Group Date Night Making Caramel Apples

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Fall is not really FALL without caramel apples, am I right? And making them is part of the fun! Homemade, gourmet caramel apples were an autumn tradition in my family, and they are seriously DELISH! A sweet, yet tart, apple dipped in creamy caramel, then dipped in chocolate, then dipped in toppings for more yumminess… how can you say no??! And the apple part makes it slightly healthy, right? Let’s take this delicious idea and turn it into a date night for you… host your own Caramel Apple Party! Invite all of your friends for a big, awesome group date, or just enjoy these heavenly treats one-on-one with your sweetie!

And if you are looking for a fabulous caramel apple recipe, we’ve got your covered there too! Scroll on down to the bottom of the post for 15+ mouth watering caramel apple recipes that you can do at home.

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I cannot get over how cute the caramel apples are on these printables! I love that they look just like a caramel apple, popsicle stick and all! Our girl Cassia from Cassia Leigh Designs whipped these puppies up for us. THANK YOU Cassia! With these perfect printables, you can have an adorable caramel apples themed date night with you and your friends!

Hosting a Caramel Apple Party date night is the perfect way to celebrate fall with friends. Send out this group date invitation to inform your favorite peeps of all the info needed.

Caramel Apple Party Group Date Invitation

Attach a popsicle stick in between the front and back and glue them together! Cassia designed these to fit inside of a 4×6″ envelope. Genius!

Group Date idea with caramel apples!

If you’re feeling like you need some more one-on-one time with your sweetie, just decorate caramel apples together. Have a caramel apple party for two! Hey, that just means fewer people to share these mouth-watering caramel apples with, right?! Use the red apple invitation to let your love know they are “the apple of your eye!”

Party invitation to make caramel apples

This date will help ensure that you both have an “Apple-y” Ever After at the end of your fairy tale love story! Fill out the details of your private caramel apple party on the back of the invite so they can mark their calendar for date night!

Invitation to make caramel apples together

Make your own Caramel Apples

Whether you are hosting lots of guests, or just enjoying husband and wife time together, make your caramel apple party a success with an easy caramel apple bar! Use our printable topping labels to mark what types of yummy goodies you’ve provided for your caramel apples. Glue or tape a popsicle stick to the back of these cuties, with a little bit sticking above AND below the printable. Plop the stick into your bowl of toppings and you’re ready for dipping! We left some of the labels blank if you want to try some other topping combinations. Making your own caramel apples has never been cuter!

Make your own caramel apples

My FAVORITE apple combo is caramel with white chocolate and cinnamon sugar. It’s like an apple pie! My hubby prefers caramel with milk chocolate and toffee. The possibilities are ENDLESS here with so many different caramel apples to choose from!

At the bottom of this post, we’ve linked up to bunches of caramel apple recipes! Scroll down to see ’em!

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Caramel Apple Themed Party Game

While you wait for the caramel and chocolatey goodness on your apples to cool and harden, we’ve created printables for a fabulous party game! Who’s played Apples to Apples before? This is the same game, only a DIY version to make it more personalized to your group specifically (which means more HILARIOUS)!

DIY Apples 2 Apples Game

Fun Game For A Group Date

Rules & Set Up


  • Print the “How Do You Like Them Apples” game mat.
  • Print one page of game cards for each player (4 or more players).
  • GREEN CARDS – Have each player cut out the GREEN cards on their sheet and write NOUNS in the white space. Persons, places, & things. Note: Here’s where you can have some fun. Encourage your group to think about connections they might have with one another (i.e. people in the room, a favorite blankie of a child’s, an ex-boyfriend that everybody laughs about now, etc). We used phrases like “Uncle Ryan’s muscles” or “Hannah’s binky.” This makes for some potentially hilarious rounds in the game
  • RED CARDS – Have each player cut out the RED cards on their sheet and fill in DESCRIPTION words. (i.e. stinky, bumpy, pungent, etc).
  • Everyone in the group should put all of their green cards together in one communal pile, and the red cards in another pile. Mix them all up!

How To Play

  1. To start the game, each player should choose 5 GREEN cards from the noun pile. Don’t let anyone see your cards.
  2. For each round, select a “judge.” This person will draw a RED description card from the pile and place it face up in the center of the game mat. This judge will not play this round but will instead choose the winner!
  3. After seeing the RED description card the judge lays down, all other players will look at their GREEN noun cards and select the one that they think fits that description the best. Place that card face down near the judge. Note: Since this game is subjective, players should take into account who the judge is for that round and what he/she may choose.
  4. The judge will then read each GREEN noun card aloud, and place them on the game mat for all to see. No one in the group is allowed to tell which card is theirs yet! The judge will select the GREEN noun card that he/she feels best fits the RED description card.
  5. Whoever played the chosen card is the winner of the round. They collect the RED card and keep it near them. All of the other GREEN noun cards that were laid down should be discarded.
  6. For the next round, each player draws a new GREEN noun card to replace the one laid down. The judge for the next round is the person to the right.
  7. The game ends when everyone has been the judge OR you run out of GREEN noun cards (whichever you prefer). The winner is the one who has collected the most RED description cards at the end!

This DIY version of Apples to Apples was inspired by the Thriving Home blog. You can check out her post to see how they played!

