There are so many fun things that this season holds, from pumpkin picking and carving to hayrides and corn mazes. We love the changing of the seasons because it mostly means that we are breaking out a handful of, completely new and creative, date night box themes for our couples!
We are very excited over here, not only because we can drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes and wear sweaters in the office without being made fun of… but, because we just launched our second ever escape room in a box!
Now, there are a few other things that we are excited about with the season change and cooler temperatures. Here are some of our favorite date night activities for Autumn!
- Stay in with a Cozy Date Night in a Box
This one is obviously our favorite activity! Because who doesn’t want a festive date night at home?
- Mulled Cider
Pull out Pinterest to find a yummy warm spiced drink of choice for you and your Hunny!
- Pick your own Pumpkins and Carve Them
Have you ever been to an actual pumpkin patch to PICK your own pumpkin? If you haven’t already, start this as a new tradition this year!
- Costume Parties
Gather some of your closest friends and have a costume contest and Halloween party! If your friends are too far from you, try a ZOOM party!
- Candle Hunting
Go with your person to some of your favorite home goods stores to find the PERFECT holiday scents for your house! Are you an Apple Pie lover, or Pumpkin Latte scented candle fan? Decide together what scent you’d like your home to smell like this year!
- Cozy Indoor Blanket Forts
Light those candles you just bought and let’s get cozy! Level up this date night by setting aside an entire room as your pillow fort space, pin-up blankets to the corners of the room to make this pillow fort more like a pillow CAVE!
- Bonfire and Marshmallows
Bundle up, because we are heading outside! Grab your favorite smores making tools and some firewood because we are roasting marshmallows! Warm-up this date idea by turning on a yule log video on your TV and baking s’mores instead!
- Hot Cocoa Movie Marathons
Is it even Fall if you haven’t had a movie marathon with goodies and hot cocoa?
- Ghoulish Movie Nights
Okay – not for the faint of heart. Compile a list of all your favorite all-time horror flicks, watch as many as you can back to back as you can without checking under the bed for monsters!
- Find a Spot You Can Cuddle Up For a Snuggly Hayride
Many pumpkins patches also offer hayrides! Find a local pumpkin patch and bring some blankets.
- Locate a Nearby Apple Picking Farm
Freshly picked apples are so much tastier than store-bought. Grab a basket and get picking!
- Pick out some local (or not) fairs or festivals to explore
Find the nearest fall festival to you and go all out! Try as many Fall-themed snacks as you can find!
- Bake an Apple Pie with your Freshly Picked Apples
Once you have gotten home from picking your tasty apples straight off the trees, head straight to the kitchen to pop those into a pie! Fall is not complete without the smell of freshly baked apple pie wafting through your kitchen!
- Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Hand-in-hand, during sweater weather, and strolling through a corn maze is the dream.
- Paint Night at Home
Open a bottle of wine and a fresh canvas! What else would you rather like to do with your Hunny on a cold blustery evening in Autumn?
- Visit a Haunted House or Walk Through a Haunted Forest
We don’t know about you, but screaming into our partner’s sweater while being chased by spooky characters in a haunted house is a big vibe.
- Make Caramel Apples
We hope you saved some of those freshly picked apples because the quickest way to eat fruit is when it is covered in candy! Making your own caramel apples from home is fast and easy, and you can decorate them with common pantry items!
- Three Words, Apple. Cider. Donuts.
Have you ever tried apple cider donuts? They are cinnamon filled goodness that gets better with each bite! Try this recipe here to make this yummy at home treat!
- Feeling Extra Classy? Bake your own Pumpkin Pie from Scratch!
Pumpkin everything! Top reasons to make your own pumpkin pie from home: they are easy to make, they taste better than store-bought, and you can say that you made your own pumpkin pie!
- Hike to Find the Most Beautiful Fall Leaves then Press them in a Book
There’s nothing like going on a chilly hike with your person. Collect some of the most beautiful leaves along the way to remember this season. Once they are dried, write your favorite quote on the leaves and frame them for easy handmade home decor.
- Create a Perfect Fall Dinner Menu in the Candlelight
Picture this, you come home from a long day at work. You are exhausted. You turn around from closing the door and your other half has decorated the whole room in candles and has cooked a candle-lit dinner for you both. Just saying, that would be the most romantic thing ever.
- Crisp Morning Bike Ride to your Favorite Place
Put those scarves and beanies on, go ahead and hop on your bikes and pick the most scenic trail you can!
