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If you've been married for any length of time, then scrapbooking is a total blast. It's like walking down memory lane and reliving all of your favorite moments together. Sometimes it's good to sit and think back to all the fun that the two of you had. Don't just go through the motions, and build your scrapbook, talk about what happened in the pictures. Relive your most wonderful moments by looking at the photos you took during those times. It's as much of a celebration of the life that the two of you have shared as much as it is enjoying the moment that the photo was taken during.
A bike tour offers you beautiful scenery, exercise, and an ecologically friendly way to travel. You can go on a bike tour with others, and there might be several tours to choose from in your area. You can just as easily create your own bike tour that's just you and your spouse. A bike tour can be as long or as short as you want it to be. If you're up for it, you can turn the bike tour into an all-day event by taking a lunch with you. Take a break along the trip to eat your lunch and to enjoy a little alone time together. Bike tours and other outdoor activities are great dates because you get to enjoy being together while doing something healthy.
Fun & Games
Imagine how much fun it will be ten or twenty years down the line to open a time capsule that you create today? To create a time capsule, all you do is put into it the things that you feel are important now. A time capsule is a snapshot into the period that it was created. You are offering a window into what it was like during this time during your marriage. You or your children can open it in the years to come, and it will be a fantastic thing to behold. Put your time capsule in a safe place after you're done creating it, so nothing happens to it over the years. This can be a great tradition for couples and families.
Style & Fashion
Ladies, get ready for a crazy date if you allow your husband to do your nail art. Why not allow him to pick out the artwork on your fingernails? You don't have to live with it forever, just until you get tired of it. Guys, you probably never thought you'd pick out the art on your wife's nails. Give it a try, and you'll immediately see that it's a blast. Women already know what nail art is all about; it's an undiscovered world to most men. By the time your date is over, the two of you will be laughing up a storm, and you won't believe what just happened.
Fun & Games
Games for couples can come in many different forms. Some games that are made for couples are super sexy, and they will make you want to turn out the lights and enjoy some alone time together. Other games are more challenging and are all about testing your skills. Your mood and nothing else should determine the type of game that you play. Sometimes couples need a little motivation to get into the bedroom, and a sexy game can do that. A date of sexy games can be enhanced with finger foods, chocolate, or by setting a romantic mood. If the game you're playing isn't sexy, you can still enjoy some snacks and your favorite beverages to make your gameplay more enjoyable.
The Olympics is always a must-see event. If you're fortunate enough to be there in person, it will be a remarkable, unforgettable experience. Don't worry if you can't attend the Olympics in person on your date. Watching the Olympics can be even more fun because you can prepare all kinds of snacks or even order a pizza to chow down on during the games. If you and your spouse are real sports fans, you can choose favorite athletes to see who will win. Want to take your date to the next level? Place friendly wagers on the outcomes of the games. For example, if your athlete wins, your spouse will have to do the laundry the next time.
Are you and your spouse a fan of a particular sport? If so, fantasy sports are a way to have a little fun and enjoy the sport you can't get enough of. What you do is you each create a fantasy team and pit them against each other. You see which players perform the best every week and then tally up your scores at the end of the season. Fantasy sports are available for most major sports like football, baseball, basketball and even auto racing. The two of you may be die-hard sports fans, but you'll choose different players to make up your team. The players each of you chooses show how your interest in the game is different. You'll be surprised by what the other picks up on the game and the players they've been keeping an eye on.
An exciting date idea is to sit down with each other and determine what 30-day challenges you want to try. Some of you might balk at the thought of doing anything difficult for 30 days. You should realize that most people fail to do the challenges completely, but that shouldn't deter you from giving it a shot. They're called challenges because that's exactly what they are. Visit different websites and come up with something that the two of you can do as a challenge. The most exciting thing about doing 30-day challenges with your spouse is to see that you can accomplish difficult things when you work together.
Quite a few couples share a love of collecting items. Do both of you like to collect the same things? If so, then turn hunting the items into a date. If not, help build each other's collections together. You can go to flea markets, estate auctions, or garage sales to find the items you collect. Also, surfing eBay or Craigslist is a great way to find collectibles without leaving the house. Half of the fun of collecting isn't buying the items; it's trying to find them. You get to meet a lot of interesting people, and their stories are always so fun to hear. The adventure of collecting draws all kinds of people into the hobby, and the thrill of the hunt is what keeps couples seeking out collectibles on dates.