How Do You Like Them Apples?

DIY Apples 2 Apples Game for TWO

Caramel apple party game idea.

Rules & Set Up


  • Print the “How Do You Like Them Apples” game mat.
  • Print 2 pages of game cards for each player (you and your spouse).
  • GREEN CARDS – Each of you cut out the GREEN cards on your sheets and write NOUNS (persons, places, & things) in the white space.  Note: Here’s where you can have some fun. Encourage your spouse to think about connections or memories you have (i.e. a funny coworker, a favorite place you’ve been together, a favorite body part of your spouse, etc). Example: “Sarah’s lips,” “John’s old sweatpants,” or “Our Wedding Day.” This will make things really funny and get you talking about your memories and relationship.
  • RED CARDS – Each of you cut out the RED cards on your sheet and fill in DESCRIPTION words (i.e. stinky, bumpy, pungent, etc).
  • Put all of their GREEN cards together in one communal pile, and the RED cards in another pile. Mix them all up!

How To Play

  1. To start the game, both of you should choose 5 GREEN cards from the noun pile. Don’t let your spouse see your cards!
  2. For each round, take turns being the “judge.” This person will draw a RED description card from the pile and place it face up in the center of the game mat. This judge will not play this round but will instead choose the winning card.
  3. The spouse playing chooses 2 GREEN noun cards from his or her hand. That spouse also draws 2 GREEN noun cards from the deck randomly and shuffles them with the two chosen cards.
  4. The 4 shuffled GREEN cards are given to the judge, who lays them on the game mat, and then selects the best one. If the GREEN card selected is one of the cards from the other spouse, that player gets to keep the card. If not, discard it. The player should refill their hand with 2 new cards.
  5. Play until all of the GREEN cards are gone. Whomever has the most RED cards at the end, WINS! Shuffle and play again if you’re up for it!

This game will have you in stitches! It’s even funnier than traditional Apples to Apples with the personalized touch. So let’s get this caramel apple party started, shall we?

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Now that you have all the printables to pull this off, we’ve gathered some amazing caramel apple recipe ideas for your Caramel Apple Party Date Night! I love all of the toppings ideas, from Oreos to M&M’s to pumpkin spice! Mmmmm…. drooling! It’s so hard to pick your favorite caramel apple recipe from all of these delicious options!

Caramel Apple Recipe Ideas

caramel apple recipe ideas

Let’s dive into these mouth-watering caramel apple recipe ideas, shall we?! Not only do they taste divine, they look gorgeous too. Total eye candy – as well as mouth candy!
Delicious Caramel Apple Recipe Ideas

  1. Apple Pie Caramel Apple – My very favorite caramel apple recipe!
  2. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apple – Anything pumpkin and spice is a MUST for fall!
  3. Peanut Butter Caramel Apples – Heaven on a stick!
  4. Oreo Chocolate Caramel Apples – Oreos on any dessert just takes it to the next level!
  5. S’mores Caramel Apples – Add marshmallow, chocolate, and a little graham cracker to this apple!
  6. Candy Bar Toppings Caramel Apples – Crumbled candy bars are a great topping!
  7. Bacon Chocolate Caramel Apples – Bacon goes well on anything, right? I’m totally curious to try this one out!
  8. Cinnamon Caramel Apple “Pumpkins” – These cutie patootie apples look like little pumpkins.
    DIY Caramel Apple Recipe Ideas
  9. Stuffed Caramel Apples – Not only is the outside covered in deliciousness, but you can stuff chocolate or caramel in the middle!
  10. Slow Cooker Caramel Apples – Use your slow cooker as the perfect way to melt and serve the caramel for your apples!
  11. Caramel Apple Decorating Tips – Use a condiment bottle to drizzle the chocolate – clever!
  12. Sticks for Stems – Get a woodsy, rustic look by using small branches instead of popsicle sticks
  13. Sand your Apples – Such a clever tip – use fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand your apples. Helps the caramel stay on better!
  14. Caramel Apple in a Jar Gift Idea – The perfect way to gift a mini caramel apple kit to a friend or loved one!
  15. Mini Caramel Apples – If you’d rather munch on bite-sized treats, try out this trick with a melon baller!
  16. Caramel Apple Slices Bar – Perfect for your Caramel Apple Party Date Night!

So there you have it! Adorable printables, a crazy-fun game and some heavenly treats – you’ve got yourself a caramel apple party!

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Wait, wait, wait –  before you grab your keys and wallet and head to the grocery store to get those apples and caramel, check out some other fun fall date nights!

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I'm a happy gal who's lucky enough to have the sweetest, goofiest, most handsome husband, and two darling little girls! I try to stay positive, look for the best in others and my highest priorities are my faith, family and friends. Some of my favorite things include cuddling (I wish it was my full-time job!), yoga, DIY home projects, donut hunting, bike rides, parties, picnics and trying new recipes. I have a serious sweet tooth and will do anything to get to sunshine & the beach!

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  1. I want to do this with my family! The printables are so cute and there are so many great ideas for a fun family night.

  2. This date is SOOOOOO cute!!! Perfect for this time of year! We just visited a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location near us and Jamie bought a Carmel apple.. with ALL the fixings… it was AH-mazing!!