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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  -Dr. Seuss

 

As a work at home mama, I like to get creative and find fun, new ways to connect with my hubby. Here is my super fun list. Feel free to comment with more ideas. God bless you!

 

 1. Make chocolate covered strawberries
77 Super fun date ideas by StayAtHomeSusie.com
2. Paris night: get a baguette, French wine, and cheese!
3. Read your favorite books to one another
4. Bake cookies together
5. Watch the sunrise, then make breakfast together
6. Attend a local soccer game
7. Watch an entire season of your fav TV show
8. Go for a long drive
9. Planetarium
10. Art gallery
11. Play board games
12. Movie
13. Visit garage sales
14. Volunteer for a homeless shelter
15. Go dancing
16. Go to the driving range
17. Build a snowman
18. Ride go-carts
19. Rent a movie

20. Have a carpet picnic

21. Go to an arcade
22. Play Frisbee
23. Go kayaking
24. Go ice skating
25. Visit the pumpkin farm
26. Go to a forest preserve
27. Go to a ballet performance
28. Visit a place listed in an entertainment book
29. Bike riding
31. Bowling
32. Haunted house
33. Out for coffee
34. Visit a flea market
35. Play bingo
36. Go to an opera
37. Swing by a bookstore
38. Visit another city
39. Go hear jazz or reggae

 

 

40. See an NBA game
41. Play in the batting cages
42. Vegas anyone, lol?
43. Piano bar
44. Visit a nursing home and hand out flowers to everyone
45. Have lunch at a trendy new restaurant
46. Grab a fish fry
47. Grab a pint at an Irish pub
48. Chinese food and DVDs – the perfect mix
49. Attend a poetry reading
50. Attend an author reading from their latest fiction work
51. Go antiquing
52. Go out for drinks
53. Visit a winery
54. Attend a painting class
55. Visit an animal shelter – you may come home with a new pet
56. Go for a carriage ride
57. Visit the tourist spots in your hometown
58. Take a trip to the hobby store – pick out a project to work on for the afternoon
59. Take a walk – around a lake, in the moonlight, by the river, on the beach
60. Go to a festival
62. Create a scrapbook
61. Go to a shrimp boil
63. Attend a matinee movie
64. Visit the zoo
65. Go see a local band
66. Have lunch at a church festival
67. Go camping
68. Go hiking
69. Go rock climbing
70. Play croquet
71. Attend a farmer’s market
72. Have dinner at a new place
73. Try out a new cuisine
75. Take part in a community theater performance
74. Go strawberry picking or visit an apple orchard
76. Attend a live, outdoor music night in your town
77. Go see fireworks

 



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52 Comments

  1. April 10, 2012

    These are fantastic! :) Thanks!

    • sromans
      April 10, 2012

      Sure thing! Thanks for visiting :)

  2. Shamazing
    April 11, 2012

    Are 30 and 69 the same?

    • sromans
      April 11, 2012

      Good catch! I’ll edit that, ha!

    • Amanda
      June 19, 2012

      14 and 30 are the same too! Both say, voluteer at a homeless shelter.

  3. Mary
    April 16, 2012

    I love these! Thanks for sharing them!

  4. April 20, 2012

    What an adorable family!! :) Just found you on Pinterest- thought I’d get some date ideas! My hubby and I have been married for almost 17 years and we have 3 kiddos. Dates are far and few between- I’d like to change that. Thanks for some new ideas! We can put the kids to bed and then spend some time in “Paris”. Love it!

    Jen

    ps New follower!

    • sromans
      April 26, 2012

      It’s great to meet you!

      Thanks for the comment :)

  5. Carolyn
    April 23, 2012

    We just started a date jar…one date per week…we pull one every Sunday and do it that week! This week is cooking class! We added hot yoga (since neither of us do it), boxing, and watching the sunset at the beach with burritos:) We love that one because it’s cheap and quick, so babysitters aren’t saddled for a long time.

    Great list!

    • sromans
      April 26, 2012

      Awesome idea! I totally agree on the babysitter comment :)

  6. Kaley_T
    May 3, 2012

    just went through the list… my boyfriend and I have so far done 22.5 of them!

  7. Keri
    May 14, 2012

    Hey, I love you list, think you could come up with some fun ideas for me and my boyfriend of 2 and a half years. haha. there isn’t much to do where I live.

    Thank you!!

  8. Keri
    May 14, 2012

    I love your list. Do you think you could come up with some for 2 19 year olds. I have been with my boyfriend for two and a half years and there isn’t much to do where we live. Thank you!!

