8 Date Night Ideas You’ll ACTUALLY Want To Do!

We’ve all been there. A stressful week filled with a combination of work, school, kids, sickness, family, you name it, but there’s one thing that keeps you going: 

Date night. 

Friday evening rolls around and you can’t wait to go out with your special someone; until you can’t decide what you’re going to do. 

Panic sets in, and you frantically start googling for “Dates to do near me”, which only brings up the movie theatre and the ice cream shop (which aren’t bad options, but we’ve done that a million times before).

We’ve been in this situation so many times we compiled a list of date nights we (and you) will actually want to do when nothing comes to mind!

Let’s get going, date night is waiting!

  1. Spa Night Complete with Couple’s Yoga. 

We hear you already, “Not my thing.” Hear us out! 

Spa night gives you and your date the chance to slow down and ask each other questions while getting pampered. You can choose to make small talk, or you can reference this list of deep questions to ask your partner! 

Additionally, couples yoga is destined to leave you both laughing so hard you’ll have a side ache! See one of our favorite tutorials here

A perfect combo- give it a try! 

  1. Card Game Competitions

It’s time to bring out the playing cards! One of my favorite dates with Bryant was sitting outside under a pavilion while it was raining, and beating him 5x in a row at slapjack. We couldn’t stop laughing (and I was pretty happy to finally win at something). 

Here are some classic card games you can play anytime, anywhere: 

  1. The Meal Game

Just as hard as choosing a date, is choosing where you’re going to eat. This new date night recently went viral on TikTok. The couple goes to their local grocery store and rocks paper scissors over the following meal categories:

  1. Appetizer
  2. Main course
  3. Desert
  4. Drinks

The winner of the first rock paper scissors round picks out what the couple will eat the appetizer, then the main course, and so on. They then check out, take it home, and make the meal together. A simple and fun way to spice up a dinner date!

  1. Geocaching:

Geocaching is the perfect adventure for couples who love a little mystery and exploration. It’s like a modern-day treasure hunt where you use GPS coordinates to find hidden caches or containers filled with surprises. Working together to solve clues and navigate to these hidden gems can be incredibly fun and satisfying. It’s a unique way to bond, enjoy the great outdoors, and uncover hidden treasures while creating lasting memories.

Here is a Geocaching app and website you can use to get started!

  1. Couple’s Pottery Class

A couple’s pottery class offers a blend of creativity and closeness. It’s a chance to get your hands dirty, mold clay into beautiful shapes, and share a hands-on experience with your partner. There’s a certain charm in crafting your own dinnerware or decorative pieces that you’ll cherish for years to come.

  1. Make Sushi at Home

Sushi-making is not just about preparing delicious food; it’s also about having a blast while doing it. Learning to roll your own sushi can be a delightful journey into Japanese cuisine and teamwork. Couples will find joy in experimenting with various ingredients, perfecting their rolling techniques, and indulging in mouthwatering results. Plus, there’s a sense of accomplishment in creating something so delectable together.

Click here to watch a tutorial video

  1. Museum Scavenger Hunt

A museum scavenger hunt is like going on a thrilling journey through time. It’s an engaging way for couples to explore art, history, and culture while working together to solve clues and uncover hidden treasures within the exhibits. Whether you’re both art aficionados or history buffs, this date idea allows you to bond over shared interests and marvel at the beauty of the past. 

You can google. scavenger hunt templates, or access a free one here

  1. Laser Tag

Laser tag is the ultimate adrenaline-pumping date night activity for couples who enjoy a little friendly competition. It’s high-energy and action-packed; the thrill of the chase and the exhilaration of laser tag makes for an unforgettable evening full of laughter, teamwork, and a dash of rivalry, all while strengthening your bond.

Next time date night comes around and you aren’t sure what to do, don’t sweat it! Choose one of these date night ideas that are guaranteed to give you and your date a memorable night. 

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