My husband Steve and I are strong believers in the importance of having a weekly date night. As moms and dads our lives become so kid focused that it is easy to put our marriages on the back burner. To help keep your marriage on the front burner and adventurous begin a weekly date night. There is no need for it to cost a fortune just time together is the purpose. So, whether you take a walk, go eat dessert or have a romantic dinner in a fancy restaurant the goal is to spend time together.
Here is a Fun list of Savvy date night ideas to get you started on your weekly date nights.
From : The Little Book of Great Dates & The Little Book of Great Dates for Mates
Michael & Tiffany Ross
Meet for Early Morning Breakfast
Set your alarms and go to the park, the steps of a local museum, or a lake. Bring warm drinks and pastry, fruit or breakfast burritos. Enjoy time together before heading off to a full day. Surprise your date with a small gift.
Rent a Paddleboat
Put a new spin on a day at the park by renting a paddleboat. Enjoy the scenery as you slowly float around the lake.
Try a New Restaurant
Expand your horizons beyond the same old restaurant. Venture out of your comfort zone and try that new one across town.
Throw a Valentines Day Card Celebration
Fill a room with hundreds of kids valentines. Add as a creative centerpiece, a bouquet of heart-shaped, helium balloons with a love note attached.
We All Scream for Ice Cream
Frozen, flavored, mixed, creamy, soft-serve, or homemade, ice cream is one of life’s perks. Add a little ambiance by sharing your favorite frozen concoction at an old-fashioned soda shop. Play some tunes on the jukebox and try to avoid brain freeze.
Host a Movie Marathon
If you enjoy watching a good film, then why stop at one? Show up for the early matinee and stay for two, three, or four – back-to-back.
Take a Cooking Class
Seasoned chefs and beginners alike can benefit from a good cooking class. Add a twist by selecting one for a specific type of food. Step out of your comfort zone and attempt to make a soufflé, chocolate mousse, or even fried green tomatoes.
Linger in a Coffeehouse
Most towns have a plethora of coffeehouses to choose from. They’re often fun and relaxing whether it’s your favorite joint or the new place around the corner.
Take a Country Drive
A country road offers many experiences as the seasons change. Look for spring blooms, summer flowers, autumn colors, or winter snow.
Read a Short Story Together
When the weather seems to turn against you, stay inside and curl up with a good story. Take turns reading your way through a favorite short tale.
Enjoy Some Major Fun at a Minor League Game
Baseball can be exciting at any level. But it’s great to watch minor league players battle it out for a spot in the majors. And the roasted peanuts are a must.
It’s amazing how much fun it is to putt brightly colored golf balls around on artificial grass. Test your skills as you navigate windmills, streams, elephants, and any other obstacle that stands in your way.
Play Laser Tag
Strap on some laser tag gear and go commando. You’ll find your competitive side as you run, hide, crawl and shoot at anything that moves.
Alleys are easy to find and relatively inexpensive!
Most regions in the United States produce blueberries. Farms, vineyards, and orchards open their doors to the public during the late summer. For a small fee, you can pick and enjoy berries fresh off the bush.
Go to a Farmers’ Market
Get on the organic kick and support local farmers by shopping at the farmers’ market. You just might find out how a real tomato tastes.
Hit the Trail
From Acadia to Yosemite, the United States is filled with breathtaking places to hike. Trails weave through canyons and mountains and below waterfalls. Each step inspires romance.
Splat! Play a Game of Paintball
Air-gun competition, Survival Game, Total Elimination, Capture the Flag – paintball. Regardless of what it’s called, and despite its use of semiautomatic paint shooters, most paintball enthusiasts insist that this game is all about fun, not violence. Hey, how can 10 million players be wrong? Join the craze and learn how your date reacts under pressure.
Take a Culinary Excursion
Nothing beats a five-course meal at a five-start establishment. Regardless of where you dine, choose a restaurant that tops the scale when it comes to charm, views, environment, service and fine food.
Take a Stroll Down Broadway: Treat Yourselves to Live Theater
Drama, comedy, musical, ballet, opera: Live theater offers a wealth of possibilities for a priceless experience.
Make a Bookstore Date
Spend time at a bookstore, and choose devotional guides for each other. Then linger over tea or coffee, sharing and entry.
Hide a Dozen Love Notes
Place a dozen love notes throughout your bedroom. The last one should be the biggest and brightest. The message will instruct your date to meet you for a very special date.
Host a Cookout
Pull out the badminton net, volleyball, and horseshoes. Ask every couple to bring a dish, then fire up the grill.
Beat the Boredom Blahs with Board Games
Dig out those party games and have a party. It may seem old-fashioned, but there’s a reason they’ve been around for so long. They’re fun!
Long Distance Dates: IM and a DVD
It’s not as personal as sitting next to your date in a movie theater, but this idea is the next best thing. It’s also a great way to melt away those miles that separate you.
What is your favorite Date Night with your husband?