50 Sizzling Summer Date Ideas


This month marks the arrival of SUMMER!

And to celebrate, we’ve rounded up 50 Sizzling Summer Date Ideas just for you.  Get ready for some serious Summer Lovin’…


50 Sizzling Summer Date Ideas

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Before we get started- run grab these cute free Summer Bucket List printables!  After all, there are SO many fun date ideas for Summer on here we KNOW you’re going to want to try.  So… why not write them down and check ’em off your printable bucket list one date night at a time?!

Free Printable Summer Bucket List


Ready to go?!  Okay, now on to our favorite part… the Creative Date Ideas!


1.  Fill Out Your Summer Bucket List–   Why not make a whole fun date night out of it?  Sit down to write your “Summer Bucket List” together! You could even take turns choosing something to put on the list.  (And the next 49 ideas are sure to give you plenty to choose from!)

2.  Pool Party–  Hot summer weather + a refreshing swimming pool= the setting for a great date!  Your husband is gonna love this one.  What could be better than splashing around with his hot wife in a swimsuit?  Not too many things. {wink}  Free printable invite included!

3.  Campout for Two–  A cheap, fun {and totally romantic} date is waiting right in your backyard.  Set up a tent, make foil dinners, and play some games in your tent for two.  The flirty “Kiss-a-Thon” game is my favorite part.   

4.  S’more Lovin-  Show your honey S’more Lovin’ with a quick and easy marshmallow roasting date on the back porch after the kiddos are in bed.  We’ve even included a printable S’mores Box where you can write down little loves notes to your sweetie.  

5.  Road Trip Date–  Summer is the perfect time of year for a Road Trip!  Just grab our free “Road Trip Survival Kit” printables and some snacks and hit the road!  Our Road Trip Games and Questionnaire are sure to keep you laughing and talking.  


6.  Fishing Date–  When’s the last time you went fishing?  Whether you’re seasoned fishermen or just beginners, you’re sure to have some fun with this fishing-themed date.  There’s even a clever printable invitation to leave out for your husband.  {And most states have a Free Fishing Day during the summer- score!}  

7.  The “Fate Burger” Date–  If you love yummy food and have an adventurous streak- this is the date for you!  Invite a bunch of your married friends over for some burgers on the grill.  But here’s the catch- you’ll be throwing darts to determine your burger toppings.  Check out the post for all of the fun details and a list of surprisingly delicious, non-traditional burger toppings.  

8.  Summer Picnic and Games–  Invite some of your favorite couples over for the perfect group date- a summer potluck picnic and party games.  Make a friendly competition out of Watermelon-Seed-Spitting, a Pie-Eating Contest, Bubble Gum Blowing, Ring Toss, Squirt Gun Shoot Out, or an Ice Cream Station.  We’ve even included the free printable invitation and party game signs!  

9.   BBQ for Two–  Give your man this flirty BBQ Kit for two to invite him to your own backyard barbecue.  The printable love note is sure to capture his attention- “I’ll bring the BUNS & you bring the FIRE!” Time to fire up the grill and turn up the heat! {wink}

10.  “Soak Up The Sun” Water Fight–  Water fights are always fun during the summer, but wait until you see this fun Squirt Gun Kool-aid Fight date idea that one of our readers came up with!  This one is definitely going on our Summer Bucket List!  


11.  The Ultimate Amazing Race–  Play your very own version of The Amazing Race right in your hometown!  We have everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) you need to put together your own competition.  Just invite your most adventurous friends, print off the clues, and let the race begin!

12.  Discover a New Town Together–  Why not try exploring somewhere NEW together when date night rolls around?  Even if you’ve lived in the same place for your whole life, I guarantee there are cities and neighborhoods nearby that you have not discovered yet.  So pull out a map and go on a spontaneous adventure!

13.  Tourist in Your Home Town–  You don’t even have to leave your own town to go on an adventure.  Play “make-believe-tourists” for a night and see your own city in a whole new light.  Research the local, hidden treasures, try some new cuisine, and shop for some souvenir mementos to remember the night.