  9. Nikki
    May 16, 2012

    i really like this list. there isnt alot to do where i live and these give me the chance to kinda spice things up in ways that are inexpensive and interesting(:

    • sromans
      May 24, 2012

      Great to hear! Thanks for stopping by :)

    • sromans
      May 29, 2012

      Awesome! Glad you like :)

  10. Jess
    May 17, 2012

    Thank you so much for these! My husband and I (newly weds) struggle to come up with different and exciting ideas to do on the weekend as we don’t live in a very exciting town but this list is going to become very handy!
    Thanks again!

    • sromans
      May 29, 2012

      Haha I hear ya! PS congrats on the wedding :)

  11. May 18, 2012

    Very good ideas, love them all! I bet I’m going to use them!! ;) Thanks for sharing!

    • sromans
      May 29, 2012

      You’re welcome Susanna!

  12. Niki
    May 24, 2012

    Love these ideas. My boyfriend rides a motorcycle, and now he’s teaching me to ride, which makes for an entertaining afternoon. We also have a list of local National & State Parks we want to go see – 2 a month, when the weather is nice, a great ride on the bike and inexpensive. We also have a local Drive-In movie theatre that we love. (Yes, they still exist!) And 2 weeks ago for my birthday, we went out on a Dolphin Sunset Cruise for my birthday. Totally romantic and we DID get to see dolphins – and THREE babies!

    • sromans
      May 29, 2012

      OMG sooo cool!! You’re a lucky girl!

  13. Thai
    May 27, 2012

    Always looking for fun, innovative things to do besides dinner and a movie. Thanks!

    • sromans
      May 29, 2012

      Agreed :)

  14. Amanda
    June 2, 2012

    For my fiancee and I’s 2 year anniversary I set up a scavenger hunt around town that ended in a moonlight pick-nick. Another one we really enjoyed was taking a map and with two colored markers picking all the places in the world we want to go together. Its really great to do things where you are facilitated to dream together :) Thank you for all these great ideas!!

  15. marti
    June 4, 2012

    Good ideas, need some new one for us married 33 years this July.

    • sromans
      June 16, 2012

      Wow! 33 years! You are a role model!

  16. Nicole
    June 5, 2012

    hey thanks for these they will help me and my boyfriend falling into a rut of dinner and movies.
    tonight im setting up a tent in his room and have cut out lots of stars and i am inviting him to a romantic night under the stars.
    thanks again

  17. Kristen
    June 12, 2012

    Thanks for some really great AND affordable ideas – diapers and formula are expensive! A few more: 1) If you have a truck, find an open field to park in, load up the bed with sleeping bags/blankets/pillows and stargaze. 2) Snow tubing! (our first date – obviously a success) 3) Aquarium, 4) Set up a campfire in your backyard, make smore’s, cuddle and talk about something other than the kids. Thanks again Susie!

    • sromans
      June 16, 2012

      OMG!! Love your mini list!! Find an open field to park in, load up the bed with sleeping bags/blankets/pillows and stargaze….sooo fun!

  18. Rachell
    June 15, 2012

    My husbend and i have been together 7 years and have two kids. we put restaront names in a jar and pull one every week then we have the weitress take a picture and then when we get home we make a scrapbook page with little things like the picture and like a napkin with the desine of the place we ate on it. Its really fun to look back on!

    • sromans
      June 18, 2012

      That is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Traci
    June 18, 2012

    I thought of one you might add. “go geocaching”. If you haven’t heard of it, google it and check it out! It can be something fun that doesn’t cost much (except perhaps gas and about $10 for an app) and it is adventurous! My husband LOVES geocaching. It’s like the world becomes a scavenger hunt. Thanks for the list! Good ideas on here!

  20. Jordan
    June 19, 2012

    These are super cute! We don’t have a lot of family in the area and we tend to be very selective on who we let watch the kids (no strangers) which generally means we don’t get out much by ourselves. Instead of going out, we’ll fix the kids a favorite dinner and put them to bed a little early and pick up some take out or cook an elaborate meal together and snuggle up on the couch with a movie or favorite show. We’re pretty budget conscious so when we do go out without the kids we swap date night child care with some friends of ours that we know and trust (and know could use a night out too!) Something we’ve found fun, and different, is going to the shooting range. Archery or guns, it’s fun, exciting, different, and interesting if you’re the competitive type! P.S. (while I LOVE the idea, and use it for family dates with our kids, 14 and 30 are the same :) )

  21. June 25, 2012

    These are great ideas!

