November 11, 2013

65 Fabulous Winter Date Ideas

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  1. Serendipity DateDon’t you think that is interesting how most of us met our spouses?  Looking for something else and then BAM you meet your husband so unexpectedly! It’s absolutely Serendipitous! {It is a fun word, don’ you think!?} Especially if you are striving to keep the sparks alive with your spouse, you never know what surprises you will find along the way. This date is perfect for those of you who want to drum up some Serendipity in your relationship!
  2. Sunset Hot Chocolate For Two – Lay down a few blankets outside near your house or go to a park that is close to home. Pack some snacks into your picnic kit along with hot chocolate, marshmallows, peppermint, and some shortbread cookies. Then enjoy some alone time for the two of you by cuddling up to your sweetheart and sharing some hot cocoa.
  3. Mall Dare – It’s easy to get into a rut of just redboxing or netflixing a movie for date nigh t- every date night. And while that can be a cheap and easy way to relax, it’s not always a great way to reconnect. At the end of the date you’ve probably fallen asleep, and haven’t even TALKED to each other. So here’s a fun date night alternative that will have you cracking up in no time. (And don’t worry- it’s still totally cheap and easy! Promise.)
  4. Je T’aime Hotel – Is money keeping you from a much needed vacation? Money isn’t a problem at the Je T’iame Hotel. Create a French cottage of love right at home with this date night idea meant for two! Ooh la la!
  5. Cooking Classes – Now is as good a time as any to learn how to cook, but it doesn’t have to be a one-sided thing — both of you should learn together. Buy a series of classes or do a one-time class and learn the art of a new cuisine. There are tons of couple’s classes with themes like sushi, pasta, and dinner-for-two. Kari-65WinterDates6-13
  6. Competing for Love – Scrabble, Monopoly, 30 Seconds. There are easy ways to transform your favorite board games into two-player date nights you won’t forget! Introduce rewards and penalties, have some of your favorite snacks handy and you’ve got the perfect plan for an awesome indoor winter date!
  7. Let’s Get Up And Move – Don’t you wish you could make more time to work out, especially during the winter?! This is the perfect date night for you to use to workout at HOME! Fight the winter fatigue by planning dates that get you up and moving!
  8. Pretend You’re Tourists – Visit a museum, take a bus tour, or spend the afternoon snapping pictures of your city’s most famous landmarks. Keep an eye on your city’s free museum days and check out the places you’ve always meant to see but never have. End the day by rehashing your adventures over a homemade dinner.
  9. Spa Date Night – Create a soothing atmosphere for you and your spouse to enjoy some alone time. After the kids have gone to bed, indulge in a Spa night at home with these simple date night ideas. Gather up the items needed ahead of time, then lay back and relax.
  10. Ice Skating – Hold hands with your sweetie by partaking in the quintessential winter date. Whether you’re braving the weather and ice-skating on a natural pond or heading to an indoor rink, you’ll definitely be seeing other couples, both old and new, there as well. Dare each other to try classic ice-skating moves like a turn or a jump and head out for hot cocoa after you’ve fallen on your behind way too many times.
  11. Build A Fort – Remember how much fun it was to build a fort when you were young? Relive some of that childhood excitement for a fun and romantic winter indoor date night. Gather sheets, blankets, a mattress and sleeping bags and create your very own indoor camp site. Use white lights for an extra romantic touch. Once your fort is built, you can snuggle up and watch your favorite old movie, find a torch and make shadow puppets or share your favorite scary stories. Either way it’s bound to be a date night filled with lots of fun!
  12. Hockey Game – Hockey is a sport that’s renowned for its die-hard fans. Give your spouse a peek into your passion and snag tickets to a big game. Snack on stadium fare like peanuts, hot dogs, and nachos.
  13. Go Antiquing – This post is directed to males (or for women to share with their guys) looking for a creative winter date idea. Centering it around shopping can actually be fun…if you do it right. Antiquing is a great way to find some really cool items, window shop, or just to have a good laugh at all the funky stuff you’ll find. Hit up a cafe` afterwards to talk about your experience and all your fun finds. Kari-65WinterDates14-21
  14. Go Sledding – Sure, sledding is great to do with your kids, but it is also hilarious to do as a couple! Race each other up the hills, do a train, try to pile on top of the same sled together, and thoroughly enjoy playing together outside. Have some laughs and make some new memories together!
  15. A Taste of India – Indian cuisine, henna tattoos, and even the bright colors of India’s art work are sure to make this date night stand out! Gather a group of friends or just have a quiet date night with your spouse, this date idea is sure to warm you up this winter!
  16. Make a Gingerbread House Together – It’s that time of year, when you can get away with fun activities like making a gingerbread house together! If it happens to turn into a frosting fight… so be it! ;) You both might be a bit of a sugar high from eating all that candy, but no doubt  you’ll finish with a master piece to put on display for all to see.
