Date Ideas & Activities

Sometimes it gets difficult to come up with date ideas, especially those that are inexpensive. Here is a list of fun ideas for date night, some specific to the Provo area where we’ll be living once we’re married.

  • Work on a puzzle
  • See a movie at the cheap theater
  • Visit a museum (there are several on BYU campus)
  • Go on a hike (Y Trailhead, Bridal Veil Falls, Rock Canyon, etc.)
  • Make breakfast together (perfect for the weekends)
  • Try out a new recipe (many recipes are listed on this blog)
  • Play games (Cards Against Humanity, Scrabble, etc.)
  • Have a movie marathon
  • Or a TV show marathon (we love The Office, The IT Crowd, and Spongebob)
  • Make a candlelit dinner at home
  • Paint together (I have canvases and acrylic paint)
  • Photo scavenger hunt (this will take planning but might be fun)
  • Volunteer together (ideas are listed on this blog)
  • Visit the aquarium (we love aquariums & went to one on our first date)
  • Check out books from the local library
  • Attend a show on campus (check BYU’s website)
  • Go to the drive-in movie theater
  • Star-gazing
  • Head to the shooting range
  • Have Jacob teach a Bulgarian lesson
  • Go to the local farmer’s market
  • Farmer’s market alphabet game – take turns finding items that start with each letter
  • Check out a garage sale
  • Horseback riding
  • Go on a frozen yogurt run
  • Double date with some friends
  • Go on a picnic to the park
  • Rent a puppy
  • Try a new pinterest snack
  • Plan the next vacation
  • Roller skating
  • Take a fitness class together (yoga, etc.)
  • Go ziplining
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Go people watching at the mall or park
  • Couples massages
  • Play Snapchat hide & seek
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Make a time capsule
  • Read old letters & emails together (we have many from his mission)
  • Play Truth or Dare
  • Have a Chopped competition with items in the fridge
  • Sweepstakes night – enter online sweepstakes together
  • Celebrate random holidays (Celebrate Every Day)
  • Play Six Degrees of Wikipedia
  • Read the Craigslist “Missed Connections” section
  • Watch YouTube videos together
  • Play Would You Rather
  • Visit an antique store
  • Build pizzas
  • Update your list of goals
  • Go to a concert
  • Take a night drive
  • Watch the sunrise (& possible have a picnic breakfast)
  • Decorate mugs together
  • Bake something for someone in the ward
  • Make cards & mail them to loved ones
  • Put together & mail a care package to Hunter (Jacob’s soon-to-be missionary brother)
  • Ask a photographer friend to do a couples photo shoot
  • Go thrifting
  • Read a book together (husband & wife book club)
  • Have a water gun fight in the front yard
  • Go to a BYU game
  • Skype family
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Take a social dance lesson
  • Play piano and sing together
  • Check out Groupon for deals on fun activities
  • Go on a hay ride in the fall
  • Watch a scary movie at home
  • Pick apples from a local orchard
  • Buy a hammock and relax
  • Progressive dinner (take out or visit multiple cheap restaurants)
  • Read Pablo Neruda’s Love Poems
  • Take pictures all day with a disposable camera
  • Work out together
  • Have a fondue night
  • Go to a foreign film
  • Take a class together (Michael’s, community centers, etc.)
  • Play The Office Trivia
  • Attend a local live music night
  • Rearrange the furniture according to Feng Shui principles
  • Organize the closets, drawers, etc (yes, this can be fun)
  • Go swimming
  • Try a new hairstyle (Jacob is great at doing my hair)
  • Plant a new flower
  • Write in our respective journals together
  • Build snowmen in the winter
  • Write a song
  • Wash the car
  • Do spa treatments at home
  • Have a dance party
  • Go snow painting with food coloring in the winter
  • Try origami
  • Go to ward activities together
  • Explore Downtown Provo
  • Visit Temple Square
  • Take online quizzes together
  • Find shapes in the clouds
  • Take a hot-air balloon ride
  • Visit the ice caves in the winter
  • Color pictures together
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Visit the hot springs
  • Have a themed night with corresponding dinner & movie
  • Play the Newlywed Game
  • Make videos together – cooking, hiking, road trips, etc. They will be fun to look back on
  • See a play or musical
  • Coupon clip together
  • Take a free factory tour
  • Go bowling with friends
  • Go to the arcade
  • Compile a list of favorite quotes/song lyrics
  • Write each other love letters
  • Keep updating this list!
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