  22. Jessica
    August 21, 2012

    Great ideas! My husband and I have been together almost 6 years (since age 15; married for 3 years) Our first date was adventure landing then we goofed around Walmart. About once a year we relive that first date and act like teenagers again. It’s fun to catch up and to go to Walmart and not buy pull ups :)

  23. Lynnda
    August 28, 2012

    I have been married 24 years, almost 25, some of the things we like to do, walk a nature trail, sit by the river and watch the sunset, go boating, go to an auction, garage sale, once my hubby gave me 5$ and 5 minutes to go into dollar tree and buy 5 items for our “lunch”, each item had to start with a letter in my name! so fun. we have taken ballroom dance lessons, chuck e cheese to play the arcade games, watch a local high school football or baseball game. have another couple over for kinnect. One of the most important dates we take each year is to getaway for our anniversary. no kids, just us. and even though sometimes we didnt have much money, we made it happen if only one night. It has kept us strong, even when it was not an easy year. I didn’t always want to leave the kids, but I am so glad we did. they are all grown and out of the house now. and I am still in love with my man of 24 years!

  24. Adrienne
    October 9, 2012

    You forgot to mention “Pinterest Together” <3 It

    • Heidi
      January 28, 2013

      Thank you 4 this list… In a huge rut after 19 years and try so hard to find things to do for little or no $$ and feel like we did something meaningful… Had just made a chalkboard paint pot 4 <3 requests for the whole family. This nest's with that project so well!!!!

  25. Cara
    October 21, 2012

    I love your ideas! My fiance and I took some family pictures at the playground and now one of our favorite getaways is the swingset! Anything to make you feel like there’s not a care in the world! It sparks up old memories of elementary school and some funny conversations!

  26. Christa
    October 30, 2012

    This list was so much fun to read through! My boyfriend is in the army so ideas like these are perfect for when he comes home :) One that is super simple is of course watching the stars in the bed of the truck or on top of the car. But a little spin is buying a kiddie pool for two, fill it up with blankets and pillows and your suddenly warm and comfy and aren’t laying in the bed of a truck. =] Just thought you might like it :)

  27. Dating Rules
    January 1, 2013

    These are some really great ideas! My hubby and I had date night last night where we cooked smores in the fireplace. It was really fun and romantic on such a cold night. Another site that has lots of great ideas is http://www.datenightdare.com. It is brand new but what I love about it is that you get a challenge card. When you finish the date night challenge, you pass the card on to someone you don’t know so they can enjoy an easy and cheap date night too. I know we can all use them! It is a neat idea. It keeps our new marriage fresh. We also come up with “dates” to do in the car. Usually they involve different conversation topics. I am so ready for another date night!

  28. thatguywhoshoutsGAYateveryone
    February 27, 2013

    GAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

  29. Bethany
    March 31, 2013

    Hey, I’m 17yrs old and me and my boyfriend are celebrating our 2 yr anniversary in a few months, I’m not sure what to do for this. We went to the zoo and a really nice restaurant for our 1yr, and I want to do something meaningful and nice not something like another ordinary date,
    Can you help ?

  30. May 7, 2013

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  31. May 16, 2013

    That was a great loooooonnnnnnnggggggggggg list ;)
    here i also compiled a list (short 1 though)….do visit….hoping u lyk it :)
    http://thotlabs.com/sexyideas/index.php/fun-date-ideas/

  32. May 21, 2013

    Love these ideas! And love your info on social media manager even better! This is right up my alley. Thanks Susie!

  33. Hope
    June 4, 2013

    Check out the ideas on dayzeroproject.com It’s a website where you keep track of doing 101 things in 1001 days. Great ideas!

  34. July 20, 2013

    I love this! Wonderful reminder of some things we can and want to do together. thank you!

  35. July 31, 2013

    Just wanted you to know that you were featured in our ULTIMATE Date Idea Round-up today! http://www.thedatingdivas.com/romantic-rendezvous/101-date-idea-round-ups-the-ultimate-date-night-list/ Thanks for sharing your date ideas! XOXO, The Dating Divas

  36. November 12, 2013

    Hi Susie, Very nice ideas.. great read here! The dating game can be a daunting experience to even the most confident person, whether they are new to the scene or experienced. Knowing what to wear, what to say, where to go, when to call and how often to contact the person can quickly turn a fun and exciting experience into a stressful one.

  37. Rohit
    April 3, 2014

    its that true :)

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