As I mentioned over in this blog post I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a fun holiday and always nice to feel special, but sometimes there’s just too much pressure. When it’s in the middle of the week it can be hard to get away or even do a date that night. Last year Adam had gotten me concert tickets for Christmas that just happened to be on Valentine’s day. In the end, though it was a blast he had to rush off to pick his brother up at the airport anyway. Which really does not matter at all and yet for some regular life things seem to get in the way. I wanted to share 5 date night ideas that aren’t your traditional going out to dinner. While these could be perfect for your Valentine’s plans they could also just be great date ideas for any time!
Cheer On A Local Team
Some of my favorite dates that Adam and I have been on are to a game of some sort. We recently went to our local hockey team and it was a blast! You can usually buy last minute tickets for very cheap. We didn’t even purchase the hockey tickets until the day of!
Unplug and Cook Together
In all transparency this is like a weekly thing over here. Adam and I don’t eat out very much (hello saving money) so we are constantly cooking at home. While I do most of the cooking he’s usually in the kitchen with me and it’s just the best thing. Tip – ladies let your man help and try not to have a specific time frame. I know if I feel rushed to get dinner on or in the oven I like to do it all myself rather than explaining how to do it or how I want it done. So take your time and enjoy the company!
Board Games or A Puzzle
Hello old people alert! LOL My parents always tease us because we love puzzles! I like to think it’s because Adam and I have logical math brains but it probably has zero to do with that. Any way, board games can be a blast! Sometimes even headed to a local brewery and playing cards is a great date we love too.
This date idea can be done two different ways. We have a few local spots that are like a massive food hall. They have all sorts of dinner, dessert, and drink options. You could either head to a place like that and get each platter from a different spot or just restaurant hop for each course. Both would be a great way to experience a variety of places.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking this does not sound like a date night. But, hear me out! If you’re a couple who wants kids, or has a bunch of friends with kids and you don’t this is so kind and helpful. It also is a test for your own relationship ;P But really, this is a great way to serve your friends or people around you. Let the couple who doesn’t get as much time alone have some while you watch their kids. This is actually what Adam and I will be doing Valentine’s Day night.
What’s your favorite date night?
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