14.  Wild About You Zoo Date–  A trip to the zoo is sure to bring out the kid in you with this creative date idea!  Pack a safari snack mix and use our printable “Zoo Trip Survival Kit” to show your sweetie just how WILD about him you are!

15.  Garage Sale Scavenger Hunt–  Go on a scavenger hunt and hit up all of your local garage sales on this fun {and cheap} date idea!  Just grab our free printable garage sale lists and see who can find the most items.  Then enjoy a nice summer picnic afterward.  


16.  Yard Sale Date–  Chances are, your closets, storage spaces, and garage are already piled up with stuff that needs a new home.  Why not take that clutter that you’ve accumulated over the years and turn a tedious task into a fun project that doubles as a day-date?  That right- time for a Couples Yard Sale!  Divide your items between “Yours”, “Mine”, and “Ours” and start a friendly competition between you and your sweetie to see who can sell the most!  

17.  Berry Picking–  Summer is the perfect time to get outside and pick your own berries, and it makes a pretty fun and unique date idea too.  Then come home afterward to turn those berries into a sweet dessert treat.  This cute post even has a sweet printable invite for you to use too! 

18.  Star Gazing–  Enjoy a romantic date night snuggling under a starry summer sky!  Use the free printable invitation to ask your sweetie out on your date, and then follow the simple instructions to make your very own telescope together.  

19.  “Get the Scoop” Ice Cream Date–  When it gets HOT outside, cool off together with a fun ice cream date for two.  Make your frozen treat together then while you’re enjoying your delicious dessert, get the latest scoop on your sweetheart by playing a fun round of truth or dare.  We’ve even included a free download to get your creative juices going, along with a link to some fun ice-cream themed printables.

20.  Make Custom Cold Stone Creations–  Here’s another fun and easy ice cream date idea.  Hide a pint or two of vanilla ice cream in the freezer and a couple of your sweetie’s favorite candy bars in the cupboard.  Then after dinner when the kiddos are in bed, cut up the candy bars and surprise your spouse with their own custom Cold Stone style creation.  Have fun experimenting with the fun mix-ins you can add for flavor and crunch!


21.  Floating Fun Date–  Grab your swimsuits and inner tubes and get ready for a little floating fun!  On this fun {and easy} date, you’ll enjoy floating down a river together before enjoying some nice, cold root beer floats.  Get it?  Totally creative, right?

22.  Make Soda Floats–  For an even simpler version of the date, try making a sweet array of soda floats. We even have free printable soda love notes for you to let your sweetie know just how much he “floats your boat!”  

23.  Couples Minute to Win It!–  If you love to laugh, this is the PERFECT summer group date for you!  Why not invite your craziest married friends over and host your own couples edition of the popular game show “Minute to Win It?!”  It is seriously hilarious and a must-try date night!  

24.  Let’s Get Physical Date–  Summertime is the perfect time to get outside, get moving, and get your hearts pumping together.  And this date has some fun ideas to turn a boring exercise workout into a fun couples sweat session.  

25.  Frisbee Golf… With a Twist–  Play a game of frisbee golf together at the park- BUT with a fun added twist!  At each hole there is a fun conversation starter question you’ll have to answer along with a “punishment”if you lose a hole or a “reward” if you win a hole.  You’ll have to check out the post for all of the fun details and to grab your free game printables.  


26.  Competition at the Park–  Take advantage of the warm weather and have some fun at the park for date night.  Just grab a frisbee, some balls, or whatever sports equipment you have lying around and challenge your hubby to a little one-on-one competition.  Check out the post for the fun games Cami and her hubby played and the little twists she added to them.  

27.  Rock Climbing Date–  Have fun rock climbing with your sweetie on this clever rock-themed date.  Then play some Rockband, hit up the Hard Rock Cafe, or watch “School of Rock.”  Check out the post for the printable notes and Erika’s cute Pop Rock gift idea.  

