A-Z of Date Ideas

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As it is coming up to Valentine’s Day I thought I would share a fun post on date ideas.  I think, as a couple, whether you have been together only a short time or for months, or years it is essential to still do fun things together as a couple.  Dates are not only fun but they bring you together as a couple, give you a fun time together, let you get to reconnect and know each other a bit more and give you something to talk about, not to mention memories that will last forever.

I decided it would be fun to give you 26 date ideas that are inspired by each letter of the alphabet!  You could work through these in order or just pick one at random whenever you choose!

A is for…

Art Show.  Why not see what kind of art shows are available near you?  Sometimes local colleges and universities hold art shows of student’s work, or museums will hold a show based on a theme or artist.  These can be fun to attend as you can look at new artworks, discover new artists, support your local students, learn new things, get inspiration while talking about which works you enjoy and which you don’t.

B is for…

The Beach
The Beach

Beach visits.  Whatever season it is, beach visits can be lots of fun.  In the winter wrap up and take a flask of tea or hot chocolate, or in the summer take a book and a towel, there is nothing better that a walk on the beach.  Follow the tide line and see what you can find that has washed up.  Not only is exercise good for you but being in the out doors and close to the sea is good for your mental health and can lift your mood.

C is for…

Craft Fair.  Craft fairs happen all over the place, in markets and fields, halls and churches.  Many of them are run by and stalled by local artists and makers.  It’s a nice way of whiling away an afternoon.  Not only that but you can pick up some lovely hand-made, unique gifts while supporting local traders and craftspeople.

D is for…

dinner
Table laid out with dinner plates and food

Dinner.  Why not take it in turns to host a dinner date, whether you are living together or as a new couple, separately.  Find out what the other person’s favorite meal is and cook it for them, lay the table, get out the best crockery, light candles, buy a nice bottle of wine for you both to enjoy, and dress up for the occasion.  What is nicer than spending time with a loved one and a thoughtful home cooked meal?

E is for…

Eating Out
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Eating Out.  Take your loved one to the first place you had a meal out together or to a favorite food place, or try somewhere new that you both have wanted to visit.  Sit down, enjoy the food and ambience while being together.

F is for…

Farm visit.  Lots of places have farms that are visitors attractions now.  You could spend a day visiting one and learning about the animals and how a farm operates then after your visit stop off at the on site cafe for a slice of home-made cake anda cup of tea.  Remember to advise your date to bring wellies or other suitable walking shoes!

G is for…

Board games
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Games night.  Why not hold a night of board games?  Dig out the old classics like scrabble or snakes and ladders, see who is most competitive out of you both.  I’m sure there will be many laughs had and the vintage-classic element is sure to get you talking of past memories!

H is for…

Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloon show!  Bristol holds a Hot Air Balloon Fiesta each year in August.  There, you will be able to see balloons of all shapes and sizes take to the sky.  The best part of the show (and most romantic in my opinion) is the Nightglow, where balloons tether up and light the night sky.

I is for…

Informative talk.  Why not attend an informative talk on a subject that both of you enjoy or on something that you would both like to know more about?  Lots of informative talks take place in libraries and museums and subjects covered can include photography, local history, wildlife, and many other subjects.  Learning about a subject or adding to the information you already know, can give you both something to talk about and a shared knowledge bank.

J is for…

Jim Jams Day.  Why not spend a day with your loved one doing nothing but staying in your pajamas all day.  It’s a lovely excuse to get the duvet down, snuggle on the sofa with hot chocolates and snack food, enjoy each others company and binge watch your favorite shows.  Go one step further and limit interruptions by turning your phones off and banning social media for the day!

K is for…

Kites flying in the wind
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Kite flying.  Buy a kite and take it out onto some open land (away from overhead cables) on a windy day and capture some of the childhood joy from your past.  Whether you have ever flown a kite before or not, doesn’t matter, there is something magical about launching a kite together and watching it glide through the sky!  Wrap up warm and pack a bag with some tea to have to warm back up again afterwards!

L is for…

Local Attraction.  Whether your town has a castle, a museum, a steam train or another local attraction, why not make time to visit it?  Whether you have been before or it’s always been overlooked for something further afield, it is nice to experience a local attraction with a loved one.  You can both learn something, talk about what your experiences have been and create fun memories that you will be able to revisit from time to time.

