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7 Easy Date Night Ideas

Life · Married Life · August 2, 2019

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Let me tell you something I feel like I was not prepared for… When you have a child and another child on the way, date nights/date days can be MUCH harder to come by. We have to make a huge effort to carve out time for each other at home or out of the house. So while I have shared date ideas in the past I want to share 7 easy date night ideas or date days if that’s how you roll too.

7 Easy Date Night Ideas

  1. Make dinner together: Probably one of my favorite things to do with Andrew. It helps when we both aren’t exhausted from work and wrangling a toddler. Cooking together is so fun. Put on some music and really enjoy that time together. Bonus* Take a cooking class together!
  2. Go to a concert in the park: Dallas has a place called The Arboretum and they have weekly concerts outdoors. You can bring a blanket, wine, food, etc and really just enjoy being outside. Look in your area to see if something similar exists.
  3. Explore a new restaurant/neighborhood: I had a goal on my 101 in 1001 list to try 10 new restaurants and we’ve gone well beyond that. It’s such a fun thing to do especially if you live in a city where new places are opening weekly! Another fun thing to do is try a new restaurant in a neighborhood/area you’ve never been to and explore the entire area. Maybe grab drinks or dessert somewhere else!
  4. Step outside your comfort zone: This can mean so many different things. Go skydiving maybe or take a trapeze class. Maybe try a new workout class together, or go on a hike. Something out of the ordinary for you both.
  5. Have a movie night: Nothing like a good ol fashioned movie night. Pile up the blankets and pillows, pick a few favorites, or some new movies, and pop some popcorn. Then snuggle up and watch the movies and put your phones somewhere else.
  6. Play board games/do a puzzle: I love to play board games, Andrew not as much. I think it’s because I always win haha! But we also love to do puzzles together. We always have so much fun working on a puzzle.
  7. Exercise: Go for a walk, a hike, take a workout class, go for a swim, go kayaking, paddle boarding etc. Something outdoors and active. Being active together is always a fun thing to do!

It’s so important to continually date your spouse and these ideas are some of our go to favorite things to do!

What would you add to this list of easy date night ideas?


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  • 15 thoughts on “7 Easy Date Night Ideas

    1. Stephanie

      You are so right, kids make date nights so much harder. My husband and I cook dinner together most nights, so that isn’t out of the ordinary for us. Our date nights are usually catching up on tv shows together or watching a movie. And we have close to 100 board games (we love to play and design games) so our goal for the rest of the year is to play each game at least once this year.

    2. Lina

      Making dinner together is one of my favorite date nights! We enjoy so much cooking together. Also, love all the ideas you have listed!

    3. Flossie McCowald

      This may sound terribly boring and mundane, but some of our best “date nights” – as two busy parents with kids – is when we linger at the dinner table on Saturday night after they’ve finished/excused themselves, or linger on the loveseat before our nightly streaming session, and just TALK. Talk about the girls and how they’re doing and any parenting challenges we’ve faced that week with one of them, talk about our hopes and dreams for the future – for the girls, for our home, for upcoming family travel ideas – it is so rare, it seems, to have even five or ten uninterrupted minutes to just do that. And when we make the time to reconnect and get beyond the surface day-to-day, to really think and plan together about the bigger picture, it is always so memorable and worthwhile.

    4. Rosey

      Making dinner together always turns out to be fun. It’s nice to do normal things together and it must makes you feel closer.

    5. Kristen

      I never thought of exercise as a date night, but that is actually the way that my husband and I met. We should definitely should try this for a date night this week.

    6. Christa

      I love this list! In my household ain’t easy, it doesn’t get done. Lol. Such is life with a toddler. Having date nights is important and these ideas are great!

    7. Courtney

      Oooo so many fun date night suggestions!!!! I love going to concerts in the park!!’ We have been to a few this summer already

    8. Courtney

      Oooo so many fun date night suggestions!!!! I love going to concerts in the park!!’ We have been to a few this summer already


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