  17. Dance Classes – Whether you love to dip and twirl or can’t quite keep a rhythm, try a dance class together and share a laugh. Doing something new will bring a fresh energy to your date, and you’ll get to see a different side of each other and your interactions.
  18. Paint the SnowIndulge your inner artist with a painting that will last for just a day. Pack a few spray bottles full of water and food coloring before you head out, then find a large spot of undisturbed snow to create your masterpiece. Best painting wins a back rub!
  19. Love’s Laboratory – Does your husband love to figure out how things work? Is he constantly tinkering on a project? Or maybe he loves to experiment in the kitchen with new recipes? Well, we have a date that is just up his alley! Invite your sweetheart to join you for a bit of experimenting in Love’s Laboratory!
  20. Chinese Please! – Got a thing for Chinese food? Niiice… me too! It’s one thing to just eat some fried rice and another thing to make a whole fun evening out of it! Yep, the votes are in – making a whole evening of it is much more fun, engaging and memorable! This date is totally great for just you and the hubs OR as a group date if you choose.
  21. Carriage Rides – Most of us have seen the horse drawn carriage rides in larger cities. If you live near a big city, this is definitely something to check out for date night! You can make it inexpensive by splitting the fare with another couple. If you don’t live in a big city, chances are your small town my have a small company that puts on sleigh rides or something along those lines that you can take part in. Kari-65WinterDates22-29
  22. The Newlywed Game – We have put together our absolutely FREE version of The Newlywed game! So if you’re still on the hunt for something fun before the romance tonight then this just might be it. Challenge your lover to see who knows who best! It’s quick and easy to prep, as well as fun and intimate for the two of you! Perfect for a last minute date night idea!
  23. Indoor Skydiving – What this idea lacks in snow and cold, it makes up for in fun. Your husband will be able to fulfill his need for adrenaline and you will keep your #1 Wife status firmly in place.
  24. Post-It Note Date – Low on cash?? It’s time to get clever and think CHEAP! Grab a stack of post-it notes and let this post be your date night guide. It’s inexpensive, but is sure to ‘turn your spouse on’!
  25. Date Night Workshops – Organize your OWN date night workshops with friends. You can each prepare a topic to enhance your marriage and take turns each week presenting said topic in a fun and a creative way. Each week, you and your spouse work to improve that part of your relationship. Ideas could include communication, intimacy, try something new together, establish a new hobby together, finding alone time to reconnect, etc. Have challenges and/or group dates that revolve around each topic to strengthen your marriages, like this Ultimate Amazing Race Group Date.
  26. Dollar Menu-naires Date – Are you a date-night cheapskate? For most couples across this country, money is tight and strict budgets are in full effect… which makes dating a challenge. At the same time, you want to have a fun date with your spouse that will be memorable despite your small budget for date nights. So what better way to experience a cheap date than by going to the Dollar Store, ordering off the dollar menu, and hitting a dollar movie. Weeeeeee!!!!
  27. Moonlight Snoeshowing - Rent some snowshoes and head out on your own, or go on a guided snowshoe tour. Not only will you get some exercise, enjoy the brisk and beautiful great outdoors, but also spend your date night doing something new.
  28. Sporting Events – If you are a couple that loves sports, local colleges and high schools have football, basketball and other sporting events during the Winter.  If you aren’t able to hit up a professional sporting event, these smaller events can be just as fun and even inexpensive. Cheer on your local teams and enjoy a little Pep Rally Party.
  29. Walk in a Winter Wonderland – A romantic evening for two walking in a winter wonderland… awe! Sounds divine, right!? So bundle up and take a walk together after a new snow. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery while being spontaneous and not spending a dime! Kari-65WinterDates30-37
  30. The CSI: Love Edition Date – Don’t you just love a good mystery? Watching ‘CSI’ on TV might get your attention, but creating your very own CSI at home will be even more entertaining. Promise! Just print off the clue cards and grab a few of the necessities before beginning your own CSI mystery date!
  31. Cuddle Kit For Two – Let your spouse know your intentions for a night of cuddlin’, snugglin’ and lovin’ with this cuddle kit basket. Fill the basket with an assortment of chocolates, bubbly drink, candles, romantic music, a lovey-dovy movie or whatever inspires your romance! And did I mention this comes with FREE PRINTABLES? Oh yeah – we’ve got you covered. A little prep makes for a LOT of cuddling!
  32. Photobooth Fun – Say CHEESE!!! And say hello to a fun and memorable date night! Don’t have a babysitter or not up for going out? Consider playing with the photo booth on your Mac computer! This program that comes standard on most Macbooks and iPads and allows you take your goofy pictures right from home. It also has lots of wacky features to make your pictures even more silly!
