Romantic Backyard Camping

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Romantic Couple Camping Date

Whether you’re an “outdoorsy” person or not, you’ll love this backyard camping date! You can make it into a rugged couples camp or comfortable, romantic camping experience. Most importantly, you can take this camping date far from home, or use these romantic camping ideas to set up right in your living room! So with the weather getting warmer, this is a perfect way to spend your date night enjoying the summer air! Because we have so many perfect backyard camping ideas, we know you will find the inspiration for creating your own unforgettable camping date. My husband and I did our own backyard campout the other weekend and had a blast—check it out!

Backyard camping is so much fun!! I love the idea of making it into a date night! #backyardcamping #couplecamping

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Couples Camping

So I have to admit, my awesome husband actually came up with this romantic camping date idea. Then I “cute-ified” it with my own romantic camping ideas, but it was his couple camping plan to begin with! He’s always loved the outdoors and camping, but with a little one at home, it’s tricky to take an overnight getaway. This is the perfect way to escape—backyard camping! Or if you don’t have a yard, set up a tent in your living room! So let’s get to our best backyard camping ideas!

First, get your sweetheart excited about your couple’s camp date night coming up with this fun camping date invite! So is it not the cutest thing that the tent doors open?!

Couples Camp

Also, if paper invites aren’t your thing, send a text with this fun little video! (This is SO up my alley! Saves ink and is super quick and easy). Download this file at the end of the post!

Backyard Camping Ideas

Here we are setting up the tent, this part alone was so much fun! The weather was so nice and pleasant, it just felt great to be outside! Make sure you grab lots of pillows, sleeping bags (maybe an air mattress) so you are nice and comfy inside.

Backyard Camping Ideas

Once you have your tent set up, here are some fun ideas of things to do for this romantic camping date:

  • Tin Foil Dinners – Grab some grub and cook it over a fire or grill! Check out some fun recipes here to start planning out your own backyard camping date.
  • Classic Cards – Playing cards is a classic camping activity! Check out all of our fun 2-player card games!
  • Read a Book – Read a fun novel, or even a marriage improvement book together. So choose something that would give off the relaxing, silly, or romantic camping vibes you are wanting. Check out the Divas’ favorite books!
  • Camping Cinema – If you aren’t in the mood to totally disconnect from electronics, you can watch a movie or show on your laptop or tablet!
  • Campfire Stories – Use our printable campfire spinner to tell stories together (see below). Certainly, one of the best romantic camping ideas you can get is snuggling up by the campfire reminiscing on your own love story.
  • Eat S’mores – Obviously, you need to try out our romantic s’mores game below or check out our Build a S’more Spinner designed for couple camping!
  • Have a Kiss-a-Thon – Don’t forget chapstick! When Diva Kari and her husband first tried this date, they pulled out their make-out blanket to bring along in the tent. Now that’s making the most of couple camping!
  • Flash Light Games – Scroll down to see some of the intimate games for two with a flashlight! Isn’t that what couples camp is all about?
  • Camp Date Night Box – This adorable camping date night kit has everything you need for s’mores, getting cozy, and romance! Use KRUSH10 for 10% off!

Backyard Camping Activities

Whether or not you have an actual campfire, campfire stories are an essential part of a campout. So after you set up your couples camp, use this little campout spinner (with a flashlight or a bottle of bug spray – get creative!) to spin and tell a story based on the prompt. You might learn something new about each other! This is just one of our romantic camping ideas that will make your night unforgettable.

Backyard Camping Ideas

A key essential on a camping date night is S’MORES! My husband and I like to make them on our gas stove sometimes, but if you have a backyard fire pit, that’s much more romantic and legit. You can even bake s’mores in the oven if you’re doing an indoor campout!

Tent Games and Ideas

We made up a fun little game of “earning” each element of your s’more. Draw a card and perform the romantic task before you receive your ingredients!

S'mores Game

Intimate Couples Camping Ideas

You can’t have a campout without getting it on in the tent, right? Play a couple of sexy flashlight games together! WARNING: Make sure you are inside or have LOTS of privacy in your backyard before attempting some of these! We don’t want to give the neighbors that kind of show! So let’s turn up the heat on your backyard camping date!

Camping Intimacy Ideas

This was such a fun way to get out of the house and get a little taste of camping, without going too far. And there was a clean bathroom just a few steps away – WIN-WIN! Cuddling up in the tent gave us a chance to connect without distractions.

