Couple of Date Ideas, Part 3 | Fall Edition

Even though September 23rd marks the first day of Autumn, you know I had to make this post a couple weeks before hand so you'll be well prepared for all the events coming. You pretty much know the drill by now and I don't have to give you a long winded intro anymore. I will say that you should go back and look at the previous two entries as they might have some date ideas also depending on where you are in the world. Because some people are lucky to have extended periods of warmer weather than the rest of us, but I'm not hating or anything, (looks at you Caribbean followers). But none the less, here it guys, enjoy.

1. Fall Festivals or The County Fair. [Well you already know what time it is, time for deep fried Oreo's, doughnut burgers, funnel cakes, and, oh how could I ever forget, turkey legs. The fair is a time that a lot of people love because it's theme park that most people have to drive hours have fun in. I know a lot of people who go mainly for the food and the couple of rides that they have to offer. Either way, this is a sure fire thing for you to have fun at.]

2. Fall Photo Shoot. [Fall has some pretty awesome backdrops for couples pictures, most people love to take them with the autumn leaves and changing colors. Or if you don't feel like paying a professional, go out and make your props like a pile of leaves, and have your significant other snap the pictures of you doing random stuff. Or you could also set the timer and both join in on the fun. Either way, taking pictures this time of year always results in some great candid's.]

3. Playing with your pumpkin. [You see what I did there, playing with your pumpkin, because your pumpkin also mean, you know what, never mind lol. Try going to the pumpkin patch, picking one out & decorating them. Come home to carve them together and roast the pumpkin seeds. You can also have a little contest among your friends to see who can come up with the best carved one.] You can also try these other things with pumpkins:

  • Make Pumpkin Caramel Apples
  • Make Pumpkin Dip
  • Eat Dinner out of Pumpkin Bread Bowls

4. Go on a hay ride. [I actually grew up in South Carolina and we had these every year around this time, and I actually never went on one. So this is something I'm interested in for the experience. Not too many places that are major cities have these. Typically if you have them, they're in the country or rural area. But if you're lucky enough to have them around, I would advise to take your significant other on one, sort of something you can say you did one day looking back.]

5. Attend a drive-in movie. [I actually had this in my pervious date ideas, and I wanted to post it again because early in the fall season you, like right about now, the nights get real cool, depending on where you are, just down right chilly. But none the less, if you go around before dark or dusk you can catch the last bit of warmish to cool weather before the season is out while checking out some movies that you may have missed in the last couple of weeks.]

6. Halloween, Halloween, HALLOWEEN! [That time of the year when people get excited to be someone for the night and do cool things. There are tons of things to do during Halloween, whether it be the Halloween parade, touring the haunted house, going on a haunted hay ride (yes they have those), or if you live in a major city, downtown is the perfect area to see people dressed up at all the local bars. I had fun last year walking around and taking pictures with all the creative people as you can see below.]

7. Host a costume party. [If you are fortunate to have a lot of friends, why not just gather them all up and have a costume party at your place. You could also try to persuade to talk your boss into letting you guys have a party at work after hours. Going as couples dressed a like isn't a bad thing and always can be creative if you actually try to work with each other. Hey who knows, at the end of the night, the costumes can actually be the gift's that keep on giving lol.]

8. Watch scary movies. [On a random night during the week of Halloween, have it where you guys watch some scary movies together. If you're not into scary movies, like me, then you can watch something like Ghostbusters or Harry Potter. Either way, pick one or two movies and just chill out with each other and enjoy it over some popcorn. It was even suggested if you're really about that life, take the laptop to a dark open field or an old abandon house and watch it there. I'm not suggesting either because it doesn't all too safe, but hey, to each their own.

9. Have a thermos picnic. [I saw this online and I was pretty intrigued by it. Taking a blanket outside and cuddling in the backyard while enjoying some hot coco, coffee or even some soup. This is the first I'm actually hearing about it, and it sounds pretty cool. If that is a little too far out there for you, just get a fire pit going, and sit around that, you can even invite friends to join you. This is also a great time to make some s'mores if you're having a fire pit present.]

