I’m not a hugely creative person when it comes to romance, so I love gathering ideas from around the web for romantic gestures and those important date nights. It’s easy to get into a rut and find yourselves doing the same thing from week to week. Nothing will shake things up (or spice things up) like breaking out of the dinner-at-the-usual-place mold.
Redbook Magazine’s website has a really cool article called “100 Great date Night Ideas.” I had a ton of fun reading through the list and found a few ideas that I’d never thought of before. I wanted to share my favorite four date night ideas from the list, just in case you’ve never thought of them, either.
1. Take a helicopter ride over your town.
I love this idea! I’ve never been in a helicopter, but I’ve seen companies in tourist destinations that do half hour or one hour tours. Even if you don’t live in a touristy area, you can find helicopter companies in your area that will take you and your spouse into the skies. Most are happy to help you plan some romantic extras, too, like having champagne on ice or some decadent chocolates waiting.
2. Go to the drive-in.
I haven’t thought about the drive-in since I was in high school. They’re harder to find these days, but I looked it up and we have one in our neck of the woods. Grab some refreshments at the store and stash them in the car, then tell your partner you’re taking them for a ride. Put a blindfold on them and refuse to give hints. Take off the blindfold when you get there. Who cares what’s playing – you’re supposed to be making out.
3. Go see a favorite band from your dating days.
Dig out the old concert tees if you have them. If not, order two from Ebay and stash them in the car. Take your spouse to dinner-at-the-usual-place (or a drink somewhere else) and have the waiter bring the tickets with the tab.
4. Make your spouse a star.
Go online to one of the astronomical sites that shows you how to adopt and name a star (after your spouse, of course). Once you receive the paperwork, call your local planetarium and ask about an appointment to view your star with the help of one of the staff. Tell your spouse you thought it would be nice to visit a planetarium, then present them with their own personal star.
I love these ideas and the drive-in is on my list for next weekend. I’d love to hear about any creative date night ideas you’ve tried!