This is a story about two people from different continents brought together by the sunshine state, their faith in God, and their dorkiness and love for each other

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Date Nights

                  Even when Brian and I were just dating, we've tried to have Date Nights once a week and it usually falls on either Friday or Saturday. Now that we're married, I feel that it is more crucial to have DATE NIGHTS!
                   I have always loved date nights. I like planning it and I love when Brian gets to plan it. I love figuring out what we will do and how I can somehow surprise Brian. Brian is a pretty simple guy. He figures out what we're going to do and tells me about it- no surprises whatsoever. Just the fact that Brian plans some of our date nights is already a pretty big deal and I appreciate all his efforts. But, there's always that hopeless romatic side of me :)

This Friday is our ward Halloween activity and we can count it as our date night but I want to go on an actualy date with my hubby on Saturday. Instead of me looking for ideas every single time, I thik it's time that I gather all the ideas and put it all in one area.

  1. Go to a concert- even try the local bands.
  2. Go to a comedy show.
  3. Dinner and stargaze (outside or planetarium).
  4. Brunch and matinee.
  5. Drive in movie.
  6. Bubble bath fo two. Candles. Sparkling juice.
  7. Dinner cruise.
  8. Go to a jazz club.
  9. Play a game of Twister.
  10. Have a picnic.Outside or even on your carpet.
  11. Go camping.
  12. Make something out of scratch like pizza or cookies.
  13. Cook/ bake something and give it to a friend/ stranger.
  14. Play scrabble.
  15. Museums.
  16. Paint fight. Food fight. Water fight. Mud fight.
  17. Play basketball or tennis.
  18. Hit a local arcade like Latitude 30 or Dave & Busters.
  19. Work out together.
  20. Fly a kite.
  21. Sign up for a class together. Cooking/ Pottery/ Kickboxing/ Ballroom dancing class or something. Check local colleges.
  22. Indoor climbing.
  23. Go to a fair.
  24. Hang out at the park. Feed the ducks. Make paper boats and race them down.
  25. Play Frisbee.
  26. Ride a tandem bike.
  27. Get up early or stay up all night to watch the sunrise.
  28. Kissing challenge: 100  kisses in 3 hours.
  29. Climb a tree together.
  30. Take a test drive of a fun sports car.
  31. Head to the batting cage.
  32. Head to the bowling alley.
  33. Horseback riding.
  34. Get a bike and bike together.
  35. Have a bonfire and s'mores.
  36. Play paintball.
  37. Hit the golf-ball driving range.
  38. Play darts and billards.
  39. Book a spa & massage place together.
  40. Take a helicopter or hot air balloon ride.
  41. Bed and breakfast.
  42. Go hiking.
  43. Go to an aquarium.
  44. Take walks.
  45. Visit St Augustine.
  46. Make a time capsule. Open in 5 years and add more things to it then open it back in 10 years.
  47. Visit public library.
  48. Explore flea market.
  49. Write Jared/ missionaries.
  50. Go to wedding reception of someone you don't know.
  51. Donate blood/ plasma together.
  52. Be kids again. Play hopscotch, order happy meals, etc.
  53. Put together an obstacle course.
  54. Surprise candlelight dinner/ secluded picnic.
  55. Give husband coupon for masage.
  56. Write a message with lipstick on your bathroom mirror.
  57. U-pick farms. Pick fresh fruits together dresh out of tree/ bush!
  58. Attend local high school musical.
  59. Heart attack.
  60. Post it attack.
  61. Chalk attack.
  62. Visit art galleries.
  63. Volunteer together.
  64. Clean/ wash car together. Do chores together.
  65. Have a joke night. Search and print some jokes from book or online. Pick a place like a park, the mall, beach, flower garden. Have a treat while exchanging jokes and funny stories.
  66. Visit Jacksonville Landing.
  67. Visit the Zoo or the Gardens.
  68. Learn how to skate again.
  69. Have an ice cream sculpting contest.
  70. Play laser tag.
  71. Start at your date's house. Before you get to an intersection, flip the coin. Heads you turn right; tails you turn left. Use this technique to decide where to go to dinner (you stop at the first restaurant as determined by the flip of a coin).

Ideas on How to Ask Someone on a Date

  1. Send the following note: Genesis 2:18 reminds us that, "It is not good that a man should be alone..." "Would you join for the next week's dance?"
  2. Give a recording to you potential date with a note that says "Your mission should you decide to take it, is to find the coded message. This message will destruct after you have listened to it." Copy a ton of boring songs onto the tape and in the middle of it somewhere, ask him/her out. Make sure he/she has to listen to a lot of music before finding your message.
  3. Buy DOZENS of "Swedish Fish" gummy candies, (individually wrapped) and put them all over his/her room. (I don't mean just a couple, I'm talking he/she'll be having fishes turn up in odd places MONTHS after the dance.. in drawers, between sheets, in shoes, etc.) Make a poster decorated with fish that says: "If fishes were wishes and you had three, Would one of them be to go to the dance with me?"
  4. Make a large message with sidewalk chalk on his/her street. Draw a path and put a word about every 25 feet. Call and ask them to take a walk outside and follow the path. Use your best voice disguise.
  5. Go out to his/her car while he/she is in class or at work and fill the car with balloons. Include a note or a posterboard, asking him/her out.
  6. Write your message with each word of the message on a separate piece of paper. Put each piece inside a balloon, and leave the balloons for your potential date with the message "your invited to a popping good time. Pop all the balloons for the details."
  7. Get a small cake pan and fill it with water. Laminate your message, and when the water is partly frozen, put the it in the middle. When it is frozen, frost it to look like a cake. They will try to eat it and will have to wait for it to melt. :)
  8. Fill the room with blue balloons only, and leave a poster that says, "If you want to go to ________, send me a blue balloon, if not, send me the yellow balloon." Make sure you don't leave any yellow balloons!
  9. Tie bananas to a tree and attach a note saying I'd go bananas if you will go to the dance with me.
To be continued....

1 comment:

  1. Such fun date ideas, Grace! Sounds like you and Brian always have a blast together. Way to keep the romance and playfulness alive! :)