10. Go to a football game. [College & professional football just started and before you know it, it will be homecoming season for college football, and the some pretty big games for the NFL. Even if you're not into football like that, the atmosphere of the live event will pump you up, as well as all the tailgating. Not a big fan of live experiences? Well don't worry, having some friends over for a viewing party is just as exciting. You can even crank up the grill and have some while watching the game.]

11. Go on a fall foliage drive. [I'm a big fan of the weather and how awesome it can look in pictures. It's always cool to get out and just take a drive around and see how the weather is changing and sometimes depending on where you are, the weather actually brings out the niceness in your area. Fall is the perfect time to see all the different colors of brown, yellow, and green. Might even find some cool areas to take pictures. This would also be a great time to check out the sunrise or sunset, which ever you perfer. November 17th is also the peak time for Leonid Meteor Showers, so you can get to see some cool things if you care to give it a try.]

12. Plan a cuddle date. [There are going to be those chilly days when you get to work and you just don't feel like being there, so the whole entire day drags. This is a good one in a sense that everyone just wants to relax, and what's a better way than having that one to fall asleep with while just relaxing or catching up on a TV show you guys both watch together. Or you could also just cut out all of the lights, turn on some soothing slow jams and light some candles all around, enjoying the dim lit room for two. Put on your most comfortable robe and slippers, and grab your favorite drink.]

13. Make a cozy fort for two. [Well speaking of cuddling, instead of having the conventional area in your bedroom or living room, if you have the space, go in the extra bed room and set it up all nice with the lights and other DIY kind of decorations. I actually included a picture I saw on Tumblr that I thought was pretty cool idea of having something setup.]

14. Go on a bookstore date. [You're going to be cooped up in the house because of the weather on most nights when it gets closer to the end of the season, so why not go on a date to the bookstore. Before you brush me off, hear me out. Reading is definitely fundamental and is making a come back with most young adults, so why not pick out a book that is your favorite or think the other should read. Both are beneficial for the purpose of getting one another a little more.]

15. Date night in the city. [Mentioned on my last installment as well, there are still painting parties, pottery classes, museums, art gallery parties. Just have to look for it, if you're in a major city then you know those events don't stop running because the weather gets a little chilly.]

16. Still time to be adventurous. [Go Horseback Riding, a hot air balloon ride date, zip-lining, Hiking, bike trail, or just take a ride on a rented bicycle built for two. Either way there's still time to do activities outside for a date before it gets too cold. You might have to wear some pants or a nice jacket, but none the less, there's plenty of time to spend outside.]

17. Cooking! [Since you guys are going to spending a little more time in the house in the later part of the season, you two can teach each other how to cook your favorite dish or try something new together. Going to the library or bookstore to pick up a cookbook is a great idea. You could even flip to the food network and see if you find something that peaks your interest. There are plenty of websites dedicated to couples and cooking projects.]

19. Plan a Thanksgiving prep date. [If you guys plan on spending the Thanksgiving holiday with one another, then you could easily have a night where you guys prepare the dish you're going to bring with an open bottle of wine or favorite alcoholic beverage, if you drink that is, and just talk and cook together. Doesn't seem like much, but the time you two spend together doing something like cooking to impress the other's family will be big down the line.]

20. Pay it forward. [This is different kind of date idea that I also saw online, November 13 is World Kindness Day. So on this day you guys can either do something together like volunteer at a soup kitchen or you can each pick out something kind to do for someone else. It can be big as donating money to your favorite charity or it could be something as small as giving your college aged family member money for something they want. Either way, think outside the box for a date, and take some time to do something for someone else, together.]

Well there you have it, some cool date ideas for the fall time. There is never a shortage of date ideas as long as you try to be creative or look for things to do. If there is something that I missed and you think should be on this list, leave it in the comments below or contact me on one of my social media accounts. Until part four, see you guys later.

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