, tell silly or scary ghost stories, and roast s’mores. Chilly October evenings set the mood for the perfect bonfire. This activity is a great way to connect with friends, make new ones, and get in the Halloween spirit.  


Spend an entire day doing all the best and basic fall things. 

We’re planning the perfect October day with our favorite activities! Start your morning wearing a cozy plaid flannel and grab a PSL and a pumpkin muffin. Drive to the closest apple orchard, video a TikTok or two, and get enough apples and spiced donuts to last until Halloween. Pick up orange lights and hang them in your bedroom. Light a pumpkin spice candle, put on the perfect Halloween flick like Hocus Pocus, and dine on pumpkin butternut squash soup (courtesy of Trader Joe’s).  


Trick or treat yourself to a wine and dine night.

Make your own pumpkin cocktails and create a Halloween charcuterie board. For the snack board, include cranberry cinnamon cheese, pumpkin seed crackers, cinnamon-spiced almonds, apples with caramel dip, and an assortment of meat. Once your adult lunchable is ready and a drink is in hand, put on a Halloween movie and you’re all set for a bewitching night.  


Surprise your boo with a Halloween day date.

Take your partner on a surprise date like visiting a corn maze, taking a fall hike, or going to a haunted house. They’ll love that you thought of them to plan the day! One of these activities can also help you grow even closer, as you spend Halloween together.  




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9 Cozy Fall Date Ideas

Snuggle up with your partner and try these nine cozy fall date ideas! The first day of fall is coming on September 22, which means we finally get to enjoy crisp air, colorful leaves, oversized sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes (so basic and SO good) and fall activities. We’ve rounded up the best romantic fall dates to fill your calendar. Take advantage of autumn’s arrival with a date at the apple orchard or visit the brewery for Oktoberfest. Every activity will bring you closer together. And with a crisp chill in the air, autumn is the perfect time to cozy up next to each other. Add a few of these creative ideas to your calendar and snap pics to capture the memories.

9 Cozy and Fun Fall Date Ideas for Couples

Spend the day at an apple orchard.

Visiting an apple orchard is the most quintessential fall event and deserves top spot on your fall bucket list. Local orchards offer apple picking, hayrides, homemade bakery treats, and spiked apple cider to stay warm. Walk among the apple trees while you share a caramel apple and make the coziest memories!

Visit a brewery with live music.

Fall is the perfect time to grab a pumpkin ale and listen to live music on the brewery patio. Many local breweries also hold Octoberfest events, with food trucks offering apple cider donuts and bratwurst with spiced apple slaw.

Go hiking at a state park.

Wrap yourself in cozy plaid flannels and enjoy scenic strolling at a local state park. Hiking requires a certain level of teamwork and patience, as you navigate the trail—sounds like great practice for marriage! Snap pictures to capture these memories and upload a cute video or two for your Instagram story.

Have a pie picnic.

Bake delicious apple and pumpkin pies and then have a pies-only picnic in the park. Find a spot near some gorgeous trees, sip on a thermos with warm apple cider or cocoa and dine on homemade dessert with a fuzzy blanket on your lap. Fall picnics are the coziest!

Enjoy a bonfire group date with s’mores.

Bonfires are even more fun when you can enjoy them with friends. Invite some couples out for a group date and have a bonfire in your backyard. Roast s’mores, sip on mulled wine, and cozy up by the fire. Swap spooky or funny stories until the fire burns to embers and stargaze to end the evening.

Plan a bookshop and coffee date.

Plan a date that’s straight out of a fall rom-com. Visit your local bookshop and find a quaint spot in the corner to sip on coffee and read. Talk about your favorite books and explore the shelves for a hidden gem to read. Turn up the romance a volume by surprising your partner with a book gift. Hide a book among the shelves and give them hints to find it. A personalized book like the Book of Us captures your unique love story. This surprise gift makes a big impact, as a unique way to say, “I love you.”

Attend a Renaissance festival.

Bring on the cheesy fantasy faire with a renaissance festival! Grab your goblet of mead and listen to musicians play sweet (and sometimes raunchy) love songs. You can also enjoy some yummy fair food, take in a comedy or juggling show, and find props for your couple’s Halloween costumes. These festivals have all the elements of a perfect romantic date.

Make soup and watch a movie.

Sometimes the most romantic date idea is getting cozy at home. Make butternut squash and pumpkin soup—a fall staple—to warm your bellies and watch a fall-themed movie like “Practical Magic,” “When Harry Met Sally,” or “Hocus Pocus.”

Watch a football game.

Football in the fall brings back nostalgic memories of homecoming high school games. Tailgate before the game to enjoy barbeque grill food and attend a university football game. The fans cheering, the fall foliage, and the crisp chilly air create the perfect fall date night!