9 Halloween Date Ideas For Couples Who Hate Dressing Up
Halloween isn't everyone's favorite holiday (shocking, I know). As Oct 31 rolls around, the majority of the American population will be costume planning and party going, but if you and your partner hate dressing up, you might feel like enjoying the holiday is pointless. That couldn't be further from the truth, however. Luckily for you and your partner there are plenty of ways to enjoy Halloween that don't involve a single tacky, spooky, time consuming costume. Armed with a few Halloween date ideas for the couple who hates dressing up, you and your partner will be able to have a special (or scary?) evening together — no costumes required.
Most of these date nights require little to no preparation and are perfect for a spontaneous night out or a long anticipated evening together. Whether you like a good horror movie or prefer to enjoy the other (non-emotionally scarring) aspects of fall and Halloween, these date nights are perfect for any couple looking for a fun way to spend the holiday without having to don a themed costume, paint their faces, or dress up in any way, shape, or form. And the best part? You'll still get to eat just as much candy as if you'd decided to go to the neighborhood costume party.
1. Pack A Picnic
Escape the trick-or-treaters by packing up a fall-themed picnic and heading into your favorite park to wait out the pandemonium among the splendor of the autumn leaves.
2. Go To A Haunted House
If you enjoy Halloween but simply don't want to dress up, exploring a local haunted house is just the thing to do. Costume definitely not required!
3. Have A Halloween Movie Marathon
Rent as many Halloween classics as possible and spend your evening curled up on the couch with copious amounts of popcorn and, of course, candy corn. Bonus points for picking super sexy scary movies...
4. Wander Through A Corn Maze
City-dwellers might have to make a bit of a trek, but if you're lucky to be close enough to a corn maze, add that to you must-do list this Halloween. They're creepy, fun, and oddly romantic.
5. Have A Jack-O-Lantern Carving Contest
Who can carve the best pumpkin? There's only one way to find out.
6. Go Apple Picking And Then Make Caramel Apples
If there's an apple orchard nearby, go apple-picking and spend your evening making a variety of apple goodies. Caramel apples, apple pie, apple cider — the sky's the limit.
7. Go On A Brewery Tour
Halloween also means the end of Oktoberfests around the country. Look up your local brewery or festival and schedule a beer tasting instead of a costume party.
8. Go Car Camping
If you want to escape your city and connect with nature, car camping is just the way to do it. Grab as many blankets as you can find and be sure to bring your flashlight for scary stories instead of scary movies.
9. Have A Chili Or Soup Cook-off
There's nothing like a little friendly competition to get things heated up (you know, literally) on Halloween. Consider challenging your SO to a chili or soup cook off and let your culinary genius soar.
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