- Take a Camping Trip Before it Gets Too Cold!
There is just something special about camping under the stars right before the season changes and the snow comes.
- Watch a Handful of the Scariest Movies Ever Made!
Not for the faint of heart, compile all your favorite spooky movies to watch with your person! Scary movies are the perfect excuse for cuddling extra close!
- Plan a Getaway to a Beautiful Autumn Location
Do you know those extra gorgeous locations where entire groves of trees turn colors all at the same time? That is what we are talking about! Go escape to somewhere beautiful!
- Go Horseback Riding
If you end your horseback riding afternoon with a picnic, we are pretty sure that is a plot from a Hallmark movie.
- Rent out a Movie Viewing in Theaters for the Ultimate Romantic Movie Night
Some movie theaters allow you to rent out an entire movie screening for small parties. If you’d like to surprise your partner, go big!
- Stay Snuggled in Bed all Weekend Long
The easiest and most lazy way to spend a day, absolutely, but still one of our favorite ways for you to bond with your partner!
- Attend a Football Game
Tailgating is a classic Autumn move! Grab your date and root for your favorite team!
- Create some Homemade Autumn Home Decor
Cut out some bats, or leaves, or take on a more complex crafting project! Maybe even building wreaths like these for each new season can become a new tradition!
- Couples Massage
Honestly, who doesn’t want to relax with a couple’s massage? Extra points if you give each other the massages!
- Get Couples Portraits Taken in your Beanies and Scarves
Taking photos is important for anyone who wants to remember what seasons have come and gone, and all the growth you have seen in your relationship! Surprise the other with a photography session and frame those new pictures in your home.
- Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Turning Trees
The best place to be to see the leaves changing is with a birds-eye view!
- Stay in and Exclusively Watch Old Home Movies
You know the ones, those old recorded videos of you picking your nose or throwing a tantrum in public? Now is the perfect time to stay in and giggle with your partner!
- Take a Ghost Tour
If you’re up for a few happy haunts, do some research on nearby spooky spots that you and your Hunny can go visit!
- Rent a Cabin AirBnB in the Mountains
If you want an extra dose of dreamy, take a mini-vacation to a gorgeous AirBnB of your choice!
- Attend a Drive-In
Don’t worry! You don’t have to brave the chill of the night to see this movie, you can stay in the car with your blankets and cocoa! Research if there are any drive-ins near you!
- Read a Great Book Together
Take turns choosing a title! You can either read out loud to your partner, or you can both enjoy each other’s company and read quietly your own copies.
- Take the Train to a Place You’ve Never Been
Autumn is the perfect time to take the scenic route wherever you’re headed.
- Decorate the House for Halloween Together
Maybe all you need is a simple evening at home doing the things you would normally do individually, together.
- Visit an Escape Room
You can maybe even find an escape room that has virtual options if you would rather stay home!
- Take a Cooking Class
Is there a more romantic way to tell your partner you love them than cooking them a lovely meal? The Sixth Love Language has to include food, right?
- Host a Double Date Game Night
If you’d rather spend your date night with others, host an at-home date night, include us if you want to level up your next date night!
- Adopt a Cuddly New Fur Baby to Snuggle
If this is a step you and your family are ready to make, stop at your local animal shelter to gain a new furry family member this holiday season!
- Take a Day Trip to Somewhere Special
Maybe your “somewhere special” place is your honeymoon location, or maybe it is your favorite restaurant, the sky is the limit on this one!
- Go Wine Tasting
Kick back and relax with your person while checking out some nearby wineries.
- Take a Carriage Ride
If your town offers carriage rides around the town square, now would be the perfect time to look into that!
- Grab a PSL
If you haven’t gotten one already… You now its Pumpkin Spice Season, right?
- Play Tourist in Your Own Town
What are some of the main attractions in your city? Take some time to Google them and take your boo on a local adventure!
- Coffee Shop Hop
Whatever coffee shops your town has to offer, check their hours, and plan an ultimate coffee shop hopping experience. Get your favorite drinks from each shop! And in the process, you are also supporting small businesses!
We know that this list can go on forever, but we are going to stop there. Any time spent with your partner is always a great time, no matter what activity you’re doing, right? By keeping your time with one another intentional, any Autumn activities will be so much fun!
Are you in desperate need of a date night? Try one of our boxes! Each month is a brand new, super unique theme!