The holiday is also a great time for you to schedule a date with someone new or a partner you’ve been dating for a while. Depending on your vibe and what type of date you’re envisioning, there are so many different fun places to go and activities to do that are romantic, thrilling, or spooky.
Here’s our list of the top ten Halloween date ideas for you and your boo to enjoy this year.
1. Go to or host a Halloween party
If you’ve been invited to a Halloween party, consider going with your date! This is a casual way for them to meet your friends and gauge how they interact with others in more intimate party settings. If you’re feeling comfortable and confident enough in your relationship to ask, it’s also a perfect way to suggest dressing up in a couple’s costumes together. (Based on how they answer, you’ll know where you stand with them.)
Don’t have any friends throwing a Halloween party? Host one yourself! Ask everyone to dress up and have awards and prizes for the best individual and couple’s costumes.
2. Head to a haunted house
Haunted houses are spooky and fun, all in one. If you and your crush love jump scares and want to have a good time, stop by a haunted house together this Halloween. You’ll see how well the two of you support each other when you feel anxious.
Hint: If your date gets more creeped out than you, then that could be a perfect excuse to hold them close if/when they get scared.
3. Go pumpkin picking
If you’re within traveling distance to a rural area with farms or pumpkin patches, suggest going pumpkin picking to your date. This could be a nice way to get out and enjoy some fresh air, wander around an open field, and pick out some funky gourds that you can take home to decorate.
Once you get back, you can carve the pumpkins together and have a contest to see who can whip up the scariest or most creative jack-o-lantern. The winner gets … whatever you decide.
4. Hand out candy to kids
Looking for a more wholesome activity to do with your date? Well, if the two of you both like kids and candy, a sweet idea is to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood.
Invite over your crush, both of you dress up, and hand-deliver some smiles to children who come up to your door looking for treats. For the newer couples, you can spend your downtime between visitors chatting and getting to know each other a bit better.
5. Host a scary movie marathon
There’s no better excuse to celebrate the holiday in a cozy way by snuggling up on the couch with your partner, a bowl of delicious Halloween candy, and binge-watching all of the scary movies.
Based on whether or not you want to watch something terrifying or light-hearted, some classic and newer movies to pick from include Halloween, BeetleJuice, Candyman, or The Nightmare Before Christmas.
6. Go to a corn maze
Similar to an escape room that you can do at any other time of year, corn mazes are a fun way to see how well you and your partner work together to solve puzzles. So why not get lost in a maze with your boo even if it takes you all night and you get stuck in the dark? (Just kidding, you’d get rescued before that happens. Hopefully.)
Depending on where you go, some farms usually have hayrides and other festivities to enjoy. If you and your date beat the maze early, you can explore the rest of the area to see what else they have to offer. Plus, you can score cool couples pictures with the tall corn stalks.
7. Bake Halloween-themed treats
If you’re looking for a more relaxed Halloween date idea, the two of you can bake festive desserts. Of course, there are the more simple (but just as delicious) pre-cut sugar cookies with ghosts and pumpkins on them that you can grab from the supermarket. But if you’re feeling more adventurous, look up a fun Halloween treat recipe to bake from scratch with your date.
8. Visit a local haunted place
Do you know of any haunted graveyard or restaurant rumored to have ghosts in it near you? If not, run a quick Google search for haunted places near you and if you’re feeling daring enough, pay a visit with your date.
The most ideal Halloween date spot would be a legendary haunted town like Salem, Massachusetts. But for the folks who don’t live in the northeast, there are plenty of other witchy locations to explore.
9. Attend a Halloween event at a bar
Popular bars tend to throw Halloween-themed events with costume contests and festive cocktails to celebrate the holiday. Dress up and bar hop with your date wherever your favorite restaurants are. This is a great way to get out and socialize, especially if no one you know is throwing a party.
10. Check out a fall festival
The end of October is the prime time for fall festivals. Complete with fresh corn on the cob, caramel apples, cider doughnuts, hayrides, photo booths, games, and more, fall festivals are a great date spot for so many reasons. No matter what fall-time activity or treat you like most, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy at a fall fest.
Still, looking for someone to date or celebrate the holiday with? There are tons of people out there looking for plans, love, and ways to have fun this fall season. Ask out your latest match on one of the top online dating services.
Happy Halloween! Stay safe and have fun out there, no matter what you wind up doing, how you dress up, or who you do it with.