When the weather gets cold but you wanna stay inside bundled up with your significant other-what do you do? There are plenty of things to do inside for a date night that can be just as fun and exciting as going out. What have you done recently or are planning to do together in this season? What is your Fall dream date?
Halloween Movie Marathon:
Gather some blankets, grab some popcorn and get cozy! Pick out a movie from a list of the classics or go down this list which is a great collection of family-friendly movies from IMDB
A few of my ultimate favorites to watch are:
- HalloweenTown ||
- Twitches and Twitches 2
- of course HOCUS POCUS
- Casper and Wendy
- Corpse Bride
- Practical Magic
- Edward Scissorhands
Hot Food Bar:
This option is very multi-directional- so many ways to make this “bar” pick and choose what you want, to be so much fun. All different types of candy, a hot cocoa bar with sprinkles and marshmallows and whipped cream, a nacho bar with all the toppings, and a baked potato bar with every fixing you could ever want, as well as fondue with any choice you like; sweet or savory.
If you want a fun and distinguished kind of date, you can try a flight or variety of a type of alcohol (wine, beer, hard liquor) and see which ones you like best. Like going out to a bar or brewery but an easy swap for doing this in the comfort of your home.
Who doesn’t LOVE a S’more? Plenty of ways you can make this super cuddly and fun! Try a different way kind of chocolate or add something like a pretzel, to give it a salty flare. Test different size marshmallows too. If you have to use indoor resources only try baking them for a few minutes instead or microwave!
Make a cozy fort and have a picnic in your living room:
PIle up all the cozy comforters and blankets in the house and drape them over the sofas, tables, or what have you. Don’t forget the pillows, body pillows, and poufs to rest your head or feet on. Then make a Charcuterie board or a small picnic of favorite foods, with a side of wine or apple cider, and have a pretend night away from home.
Do an activity together by candlelight/flashlight:
Play and challenge each other by assembling puzzles, building legos, playing a game. My husband and I have bonded over building Legos which are so fun, slow, and creative. If you have a group of people games are always a blast to play together like Monopoly, Risk, Jenga, or Cards Against Humanity. Card-specific games are easy to play with just two people.
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Drink-Food-Activity-Dessert:
Play Rock Paper Scissors and whoever wins chooses whichever category is that turn. This is so new and fun to me you could play this in a variety of ways. For directions on a drive or choosing what movie to go to etc/
Take a walk and see the fall scenery:
Bundle up in chunky sweaters and boots, walk hand in hand adoring the fall leaves, puddles, the gloomy skies, and the chill brisk in the air-have hot cocoa in hand to complete the autumn vibes.
Drive around to see all the Halloween decorations:
Make a Halloween playlist and listen while you drive around to see everyone’s decorations. Maybe have a contest to see who’s is the scariest or most EXTRA. Make ballots and rate from one to ten on who has the best-decorated house (Fun to do with kids!). Go into a new neighborhood and look at the pretty houses and get a feel for a new place. Sometimes it’s fun just to do that.
Dress up/costume night-for Halloween:
Pay along and be a kid again. Dress up and put on a costume for pure entertainment. Decide whom you want to be and maybe get creative to make the costumes together as the date or go to the store and pick them out together with all the accessories. Go trick or treating if your neighbors allow it!
Carve or Paint pumpkins together:
Go to the store or pumpkin patch (that can be a date itself), pick out the pumpkins you each like in any color (white ones are the cutest, dark green variety too!), then make sure you have all the tools to carve and/or paint that you need, lay down plastic and go to town opening them up and gutting them or picking a design and painting it as best you can- pumpkins don’t have to specifically be “faces”, use that creativity and make something beautiful.
I hope these are helpful ideas for making your fall more cozy and romantic while creating lasting memories. What have you done this season so far that is maybe not on this list? Tell me if you had any of these adventures and how they went or what you did differently.