  33. Snow FootballIt’s still football season so get some friends together for a game of football in the snow! Mark the field and end zones using spray bottles with water and food coloring. If you don’t enjoy football, try a friendly game of broomball instead. Grab a few brooms and a tennis ball and head out to an empty cul-de-sac. The rules are similar to hockey: just pick a few “goals” and have fun! Get some friends together or play 1-on-1.
  34. Love Shack Date Night – Turn your bedroom into your very own Love Shack and escape for a night of romance! It’s hard to take the time to getaway, but with his date night, you don’t have to leave home to have some much needed time away! This simple date night is sure to put the spark back into your intimacy!
  35. Go to an Aquarium -Usually we reserve these types of activities for family days, but have you ever just gone to an aquarium for a date together? An Aquarium can be a very romantic place to be. Hold hands and enjoy watching the sea life together.
  36. Indoor S’mores – Keep some s’mores ingredients stashed away for this date night on a whim! If you are in need of some time together, but can never seem to find it, pull out your s’mores stash and grab a non-scented candle to roast your marshmallows over. Share some stories, jokes, or just take the time to enjoy the quiet together after a long day. You can really drum up the romance by printing out this I Need S’more of You printable love note to give your spouse ahead of time.
  37. Theater Dress Rehearsal – Wanna check out a play or musical, but don’t have the cash? Oftentimes theater companies will sell you tickets to their dress rehearsal, but you’ll pay only a fraction of the cost. It’s super unique, fun and less uptight than the “real deal”. Kari-65WinterDates38-45
  38. Make a Marriage Bucket List – Create a list of ‘must do’ items that you both want to accomplish during your marriage, and cross off one of the items that night. Put this list where you can see it often and use it as a ‘date night’ guide for future memorable dates together.
  39. Bookstore Date Night – This is one of The Dating Divas all-time favorites! Whether you love to read or not, this date night is a must! Add in some creative touches and voila! You’ve got an inexpensive, indoor, fun and comical date night that will be unforgettable!
  40. Watch Cartoons – Put on your PJs and have breakfast for dinner while you watch some of your favorite cartoons together. Laugh and enjoy feeling young again… if only for a few hours.
  41. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Invite your spouse on a date with you using a pair of warm winter gloves, then create a winter wonderland in your house by hanging up decorative snowflakes from the ceiling, eating caramel apple balls, sipping hot chocolate, and watching the Elf Movie beside the fire.
  42. Get the Conversation Rolling – Grab The Book of Questions and ask away. You can do this over dinner, at home, or at a restaurant. It will help you to have awesome conversations together and you’ll really get to know your spouse on a deeper level.
  43. Crepes In Paris – Paris is the ultimate romantic destination. The weather is beautiful, the streets aren’t too crowded, and romance is blossoming everywhere. It’s too bad that Paris happens to be so far away… but you can easily recreate this date night to bring Paris right to your very own home!
  44. Whose Line is it Anyway?Are you in need of a little comic relief to eradicate those wintertime blues? The things these improv actors come up with on the spot are amazing AND hilarious! It doesn’t take long to crack a smile or get a chuckle. Sometimes a little laughter can go a long way to easing the grey days.
  45. Couples Yoga – Intimate and cathartic, yoga can be the perfect mediator for a couple that needs to get re-centered. Check your local community to see if couples yoga is available in your area. If not? Practice a few yoga poses together in the comfort of your home and follow it up with some deep breathing exercises and meditation. Kari-65WinterDates46-53
  46. Progressive Dinner Around The World – Do you ever want to get together with other couples, but it’s too expensive to go out? And maybe you don’t want to plan a whole big date night all at your house? Well here’s a fun idea!! Why not make your next “couples date night” a Progressive dinner?! Stay out of the cold, but get some much needed traveling done ‘Around the World.’
  47. Indoor Miniature Golf – Wanna’ get out of the house, but have to take the kiddos with you? Play mini golf or go bowling. It’s OK to keep it a family affair once in a while. Just make sure you get a little alone time after the kiddos are in bed for the night.
  48. Watch your Wedding Video – For the married couples out there, relive your wedding night and cook the meal you ate on your big day while reminiscing about all the memories, including the bad hairdos and dated outfits. If you don’t have a wedding video, go through all of your wedding photos and enjoy those precious memories together!
  49. Bella Notte – Italian Cuisine, Renaissance Culture, and a Foreign Film turn this date night into a dream destination in ITALY! Create an Italian Villa for two in the comfort of your own home!
  50. Soak Up Culture at an Art Gallery Opening - Art Galleries usually have openings of new exhibits on weeknights in which they’ll unveil the newest featured artist and their artwork. What a cultural date! And the best part? There is most always light appetizers served and it is all free for you.
