It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for you to enjoy a romantic date night with your sweetheart. Whether you surprise them with gifts, thoughtful compliments or simply spend some quality time together, it’s always the right time to show your sweetheart how much you care.
Don’t let the stress of planning a romantic date night keep you from spending a special night together. There are plenty of fun, simple date night ideas that are both romantic and easy to plan:
Recreate Your First Date
There’s nothing quite like taking a trip down memory lane. Whether you spent your first date in the park, at a movie or in a cramped study hall, it doesn’t take much to make it special. Add a few thoughtful details — maybe even try to find the exact outfit you wore that night — and spend the evening reliving the very first moments you spent together.
Plan a Picnic by the Lake
Food just seems to taste better when you’re eating it on a blanket, doesn’t it? Pack a picnic basket with some savory snacks — or get a whole meal to-go from your favorite restaurant — and make your way down to the Foxbank Plantation lake for an impromptu picnic. Spend the evening chowing down on your thoughtfully crafted picnic basket treats and enjoy an evening under the stars.
Stargaze in Your Backyard
An even easier date night idea is to stargaze in your own backyard! Bypass the picnic completely, grab a pile of blankets and spend the evening enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. For some added fun, print off a few constellation charts and see how many you guys can find together.
Plan a Romantic Scavenger Hunt
For a more active and creative date night, plan a romantic scavenger hunt. Watch your sweetheart track down clues at some of the most romantic spots around town. Or, for extra brownie points, plant your clues at spots that mark important moments in your relationship (e.g. first date, first kiss, etc.). Spend your evening reminiscing about your favorite moments.
Cook Dinner Together
Instead of designating one of you as the cook for the evening, find a recipe that you can take on together. Crank up your favorite tunes and enjoy stirring, sautéing and baking together in the kitchen. If neither one of you is very talented in the kitchen, consider taking a couple’s cooking class to hone your culinary skills.