Tuesday, September 29, 2015

25 Fall Themed Date Nights

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The seasons are changing.  And with fall comes cooler weather, pumpkin patches, and hot apple cider.  Fall also brings new fun opportunities to going on a date with your spouse.  Try some of these Fall Themed Date Nights to reconnect.

1. Cheer on your local high school/college football team.
2. Visit a pumpkin patch and pick out your favorite.
3. Carve pumpkins together.  See who can be the most creative.
4. Toast pumpkin seeds.  Who likes sweet and who likes spicy?
5. Find a spot to watch a movie in the park.  Don't forget the blankets and hot cocoa.
6. Visit a local winery to sample.  Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the fall colors.
7. Head to the nearest state park and explore in the cooler weather.
8. Go apple picking.  Find the nearest U-pick farm and savor the season.
9. Bake something with those apples.  My favorites is these Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars.  Or really any of these.
10. Go garage saling together.  What treasure can you find?
11. Hike those trails that were too hot in the summer.
12. Take some fall portraits while you're on your hike.  Make sure to squeeze in together for a couple's shot.
13. Maybe it's still warm enough for one last swim.  Take a trip to the lake or walk along the beach.
14. Take a hay ride.  Many pumpkin patches offer them.  Or check with your local chamber for fall hay rides.
15. Go to a haunted house.  There are several in our area, ranging from silly fun to truly frightening.
16. Invite other couple over for a bonfire.
17. While you're at it, roast marshmallows and make s'mores.
18. Have a coffee date and sample some seasonal treats, including pumpkin donuts.
19. Attend an outdoor concert or Shakespeare in the park.  Now's the time to snuggle up in those sweaters and blankets.
20. Host a chili cook-off. Invite friends over and don't forget the cornbread.
21. Host a Monday night football party.  Have everyone bring their favorite appetizer.
22. Surprise your spouse at work with a picnic lunch.  Find a local park to spend the lunch hour.
23. Attend a cooking class together and discover some new recipes for the holidays.
24. Start planning your Thanksgiving menu.  Test run your favorite desert to enjoy after the kids go to bed.
25. Find a spot under a changing tree to enjoy a book.  Whether reading the same book or different books, it's a nice time to talk and share what you're reading.

What are your favorite fall date nights?
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