It's the most wonderful time of the year—yes, I know that song is about Christmas, but for those of us who prefer witches and vampires to Santa Claus and his elves, late October is when things truly become magical. And Halloween is the perfect time to up your dating game, because there's always so much to do.
Sure, you can do the usual and wear a couple's costume and party together come All Hallows' Eve, but there are plenty of other fun, spooky things you can do as a pair this time of year too. Whether you want to venture out or stay in, try one of these creepy-but-cute date ideas.
(Bonus: They all double as friend dates if you're single!)
1. Challenge each other to a pumpkin carving (or painting!) contest.
If you're feeling extra competitive, post your final pieces on social media to see which one gets more likes.
2. Make a late-night grocery store run for snacks...
Then stay up all night watching the cheesiest scary movies you can find—the worse the plot, the better.
3. Go costume shopping together.
Try on only the most ridiculous options.
4. Don your coziest sweaters and go on a haunted hayride.
Or just a regular one, if you're not feeling that spooky. Or maybe decide to make your way through a creepy corn maze.
5. Creep through a haunted house together.
Because nothing brings two people closer together than a good scare.
6. Check out local haunts.
Look up places near you that are known for their weird urban legends or are thought to be haunted, then take a day trip to go drive around and check them out.
7. Volunteer for a Halloween charity together.
Something like your local Trunk or Treat event, where people go to a public parking lot, decorate their cars and fill the trunk with candy for kids.
8. Have a costume crafting day.
Go to your closest craft store together to gather supplies, then spend the day making your own unique DIY costumes.
9. Challenge each other to a spooky-themed treat bakeoff.
Then taste-test to see who the winner is. (Spoiler: It'll be both of you, because who doesn't love having double the dessert?)
10. Make Halloween mixtapes for each other.
Then spend the night listening to them and having a dance party for two.
11. Share ghost stories.
If you've got a yard or rooftop access, sit outside in your coziest clothes, snuggle up and tell each other ghost stories—bonus points if you can add in some creepy lighting or a bonfire.
12. Attend a nearby Halloween bar crawl together.
In costume, of course.
13. Go for a late-night walk in the cemetery.
That is, if you think you can handle it.