13 Cosy Autumn Date Night Ideas*

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Autumn is the perfect time to indulge in some quality time with bae; the darker nights and colder temperatures mean that it’s basically essential to have at least one cosy day/night a week. Whether you choose to stay at home or head out for an autumnal walk, there’s plenty of ways to get cosy with your beau this autumn.

1. Movie night at home

It’s obviously imperative to light all the candles, buy all the snacks and snuggle up with all the blankets while watching a cosy movie or binge-watching your favourite TV show. Bonus points if you order pizza too.

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2. Talk a romantic stroll in the woods

Autumn is the best time of year to go for walks as the leaves on the trees are so beautiful to admire; the reds, oranges and browns also make the perfect backdrop for taking a few cheeky OOTDs.

3. Visit the cinema and watch all the latest horror movie releases

I can safely say that this is not something Matt and I will be doing (although he really wants me to go and see IT so we’ll see…) because I literally hate horror movies. However, if horror and gore is yours and bae’s thing then the cinema is the perfect place for an autumn date night as you can cuddle up together and hide behind your popcorn when things get a bit too intense.

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4. Watch a football match

This is a pretty different one for date night but Matt and I went to watch a football match last year and it was actually awesome (not the football itself – I think it’s terrible). Just wrapping up warm, drinking a few delicious ciders and heading to a pub for a hot meal afterwards was a perfect way to spend an evening.

5. Have a Starbucks date

After working at Starbucks for six months last year, I think I’ve had my fair share of PSL to last me a lifetime, but a cosy coffee date sipping some delicious warm drinks is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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6. Attend a bonfire

I know I’ve said it countless times but I really can’t convey just how much I adore this time of year and Bonfire Night is one of my favourite dates in the calendar. Toasting marshmallows, eating toffee apples and twirling sparklers all while watching the fireworks is literally one of the best dates you can go on IMO.

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7. Carve pumpkins

I think this one is pretty much a given but carving pumpkins together can be incredibly romantic, albeit slightly messy. You could even save the insides and make a yummy pumpkin-flavoured treat together.

8. Make a delicious autumn dish accompanied by some yummy cocktails

Another date night that’s perfect for a cosy weekend in at home is making a lovely, warm meal such as a stew or casserole and pairing it with a refreshing glass of wine. Light some candles, put some music on and enjoy a gorgeous meal, just the two of you.

9. Take a nap together

I don’t really think this one needs much explanation or encouragement because who doesn’t love a long, lazy nap? There’s been plenty of Sundays where Matt and I have spent a good few hours just napping and there’s literally nothing better when you have no deadlines to meet or any plans for the day.

10. Build a den and spend the whole day in it

You could kit it out with fairy lights, snacks and board games and you could even bring all your duvets and blankets in and sleep in there! This is probably one of my fave cosy date ideas!

11. Go on a ghost walk/tour

We’re lucky that we have access to the York Dungeons as we live just ten minutes from the city centre but we’ve never actually been on the ghost walk or to the dungeons themselves! However, I think that this is the perfect idea for a cosy autumn date as it gives you the chance to huddle up together and enjoy all the scary sights.

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12. Go Christmas shopping together

While this one might seem a bit premature, going Christmas shopping is the ultimate way to ensure you’re organised for the festivities and you could also treat yourselves to some goodies too!

13. Host a couples only dinner party

Although this won’t give you the chance to spend some quality one on one time with bae, it will give you the opportunity to catch up with all of your friends and enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and discussing each other’s love lives.

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What are your favourite date night ideas for autumn? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

*This post was sponsored by the aforementioned dating sites. All thoughts and opinions regarding cosy autumn dates are entirely my own, please see my disclaimer for more.

28 Comments

  1. Chloe
    11th October 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Looove this post Chlo! So many great ideas for dates I’m gonna take Johnny on! Not sure about taking him to Starbucks now I work there though – I’m already a bit sick of it! 😂

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      14th October 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Haha I used to work there too and it definitely wears off after a while xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      11th October 2017 / 10:13 pm

      It definitely is! X

  2. abbeylouisarose
    12th October 2017 / 8:37 am

    I absolutely love the idea of carving pumpkins with bae, heading off to a pumpkin patch to pick them first also sounds wonderful, fuelled by plenty of hot chocolate of course! I’d love to do a couples dinner party in the near future as well! Fab post as always, I hope you and Matt get to do plenty of these lovely things this autumn!

    Abbey 🌈 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
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      14th October 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much Abbey xx

  3. 12th October 2017 / 9:36 am

    Fab post! We’re hoping to go to a huge firework display this year which will be nice & I definitely wanna try making a really Autumnal type dinner for us too (:

    Jenny 🎀
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

    • chloedickenson
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      14th October 2017 / 8:01 pm

      That sounds awesome! X

  4. candice
    12th October 2017 / 10:18 am

    I really love having movie nights at home with pizza!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  5. 12th October 2017 / 10:30 am

    I actually think shopping with a partner/potential partner a really big deal. Let’s face it, shopping can be stressful at the best of times.
    I love this post. As some one who’s just started dating again, you’ve given me so many great ideas!
    Em
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com xxx

    • chloedickenson
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      14th October 2017 / 8:02 pm

      I totally agree! Xx

  6. Terri Heckley
    12th October 2017 / 10:43 am

    I love going to football matches with my boyfriend! We actually go to hockey too which I love as wrapping up warm with a cup of tea feels extra wintery haha x

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      14th October 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Ooh that sounds lush! Xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      14th October 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you! X

  7. 12th October 2017 / 4:07 pm

    You have made me feel so cosy after reading this post, movies are a must, you make me want to carve pumpkins and start Christmas shopping!!! Great post! xox
    Emma • http://www.emmalanglands.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
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      12th October 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  8. Kayleigh Zara
    13th October 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Starbucks dates are my favourite there’s nothing like a coffee date! I also enjoy going to the cinema for dates too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • chloedickenson
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      14th October 2017 / 8:07 pm

      I totally agree! X

  9. 13th October 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I loved reading this post so much, and love date nights so much. If we had our own house rather than a flat I think Luke would be making mini bonfires 24/7 lol. Pumpkin carving is super appropriate too, I think we’re going to head to a pumpkin patch over the weekend xx

    • chloedickenson
      Author
      14th October 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you ever so much! X

  10. 14th October 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Amazing post and amazing ideas!! I agree about the football it’s rubbish but the experience is good… I swap cider for tea and a hotdog!! Xxxxxx

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    • chloedickenson
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      14th October 2017 / 7:46 pm

      Ooh sounds fab! Xxxx

  11. Debra-Bow
    14th October 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Jonny and I literally do all of these things all of the time anyway but reading this is a good reminder of the things we’ve already done to do it again! We go to a local bonfire every year in our village and I’m really excited for that to come around again, and although I LOVE carving pumpkins – J, not so much… so that’s usually left to me whilst he plays on the xbox LOL!

    • chloedickenson
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      14th October 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Haha that sounds lush! Xx

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