Setting up your own backyard camping date is super easy. And I promise you’ll make your sweetie a HAPPY CAMPER by planning a romantic camping date in your backyard!

Unique Date Night Ideas

Happy Camping!

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Backyard Camping Date Night Printables

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Backyard Campout Digital Invite

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I'm a happy gal who's lucky enough to have the sweetest, goofiest, most handsome husband, and two darling little girls! I try to stay positive, look for the best in others and my highest priorities are my faith, family and friends. Some of my favorite things include cuddling (I wish it was my full-time job!), yoga, DIY home projects, donut hunting, bike rides, parties, picnics and trying new recipes. I have a serious sweet tooth and will do anything to get to sunshine & the beach!

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  1. This is on my list of to-dos this summer. The hubby loves camping and since our normal vacation plans have been changed this will be great!

  2. On my anniversary in March my wife and I planned on camping in sequoia (her favorite camping) or Yellowstone NP .
    Well ! Campsites are closed ;so for Mother’s Day I told her we were still camping on Mother’s Day weekend.
    I’m bringing out all the equipment even the raft I’m going to fill with water for our river!! I hope she likes it.

    1. What a sweet idea! I love hearing the effort you are putting into making her day special! That is what great relationships are all about! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hey! I LOVE this idea! I am having a hard time downloading the handouts. Have tried a few times along with opening them through google drive. Any tips or pointed to help me get the handouts??

    1. Hey Emily! So sorry you had troubles getting the printables! I’ve just re-uploaded them and tested them out, so I think they should work now. If you are still having issues- email our awesome customer service_ and she’ll help you out. Have fun!

  4. I’m super excited to try this date out with the hubby since we LOVE camping. I’ve been planning a year of dates for the hubby for Christmas along with a yearly date bucket list I’m making for him to help me choose dates for the next year… but the BACKYARD CAMPING DATE NIGHT PRINTABLES are showing up blank when I click to download. 🙁 Is there anything you can do to help? Thanks!

    1. Jessica- what an AWESOME Christmas gift idea! Love that you are incorporating this date into the year, you guys will definitely have a blast! I’m SO sorry these weren’t working, some other readers were also having troubles. I’m not sure what happened, but I re-uploaded them and tested them out, which I believe fixed the issue! If that doesn’t work, email our customer service gal and she’ll send them your way!

    1. Isadora! Love that you enjoyed this post and best wishes for your night out with your man! Hope you have as fun of a time as we did – it’s definitely a ‘guy friendly’ date idea. 😉

  5. I love this! So cute! I cannot wait!

    Our first date was a Thai dinner and a movie (Angels and Demons) — time to hit the Asian market for some ingredients!

  6. Marriage counselors often say that when couples feel they are going through a period of not feeling close, that recreating their love and their first dates often helps them remember why they love each other so much. You obviously don’t need that lol, but maybe other people reading may see the light with this date. I think it’s great!

    1. That is SO true Adriana! Don’t be fooled though, lol, we’ve definitely had our ups and downs…which is exactly why I joined the Diva team {wink}. You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your uplifting comments!!

  7. I just love this blog!! We've been married for a little over a year and it's not always been easy but I found your guys blog a while back and have done some of the things you guys posted. I can tell a huge difference in our marriage and I want to say a HUGE Thank You to you guys! I love doing things for my AMAZING hubby! Tonight we are going to do this and I gave him the invite this morning and surprisingly he's SOOO excited!! We don't have a backyard so I'm going to make one of those tents you make when your kids with blankets, sheets and chairs! I'm so excited!

    1. Dear Selena, thank you so much for this comment! Readers like you are an inspiration to us all. We would LOVE to hear how your date night turned out. I bet your hubby is going to have a great time just because you are there with him 🙂 We love positive comments, so thank you for contributing to our mission!

  8. Great idea! I have done the recreate the 1st date, but not in awhile. Also, kinda made me giggle that we are not the only ones with a make-out blanket – had ours for 11 years now 😛

    1. Bahaha! You have a make-out blanket too?! Ours is getting a little raged, but I just don’t have the heart to let it go 🙂 I hope we can keep it in one piece for when we reach our 11 year anniversary! Wouldn’t that be fun….to pull out the make-put blanket every anniversary? haha,…the wheels are already spinning in my head!