Since Matt and I found out we were expecting two little bundles of joy, we have been making it a priority to have more date nights together. We are realistic and know that once the boys arrive, date nights will not be as easy or as frequent. So we are taking advantage of our time together now. Today I wanted to share with you 2o of our favorite date night ideas. I promise both you and your hubby will love them!
1. Spend the day at a museum.
Matt and I love spending time at the desert museum in town. We have been lots of times yet we are always finding something new.
2. Enjoy a Wine Festival.
This is one of our favorite date nights! Before I was pregnant we would go twice a year to a great wine festival about a half an hour from our house. We would enjoy a delicious lunch outside, while tasting some great local wines.
3. Go to a Local Sporting Event.
Matt and I love cheering on the Wildcats together. Sometimes we will make the trip to Phoenix for Diamondback games. It is fun to cheer together and eat some greasy sport food.
4. Try a New Restaurant.
When we found out I was pregnant, Matt and I made a list of places we had not yet tried but wanted to before the boys arrived. We haven’t finished the list but it has been delicious crossing some off our list.
5. Rock Wall Climbing.
It seems to be a growing trend to have indoor rock wall climbing gyms. You can typically rent equipment just for the one time session. It’s super fun!
6. Take a painting class.
Here in town we have a great place where you can go and paint with friends but every now and then they offer special date night options were you and your honey can paint one painting on two canvas’! How perfect!
7. Run in a Fun Run Together.
I love to run, Matt enjoys a 5K but rolls his eyes when I suggest a distance longer than that. Fun runs are perfect for couples. It’s a shorter distance and the fun obstacles makes the race more exciting. We loved doing the Warrior Dash together.
8. Have a Photo Shoot.
It is no secret that I love having pictures taken of Matt and I. It is always so fun to pick out a new, coordinating outfit and take pictures together. You can ask a friend to take the pictures or hire a photographer.
9. Volunteer Together at a Local Charity.
Matt and I love to head to Ben’s Bells and spend some time volunteering in the afternoon.
10. See a Play or Musical.
Both Matt and I love going to the theater. There is something magical about a live production. We recently saw a live production of Oklahoma and loved every second of it.
11. Movie Night at Home.
Make a whole night of it; come up with a fun dinner that matches the movie. Make sure to have candy and popcorn. Lots of pillows and blankets make it even more comfy.
12. Go for a Hike and Pack a Lunch.
One of our favorite things to do is take the fur babies on a nice long hike on one of our favorite trails. What makes it even better is if we pack a yummy lunch that we can eat before turning around. It’s nice to eat outside and enjoy the sunshine as well as each others company.
13. Play Laser Tag.
Seriously this is a blast! Have you even played laster tag? We hadn’t in years but we were reminded just how awesome it was a couple months ago. May I suggest wearing all black to help be even more stealth. Trust me, it’s awesome!
14. Go to the Farmers Market.
Matt and I love going to the farmers market in the morning and finding great produce to use to make a delicious dinner that night.
15. See a Concert.
Matt and I love a good outdoor concert. There is nothing better than listening to great music under the stars with your love.
16. Re-Live Your First Date.
How fun is that? Matt and I love to frequent our go to date night places from when we were in college. It is a fun way to reminisce.
17. Get a Couples Massage.
While your husband might drag his feet initially, I guarantee he will suggest this date night idea again. And again. And again!
18. Go to the Country Fair or Carnival.
Ride rides, eat sugary cotton candy, and lots of food on a stick. If that doesn’t make for a great date night, I don’t know what will!
19. Meet for Lunch.
There is something extra special and wonderful about going on a lunch date. I think because they happen so rarely. I love meeting Matt in the middle of the work day for a quick lunch.
20. Cross Something Off Your Bucket List.
Take a trip, go for a hot air balloon ride, take a cooking class, etc. Don’t have a bucket list? Make one!
What are some of your favorite date night ideas? Any that I missed? I hope that Matt and I can continue to make time for each other after the babies are born. We are both committed to making it a priority so I am feeling confident we will make it work.