Easy and Budget Friendly Halloween Date Ideas
As the month of October comes to a close, some of you may find yourselves more than ready for it to be over. Although many enjoy the festive and frightful spirit of Halloween, it can be a stressful and busy time for some couples. For those with children, much of the month may be spent on preparing for Halloween costumes, parties, and/or school events. Despite the spooky nature of Halloween, for many people the real scare comes after seeing the prices on costumes and being bombarded with new Christmas displays and thoughts about upcoming expenses. For other couples, Halloween may not be a priority holiday and they may feel that their time and money would be better invested in a holiday like Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
As much as I love Halloween, I realize it’s not always as fun or as easy to celebrate when your pockets are feeling empty and your responsibilities keep piling up. For this reason, I thought I’d give those of you who are hoping to squeeze in one last bit of the Halloween spirit a few easy and budget friendly date ideas to help re-connect and re-charge before the craze of the holiday season.
- Go trick-or-treating together
Although this may be a go-to traditional outing for many families, it can also be a fun and low-budget date idea for couples with or without children. Taking a walk around the neighborhood together can be a perfect opportunity to “un-plug” for a moment and catch up about each other’s days. If you are already feeling in the spirit of Thanksgiving, you can also trick-or-treat for cans instead of candy and drop them off at a local food shelter.
- Play sexy/scary dress up in the bedroom
After a month of searching for your children’s costumes or perhaps not being able to have purchased one for yourself, you may want to try improvising with what you have at home and dressing up for your partner once the trick-or-treaters have all gone to sleep. This could be a great way to experiment with role-playing and using props in the bedroom. Always be sure to discuss safety measures beforehand.
- Carve pumpkins together
It’s still not too late to go out and buy a pumpkin to carve before Halloween. Setting time aside to go pick out a pumpkin together can be a good way to re-connect while trying something new and creative. You’d be surprised how much teamwork goes into carving a pumpkin. This could be an awesome activity for seeing how well you work together in “sticky situations.”
- Scary movie marathon
With the wonders of streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu, it’s never been easier to have a movie-night in at a much lower cost. Hosting your own scary movie marathon is a great excuse to sit on the couch with some snacks and binge on movies that will have you huddled up close under the covers.
- Trip to a haunted house or corn maze
If you are feeling adventurous, you can always look into local haunted houses and corn mazes in your area. Some haunted houses are more expensive than others. If you are interested in the pricier options, you can always start a savings fund together a few months in advance so you can be ready by Halloween night!
- Picnic at a graveyard
This last idea is an option for those especially daring and thrill-seeking couples that are looking to have a hauntingly romantic lunch/dinner date. Take the time to search out a graveyard where you would like to spend some time together. The best part about it is you can completely customize it to your budget since you only have to pay for your snacks. This is a great way to revel in the spirit of Halloween while enjoying a date together with the dead.
Adapted from popsugar.com
Author: Kristen N. Garza
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