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50 Magical Date Night Ideas!

You know, sometimes Mr. King and I just need a date night. A time to ourselves where we can set our responsibilities aside and enjoy each  other’s company. It’s so important to spend that time together and cultivate a strong relationship. A strong marriage relationship sets the foundation for a strong family! But after a while it can be hard to come up with date ideas. We want to mix it up! We want to try something new! Going to the same couple restaurants every time gets boring, and when we just go to a movie we aren’t really engaging with each other. So I sat down and came up with a list of ideas we could try. Then I thought, we can’t be the only ones looking for new ideas! So, I’m sharing the magic with all of you!

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50 Magical Date Night Ideas

  1.  Go for a bike ride
  2. Create sidewalk chalk murals all over town
  3. Take selfies together with random strangers, then create a photo book of your adventure
  4. Go out and do random acts of kindness together
  5. Go Fishing
  6. Look up workout videos from the 80’s and have fun working out and making fun of them together!
  7. Taste test candy or snacks from other countries
  8. Put together a 1000+ piece puzzle
  9. Visit an art museum, take notepads and pens in with you, and pretend to be art critics!
  10. Build sandcastles and look for shells at the beach
  11. Go canoeing
  12. Do an escape room
  13. Go ice skating or roller skating
  14. Go shopping together and pick out clothes for each other to try on
  15. Make music videos by recording yourselves singing and dancing to your favorite songs
  16. Do a craft together, like making a tie blanket, a stepping stone for your garden, or painting flower pots
  17. Rent a movie that’s in a foreign language, then make up the dialogue for it while you watch
  18. Have a water balloon fight, then relax together in a kiddie pool
  19. Do a color run or mud run together
  20. Go Bowling
  21. Take a class together (painting, cooking, etc)
  22. Explore a nearby  town you’ve never been to before
  23. Go Horseback Riding
  24. Play Frisbee and have a picnic at the park
  25. Do a progressive dinner restaurant tour: Have an appetizer at one restaurant, split an entree at 2 other places, and finish with dessert somewhere else!
  26. Read together
  27. Go Geocaching, or play similar types of games, like Pokemon Go, Draconius Go, or Zombies, Run!
  28. Go riding quads, dirt bikes, a side-by-side, or other recreational vehicles together
  29. Volunteer together
  30. Look up a new recipe, go shopping for the ingredients, and make it together (maybe try this one!)
  31. Go Swimming
  32. Create a vision board together
  33.  Look up massage techniques and try them out on each other
  34. Taste test and rate different brands of cola, different flavors of M&M’s, or other foods and drinks!
  35. Play strip poker
  36. Set up hammocks, then watch the sun set and stargaze together
  37. Do a couple’s photo shoot
  38. Go camping. REAL camping!
  39. Play video games together. Multiplayer ones, so you are both playing!
  40. Get to know each other even better by doing a questionnaire or asking “would you rather” questions
  41. Go on a scavenger hunt
  42. Work together on a scrap book of your favorite memories
  43. Borrow I Spy or Where’s Waldo books from the library and spend time together doing them
  44. Have a Nerf war or a Nerf sharpshooter competition
  45. Stay in a hotel room with a Jacuzzi and pamper yourselves
  46. Have a game night playing your favorite board, dice and card games
  47. Do a fast food taste test: Gather 1 each of the same item from different fast food restaurants (chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, etc). Then one person wears a blindfold while the other feeds them the foods from each place one at a time. The blindfolded one has to guess where each item they try is from!
  48. Build something together. Doesn’t matter if its from IKEA or made from scratch.
  49. Go out and play Pool together
  50. Do a $10 date: Each person gets $10 to shop with. The objective is to find 2 things to buy for your other half, 1 thing they would like and 1 gag gift!

For 15 more fun ideas, head over to My Cup Runs Over and check out her list!

As rare as our date nights are, this list will last my husband and I a LONG time! I hope you find some ideas you can use to make your next date night magical! Let me know in the comments what your favorite ideas are!

17 thoughts on “50 Magical Date Night Ideas!

  1. Fantastic site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

    1. As of right now I don’t know of any discussion forums about dating and marriage, but I will gladly look into that and let you know what I find! Thank you for visiting!

  2. These are great date ideas! My husband and I have learned to protect our dates with a passion…making sure they happen even if we don’t have many funds to spend. Like many of your activities that don’t require money to spend time together. And we’ve gone camping together!

  3. This one–Take selfies together with random strangers, then create a photo book of your adventure–cracks me up. I hope to see a future blog post where you upload your first set of strelfies..(my new word for stranger selfie):). Great list!

  4. Wow! These are excellent! I think my wife might be nervous to do some of these, but I can always try. What about combining 35 and 48? Of course, we’d get kicked out of IKEA…again. On a serious note, thanks for the great ideas. I think we’ll be doing less traditional dates for a while.

    1. I am all for combining some of the ideas! I’m hoping to do #7 and #44 as my and my husband’s next date night. I am actually pretty shy for some of these too, but sometimes getting out of your comfort zone makes for a lot of fun you would have never normally had! Or you guys can stay tuned for my next list, I’ve got a bunch more date ideas coming! Also, I think I have to hear this IKEA story! lol.

  5. Great ideas although the 1000 piece puzzle would lead to an argument in my house because we would hide the last piece from each other, lol.

  6. Great ideas! I’m guessing #35 is a popular choice! We’ve been married 41 years and our children are now all raised. We always set aside time together, usually daily, but for a longer outing weekly. Even at this point, it’s great to have some new ideas to add to our list. Great, creative ideas!

  7. Such a “simple” post, but I think more marriages need a list like this! Way too often we don’t engage with our spouses because we don’t think there is anything to do or we don’t have the $$ available to go out. But there are so many healthy, FREE things available for us to do. Thanks for putting this together Jennifer!

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