28.  Nerf Wars Date–  Pull out the Nerf guns and invite some of your married friends over for a fun Nerf Wars Battle!  Then try your hand at a make-shift target practice and shooting range.  Check out the post for all of the fun game details and, of course, free printables.  

29.  At-Home Drive-In–  Check out this fun 1950’s Blast from the Past date!  Enjoy a little roller skating then come back home to set-up your own Drive-In movie in your drive way!   My favorite part is the fun diner-style menu.  {And who doesn’t love a little smooching at the drive-in?!}

30.  Double Feature Date Night–  The good ol’ at-home-movie-night is probably one of the most popular date idea out there.  After all, who doesn’t love to turn out the lights, cuddle up close to their honey, and munch on some yummy snacks?  But these fun ideas and free printables take your at-home movie party to a whole new level to make it extra special!  You’ve gotta check out the DIY concessions!


31.  Movie on the Move–  Turn a regular movie night into a fun adventure just by changing the location!  Instead of the usual movie night on the couch in the living room-  why not watch a scary movie on your laptop in an empty field, or a romantic chick flick on your iPad next to a beautiful overlook?  The options are endless!

32.  Funky Town Date–  If you have a sense of humor and love to laugh, then THIS is a great group date idea for you!  Just wait until you see all of the fun and craziness!  You’ll be eating dinner with crazy kitchen utensils, picking out a crazy thrift store outfit for your spouse with only a $10 budget, and bowling… with a twist! You’re just going to have to click to get all of the hilarious details.  

33.  Mall Dare Date–  Here’s another perfect date idea for you if you love to laugh.  AND it’s super easy too!  Just print off our Mall Dare score card, head to the mall, and take turns picking and completing a dare.  Each dare has a point value and the more embarrassing the dare- the more points you get.  So asking for change for a nickel will only get you 2 points, but your best public marriage proposal will earn you 8 points.   You’ve gotta try it- seriously hysterical!

34.  Grocery Store Hunt–  Send your spouse on a treasure hunt through the grocery store to buy all of the ingredients you’ll need to make some yummy banana splits.  How fun is that?  We even have all of the flirty clue cards that you’ll need included as a free printable!

35.  Big Bite Passport–  Going out to eat is always a fun and easy date night, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.   It’s time to get adventurous!  Use our printable Big Bite Passport on date night to explore all of the NEW restaurants, cafes, and diners in your area.  It’s time to say goodbye to the old tired question, “Where should we eat tonight?”


36.  Grown Up I Spy–  For this creative date night, you’ll be playing a grown-up game of I-Spy using ALL of your senses.  All you need to start is our printable I-Spy sheet, a list of attractions or fun locations in your city, and an adventurous spirit!

37.  World Record Date–  Looking to try something totally NEW for date night?  How about setting a world record?  Yep!  You just might be able to check that off of your bucket list after this date.  Just leave out the fun printable invitation for your spouse to find.  After all, who wouldn’t want to be an “official participant” in a world record attempt?!

38.  The Price is Right Group Date–  The price is definitely right for this group date night- Free!  That’s right, the classic television game show, “The Price is Right!” is brought to you in this special Diva Date Night Edition- so come on down!  Just invite your favorite price-savvy friends and grab our free printables.

39.  Plane Crazy About You–  Let your man know you’re “plane crazy” about him with this fun airplane-themed date night.  You’re gonna love the clever printable boarding pass, the yummy in-flight refreshments, and creative details.  Just wait until you see everything that’s included!

40.  Choose Your Own Adventure Date–  This date idea  was inspired by those fun “Choose Your Own Adventure” books we used to read in elementary school and you are gonna love it!  Invite your man on an adventure and let him choose how the night will progress.  Just wait until you see the fun activity clues, restaurant clues, car tasks, and restaurant tasks!


