With all the excitement surrounding Halloween, fun loving couples have a variety of dating options. They have a choice of going as themselves or getting decked out in their favorite costumes. Try something different to add spark to the romance.
Club Parties on October 31
Some nightclubs host parties for adults who love to dance. This is a great time to go “glam” as a famous couple, dress in frightfully ghoulish outfits or show a sense of humor and be silly.
Costume ideas for club parties:
- Melania and Donald Trump
- Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
- Elvira and a Bat
- Lily and Herman Munster
- Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Campfire Date on Halloween
Find another couple or two and have a campfire. Bring plenty of marshmallows to roast and flashlights to shine on the Halloween monsters that lurk in the woods. Take turns telling stories that are sure to frighten the manliest of men.
To make the campfire even more fun, bring along a CD player for music and sound effects during the scary stories. Video record the stories so they can be enjoyed later when the group gets together. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of cuddling and smooching during the playback.
People who aren’t able to get out of the house may enjoy participating in some Halloween celebration, so make arrangements to visit them. Don’t forget to bring food, decorations, activities and a party game or two. If the shut-ins are an elderly couple, encourage them to share their own romantic Halloween stories.
What to bring shut-ins on Halloween:
- Carved or painted pumpkin decorations
- Easy to wear costumes for the shut-in
- Board games they know how to play – checkers, chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers or Monopoly
- Spice cake, pumpkin cookies and punch
Trick or Treat Surprise
Find a couple who has children but very little time for themselves and offer to take their children trick or treating so they can have a little time for themselves. Be vigilant and stay with the children as they go up to each door. Encourage them to thank people for the candy and other treats.
When the children get tired, bring them back and give the parents a coupon for babysitting so they can have their own night out. If you can afford it, present them with a gift card to their favorite restaurant. It’s romantic to help reignite the fire in another couple.
People Watch on Halloween Night
Find a place where people go in costume and enjoy the show. Many malls offer treats to anyone who comes in costume, so find a seat in the food court, sip a smoothie and watch as the ghosts, witches, pirates and fairy princesses traipse by.
Other places where people like to go in costume are boardwalks, theme parks and urban shopping areas. Slip into a costume or go as yourself. On Halloween night, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re with that special someone.
It doesn’t matter what you do on Halloween if you’re with the person you enjoy being with. Club parties, campfires, visiting shut-ins, trick or treating or watching people will all help make memories that bring you closer as a couple.
Halloween Date Ideas
There is something about being scared that can really unite a new couple quickly. That’s one reason scary movies are so popular with daters. But movies and Halloween parties aren’t the only thing a couple can do on October 31st to have some fun. Here are a few ideas to set the perfect mood for Halloween.
Shopping for Costumes
Visit the local costume or party store well in advance of Halloween to get ideas. Singles often go as fictional couples, such as Napoleon and Josephine, Fred and Wilma Flintstone, or even Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. This year anything vampire is in, so study up on the Twilight films or True Blood HBO series for inspiration.
Making Costumes Together
Buying costumes is always an option, but creative singles could also make their get up from scratch. Often a little imagination is all that is needed to create a one of a kind costume. Best of all, couples will be able to bond while coming up with ideas and crafting their outfits. When two people work on a project together, they naturally get closer and share memories from their past.
Handing Out Halloween Candy
Couples can bond by handing out candy to youngsters that come to the door. Whether the couple decides to dress up themselves or not, they are sure to have a good time doling out goodies for adorable kids in the latest costumes.
If singles are in a neighborhood without a lot of Halloween traffic, they can always head to the local pediatric hospital. Children who are stuck inside with serious illnesses will love to have the company, and it can give couples a chance to show their most vulnerable side.
Going Trick or Treating
For daters with children, it’s a no-brainer to get dressed up with the kids and go trick or treating. It can also be a great way to introduce a new partner to children. For couples without kids, there is always a good friend or family member that wouldn’t mind some company while out on the prowl for candy.
Many bars and pubs have costume contests on Halloween. If a couple chooses to make or buy their own outfit, they could also win money or prizes for their creativity. The spirit of competition is sure to ignite romantic feelings between a couple as well.
Many local communities go all out to create haunted houses for Halloween. Some even collect money and give the proceeds to charity. Singles can enjoy a fun night out while also showing their philanthropic side. Regardless of the type of haunted house a couple might go to, being scared and grabbing on to a date is sure to spark some electricity.
Go See the Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a campy favorite with movie enthusiasts. The official Rocky Horror website even has a place where people can enter their zip code and find out if a local theater is showing the flick. There’s no better date than attending this film on Halloween.
For couples that don’t have the benefit of a local showing, they can always rent the film. It’s important to plan ahead, however, because local movie rental places will likely run out of their copies quickly. Netflix or even the local library may also have copies.
Rocky Horror isn’t the only movie appropriate for Halloween viewing. Each year studios create fantastically horrific flicks designed especially for date nights. There’s no better way to get close than grabbing on to a date for comfort.
Couples could throw a Halloween party for friends to get in the spirit of the day. Sometimes the best dates are times spent with close pals. Parties are also a good way to make use of Halloween costumes.
Haunted Corn Maze or Hay Ride
Couples can have a blast attending a corn maze event or haunted hay ride. Each offer the opportunity to get close after being scared by a ghost in a corn maze or haunted scarecrow. The cooler weather also prompts some good snuggling time for couples.
There are many spooky activities for singles to have a great time on Halloween. Even those without children or in a serious relationship can find something to do. For couples looking for date ideas, there is no shortage of activities. This list will help get couples started as they plan their creepy yet fun Halloween date.