Auctions are great places to find unique items and also hidden treasures. You can probably find an auction house in or around your city or town or you an head online for virtual auctions. A good auction is one that has a variety of household items along with everything else that you can imagine. Auctions sometimes also have concession stands where you can get a bite to eat to make the entire experience more enjoyable. Roam around the auction house and see what is going up on the auction block. Give each other a set amount of money and try to find something that you like. The real excitement of an auction is the bidding process. It's so much fun to watch your spouse in the heat of the moment during a bidding war. If your spouse wants something bad enough, their animal side will come out, and a bidding war will take place.
Fun & Games
Video games from yesteryear offer a unique opportunity to go back in time without having to leave your home. A retrogaming date activity could be playing games from your childhood or even going back further in time, depending on your age. You can buy the consoles for future retrogaming dates, or you can download the games and play them on your mobile devices for some immediate fun. If you have a retrogaming date, snacks like cheesy flavored corn chips and soda pop are a must. You can't play video games without getting your fingers dirty with cheese dust from the chips.
Turning your car buying adventure into a date isn't as far fetched as it sounds. You can go to several different dealerships and drive the vehicle of your dreams. Even if you're not in the market to buy a car, you can take one out for a test drive. An entire day can be spent doing nothing but testing out cars. Take turns testing out cars and talk about the features you like and dislike about the vehicles. Test drive a few cars that may not appeal to you immediately to see if they can change your mind. Who knows, you might find yourself enjoying driving a station wagon over an SUV.
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If there's an event coming up that requires a party, planning for it is a must. Can you really turn party planning into a date? Why not? You can plan the party out longhand on a piece of paper or use an electronic device to make it much easier. You could turn an evening at the park into a party planning date and even have a picnic. You'll have to get together with your spouse to plan the party; you might as well turn it into a date. Even a pan of freshly baked brownies and a glass of milk can turn planning a party into a date that the two of you can enjoy.
In many cities, the weekends are hot days for garage sales. You can easily spend an entire Saturday going from garage sale to garage sale, finding all kinds of goodies. Here is a little fun thing you can do to turn going to garage sales into a date. Try to find at least one item that you think the other would like. It doesn't have to cost much; you can set a limit of a couple of dollars on the item. You'll be surprised by the items that your spouse thinks that you will like. Seeing the items your spouse chooses gives insight into what type of person they think you are.
Fun & Games
If it's wintertime and there's plenty of snow on the ground, it's time for a snowball fight! How can you look at all that snow and not want to pack it into a ball and throw it at your spouse? If you really want to have a fantastic snowball fight date, fill up a thermos full of hot chocolate to drink while you're outside. Take a break from trying to hit each other with snowballs and drink a cup of hot chocolate and warm your bones. Nothing tastes better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate when there's snow on the ground.
Bocce ball is a game that you can play outdoors and indoors as well. For those of you who don't know, bocce ball is a game of rolling balls to get points. Bocce ball is an ancient game that isn't as popular in the Americas as it is in Europe. Couples who need to spend more time outdoors should take up bocce ball in the summertime. A game of bocce ball is a great excuse to get outside and to breathe some fresh air. It's a fun game to take to the park and turn your game into an awesome date with a picnic. Who knows, if you're playing bocce ball at the park, you might end up with a bunch of spectators cheering you on.
7 minutes in heaven is a game teenagers like to play and is little bit like playing spin the bottle. Typically you go into a closet or somewhere and kiss or make out for seven minutes. You're an adult; you don't need to go into the closet or anything like that to have a make-out session. Go wherever you feel comfortable and let the kissing begin. Should you only make out for seven minutes? Go with the flow. If your make-out session lasts more than seven minutes, then consider your date a success. Kissing is one of those things that well established couples usually don't do enough of. Why not have an entire date with nothing but kissing? You should be able to lock lips and enjoy yourselves now and then.
Take a trip out on the water and enjoy a date paddleboarding. The great thing about paddleboarding is that it's not only fun but it's also a great workout for your entire body. Sometimes it's great to get out and put your body in motion. Paddleboarding allows enjoying Mother Nature while also sharing a precious moment with your spouse. Paddleboarding doesn't require you to own your own equipment, as many areas will have rentals available. Having an instructor isn't necessary since you can quickly learn how to paddleboard within a few minutes at the most.
These days it's super easy to rent electric bikes and scooters. You probably know several areas in your community where scooters and bikes are waiting for people to rent them. Renting the electronic devices tends to be fairly easy and inexpensive as well. You can rent them by the hour or by the day, but it's best to check with the rental company if you have any questions about how much it costs. A date on a scooter or electric bike could be just going for a ride, or you could turn it into a whole day affair. The great thing about renting the scooters or bikes is, you can leave them almost anywhere you want. You don't have to take them back where you got them, and that opens the door for even more date possibilities.
