Fall is officially here around these parts and as much as I
dread dislike that summer is over.. I can’t wait to curl up in sweaters and blankets! Oh yeah, I’ll also take a PSL and my husband and I’m golden!
I am a true believer in “dating” your spouse! With the hubs being back in school and working full time, it’s hard to find time to go on “dates” so I’ll take what I can get but I am hoping we can change that this fall! #wishfulthinking
I’ve compiled a list of date night ideas that are perfect for fall! I’m hoping to cross quite a few of these off the list with my own hubs!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patches are open around these parts and I just love getting some hot cocoa, bundling up and heading to look for the “perfect” pumpkins! It might not be the hubs favorite but he appeases me and I just love it every year!
We usually have friends over while we carve pumpkins and it’s always so much fun! We have a
whole bottle few glasses of wine and the boys a case of few beers and get to town! I love seeing the finished product on the front porch with a candle 🙂 Can’t wait to do these things with our kids one day!
Watch a scary movie
Since my freshman year of college (10 years ago) I loved watching scary Halloween movies with my Grandma. I’d stop by there during the week and we just loved every time the Halloween series started up 🙂 My hubs isn’t a HUGE fan of scary movies but sometimes he gets into it!
Visit an apple orchard
I say any apple orchard BUT there’s this super great one by the hubs’ family which has the best caramel apples (any topping you want!) and such a fun atmosphere! We usually pick a few apples as well – last year we visited it with the hubs brother and his girlfriend and it was the perfect “double date”.
Tour a new winery
With the changes of leaves during fall, wineries can be just beautiful! I love to tour wineries all summer long but there’s something about fall and the crisp air.. and a bottle of wine that just sounds amazing! The hubs doesn’t drink a lot of wine but he doesn’t mind a good wine tasting 😉
Go through a corn maze
I used to be so scared of these things.. I mean, have you seen Children of the Corn?? But the last few years we’ve navigated our way through a corn maze and it’s been a lot of fun! Last year, we did it with friends but it could be just as fun doing it by yourselves!
Make a bonfire
And some s’mores and snuggle on up!
Make a fort with blankets in the living room
And share “ghost stories” or just watch some scary movies together! Popcorn is a must! If you have an air mattress to sleep on in the fort, double bonus!
Try as many hot pumpkin drinks as possible
Go to a various coffee shops and try pumpkin everything 🙂 Starbucks is seriously the best but there’s something about those cute little shops!
Watch football all day (even if you’re not a fan!)
As if that’s not on your routine list every Sunday? If not, try it! And if you don’t have a favorite team (Go Packers!) then pick one each game and cheer for them! It definitely gets you in the competitive mood and it just screams fall!
Go to a haunted house
If that’s your thing… it’s totally my husbands but not mine.. at all! I can watch scary movies/shows all day (Hello, ID discovery!) but when it comes to haunted houses.. count me out! If you’re in the Minneapolis area, my hubs has been dying to do the Soap Factory’s haunted house. It seriously looks like the most terrifying thing (I’ve heard they strap you down in a wheelchair!) so i’ll be counting myself out of this date night idea! But if it’s your thing.. check one out!
Dress up in costumes
And hand out candy together to all the little kids for Halloween 🙂 Not too scary though!
In your town or explore a new one.. just enjoy the festivities!
Check out your local high school football game
And bundle up (it’s a theme for fall after all!)! Nothing screams fall like football! My brother is a coach at Stillwater High School and it’s always so much fun to go watch a game and cheer them on! Brings me back to the high school days..
Rake up a pile of leaves and jump in them
That’s not only for kids right?! How fun to go back to the days when that life was carefree and it was just a blast! Or if you don’t have any leaves to rake up then just take a walk through some!
What are your date ideas for fall?! I always love to hear what I can add to my running list!