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Date Night Ideas

Date Night Ideas

Here are several ideas for date night adventures:

  1. Date Night Reinvented = simplicity = coffee house + scrabble board
  2. Personas - pick a different personality for the night - i.e. be british, be a nerd, be anything but you - have fun and laugh
  3. Make people laugh - see who can make the most people laugh or smile throughout the night. Keep track of points.
  4. Weirdest place to have picnic - pack some sandwiches and other picnic items then set up in weird place like the lawn in front of the municipal building
  5. Get people to say a secret word - pick a word for the night and see who can get the most people to say the word throughout the night
  6. Paris remembered 1, 2 & 3 - reminisce about your all-time favorite trip
  7. Cow tipping remembered - reminisce about dating before marriage
  8. Dancing with the stars - Take some dance lessons. Try whatever you both enjoy like ballroom or line dancing.
  9. Smell Fest - go perfume shopping to find your favorite new scent. either bring a cup of joe or some coffee beans to clear your nose.
  10. Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Dress up nice and go to jewelry stores and try on the most expensive items. No purchasing - just browsing!  Play it up like you are Thurston Howel the third. Use silly descripives for the jewelery and why you don't want to buy it. i.e. that necklace is too stringy or that diamond is too edgy.
  11. Sparkling Fountain - find a local fountain and just be romantic and chill with a latte
  12. Grocery Shopping 1 - husband hates shopping! but turn it into something fun by flirting all night
  13. Grocery Shopping 2 - creating scavenger hunts to look for exotic items
  14. Grocery Shopping 3 - divide list in 1/2 and race to see who can check out first
  15. Grocery Shopping 4 - items can only be placed into the cart in alphabetical order (all "A" items first like apples then "B" items like bath soap)
  16. Kidnap your spouse - switch the night spontaneously and playfully kidnap your spouse away. Get some toy handcuffs and use a blindfold. Then drive to some unknown place and laugh!
  17. Library adventures - Go to your local library or the one in the next town over if it is better. Find some hidden tucked away place and chill out reading books and magazines.
  18. Date night auction - Both are given $1,000 (monolpoly money) to start. Then throughout the date you bid on items (movie to see, restaurant to go to, store to visit, item to purchase). Once the money is used in a successful bid, it cannot be use again that night. Don't forget to save some bid money for your dessert (back in bed!)
  19. stay-at-home date ideas - how to hide away from the kids in your own house
  20. go on international trip without leaving your town - plan an exotic trip in your own town. do some research and make it authentic.
  21. Plan the perfect Museum Caper - Go to a museum (or just a store if a museum is not convenient) then pick out your favorite piece of art (or store item like a necklace). Then sit there and scheme about how you would get it in Mission Impossible style.
  22. Don't get caught smooching - This time P.D.A. is ok. Try to find unique places to make out.
  23. Silence Is Golden - Go an entire date night without saying a word. Use this to learn to communicate in various other ways. This can be very interesting if going to a restaurant.
  24. Get Caricatures Done - Find a local street artist or mall artist to do a couple's caricature.
  25. Poker at McDonalds - Bring a deck of cards and bid with french fries.
  26. Pick up lines - Act as if you are meeting for the first time ever and try your best pick up lines on each other. First one to break character and laugh loses.
  27. Play H.O.R.S.E. - Grab a basketball and go to the local playground and play a game of horse.
  28. Take a class - Sign up for a class at your local community center or college.
  29. Photographers - Bring your point and shoot digital camera and have fun using the timer to take crazy pictures all over town. Get creative with where to set the camera to get a decent angle with both of you in the picture. Also, ask strangers walking by to snap a picture of you both.


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