The ins and outs of daily life can be overwhelming and stressful. Add in a spouse, kids, animals, and everything else that comes with being an adult and you rarely find time for yourself let alone to have a date night with your significant other.
These creative date night ideas will help you keep the spark alive in our relationship without busting the budget.
Nurturing our relationship with our significant other is very important for any relationship to thrive and survive. By having a list of date night ideas you can be sure to spend quality time together and keeping the romance alive.
5 Creative Date Night Ideas Outdoors
1. Plan A Picnic
Planning a picnic is the perfect date night idea. You can save money by packing your own meal and heading to a free park to enjoy some quality time together.
2. Go Bird Watching
Bird Watching may seem silly but it is actually quite relaxing to be out in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds.
We enjoy heading to the local state park to enjoy an afternoon on the boardwalk bird watching.
3. Go Fishing
Fishing is one of those outdoor activities that you can do together and just enjoy each other’s companies. It is not a strenuous activity and allows for great conversation.
4. Go Camping
Enjoy a weekend away with your significant other while enjoying the great outdoors. Camping will give you quality time together without technology.
5. Scavenger Hunt
Put together a list of clues throughout the area and present them to your significant other. Spend the afternoon going through the clues and exploring outdoors.
5 Creative Date Night Ideas At Home
1. Game Night
This is one of my favorite at home date nights. Grab your favorite game and spend hours competing (nicely) with your significant other.
2. Cook Dinner Together
Cooking dinner together is the perfect way to work as a team while spending time together. Bonus points if you do this after the kids go to bed so you can enjoy adult conversation without little ones at your feet.
3. Binge Watch a Netflix Show
Find a show you both love and binge watch it together.
4. Wine Tasting
Pick up a variety of wine from the local grocery store or local vineyard and enjoy a night of wine tasting at home. Pair this with cooking dinner together for the perfect date night!
5. Work on a DIY Project
Maybe you have a long list of projects you would like to complete. Pick a day and spend the afternoon together completing this DIY project. If you don’t currently have any projects on the horizon Pinterest is the perfect place to find inspiration.
5 Local Creative Date Night Ideas
1. Visit the Local Brewery or Winery
Take a tour of the local brewery and sample different craft beers they offer. You can also enjoy a day at the local winery learning about their processes and sampling wines.
2. Dance Lessons
Head to your local dance studio and take dance lessons. This is something many couples do before getting married but it is also a great way to enhance your dancing skills and work as a pair.
3. Volunteer Together
Pick your favorite local charity and spend an afternoon volunteering together. Even better if you can schedule the volunteer work on a regular basis.
4. Visit a Local Museum
Is your hometown rich in history? Visit a local museum or historic site to learn more.
5. Enjoy a Long Drive
Take the scenic route and enjoy a long drive together. The backroads are a great place to get lost and explore more of what your local area has to offer.
5 Creative Double Date Ideas
1. Play Miniature Golf
When is the last time you played miniature golf? Head out with another couple and enjoy a game of miniature golf.
You could also go to the driving range or somewhere like Topgolf.
Bowling is always better with a small group of friends. Invite another couple or two and enjoy a night of friendly competition.
3. Game Night
There are some games that are just better with a group of friends. Host a game night at your house. If you have little ones plan it for after they go to bed or set them up with a movie to watch. This is a great way to have a playdate and double date all at the same time.
4. Go to A Concert
Is your favorite artist going to be in town? or do you enjoy listening to a local band? Join another couple for a date night out on the town.
5. Paint & Wine
We have a local place called “Painting with a Twist“ where you enjoy a night of instruction to paint a canvas while enjoying your favorite adult beverage. The best part is they host couples night so you paint a picture that can be hung together to make one bigger piece.
Check to see if you have a local location for Painting with a Twist or another venue with a similar concept.
Enjoy one of these creative date night ideas without breaking the bank.
Add a date night to your schedule regularly to ensure you and your significant other are spending quality time together. You can get creative with your date nights and stay home if the budget is super tight or spend some time in your local area trying new establishments. Double dates or group dates are the perfect way to spend time with friends as well.