10 Car Activities for an Entire Date Night in the Car

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Car Date Activities for Two

A car date is a clever way to have some quality time together in close quarters. Especially if chilly winter weather tends to keep you inside on date night. I find myself exclusively planning at-home dates because I hate running from the car to the nearest heated building! Here’s our solution: a car date where you never leave the car AND plenty of car date ideas to keep you busy! How perfect is that?! With included printables such as a car date basket label, cozy car date ideas planner, date night car card, and cardate challenges, we’ve got everything you need! Ready to start your engines and check it out? Let’s take a look!

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What is a Car Date?

To put it simply, it’s exactly what it sounds like! In other words, it’s a fabulous, done-for-you date that takes place entirely in your vehicle. No more driving around aimlessly wondering what to do for date night. These car date ideas have you covered!

What’s included in your Car Date ideas printable download?

Your Cozy Car Date includes everything you need to create some true date night car glam. Therefore, you know you’ll love it. Take a look at the included items below, and keep reading through the post for a more detailed description of how to use each of them:

  • Cozy Car Date Basket Label
  • Car Date Ideas for Dinner, Destination & Activities
  • Date Night Car Ideas & Challenges
  • Drive Me Wild Card

Aren’t those just fantastic?! Keep on reading to take an even closer look at each of the items and for tips and tricks on how to use them. Moreover, you’ll get an inside scoop on how to create the cutest basket around.

Car Date Ideas Basket Label

To prep for this date, you really don’t have much to do – the printables from the insanely talented Diva Elizabeth really provide you with just about everything you need to create your own date night car basket. For example, you just print out the planner and pick a few locations to guide you through the night. After that, cut a few of the cards out using a fantastic paper cutter like this one – you’re all set. {Oh, and you might want to get gas in the car, too.} If you really want to extend the night, you can start off by leading him to the car with our Scavenger Hunt. Next, pop everything into a basket and include some sweet snacks. After that, slap on the license plate basket label. How fun is that?!

Cozy Car Date Ideas Basket

Car Date Ideas & Planner

First stop on date night for us? Always food. Check out the options on your checklist for some ideas to grab grub without leaving the cozy comfort of your car. Personally, I LOVE how many of my favorite restaurants do curb-side pick up for food, so you could just call in an order for your favorite meals! After dinner, it’s time to pick a place to go for fun – don’t worry, you can totally choose more than one! Start heading in the direction of a park to watch the sunset, an airport observation area or a drive-in movie theater. Don’t have a drive-in nearby? No problem, just hop on over to our Blast from the Past Date and get some car date ideas for how to create your own.

Vehicle Activities

Vehicle Activities & Challenges

Stay busy in the car with 10 fun games and ideas to keep you chatting on your way to your next destination! We’ve included fun ideas from our Road Trip Date and Conversation Starters. PLUS we’ve even added 10 NEW ideas for driving around town on your Cozy Car Date! Pay close attention to the Love Buggy and Red Light Kisses cards – those two are for fun throughout your entire date. Additionally, we’ve included a few blank cards so you can come up with your own activities!

Vehicle Challenges

**HINT** one of the WHITE cards (specifically the Conversation Starters) may require a little extra prep on your part. For instance, you’ll need to visit www.thedatingdivas.com. Meanwhile, you might even want to grab a few other supplies from the Divas’ Road Trip in a Box to help you out with adding more of these car date ideas! However, if you want to make this date easier, you CAN skip these cards and still have tons of fun (take turns spicing up how to cuddle in a car, for example). On the other hand, I have to say these are some of my favorite car games! Here’s what you might need from that Road Trip in a Box set:

  • Road Trip Questionnaire
  • Truth or Dare
  • Trivia
  • Bingo

Dessert & Cardate Card

After all that driving, playing, and destination visiting, the two of you deserve a sweet snack! In other words, it’s dessert time! The easiest place for us to get sweets late at night is fast food joints which always have yumm-o milkshakes. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a late night donut shop – take advantage of that. Finish your car date with a dessert to share – or get your own, no judgments here! In addition, now is the PERFECT time to give your spouse the Drive Me Wild card. Write a sweet message inside beforehand for ultimate romance. Additionally, you could choose to use this card as an invite for the date. Just print out the card like normal. After that, write the date and time inside, get thinking of some fun car date ideas and you’re ready to roll!

Date Night Car Card

 Excited to get this on the road and try out these car date ideas? Don’t forget to check out our Road Trip in a Box and our Cuddle Car Kit!

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Cozy Car Date

Printables Designed by Elizabeth Edwards for The Dating Divas


I'm a friendly gal who's obsessed with all things marriage and Hubby-related :). When I'm not having adventures with my sweetheart and baby boy, you can find me in photographer mode, deep in a Netflix binge, or crafting! I also enjoy treasure hunting (aka. thrifting), dark chocolate, and eating as much sushi as possible.

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