32 Simple Creative Date Night Ideas You’ll Love

by Melissa

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Make dates exciting again with these creative date night ideas! These fun ideas will prove that you don’t need to spend a fortune or go somewhere fancy to have fun together.  

(If you’re looking for the Around the World Date Night ideas, click here)



Get excited! It’s date night…but not just any date night. 

Make your spouse look forward to a date by planning one of these unique dates. 

And for bonus points, give them a handwritten invitation to the date. 

1| Europe-themed date night

Travel to Europe…without packing bags or buying a plane ticket. Visit 4 countries and do a fun activity in each one.  Here’s all the details.  This was actually one of the date night box ideas we exchanged at a date night box gift Valentine’s exchange


2| Watch a movie from your childhood

Have a blast from the past by watching one of these classic movies from the good old days. 

3| Go to a farmer’s market

Find a local farmer’s market and go check it out. Taste the samples and pick out a new fruit or veggie to try. 

4| Make your own movie

Become a youtube star by making your own movie. Pick a theme, some music and have fun. 

5| Rent electric scooters and play tourist in your town

Scooters are so popular right now. Rent some nearby and take a tour of your town. 

6| Make homemade ice cream in a can 

This creative date night idea gives you a chance to talk and then indulge in a delicious treat together. 


7| Have a movie marathon 

Pick a movie series and watch them all together. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Back To The Future, Bourne are all great options. 

8| Play a card game 

There are lots of really fun 2-player card games you can play. This date night idea is one of the easiest since you don’t have to prepare anything. 

9| Take a hike 

Put on your hiking shoes and go explore a new trail.

10| Take a dance class together

It’s never too late to learn how to dance like the pros. 

11| Go bowling

Winner gets to sleep in. 

12| Play spin the bottle

Because why not? 

13| Set up the tent inside or in the backyard

Have a private campout. 

14| Plan your dream vacation together 

Spare no expense. Research and plan your dream vacation. Where will you go? 

15| Have spa night 

Pull out the bath bombs, tea lights, bubble bath and romantic music for a spa night together. Mud masks are fun, too! 

16| Go to a workout class together

Couples who sweat together stay together. Is that how the saying goes? 

17 | Go to an indoor climbing gym

Rock climbing together will literally make you work together. 

18| Do a root beer taste test 

Find out which kind is your favorite! 


19| Cook a fancy dinner together 

Grab the ingredients of a fancy recipe and cook it together. 

20| Go out to breakfast 

Save money by going out to breakfast. 

21| Test drive your dream car

There’s nothing wrong with test driving your dream car.

22| Watch the sunrise or sunset

Talk about romantic. 

23| Go berry or apple picking

You picked each other, so why not go pick something together? 

24| Take a drive to see the leaves

Fall in love with each other again as you drive to see the Fall leaves.

25| Visit a public garden 

Chances are there is a beautiful public garden nearby you’ve never been to. 

25| Feed ducks

Channel your inner childhood and feed the ducks. 

26| Do your own book club

Choose a book you want to read and read it together.

27| Stargaze

Snuggle up and gaze…gazing at the stars optional. This is one of those simple date night ideas that gets overlooked. 

28| Drink lemonade on the porch or patio

Just like the olden days. Sit on the porch and drink some lemonade. 

29| Volunteer

Find a soup kitchen or nursing home to volunteer at together. 

30| Go to a thrift store and find a new outfit for each other

Pick a new outfit for each other. Money can’t buy happiness, but this date idea will make you laugh. 

31| Make mini s’mores anywhere

Here’s how. 


32| Have country themed date nights

Choose a country. Learn about it. Google pictures of that country. Order some authentic food or make your own. Learn how to say I Love You in that country’s language. 

Now tell me, what are your favorite creative date ideas? 


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