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10 Sukkot-Inspired Date Night Ideas

These creative ideas for a Sukkot-inspired date night with your partner are perfect for this year when you might not get an invite to a meal in a sukkah. Just because you don’t have access to a sukkah doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this fun harvest holiday.

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10 Sukkot Date Night Ideas

1. Have a date night under the stars. Bring blankets and some fall-themed snacks.

2. Shake up some pumpkin cocktails.

3. Help those experiencing housing insecurity by donating items to your local homeless shelter. You’ll find new space and order in your own home in the process.

4. Bake these yummy lemon etrog cupcakes together.

5. Gather local produce at a farmer’s market or from your garden and cook a new dish together.

6. Make Butternut Squash Kugel together on Sukkot and find a place to eat it outside. Say the Shehecheyanu (as you would after eating in the sukkah for the first time) and give thanks for this special occasion.

7. Make an edible sukkah using graham crackers, pretzels, candy & frosting (or whatever is in your pantry).

8. Support a local farm and go apple picking. Take it a step further and bake an apple crumble.

9. Cozy up and watch a nature documentary together.

10. Go on a nature walk or hike somewhere you’ve never been before.

Take a picture of your Sukkot date night and tag us @18Doors on Facebook or Instagram.

Nicole Wasilus

Nicole takes pride in directing the Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service which helps connect over 4,000+ couples and families annually to interfaith-friendly rabbis and cantors as 18Doors’ Director of Lifecycle Connections. She began her career working for Hillel after graduating from Penn State University in 2011. Nicole received her Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from the University of Delaware in 2017. She was recognized in 2020 as a Jewish change-maker in a time of crisis by New York Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36.” When she’s not working, Nicole loves exploring new restaurants in Philadelphia with her husband, seeing independent movies, and taking her Insta-famous dog to the park.