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


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

  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??

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

  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! ;-)

  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!


  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

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

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

  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

  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 ♥

  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

  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!


  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,

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