DIY projects often require two people, and that's what makes them perfect for date nights. You can build your DIY projects from the ground up, or you can go to a place like Ikea and buy boxed projects that only need to be assembled. Look online for inspiration and tips on how to accomplish your plans. It's good to do DIY projects to strengthen your bond as a couple and also to spruce up your living quarters. A new dresser or a fresh coat of paint on the walls can make a huge difference in how you feel when you're at home. You'll save money by doing it yourself, and you'll also have a sense of accomplishment. If you want to turn your DIY date into something phenomenal, treat yourself with pizza or other takeout food after your project is complete.
We all have to live within our means, and that's why budgets are so important. Why not turn the budgeting process into a date? The two of you do need to sit down and calculate how much money is coming in and where it's going. Spice things up by ordering takeout food and treating yourself to a movie or favorite television show after you're done. Intertwine activities with your budgeting dates so that they don't feel like it's a chore and nothing else. After all, you are spending time with the person you love, and every minute is precious. Make the most of it by adding a little flair to the budgeting date, and you'll look forward to doing it the next time the need arises.
Events & Attractions
A volcano is a natural wonder of nature that is as dangerous as it is beautiful. If you've never seen a volcano up close, it makes for a perfect date. Guided tours are the best way to see a volcano since the tour guide can educate you about what you're seeing. It's also fun to ask the tour guide questions and learn about all the details about the volcano. The surrounding area of a volcano can be filled with all kinds of evidence from its last eruption. Pay close attention to the ground you're walking on since it might have been molten lava not that long ago.
Classes & Workshops
Classes that teach you how to paint are a great date idea because it's a skill that you can have with you for the rest of your life. Also, painting classes may introduce you to a local artist who you would've otherwise not known. You'll enjoy looking over the shoulder of someone who knows what they're doing. There's nothing like watching a professional paint. Don't think that you're painting is limited to only what you do in the classroom on your date. You can take your skills and use them to create paintings for years to come.
Fun & Games
Unleash your competitive side by going go-kart racing. Many of the places that have go-kart racing also have restaurants and video games. Why not turn your go-kart racing adventure into a day-long date? Eat pizza, race cars, and play a few games afterward. It's so much fun to drive side by side in the go-karts. You'll have a blast when one passes the other in their kart. Don't be surprised if you want to keep the fun going and race several times in a row. It's next to impossible to stop racing once you get it into your system.
Causes & Service
No one likes the idea of ending up in a nursing home. Just imagine how difficult it must be for people who live there. You can make their lives better by visiting or volunteering your time. Nursing homes often have games for their residents to play, such as bowling or bingo. Volunteers often are the ones who put the games on, and it's a great date idea. You can turn your date into something that everyone in the nursing home can enjoy. If you don't have time for that, you can always visit people in the nursing home. If you have friends, family, or people from your church in a nursing home, visit them during a date.
There are two ways you can have fun with a home video date, and the first one is by creating home videos. You're only limited by your creativity when it comes to what you can do in your videos. It's also fun to watch the videos that you've already made, either years ago or just recently. Pop some popcorn, get your favorite fizzy drink, and enjoy going back through memory lane. Today everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and people love to make videos. A home video date is as close as cuddling up with each other on the couch and pulling out your phone to watch videos.
Thrift stores often promote good causes and offer significant savings at the same time. The reason why many people shop at a thrift store is that everything is so much cheaper. So, if you want to have fun at the thrift store, give each other a budget to buy something for the other. A budget of five or ten dollars can get quite a bit of stuff at a thrift store. If you're unsure what your spouse might buy, tell them to meet you at the cash register before checking out. You might want to look over what each other picked to make sure that it's something you want. Thrift stores are also great places to find stuff from your childhood, and playing with old toys might add a little excitement to your date night.
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Impersonations are always a total blast, and sometimes they're even funnier if you can't sound anything at all like the person. You and your spouse undoubtedly share a few favorite celebrities, politicians, or friends that have a unique way of talking. Try your best to imitate your favorite people, both verbally and physically. Impressions are one of those things that get better over time, and yours will improve if you have several impersonation date nights. For added fun, you can wear costumes like the character or imitate their body language while trying to sound like them. If you're not sure where to start, find online videos that can give you pointers and pick out a few celebrities to attempt to impersonate.
