For the past 6 weeks Goose has been in almost non-stop rehearsals for our high school production of Grease, so our usual Friday and Saturday date nights have fallen by the wayside. After seeing the musical two nights in a row, I can honestly say the entire cast is full of immensely talented singers, dancers, and actors. It has been such a treat to watch them, and to see Goose make his big musical debut as Johnny Casino.
With tonight being the closing night of the musical, and spring break only one week away, I decided to come up with a collection of romantic springtime dates so that we can really make the most of our down time. During winter, it’s so easy to fall into a near hibernation of movie watching and cuddling on the couch, but now that spring has finally returned, it’s time to add a little more pizzaz to your usual date night.
Date Night Ideas
- Wake up early on Sunday morning and stroll around your local farmer’s market, then either get breakfast from one of the vendors there, or pick up ingredients to make breakfast together when you get home.
- Take your man shopping somewhere new, like a flea market or a hip street with rare boutiques.
- Make a bucket list of things to do by December 31, 2012
- Pick out a 500-1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and take it to the park to solve while relaxing on a blanket in the grass.
- If neither of you have a pool, sneak over to use one at a nearby hotel. Some hotels may even let you buy a guest pass for the day.
- Pick some lemons to make a homemade pitcher of lemonade to sip on while you look over each other’s childhood photo albums to gain a better understanding of who your partner was before you came along.
- Go mini golfing.
- Tryout a fun new class together like a pottery class, ballroom dancing class, rock climbing class, free lululemon yoga class, or cooking class.
- Head to the beach. Even if it’s still to cold to go swimming, you can build sand castles and bury each other in the sand. Or you can stay away from the sand and surf altogether by walking along the boardwalk and get snacks, cheesy henna tattoos of each other’s names, or just great photo op.
- Melt six ounces of chocolate with 1/2 cup of whipping cream in a double boiler, then dip your favorite foods in for a quick and easy chocolate fondue.
- Checkout one of your local ethnic neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little Ethiopia, or Little Italy to sample new food and different cultures.
- Go on a run through the neighborhood together, picking out what houses you would like to live in one day.
- Pack a picnic lunch and buy a kite or two, then head to a nearby park for hours of simple, childish fun.
- Go to an arcade and see who can win the most tickets, then buy each other cheesy prizes.
- Invite some of your friends over for pizza and have a board game night. The losing team has to clean up afterwards.
- Go see a play at a local high school or college. Tickets are bound to be cheaper than what it would cost to see a professional production.
- Rent a book from the library on constellations, then head out with a blanket and thermos of hot cocoa to cuddle up and check out the stars.
- Get a pair of nosebleed tickets to see your baseball team, that way you can be as loud as you want in the deserted upper deck.
- Checkout what Groupon Now deals are available, and spontaneously pick one to go do.
- Volunteer to build houses with your regional chapter of Habitat for Humanity or make dinner at a local soup kitchen.
- Go see an outdoor art show.
- Chose recipes from your pinterest to cook a delicious dinner together.
- Babysit your nieces nephews, siblings, or neighbors and show the kids some of your favorite Disney movies that may be before their time.
- Find a hiking path with a wonderful lookout point, and pack a picnic to enjoy when you reach your destination.
- Head to the zoo and tryout your best animal imitations. This is bound to leave you with some hilarious photos and video clips.