February may be the month of love, but who says you can’t spice things up this month? October, the time where everyone’s social media feeds are filled with pictures of pumpkins and clowns, is also a time of fall festivities to be celebrated with your significant other. These activities don’t put a dent in your wallet, and can help spook up your relationship in a good way!
1. Go to the pumpkin patch.
The pumpkin patch never disappoints. You and your significant other can scope it out and eventually bicker over who’s actually found the best pumpkin ever. Many times, patches will have corn mazes and interesting local shops to check out. If you live in San Diego, be sure to check out Pumpkin Station for an essential pumpkin patch experience with your bumpkin.
2. Carve pumpkins together.
Once you’ve gotten the best pumpkins ever, it’s on to the competition for best pumpkin-carver. Do as you please with them; it’s the experience that truly matters. Seen on my Twitter timeline as of recently are creative carvers who use their pumpkins to ask their S.O. to officially be their girlfriend/boyfriend. Nothing’s more romantic this season than a candlelit “Will you be my boo?”
3. Go to a haunted house.
Although not a good suggestion for the faint of heart, going to a haunted house or seasonal haunted set-ups at amusement parks (Disneyland!) with your boyfriend/girlfriend can be one of the best things to do this month. It’s definitely a good excuse to hold onto them a little tighter than usual, you feel me.
4. Hold a scary movie marathon.
What’s October without seeing Freddy Krueger’s lovely claws coming at you from your TV/laptop screens? This activity is a good if all you really want to do lounge around in your pajamas, steal candy from the assorted bags meant for trick-or-treaters, and cuddle with your S.O. while Jigsaw looks for his next victim.
5. Bake Halloween cookies.
The first thing my roommate said when October commenced was, “Can we bake Halloween cookies?” From ghosts to cute jack-o-lanterns, Pillsbury got your back if you want to get spooky in the kitchen with your S.O. Or, if you’re more of a DIY-er, there are plenty of Halloween treat recipes online to help inspire your kitchen romance.
6. Shop for Halloween costumes.
Whether or not you’re planning to trick-or-treat this year, making a trip to Spirit is essential to this month’s festivities. Making fools of yourselves in the newest collection of masks and adult costumes, and scaring each other with the Halloween animatronics, are probably some of the most fun things you can do with your boo.
7. Throw/Go to a costume party together.
This month’s got costume parties galore. Known to many college campuses is Halloweekend, with its onslaught of nighttime festivities and constant costume changes throughout the end of the month. Or, if you’re not feeling the whole fraternity vibe, throwing a costume party with your S.O. can be a great way to end the month on an especially spooky note.