Romance and Halloween. Not so much, right? Think again. If costume-less teenage punks sinking their meaty fists into your candy bowl sounds less than appealing, grab your loved one tonight and try one of these ideas:
A midnight graveyard picnic
arrange to meet there if you dare
Create a haunted bedroom
candles, black rose petals, webs, red wine
A walk in the woods
Take along a blanket and flashlight and find the perfect spot to swap ghost stories or Halloween memories.
Fright Night at the Movies
Popcorn, candy and many, many opportunities to clutch your partner
Arrive at a party or large club where everyone will be in costume, but don't tell each other what you'll be. Find each other through clues of body language or behavior-the way they dance, move, speak to others, choice of drink.
Costume party for two
No elaboration needed.
Nighttime pumpkin patch
Carve out some pumpkins and a time long after the trick or treaters have gone to bed. Spread autumn leaves on a blanket in the backyard (or bedroom), light the jack-o-lanterns, have a picnic of wine and dessert.
Love letter or poem
Write a love poem about all the ways your life would be scary without your love in it. Burn the edges of the paper and roll it up in twine or black ribbon. Found haunted love poems work well, too.
Have a great Halloween, everyone!