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Halloween date ideas for couples

Date night is always a special night. Combine that with Halloween and you’re guaranteed an awesome night of fun – especially if you try any of these Halloween date ideas!

A couple dressed in Halloween costume with the text overlay The best Halloween date ideas

Date nights are an important part of every happy marriage – so why not make the most of date night by combining it with one of the most fun holidays of the year?

Whether you want to celebrate Halloween at home or would rather go out, here’s the best Halloween date ideas to make this year the most memorable yet!

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At home Halloween date ideas

Window decorated with Halloween decor as part of a Halloween date night

Have a Halloween movie date night

The easiest option for a fun Halloween with your husband involves getting on the couch. Snuggling up won’t even be an option when these classic horrors start playing!

My top 10 recommendations for movies to watch on your Halloween night date are:

  • The Conjuring. Classic “this really happened” supernatural horror.
  • The Exorcist. Head swivels and vomit.
  • It. Stephen King – and clowns. Can there be a more terrifying combination?
  • Misery. More Stephen King and your number one fan.
  • Nightmare on Elm Street. Hey Freddie!
  • Psycho. Hitchcock’s 1960s classic.
  • Scream. Mask, anyone?
  • Shaun of the Dead. Funny AND scary.
  • The Shining. Even more Stephen King and Jack Nicholson – in what I think was his best role ever barring his performance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Okay – I have to confess I’ve never worked up the courage to see this. Maybe this Halloween!

Enjoy some Halloween date night snacks

While you’re watching your movie, or engaging in any of these other at home activities for your Halloween night date, try any of these super creepy tasty treats.

You could even make creating them part of the experience!

Halloween snacks

Have a Masterchef Halloween challenge

Take Halloween food to the next level.

Whip up some Halloween themed dinner items followed by a Halloween dessert.

Have fun deciding on the reward for the winner!

Try some Fun DIY crafty Halloween date activities

However if you feel like being a little more active and / or creative on Halloween, then you can try some of these super fun ideas.

Some of them are aimed at children but I challenge you to set any preconceptions aside and give them a try before you judge!

1.  Have a window display contest. Select one window each, and with a selection of  these Halloween window decorations from Amazon, see who’s got the scariest style!

2. Have a Halloween pumpkin carving date night (grab your pumpkin carving kit here).

3. If pumpkin carving is a little beyond your skill level, bring out your inner child by creating these sports pumpkins.

4. Challenge yourselves by making some vintage Halloween projects.

5. Create these Halloween bath bombs and then jump in the bath together!

Halloween games for couples

Woman doing one of the Halloween date ideas: fear factor food challenge

If DIY isn’t your thing, how about some games instead? Make it even more fun and invite another couple or two over to share the fun!

1. Food fear factor: see who can eat the most items on a list of your choosing. Ideas include:

  1. raw egg
  2. liver
  3. kidneys
  4. tripe
  5. anchovies
  6. chocolate covered crickets
  7. sardines
  8. overcooked Brussels sprouts
  9. baby octopus
  10. your most hated food (although chances are it’s already on the list).

2. Break out Clue. I’m betting on Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the candlestick!

3. Alternatively, try Zombicide. It’s an awesome strategy game for one to six players.

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Out and about Halloween date ideas

tarot card reading

If you’re STILL looking for something a little more adventurous, then here’s some perfectly petrifying Halloween date night ideas that involve getting out of the house.

  1. Make an appointment to see a local psychic or palm reader.
  2. Go to a hypnotist show.
  3. Challenge yourselves to make it through a corn maze (often these are open at night over the Halloween period).
  4. Attend a midnight movie screening.
  5. Go to the beach and have a bonfire, and tell scary stories while you roast marshmallows.
  6. Have a picnic in a cemetery (but remember to be both respectful and safe).
  7. Have a contest with couple friends to play the best trick on each other (losers buy dinner).
  8. Attend a pumpkin carving class (in case the You tube idea above was a bust).
  9. Go to a haunted house or carnival. Here’s the best haunted attractions in Illinois, Texas and California.
  10. Dress up in a classic Halloween couples costume and go out for dinner. My pics would be:
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Danny and Sandy from Grease
  • Fred and Wilma from The Flintstones
  • Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf
  • Morticia and Gomez Addams from The Addams Family
  • Shaggy and Scooby from Scooby Doo
  • Ross and Rachel from Friends
  • Bonnie and Clyde

Here’s some more Halloween costumes for couples, including Disney themed costumes and ones that will make you laugh out loud!

Halloween is both a night to celebrate and another excuse for an entertaining and creative date night.

I hope you find some super fun Halloween date ideas here to try this year for your own Halloween night date!

Get more great Halloween ideas at All things Halloween for adults.

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Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Great ideas! Now that my kids are getting too old for trick or treat, I need to reclaim the holiday for my husband and I to have some fun. :)


Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Most definitely Alyssa! Enjoy going on a Halloween date!


Tuesday 15th of October 2019

There are so many fun ideas here!! Thanks for this awesome list!


Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Thanks Laura- I hope you have a fabulously frightful Halloween!

Kelly Anthony

Sunday 26th of August 2018

Katie! This is such a brilliant idea and so much fun for Halloween!! I absolutely love it :) And, thank you so much for using one of my recipes in your beautiful roundup!


Monday 27th of August 2018

You're very welcome- your choc covered pretzels are so cute!

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