Marriage Series Week 2: Date Night Ideas

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MONTHLY DATE NIGHT

My husband and I have been married for 15 years. One thing I’ve learned is that Date Night is a MUST to help us reconnect. Life gets busy and you get in your routine. When stress kicks in, you start to feel disconnected from your spouse.

Make date nights mandatory in your household–once a month is a good starting place!

DATE NIGHT IDEAS

  • Dinner and a movie
  • Drive-in movie theater
  • Local festival
  • Concert
  • Comedy Club
  • Walk around downtown square
  • Antique store shopping
  • Bookstore
  • Game at a coffee shop
  • Jazz club
  • Cover band
  • Brewery Tour
  • Wine Tasting
  • Orchestra
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Horse-back riding
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Fishing
  • Tubing
  • Carnival
  • Picnic
  • Dinner cruise
  • Art gallery
  • Botanical garden
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Flea market
  • Museum
  • Batting cages
  • Mini golf
  • Ice skating
  • Rock climbing
  • Paintball
  • Painting class
  • Pottery class

FORT WORTH DATE IDEAS

Live local? Here are my favorites:

NO SITTER?

  • Some places offer Parents’ Night Out. (Search online for programs at kid gyms, YMCA, rec centers and local churches)
  • We even swap with another couple and watch their kid while they go on dates! (A great way to get a responsible, free babysitter!)
  • I discovered a few awesome sitters through Care.com. (Allows you to run a background check and I always test run a few times while I’m home.)

AT-HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS

1. MOVIES

We are big movie buffs. One thing that we enjoy are watching movies in a series. It gives us something to look forward to at night and talk about during the day if we haven’t seen the series yet. One offs are good, but series allow you to make connections between films.


2. GAMES

There’s something calming about disconnecting from screens and pulling out an old-fashioned board game. We enjoy teaching each other card games we grew up on or remembering the rules to classics like double six dominoes.


3. CONCERTS

Grab a bottle of wine and a movie projector and watch your favorite band “live” on the big screen for an unforgettable date night!


4. VIDEO GAMES

My generation was the first to grow up playing video games as kids, so sometimes our kids are impressed when we know how to get first place on Mario Kart without their help. Here are some classics we love to play when the kids are in bed.


5. TV GAME SHOWS

Recently I started showing my kids TV game shows I grew up on like Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right and Double Dare on YouTube. If you have Amazon Prime, there are tons of full episode game shows you can watch online:

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Check out my 2019 Movie List for more movie suggestions, and then read the rest of the Marriage Series here:

Mark a date night on the calendar and enjoy time for rest and relaxation!

6 comments

  1. I can’t wait until my husband and I can go out for our date nights again. 🙂
    I’m so glad to see other couples that see the importance of a date night with their spouse! For us, they are a must.

  2. Lots of fun ideas! Now that my kids are all old enough to stay home alone date nights are getting so much easier and much more frequent too (or at least they were pre-pandemic). Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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