Thursday, February 21, 2013

75 Fresh Date Ideas


I know, I know, it's been a whole week since Valentine's day, and I am just now getting to a recap. 
We had a great date night in.

The menu was fettuccine alfredo, garden salad, roasted garlic bread, and peanut butter blossoms for dessert. Everything was a huge hit! (he insisted of taking a picture of the spread)


As for my gift to Alex, my friend gave me this idea that her boyfriend did for her a few years ago. He came up with a lot of date ideas, and made a date jar.  I tried to keep mine from being typical or cheezy. You can let me know if I hit my mark!
So here you have it: 

75 Fresh Date Ideas

For Starters

~ Jacuzzi night
~ Make a gourmet Dessert together
~ Play scrabble
~ Go to a public place to people watch
~ Have a fondue night
~ Go to the park
~ Make a fort and have a game night
~ Make cookies together
~ Pretend to be strangers in public
~ Random act of kindness
~ Wii game night
~ Find a local open mic
~ Take a stroll down memory lane ..visit places that you went when you were first dating
~ Take your nephews out ..if you don't have kids, take some beloved cousins/nephews out for the day! The best part is you can give them back after the day is done! 
~ Have a photoshoot
~ Pretend to go house hunting
~ Make a video ..ask him questions and record it. Have him ask you questions and record it. Edit later, and you have something that you will look back on forever.
~ Detail your car
~ Go antiquing
~ Volunteer Day
~ Line Dancing
~ Make bucket lists

He'll Love You For It

~ Go fishing
~ Go for a hike
~ Batting cages
~ Test drive a dream car
~ Video game night
~ His choice of a home cooked meal
~ Go rock climbing
~ Laser tag
~ Shooting range
~ Go Golfing

Get Some Fresh Air

~Fly Kites
~ Paddle boarding
~ Take the dogs to the beach
~ Ride bikes
~ Feed the ducks
~ Geocaching
~ Beach day
~ See a play
~ Tide Pools
 ~ Rollerblading 
~ Farmer's Market
~ Horseback Riding
~ Go to the Zoo
~ Watch a sunset
~ Star gazing night

Not Completely Free...

~ Drive-In movies
~ Make your own pizzas
~ Go thrifting
~ Go restaurant hopping
~ Find a local restaurant on yelp
~ Hot air balloon ride
~ Go to a local sporting event
~ Couples massage
~ Have a groupon date
~ Eat takeout by candlelight
~ Go bowling
~ Movie and ice cream
~ Take a cooking class
~ Go on a harbor cruise
~ Sneak chinese food into a movie
~ Dinner in Little Italy
~ Try a yoga class
~ Touristing in Coronado 
~ Paint your own pottery
~ Mini Golfing

Especially for San Diego Natives

~ Drive to Julian for a day ..Mom's apple pie, apple cider, adorable little town, what's not to love?
~ Picnic at Point Loma lighthouse
~ Tourist day at Balboa Park
~ Kayaking at La Jolla Cove
~ Snorkeling at La Jolla Cove





14 comments:

  1. these are so great! My husband would be so happy if I put "video game night" on our date lists :)

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  2. That meal looks so yummy! That Valentines Day sounds like its right up my alley. :) But I have to ask, what is a peanut butter blossom??

    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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  3. Following you now as well! I LOVE the date ideas! I should really do this for my husband & I.

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  4. Hi Terra! What a neat idea...LOVE it! What a lovely blog you have. Thanks so much for dropping by and following...following you back! Have a wonderful weekend! ;-)

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  5. Love love love this, Terra! I am definitely tucking some of these ideas away for later ;) You are too cute and so is your blog! Glad I found you! :) Have a great week!

    -Heather

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  6. This is a really cool idea! Much better than a coupon book full of dates (which I gave my husband for VDAY lol) because they are reusable! I'll pin this one for sure so I can make it later!

    New Follower from the GFC Hop!
    Lacey @ CHARM + Sass

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  7. Awesome idea! I'm gonna have to try this. Glad to be a new follower :)

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  8. I especially like the idea of making a fort and having a game night.

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  9. I love all of your date night ideas! I'll definitely have to steal a few for me and the hubs. Found your blog through the GFC blog hop-so glad I did!
    -Sara @ The Hinton Hook-Up

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  10. I've been meaning to make a date jar, but have had some trouble coming up with good ideas until now! Thank you so much for sharing!! I love all of your ideas :D
    Stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop ♥

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  11. Hi there! I have ventured over from the GFC blog hop. I'm enjoying this little peak into your world! Just lovely! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

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  12. Hey! So glad I found your blog. You and your b/f or husband?? are super cute!!!! And great date ideas!!! Now I know where to look when I feel I'm in a rut haha !!

    New follower from the GFC blog hop, btw!

    Jessica

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  13. Hello! Such a cute blog. Now following via GFC and twitter from the GFC Blog Hop.

    Visit my blog on Thursday's if you'd like to join our Bloglovin' blog hop.

    Take care,
    http://www.happykidsinc.blogspot.com

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  14. Cute blog, I love it :) New follower from GFC Blog Hop :)

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