Are you ready for a date night but don’t know what to do? Here are 50 date night activities to do with your spouse—and many you can do with any other loved one!
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There’s more to life than TV and beer, people! And I’m about to prove it. But first, a little background.
Lately my husband has had more time off work than he has in the last ten years. To top it off, our kids are out at sleepovers and doing other things, leaving hubby and I with that coveted Alone Time that we’d always longed for. However, more than once we’ve found ourselves looking at each other and thinking, “Now what?”
It’s not that we don’t enjoy one another’s company—au contraire. The thing of it is, we’d forgotten the things we used to do before life set in.
That prompted me to sit down and consider what we could be doing when we find a smidgen of alone time, and I wanted to put together a list that wasn’t just a rehash of everything you’ve already seen. Believe me—easier said than done, and because we live in a small-ish town, we don’t have all the options you city folk do. (wink, wink)
The list is mostly for evening and nighttime, simply because that’s when my time with hubby is. If we’re together a lot during the day, I’ll have to come up with another list besides grazing our way around town.
All that said, the following list doesn’t just have to be for spouses—any significant other or friend will work for most of the activities below.
Date Night Activities Outside the House:
- Go to a play
- Window shop
- Take a late-afternoon hike
- Attend a concert—someone is playing music somewhere!
- Go to a sporting event
- Learn a new sport
- Go to the library
- Browse a bookstore
- Take a cooking class
- Attend a lecture on campus
- Go for ice cream (really, this is good for any occasion)
- Bug your friends
- Take a walk downtown
- Go to a wine tasting
- Go on your town’s ghost tour
- Head up to a scenic overlook and smooch
- Go dancing
- Play arcade games
- Go bowling
- Hang out at a coffee shop & people watch
- Visit an observatory
- Recreate your first date, bonus points if you can wear the same outfit
- Cruise around without a destination
- Rent a hotel room so you can swim and hit the hot tub
Date Night Activities at Home:
- Play lawn games until dark
- Play cards
- Read a book out loud
- Play board games
- Plan your next party
- Sit under the stars
- Take an online class
- Assemble a family photo album
- Cook a new recipe
- Give each other a massage
- Plan a vacation
- Learn about each other’s favorite sport
- Assemble a playlist of songs & dance
- Plan all gifts for the next year
- Play a good old-fashioned game of truth or dare
- Play hide-n-seek in the dark
- Watch your wedding video
- Play video games
- Go through old yearbooks
- Read Would You Rather and see what he really thinks
- Do a puzzle
- Try mixing new cocktails
- Have an indoor picnic and make s’mores
- Play Twister for two using a talking app
Because I like you guys, I’m going to give you a bonus activity. While I haven’t done this one with hubby, it was amazing fun with a friend of mine, way back in the day.
- Drive-by blessing. Let me explain: this is where you find someone who’s having a sad day, is down on their luck or is in need of extra cash or blessing. Late at night—so you can’t get caught—you drive by and slip a little something encouraging into their mailbox. It can be a gift card, cash, a handwritten note—whatever you think will truly bless them. Think of the people you know, maybe single mothers or a family in need, or someone who’s just a little down on their luck. I guarantee this is a bigger rush than anything else on the list!
There you have it! This is my new go-to list when hubby and I find ourselves alone and wondering what to do.
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When it comes right down to it, it really doesn’t matter WHAT you’re doing, as long as you’re together and making a good connection. But still, it’s way more fun to do something besides sitting in front of the boob tube.
Maybe next summer I’ll make it a bucket list/SpunkyMoms challenge to see how many we can do!