Date Night(or Day) Ideas
In the spirit of all things wedding this summer, I thought it would be cool to give the Bride a box of dates that she could go on with her new husband. I call it the “Big Ol’ Box of Dates”. I searched the internet for as many date ideas as I could find and added in a few of my own. I printed the dates out onto card stock and cut them into strips and put them in the box.I purchased a very pretty box from the local dollar store. I added some blank strips to the box as well, so the bride and groom could add date ideas that they come up with. Some of these date ideas sound like they could be really fun, I have listed them below.
Wake up at 4am & watch the sunrise together
Have an extravagant brunch at 8am
Go to an art gallery during the afternoon
Bring half an evening. One person brings the food, & the other brings a movie!
Make a fort
Bring your favourite book & read the first chapter aloud.
Do something neither of you have done before Pottery class? Swing dancing lessons? It’s nice to share an experience that is new to both of you!
Random restaurant date. Search for restaurants in your area, close your eyes, roll your mouse & point at the screen.
Decorate a Christmas tree together
Playground date. Slides and monkey bars are fun plus whatever else the park has to offer
A drive-in movie
Sugar date. Go to a convenience store. Buy cheap, sugary treats. Find somewhere to sit & enjoy !
Pretend to be tourists, Go & do the stuff you’ve never done because, well, you’ve always lived here. Take plenty of photos!
Take a really long walk and find a different mode of transportation back
Art date. Get a canvas or a big piece of paper, some paint, pencils or pastels, & go crazy.
Take cameras & explore an abandoned place
The generational date, Pretend you’re an age that you’re not, then act accordingly. A senior citizens date might involve going lawn bowling, making apple sauce & watching
The Price Is Right. A teenager date might involve roller-skating, making out in public & drinking vodka in an alley-way. You get the idea…
The recession date, Triple B’s: eat at Burger King, take the bus to get there, then go & play bingo. Go window shopping afterwards!
Make cupcakes together
Travel without going anywhere, The premise is simple. Have a normal date but speak with an accent. You both have to do it, by the way, or it doesn’t count.
Jump on a trampoline
Ice-cream Date, Get a really big sundae & split it. Then, when you’re done, find somewhere to lie down & talk about how sick you feel. A bonding experience to be sure!
Have a five-course dinner… at different places. Have an appetiser at one place, soup somewhere else, a main here, a dessert there, & coffee at your favourite cafe.
Home Theme Night, Example: The theme is Mexican. Make tacos for dinner, rent a Mexican/American movie and then youtube salsa dance lessons and learn some routines.
Scavenger Hunt, Ask a friend to create a scavenger hunt list or create one yourself, and then go around your town and snap photos of everything on the list as you find it.
Playing with Puppies at Your Local Pet Store
Long Drive Jump in the car and go for a long drive. Listen to some music or just talk.
GPS a Restaurant, Jump in your car , set up your GPS. Pick a location and simply pick a random restaurant you want to try.
New Recipe Night
Winter Picnic in Your Living Room
S’mores on an Outdoor Fire Place
Hiking at a Local Park
Book Store Date, Head over to your local book store and grab a few magazines or books together.
Try Something New, Instead of just going to the same restaurants you always go to, pick a new restaurant or, better yet, pick an ethnic style of food neither of you have tried before
Babysit for Friends, You get to hang out with the kids while your friends, who usually have the kids, get a night out on their own.
Paint a Picture, Get a cheap canvas and some paint supplies and have fun painting a picture together.
Breakfast for Dinner, Instead of just saving those things for the morning, have pancakes, eggs, French toast or whatever for dinner.
Stay in Bed All Day, when you both have a day off from work, just stay in bed all day.
Refinish Old Furniture, Head to a antique store or a used furniture store and find something that is older, beat-up and cheap. Bring it home and sand it or paint it, whatever it takes to make it new again.
Redecorate a Room, Pick a room and change it up. Paint it a different color, move the furniture or switch two rooms entirely.
Video Game Night, Pick some games that you could both enjoy and have fun playing some video games together.
Try a New Outdoor Sport/Game, Decide on a new outdoor sport or game to try and give it a whirl. Badminton, horse shoes, tennis, etc.
Play Cards, Enjoy an evening of just playing some cards. Maybe try some new games.
Go to a Local Film Festival
Get a Meal at a Farmer’s Market, Head to a local Farmer’s Market and get some stuff to have for lunch or dinner.
Attend a Local Art Show
Go to the Zoo/Aquarium/Etc.
Go for a Bike Ride, Find some local trails and go for a nice long ride.
Board Game Night, Pull out some games good for two and have fun playing Checkers, Chess, Battleship, Chutes and Ladders and more.
Hanging Out Night, Sometimes it’s nice to spend time doing normal, relaxing things together. One of you likes to read, listen to music, cook, write…do them individually according to taste but try to do them in the same room. You can run ideas or thoughts by each other while both relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.
Check out events at local bookstores.
Go off the grid for the weekend- no cell phones, no tv, no computers. You’ll be amazed at what you do for entertainment.
Go see a movie.
Play some miniature golf.
Swing some golf balls at the driving range.
Put together a puzzle.
Give yourself an imaginary budget. Then separately go online and pick out all the things you would buy for each other with the money.
Get active! Go on a bike ride, hike, walk, etc.
Crayola Date Night, Grab a box of crayons and draw pictures
Lego Date Night, Spend the evening putting Lego together
Make homemade pizzas together.
Try a new sport together.
Go to a thrift store. Each person gets $5 to spend! See who ends up with the best item(s)!
Go see a play.
Check out a local museum.
Make ice cream sundaes.
Go to a local sporting event.
Treasure hunting, Head to the ATM and get out $10-$20. Drive around to some local yard sales and see what you end up with!
Have a living room camp out.
Go for a swim. Head to a local pool and relax in the pool and hot tub!
Have a coupon date. Only eat or do activities you have coupons for.
Volunteer. Sign up to volunteer at a soup kitchen, retirement home or somewhere that could use a helping hand!
Go to a local fair or carnival. Take some cash to play some games!
Wii Game Night at home (or any other gaming system).
20 questions, Write a list of 20 questions to ask each other or find one on the internet. Go over your answers afterward..
Exercise together, Attend an exercise class at a local gym, take a walk or jog together or do something active!
Breakin’ records, Read through the Guinness Book of World Records together, and find something the two of you could potentially achieve as a couple and then do it together as a cheap date.
Go to a local bakery and pick out a treat for each other.
Write a bucket list. Make a list of things you want to do before you die and go do one to cross it off the list!
Restaurant at home, Find recipes from some of your favorite recipes online, create a menu and have a lovely meal at home!
Glow sticks Lawn bowling
Make a craft
Go to the beach
Hopefully you can find some good dates on this list for you and your significant other to enjoy. Stay tuned for my next ides “The Family date night box”, Coming soon!