41.  Fire-Themed Date–   Summertime is the perfect time to heat things up with your HOT hubby with this fun fire-themed date!  My favorite part is the yummy fire-themed menu and flirty, “flammable” love notes.  You’ll have to click on the post to read all of the details and check out the free download of printable. 

42.  Ice-Themed Date–  After your fire-themed date, you might want to cool things off with a fun ice-themed night.  Go ice skating together, have an ice war, play a game of “Don’t Break the Ice”,  watch the movie Ice Age, and enjoy some delicious ice cream.  

43.  Dog-Gone Day Date–  If you’re a dog lover, here’s a great date idea!  Volunteer at a dog pound or animal shelter.  Or spend a day at the dog park.  (If you don’t have your own furry friend, you can ask to borrow a neighbor’s for the day.)  Oh, and you have to check out the post to see Kristen’s cute “Doggie Bag” full of goodies.  

44.  “Our Love Is…” Date–  This three-part date looks super fun and is totally customizable!  Just think of three different adjectives to describe your love and a fun activity to go along with each one.  For example, Kari chose- “Our Love is… Organic!” with a trip to the Farmer’s Market.  “Our Love is… Breathtaking!” with a beautiful, scenic hike.  And finally, “Our Love is… HOT!” with a nice roaring bonfire.  

45.  Hijack & Kidnap Him–  Yes, for this date you’ll be hijacking your hubby’s car and kidnapping him!  You read that right.  Then you’ll be slapping some handcuffs of your love hostage.  The catch?  He gonna be handcuffed to YOU!  Check out Kiirsten’s fun post for all of the flirty details.  


46.  Dollar Menu-naire Date–  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun on date night!  Don’t believe us?  Check out this totally fun date that Kari’s husband planned with different task objectives at the dollar store,  dollar menu, and dollar movie.  (Oh, and just FYI- our printable Bedroom Value Menu is the perfect way to end the night! *wink*)

47.  Inner Child Date–  Get in touch with your inner child with this fun date idea.  After all, wouldn’t it be nice to be a kid again- even just for one day?  Stay in your pajamas and eat Lucky Charms while you watch some Saturday morning cartoons, do some coloring, build a fort out of couch cushions, and play games together.  

48.  Total Blackout Dinner Party–  Have you ever seen the TV show, Total Blackout?!  It’s a game show where contestants enter a room filled with complete darkness and compete to identify various objects using their senses.  Well, for this group date- you’ll be inviting over your bravest friends and re-creating your own blackout-themed dinner party.  Fun, right?!  Check out the post for the awesome invites and all the details.  

49.  Progressive Dinner Date–  Enjoy a dinner with friends- on the move!  For this Progressive Dinner Group Date, each couple will have the chance to serve one part of the meal at their home.  Everyone will be going from home to home as a group and enjoying a different course of the meal at each home.  Not only is it a fun way to switch things up, but it also keeps one host from having to do all of the work and preparation.  Click on over to grab all the printables you’ll need to organize your own Progressive Dinner Date.  

50.  Vacation Planning Date– If you’re planning on going on a vacation this Summer, you’re going to want to check out this Vacation Planning Date.  Grab our free Vacation Planner printables, some yummy snacks, and make a whole date night out of the planning process.  You’re going to have to hash out your itinerary, budget, and travel plans anyway- you might as well make it a fun event!  


Now go get to work on that Summer Bucket List!


For TONS more cheap and creative date ideas, make sure to check out our ULTIMATE Date Night Round-up Post!  And if you want to keep up with all of the NEW date ideas that we find, make sure to follow our “Date Night Ideas” board on Pinterest.  And, of course, you’ll want to follow the board where we post OUR Dating Divas date ideas too.

Want more freebies?  Don’t forget to check out our 12 FREE Printables for Summer!   Oh, and while you’re at it, grab this fun and flirty Summer love note for your man.


About the Author: Becca

Besides my hilariously witty husband, I love a good book, sappy songs, old black-and-white movies, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four (seriously adorable) little kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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