- TBH… I’ve never really been a huge fan of Halloween. Though, now as a parent, it’s much for fun. Dressing the kids up and seeing their excitement as they plunge into their over sized trick-or-treat pumpkin bin to see if they got Rice Crispy Treats. And, now that I think about it, I did enjoy that Halloween where I dressed up like Nacho Libre, and my wife dressed as the nun… no, no picture evidence will be presented here. Now that we are focused on our kid’s holiday experience, it is often difficult to take a step back and focus on our own enjoyment of the season.
Here are a few fun tips to connect with your spouse this October… and some good theme music to set the mood.
- Sweet Treats:
Surprise your partner with their favorite Halloween Candy to share (after the kids go down for bed). Show them you know and care about them with their favorite treat.
- Ghost Stories:
Discuss with your partner your deepest fear as a child. What made that scary? What made you feel better? What made you feel comforted in scary times as a child, and now? How do you feel safe and secure with your partner now?
Crash a community Halloween party (like at a church or community center – without kids), where you don’t know anyone. Recapture a sense of novelty and intrigue in your relationship.
- Trick the Treat:
Drive to a children’s shelter, Ronald McDonald’s House, Church, community center or the like (call ahead and set it up before you go), to hand out candy to the kids.
- Hayride Snuggles
Go on a hayride, or just a evening local road-trip to the lake or scenic overview- key word here is snuggles… take time to just hold and be held by your partner.
What are some of your creative ideas on how to connect with your partner this October??