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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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.
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