Arts & Culture
Couples who enjoy going out and listening to instrumental music will love going to the piano bar on date night. Have a drink or two, and enjoy live music being played on a piano. Piano bars are great alternatives for people who like live music but don't like the wild bar scene. Set aside money for a taxi or have a friend pick you up if you plan on drinking. You can play dress up and wear all kinds of fancy clothes. Make it a theme night, and the two of you wear something similar, like beach vacation night or whatever strikes your fancy.
Fun & Games
The reason why sledding is such a great date idea is that you don't need anything fancy to do it. All you need is a sled, some snow, and a hill. If you have those three things, you have all the ingredients necessary for a great sledding experience. It's fun to sled together or go down the hill separately. By the time you are at the foot of the hill you'll be smiling and belting out all kinds of laughter. If you want to go all out on your sledding date, fill a thermos full of hot chocolate and have a sweet treat that will warm your bones after being outside in the cold.
Fun & Games
For those of you who don't know, letterboxing is like a version of hide and seek where you try to find boxes out in the wilderness and other places. The clues to where the boxes are located can be found on the Internet or in magazines. If you don't wish to use the Internet to find the boxes, you can set up your own search. How you would go about this is you would hide the box and give your spouse clues as to where they can find it. It will be exciting to see if your spouse can find the box with your hints. You might want to hide your first box in an easily accessible place so that the two of you can get the hang of playing this game. Future dates can be more thrilling by placing the box in a harder to find place once you have a full grasp of the gameplay.
Break out your old clothes and your tools and get to work doing those home renovations that you've been putting off. Doing activities such as home improvement does a lot more than making your house a more livable place; it also strengthens your relationship. You're bound to get into situations where you get on your spouse's nerves. Somehow you work through those situations, and as a couple, you become stronger on the other side. If you're new to DIY projects, start doing small tasks, and work your way up to professional level remodeling.
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A ride on a carousel never ends with just one go around. The two of you will enjoy yourself so much that you'll want to do it again and again. Take a ride on the carousel together, and then do it separately. Take pictures and make videos of each other on the carousel. It's hard not to have fun when you're doing something that instantly brings you back to your childhood. It won't be surprising if your carousel date ends up being something you do yearly. There is no age limit on how much fun you can have while on a carousel, and that's why it makes for a perfect date night activity. Be sure to snap a few selfies for fun reminders of a great night.
Some believe that watching soccer on TV is better than being in the stands among all the rowdy fans. Turning watching soccer on television into a date is a fantastic idea for those who consider themselves to be a fanatic of the sport as well as those new to it. Your dates don't have only to be sitting in front of the television; you can also prepare a special meal or make homemade snacks such as chips and salsa to make watching the game even more enjoyable. Since you're watching the big game at home, feel free to yell if your team scores to show your team pride.
Social clubs are a great way to rub shoulders with people in your community. Visiting a club is a great date idea because it will give both of you a chance to get to know new people. Beyond the advantage of getting yourself out there, you can also have quite a bit of fun. Couples who enjoy mingling with others will enjoy getting social at a club. Try your best to make as many connections as possible while at the club because they will help further your life down the line. The more people you know, the higher the likelihood it is that you'll succeed at anything.
Arts & Culture
Calligraphy is a beautiful way of writing. If you don't know how to write calligraphy it's simple and inexpensive to learn. A calligraphy date can turn into something magical if you create something that you can give to someone you love. Why not create a fancy birthday card for someone and surprise them with it? You can also create something with elegant writing on it and put it on your wall. Create a poem together about your love and make it look beautiful by writing it in calligraphy. Or write each other love notes or anniversary notes to deliver later. The words will have more meaning when you take so much time to write them beautifully.
Going to an observatory is a great way to learn about the world and the universe around you. The place that we call home has so many mysteries that are just waiting for you to unlock them. The two of you will be amazed by how much of the universe that you've overlooked. You'll learn about planets, stars, and everything else that illuminates the night sky. Educational dates such as this can be fun since you will take the knowledge with you for the rest of your life. Every time the two of you have a star-filled romantic time under the blanket of darkness, you'll think back to everything you learned at the observatory.
For those of you who don't know what beachcombing is, it's where you scour the beach for valuables or interesting items. The most common form of beachcombing is where you search the beach for seashells. If you've never been beachcombing before, you'll be shocked by all the things that you can find. Keeping an eye out for loot and other valuables while walking the beach is a great way to get some exercise and spend time with your spouse. Keep a stash box at home with all your beachcombing findings to look back and remember all the fun dates you had at the beach. For best results, find a time when there are few people on the beach so you have little competition for the objects that wash up.
A home safety date can include many different things. If you have children or grandchildren who visit, you can childproof your house. Another thing you can do is make sure your smoke alarms work and also the home alarm system. