Does the planning part of date night always have you stumped? Tapped out on creative ideas? Whenever I want a creative, fun, or out of the box date idea, I turn to some of my fellow bloggers for inspiration. Here is a round-up of some of my favorites and you can also check out some of my date nights here.
Date Night in the Kitchen (Chocolate Chip Calzone) from Amber of A Prioritized Marriage- I loved this series of recipes that Amber featured earlier this year because although both my husband and I had cooked for each other before, we had never cooked together. We tried out the Chocolate Chip Calzone and Pizza date night and both were delicious. We did find out that our kitchen does not have enough counter space for two cooks though.
5 Things to Talk about on Date Night from Charlene of Enduring All Things- Even a simple dinner out can become an opportunity to grow your relationship if your conversation goes beyond what happened that week. I’ve discovered that asking questions and doing regular check-ins can offer the opportunity to be constantly learning about your significant other and grow your relationship. Charlene’s list offers ideas and links to specific questions.
5 Ways to Turn the Zoo into a Date from Chelsea of The New Wifestyle- My husband and I took two zoo trips when we were still dating, one to the Philadelphia Zoo and another to a smaller local zoo. We still laugh over the experience with the first, which included a bird pooping in my purse. Chelsea’s post offers some great ideas for having a fun and silly trip to the zoo.
10 Easy Date Nights in Philadelphia from Jacqui of Drink the Day and 21 Philadelphia Date Ideas from Emily of Her Philly- I’m always looking for new things to experience as a couple in the city we call home and these ladies deliver in their individual lists of Philadelphia date spot picks. We have been to the Reading Terminal Market, the Philadelphia Zoo, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, and an outdoor movie out of those mentioned, as well as a lot of other great local museums, sites, and events.
Lessons Learned while Riding a Tandem Bike from Angela of Setting My Intention- Tandem biking is something that I’ve never tried, but will probably be on the schedule for our next beach trip. Angela’s post is a great reminder that any date is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your partner and strengthen the skills that make a good relationship, such as trust and communication.
How to Plan a Staycation from Erin of Everything with Love- Although my husband and I didn’t stay in town for our “staycation” earlier this year we chose to save money by taking a weekend away in the off season to a nearby beach town. Flying somewhere far away or taking a whole week away isn’t always possible when you are short on vacation time or money. In order to save both for a big trip we are taking in December, my husband and I have just taken weekend trips so far this year.
Inexpensive Morning Dates from Chelsea of Living the Sweet Wife- I’ll admit that neither my husband or I are morning people, so a lot of Saturdays we sleep in. But I definitely love me some brunch (especially scrapple, which grosses my husband out, so we are never having it at home). These are some great ideas to get moving in the morning when the other sleepy heads are still in bed. Now, if I could just convince my husband to go yard sale prowling with me again.