  51. Power Outage Date Night – Dinner by candlelight, ghost stories, glow stick jewelry, shadow puppets, a little truth or dare, oh my! Even though Power Outages are absolutely inconvenient, this date night is sure to make some fun memories together… especially in the dark {wink}.
  52. Indoor Rock Climbing – Trust, support, encouragement — once you get these rock-climbing essentials down, handling your next household spat will be old hat. Many gyms offer couples rates; check with your local facilities and get physical!
  53. Coupon Date Night – With Christmas approaching you and your spouse are probably trying to save every penny you can for all the expenses that the holidays bring. Even though money is tight, that is no excuse to not have a weekly date night! In an effort to keep things cheap, AND still be able to get out of the house and away from the kids, use this coupon date night idea! Keep date night costs low, but still have a night out with your main squeeze! Kari-65WinterDates54-61
  54. Become an Olympian - There are some games out there for the Wii and Playstation that involve winter sports. Pick these up (if you don’t already have them) and try your skills with games that are multi-player. Compete against each other. Loser has to make dinner or offer up something else enticing to the winner.
  55. Cruisin To The Caribbean Date – Okay, since it is winter it’s time to spice things up a bit and plan a date with a Caribbean Island feel. Bring on the warmth!! Who wouldn’t want to take a cruise to the Caribbean in the middle of this drab winter weather!? We’ve got some fun ideas for you to create a love-cruise at home.
  56. Look at Christmas Lights – Drive around in your pajamas with hot chocolate to look at Christmas lights! Play Christmas music and get into the spirit of the season. Share your favorite Christmas memories and indulge in a little of the Christmas wonder you had as a child.
  57. French Picnic Indoors – Create your own little french cafe` at home! Paris is the ultimate city of LOVE – so warm your relationship up this winter with a getaway for two, without leaving your own front door. Have a picnic in front of the fireplace or breakfast in bed, and make sure it’s very french-inspired. You’ll have your spouse saying, “ooh la la” in no time!
  58. Beach Party in the Basement – The winter can seem like a long time. But there are things you can do to make it feel warmer and more enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong…I love winter and the snow, but it is nice to enjoy the warm weather. So I came up with the idea to have a beach party in my basement. It makes it seem like it is warmer, plus it is fun to try different things.
  59. Window Shopping – Mountain towns thrive on snow days. Check out gift shops and specialty stores, buying trinkets for each other. Check out local foods, or hit every single restaurant in town and decide who has the best hot chocolate.
  60. Indoor Shooting Range – With either a group of friends or just together as a couple, take out some of those winter blues by going to your local shooting range. Even smaller cities have these and it’s a great way for your husband to teach you something new ;).
  61. Catch Some Laughs - Laughter is quite the aphrodisiac, so grab your honey and head to a comedy show. In the mood to smile AND save? Check out the amateur night at your local comedy club. You never know, the next Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock could be making their big debut! Kari-65WinterDates62-65
  62. Spouse Sleepover Date – Remember growing up and having sleepovers with your friends? Do you remember how exciting that was for you to look forward to? Well then why not have a sleepover with your spouse!? Oh, we know you can’t wait to get this date started! This date is perfect for every couple because it doen’t require a babysitter and it’s inexpensive! It just might feel like a little getaway from the world, even though you are in the comfort of your home.
  63. Go to an Arcade – Roll through you local Arcade just like a couple of high schoolers. Have a little competition with your spouse playing Mario Kart, basketball, and skee ball! $5.00 can provide a whole hour of fantastic entertainment.
  64. Scavenger Hunt For You! – Set up a treasure hunt for you and your spouse tonight! Remember when you were kids and you LOVED a good treasure hunt? Well, here is an adult version for you and your spouse to enjoy… and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home!
  65. Love Letters for the Future – Write love letters dedicated to the other person 20 years from now. Read them to each other then lock them away for safe keeping. Now THAT will make for a fun date night in 20 years…

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5 Responses to “65 Fabulous Winter Date Ideas ”

  1. Cassie says:

    I think a cooking class could be fun! We cook every night at home and I try new recipes often. But it could be fun to get some advice and be there together! My husband is a good cook as well!

  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    Great round-up! We always get in a winter dating rut and this has put a stop to that!!! xox

  3. Tara Tara says:

    I LOVE this round-up! There are a few ideas on here that are NEW for us! I am excited to try them out. Fab job, Kari! XOXO

  4. Rachel says:

    Awesome list as always! The hubby got me to go to the shooting range with him a couple weeks back and I ended up having an awesome time! I’m interested in rock climbing next.

  5. Gabrielle says:

    Thank You So Much! These were super helpful!


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