Advice for a Romantic Halloween Date You Can Do With Kids
Dear April Masini,
I'm a newly divorced mother of two dating a single dad, with two of his own. I would like to do something romantic and fun for Halloween, but I can't afford to hire a babysitter. Do you have any tips or advice for what we could do on a date with the kids, with or without costumes? Sincerely, Single Mom"
April Masini's Advice :
Dear Mummy Mommy,
Halloween may not be just for kids, but if you're dating a single mom or a single dad you had better come up with an idea or two to include them.
Here's a tip:
PUMPKIN PATCH- CARVE YOUR WAY INTO THEIR HEARTS:
Setting the stage:
Having a sense of humor and being lighthearted is phenomenally sexy. It doesn’t mean you aren’t smart or serious or an adult, it simply means you’re confident enough to just have fun and be silly when the occasion call for it.
If this describes you and your partner, then a day at the pumpkin patch is a perfect October date. It’s kind of schmaltzy and just a little sweet, just the kind of thing you gotta do once a year. Obviously, right before Halloween is the best time to go.
Spend the day perusing the farm and picking out your pumpkins. Then go home to carve them up or cook some delicious and seasonal food with them.
Bring the kids:
This is a great date for the whole family.
Dress to impress:
For him -Dark brown corduroy pants are very Fall and very now. Pair them with a crisp white t-shirt underneath a great merino wool crewneck sweater – any color will do. Brown leather shoes or even nice sneakers, like the stylish ones from Puma or even Prada, will round out the look.
For her - Every girl knows Fall offers the best clothing options. For a visit to the pumpkin patch, definitely opt for jeans, brown leather boots with thick heels, or a wedge (there’s nothing is sexy about hobbling along dirt paths in stilettos), a chunky but form-fitting sweater, and brightly- colored scarf.
Devil's in the details:
Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies – you get the picture. Pair it with roasted chicken, seasonal vegetables like squash and zucchini, and a white wine like Australia’s Rosemount Chardonnay Hunter Valley Show Reserve 2002 (only $15).
This time of year is perfect for apple cider:
Apple Cider: 2 64-oz. bottles of apple cider 2 tbsp. packed dark brown sugar 4 whole cloves 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 4 cinnamon sticks 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 cups bourbon
To Drink: Make one spicy batch of cider for the grown-ups only!