M is for…

Museum.  Museum visits are always fun, whether you go to a local museum or a national one, there is so much to see and often there are special exhibitions to explore too.  On a rainy day there really is nothing better than taking a walk around a museum and chatting about the displays.

N is for…

Night walk.  There are many different kinds of night walks that you can go on, guided candle lit local history walks, ghost walks, evening photography walks, night-time nature walks, the fun thing about night walks is that you get to share the experience of seeing new things and exploring somewhere at a time of day that you wouldn’t normally be out.

O is for…

Open Air Cinema.  Open air cinemas are popping up all over the place and the films shown range from arty pieces, classic films and even new releases.  Take a bottle of wine, your favorite snacks and a blanket, cuddle up and enjoy the experience of seeing a film in the outdoors.

P is for..

picnik
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Picnic.  Who doesn’t love a picnic.  Go to a park, the beach, a local landmark, for a walk, but pack a delicious picnic of sandwiches, fruit and drinks, salad, a few snacks and something for dessert.  Find a quiet spot with a lovely view and sit, eat and enjoy the area that you have chosen.

Q is for…

Quiz.  Why not head out to a local pub and take part in a quiz night?  Quizes can be fun for lots of reasons, guessing the answer and seeing if you have the correct one, the chance to put your knowledge to the test, working as a team, the competitiveness, the list goes on.  Sometimes just being out and enjoying something together can be the most fun thing to do.

R is for…

Romantic place.  Take a trip back to a place that olds fond memories for you and your loved one, whether it’s the place you had your first kiss, where you first met, where you proposed/got proposed to, this date idea will be different for each person or couple.  It would be a fun idea to get the other person to guess the relevance of the place you go to, or why the place is important.  Maybe take your loved one there on the anniversary of that action?

S is for…

Star gazing.  There is something really lovely about star-gazing and something that you can do in your own back yard, or any other place of your choosing.  All you need is a soft blanket to lie on and maybe some cushions to lay down on.  You can pint out certain star formations and constellations to each other and just enjoy the night sky with each other.

T is for…

Stage and curtain
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Theatre.  How about a trip to the theatre?  You could go and watch a play or pantomime, support your local am-dram group, watch a funny show, a well-known story or something you have never heard of before.  There is something really nice about going to the theatre as, regardless of how well you know the story there is always something unexpected and fun thrown in to the script!

U is for…

Under the stars.  Under the Stars is a generalised them for a date, whether it is a walk under the stars, a meal, a beach trip, drinks, a picnic, reading poetry, sitting out in the garden, the possibilities are pretty much limited only by your imagination.  There is something really romantic about experiencing something under the stars that will make for a magical evening that you will remember for a long time.

V is for…

Vacation.  Whether it is a day break or an evening away, take a trip somewhere that you both want to visit and explore it together, whether it be a town or city, somewhere full of history, or full of shops, wherever you go, it is fun to be able to explore together.

W is for…

Couple wrapped up warm and out for a walk in the snow
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Walk.  Go for a long walk, or a short walk, a ramble or a hike, go out in any weather and enjoy the outdoors together.  Buy an OS Map and see what sort of walks are around where you live, choose one and follow it, take a camera to capture things that you may not have seen before or to photograph wildlife or landscapes.  Remember to take a bag and some refreshments!

X is for…

Xbox or other games console day.  Set up the games console and choose 2 player games that you can both play together at the same time.  There is nothing better than sitting and playing a game together when its cold and miserable outside.

Y is for…

celebrating Your anniversary.  Whatever you do on your anniversary, remember to celebrate it.  Whether you have been together for 1 year or 50, it shouldn’t go unmarked.  Do something you both enjoy or go to the place of your first date, first meal first kiss, celebrate your relationship in a way that is meaningful to you both.  Take time to reminisce and talk about all the memories that you hold dear.  Anniversaries are important.

Z is for…

Zoo.  Take a trip to the zoo and visit all the cute, weird and wonderful animals, if you are allowed, feed and pet them, take photos and learn about your favorites along the way.  Find out which animal is your loved ones favorite and buy a silly memento of the day with that animal on it to remember the day by.

 

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9 thoughts on “A-Z of Date Ideas

  1. These are great ideas!! Have you heard of the A to Z challenge? It’s in April and I think you’d really enjoy it! I have lots of posts on my blog explaining it if you wanted more information. Just check out the category tab, I won’t add links here just in case you’re not interested lol

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