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Tips for a Romantic Halloween

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Though some people may not believe it, Halloween is actually one of the world’s sexiest holidays. Think about it: you get to dress up and pretend to be someone else, the lighting is usually dim, and everything’s just spooky enough to make you snuggle closer to your sweetie. Whether you love to be scared, or enjoy a good role-playing scenario, Halloween is the perfect time to try on different personas and play. Here are just a few tips for getting your Halloween freak on.

Candy is dandy…
Who doesn’t love candy? Halloween is all about sweets, and lots of them, so be sure to have plenty of chocolate on hand. Though the drugstore variety is good in a pinch, if you really want to impress your date, show up with a box of gourmet chocolates like gorgeous Marie Belle, delicious Godiva, or exotic Vosges.

…But liquor is quicker
Of course, a romantic evening at home wouldn’t be complete without a good Halloween-themed cocktail to start things off! Epicurious.com has lots of great drink recipes to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for a classic Bloody Mary or an ultra-strong Corpse Reviver. If you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, they’ve also got tons of great punch recipes, including one for a spectacular Witches Brew.

Frightening food
While we’re on the subject of food, what about a Halloween-themed dinner party? For those that love to cook, Epicurious offers a great Halloween menu, with everything from Deviled Eggs (and other deviled items like crab cakes, fried chicken and potatoes) to Fettucine with Pumpkin, Shiitakes and Mascarpone. Adventurous eating, ahoy!

Graveyard picnic
Though it may sound a bit creepy, a graveyard picnic can be a romantic Halloween activity. Bring a bottle of wine, a few snacks and a blanket to lie on, and you’re all set. To add to the mood, bring a flashlight and a copy of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic Halloween poem, “The Raven,” and take turns reading aloud. Or tell each other your own scary stories, and then snuggle up close when you spook yourselves out.

Scary movie marathon
A tried and true approach to Halloween on a budget, scary movie marathons can be tons of fun. Pick a theme for the evening (ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, etc.) and rent a few titles. Whether you’re looking for guts and gore, psychological thrillers, comedic horror flicks, or classic creep-fests, there are plenty of flicks to choose from. For a great list of Halloween movies to choose from, check out FilmSchoolRejects’ list of The Best Horror Movies for Halloween, or just browse your local store until you find what you’re looking for.

HINT: Vampire movies often make great romantic Halloween choices, what with all the sexy biting. Bram Stoker’s Dracula also features Gary Oldman, who is hands down the hottest Dracula ever.

Costumed role-play
Nothing says Halloween like costumes, and yours can kick off the evening’s activities by setting the tone. Sexy witch? Cast a spell on your lover and see how well it works. Sexy cat? Curl up in your lover’s lap and purr while they stroke you. Sexy pirate? Hand over a skull full of grog and use that hook to pull them in closer for a kiss. Sexy cop? You get the idea. Use your imagination and don’t be afraid to try something new! After all, when you’ve got your mask on, you’re someone else.

Tricks and treats
Another great part of Halloween is its combination of tricks and treats. Bring out both the angel and devil on your shoulders, and let them duke it out in the bedroom. If you’re feeling naughty, introduce a little BDSM by tying your partner up with a silk scarf or blindfolding them. If you’re even bolder, bring out the handcuffs from your Sexy Cop costume and turn it into a fun role-playing scenario.

Whether you decide to stay in or head out to the spooky streets, remember to enjoy yourselves and to always drink responsibly and play safe. Happy Halloween!



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