Let us help you plan a season of fun with these great fall date ideas! Just because the temps have turned a bit chillier and Halloween has come and gone in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find any fun activities for your next date night. In fact, we think it might be the best time of the year for indoor and outdoor activities. Chilly but not freezing temperatures make outdoor activities fun, and the early darkness of daylight savings time means more time spent indoors snuggling up together to watch a movie or play a game. We found a few favorite ideas for a fall date to share with you – do you see your favorite here? What are we missing?
Add these great fall date ideas to your bucket list:
- Attend a football game – It doesn’t have to be the Cincinnati Bengals tossing the pigskin at Paul Brown Stadium, go back to school and cheer on your college or high school team to their next victory! Tailgate beforehand, bring blankets, and snuggle up close for a night of fun.
- Set your night ablaze – Grab some firewood and set up for a night by the firepit. Make s’mores, roast marshmallows, or make it a “meal” with a weenie roast, too! Make sure you have your favorite frosty cold or steaming hot beverage and spend the night talking and laughing together on a crisp, fall night. You could even make this a group date idea by inviting friends.
- Make your fall bucket list – Are there things you want to do every fall season but always seem to forget when the time comes? Sit down with your sweetheart and make a bucket list of all of the fun things you want to do. Take turns naming your favorite fall activities. Think outside of the box and have fun!
- Decorate for Thanksgiving – Between Halloween and Christmas, turkey day often gets overlooked. Make fall leaf garlands to hang on your mantel or from the ceiling. Decorate a pumpkin to grace your Thanksgiving table. Are you hosting the big meal this year? Make a night of creating fun table settings to celebrate the holiday. Go on a walk in your favorite park and collect fallen leaves, pinecones, acorns, and all of fall’s bounty then use them to decorate your home. Check out Pinterest for some great ideas.
- Make a grateful jar – Spend some time together brainstorming all of the things you’ve been grateful for in the past year, write them on small pieces of paper, then fold them up and place them in your jar. Once a week, or more often, take turns pulling a piece of paper from the jar and sharing the contents. You’ll find you have more to be thankful for than you ever knew, and revisiting those moments will bring you both closer together.
- Have a chili cook-off with friends – Invite your friends to bring their best chili game for a chili cook-off! Recruit special judges, set up a table with tasting cups and spoons, and have everyone bring their best chili recipe and any special toppings then ice your favorite brews and enjoy a night chatting and tasting with all of your friends.
Don’t forget all of the other great things you can do this time of year, like take a fall foliage drive, visit a pumpkin farm, find a fall festival, take a hike, and so much more.