Everyone loves a good date night idea. Whether you and your significant other have been together for only a few months, or many years, date nights are so important for a healthy and long-lasting relationship. Brainstorming date ideas and coming up with elaborate plans can sometimes feel tiring and lead to less dates for couples. But! It doesn’t have to be this way. Date nights are a fun and exciting way to reconnect and build a stronger relationship with your partner. We have listed five date night ideas below as inspiration for your next date night to save you brainpower. Let’s jump in!
1. Play a New Game
Options are endless when it comes to playing new games. There are so many card games, board games, and video games that you’re sure to never run out of new games to play. You and your partner will have tons of fun together playing new and exciting games. The thrill of competition and winning a game is a great way to add a little spice to your date night. You could even make your game night more fun by wearing matching pajamas and making cute snacks for the evening. Get creative! If you want to add to the excitement, invite your couple friends over and make it a double date. Games are a great way to bond and have fun with people.
Check out this article by T3 as inspiration for your next board game to play.
2. Homemade Pizza & Movie Night at Home
Mmmm… homemade pizza is the best! Even better, it’s not a hard meal to make at home. Making a homemade customizable pizza at home with your partner is easily a great bonding experience. Check out this recipe from Simply Recipes for your next homemade pizza.
Once you have your homemade pizza, get cozy on the couch with blankets and pillows and snuggle for the movie. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take the movie night outside! You can set up a projector and take all the blankets outside for a fun date night experience. (Just don’t forget bug spray!)
3. Try an Escape Room
Escape rooms are a fun and adrenaline inducing date night idea to experience with your partner. If you’re unfamiliar with escape rooms, here’s a basic summary. You and your partner will be “locked” in a themed room for typically one hour. The objective is to escape the room by solving various puzzles, riddles, and finding hidden clues throughout the room. You two will be talking about the escape room for hours, it’s just that fun!
💡 PRO TIP: Escape rooms are definitely fun with two people, but if you want to add to the fun, invite some friends to join! Maybe a double date night, or triple date night. It’s totally up to you.
4. Take A Painting Class Together
Painting is the perfect way to relax and bond with your significant other. You don’t have to be a good artist, painting is for everyone. Try a local paint and sip in your area, or if you don’t want to go out, take a virtual painting class! There are so many options for virtual painting lessons. Painting With A Twist offers virtual painting classes where you can easily follow along with a local instructor. If you’d rather choose a free option, Bob Ross’ Youtube Channel has many follow along tutorial videos. Buy some canvases or paper, paint, brushes, and you’re all set.
Even better – you can paint from anywhere! Whether you choose to paint at home, in your backyard, at a local studio, or in the park, you’re sure to have a fun date night while painting with your partner.
5. Go Camping
This date night idea requires more time and effort than most, but it’s totally worth the fun! You and your significant other could camp in a tent, cabin, or yurt. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to the style of camping and location. If you want the true camping experience, tent camping is definitely the way to go. You and your partner will get to experience the realness of nature like no other. It’s a great bonding experience to try at least once in your lifetime.
If tent camping isn’t your thing, camping in a cabin or yurt could be a great option for you. You still get to experience the fun of camping – just a little glamorized. Glamping Hub is a super helpful resource for finding different camping homes by location. Try it sometime!
Bonus: Chores with Chinese Takeout
Dating your partner is so important, but sometimes life gets in the way. You don’t have to execute a time consuming date night every time though! Try a chore night with your favorite takeout and a nostalgic movie on in the background.
This mini date is a great way to catch up while also making boring tasks a bit more exciting. Hang that picture, clean out the junk drawer, plan your next big event, or organize your budget without feeling like you lost the whole evening.