Fall-nomenal date ideas
Summer love may be exciting and playful, but there’s something inherently romantic about the warm and fuzzy feelings evoked by the cooler air and changing leaves. From cozy sweaters and carriage rides to firelight camping, leaf-peeping and snuggling close on the couch, fall is in full swing.
Check out ShopAtHome.com’s favorite fall date ideas as the chill sets in and heat up your relationship with that special someone:
1. Go camping or rent a cabin in the mountains:
Snuggle under a fleece or flannel blanket and roast “fancy S’mores.” Spice things up and challenge each other to see who can come up with the most unique s’more concoction.
Use Sub Rolos, caramels, Reece’s or M&Ms for plain chocolate and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, peanut butter, chocolate chips or cinnamon for an extra flare. Instead of graham crackers try vanilla wafers, cookies, bacon, pretzels or Ritz crackers.
You can also try flavored marshmallows, likepumpkin-spice, vanilla or strawberry. You can even kick it up a notch of with chocolate-covered maple-flavored marshmallows, or chocolate-covered marshmallow bears. Chocolate-covered marshmallow bears, $7.98, Walmart.com
2. Watch a scary movie — outside:
Want to really feel the chill of a thrill? Download a scary movie on your tabletor smartphone an pack a cozy blanket, some popcorn and a thermos of hot chocolate, and find somewhere to watch it outside. Look for a park, stretch out in a corn field or bring a scary movie camping with you.
There’s something romantic — and also chilling – about watching a movie under the open sky. Expect plenty of cuddling. Thermos Foogo Vacuum Insulated Food Jar, $14.86, Walmart.com
3. Mull your own wine:
Mulling wine is surprisingly simple, and there are endless recipes to explore. Spend a night in mulling wine and try a few different recipes to find your favorite. For starters, to combine wine with cider and juice, and then flavor with honey, orange zest, cloves, anise and cinnamon. It’s ready once you boil and simmer. See if you can make your own mulled wine recipe. Have your own mulled wine recipe? Share it with us in the comments section!
Another fun cocktail recipe to make is a Moscow Mule. Serve in copper mugs, because copper mugs are oh-so fall, and you can’t have an authentic mule without one. Moscow Mule Mug, $16.95, Pier One Imports
Any way you go, we hope you and your sweetheart take advantage of the chill in the air and spice up your date night!