Looking for ways to spice up your date nights? Kevin and I have been together for over 13 years and we have been on hundreds upon hundreds of date nights. Some are ridiculously memorable and some have probably sunk into my memory through the weekly grind of parenting. But, I cherish every single date night and alone time with him. Date nights are so important for your marriage and give you time to connect. Date nights give you time to not only connect but enjoy one another and laugh. Date nights should be fun and far from boring. But, maybe you feel like you keep going on the same date over and over or maybe you just haven’t had much time for date nights after the kids have been born? Well, here are a few fun ways to spice up date night!
Do Something New
Experience something new together – go on an adventure. Been wanting to try a new restaurant? Book the reservations. Want to try out Top Golf or a Sky Dive place? Seek the thrill together. Get out of your normal routine and do something new.
You might be rolling your eyes on this one, but having a professional photographer capture your relationship is so special. You can look back year to year and remember your growth as a couple and the season you were in that year. And I mean, no kids allowed – no pets. Just the two of you, although, I absolutely love doing this with our family pictures as well. While I highly recommend a professional, if it just isn’t in your budget, grab a friend who enjoys a camera and buy them dinner in exchange for following the two of you around town.
Plan A Big Night
Plan a big romantic night or maybe even a staycation. Do it big. Think concert, sporting event, dinner, movie – you name it. Plan something epic that you both love and have fun. Laugh together and enjoy the romance. Big nights don’t happen often so go all out.
Surround yourself with people who lift you up and friends that you can relate with. We have several couple friends that we like to hang out with and its just good for our soul. We can relate, we can laugh, and we just plain have fun. Also, double date with older couples. You can learn so much from older couples. Everyone is so incredibly different, but there is wisdom with age most of the time. Spending time with older couples gives you insight into future seasons of marriage that you may not have thought about yet.
Do something for someone else together. Serving others is such an amazing opportunity and way to connect. Maybe you want to go through your house and donate toys or clothes? Maybe you can help a neighbor with their yard? You could babysit for a single mom. There are so many ways you could serve others together. Make it happen.
Switch Up The Time
Go on a breakfast date or maybe a lunch date. Dates don’t always have to happen at dinner time. Some of our best dates have honestly been all day date days filled with breakfast, fun, lunch and dinner/movie time in the evening. You can have a date at all hours of the day, mix it up.
For Old Times Sake
Recreate a Memory. It is time to reminisce. Go back to where you first met, recreate your first date, your first kiss or your first dance. Pick a memory and talk about it, smile and just reminisce together. Its fun to remember old butterflies or even funny moments.
I hope these spark some ideas for you to get out of your date night funk. It is time to spice up your date nights and have a ton of fun!