A couple weeks ago I did a poll on stories asking you guys what type of Valentine’s post you would want. Galentine’s or Date Night??? Honestly, I love both ideas and was excited to do either one. Majority of you requested date night. John and I started thinking of some really cool ideas (at least we thought it was cool…lol) that would not be your typically dinner and a movie. If you are not big on valentines you can do these any time, you don’t have to wait for a special occasion.
Before we get started on date night ideas there was several people who voted for a galentine’s post. If you don’t know what a galentine is, well it’s getting together with your gals. I did a post all about it last year and you can read it HERE.
Okay, back to this post now. John and I did a couple videos for a date night idea where you can follow along with us. If you are reading this the day it is published you can watch my stories on instagram @heartsdesiretheblog if you are reading this afterwards you can find the video on my highlights saved under date-night.
Date Night In
For a budget friendly idea we decided to stay in. I know if you have kids this may be a little more challenging. Also remember that this is date night and just because you are home doesn’t mean you don’t treat it like one. Turn the tv off and any other distractions. Our idea was to cook dinner together and play games or do a puzzle together. I personally love cooking however, John is not a cook. We did a simple recipe that didn’t require a lot of ingredients. There so many options on Pinterest or if you want, you can do a Hello Fresh delivery where you select the food you want and they delivery everything to your door. (Click on on the link to get $40 off your first box) You can easily follow their step by step direction for a home cook meal. Even if one or both of you are not a cook this will still be fun because you are doing something together. Don’t stress about cooking, if it didn’t turn out good you will have something to laugh about later on. You are building memories together and that is what it is all about.
While our food was cooking in the oven. We started playing our game. There’s not a lot of two player games but we did find one we like. This Qwixx game is perfect for two player and it goes pretty fast. We played it a few times. Another fun couples game is called Our Moments, which a conversation starter. You ask each other the questions and its’ a great way to learn more about each other. We also had a puzzle ready just incase we wanted to do that afterwards.
That was our date night in idea. It is super simple but honestly those are our favorites. You don’t have to over think it. Making time for each other without any distraction is the best way to grow your relationship.
Date Night Out
For our date night out we wanted to do something completely different. Where we live we have a place called Axeaholic where you throw axe. You might not have this where you live so below I listed other options that are outside the box. We had so much fun throwing the axe. We had an hour to throw the axe and before the hour was up, my arm getting tired already. If you have never done this you should try it. When you first get there they show you what to do and give you some tips. They give you a chance to practice for a while. Once you are ready or even if you are not (lol), they show you a few games to play. The whole entire time I kept trying to get a bullseye and it was just not working for me. John hit it a few times and won each round we did. Even if you are not good, this was still fun to do. Although the next morning my arm was a little sore.
If you don’t have an axeaholic where you live here are other ideas for you to do…
- Rock Climbing
- Obstacle Course
- Board and Brush
- Painting with a Twist
- Ice Skating
- Batting Cages
- Mini Golf
- Dancing Class
- Escape Room (great for a group date)
- Go Kart
- Laser Tag
- Live Theatre
- Local Festival
- Day Trip
Hope this is helpful for you guys. Making your relationship a priority helps build a long lasting relationship. You don’t have to have an elaborate date night or wait for certain occasions. Keep it simple and focus on each other. Remember why you fell in love with each other.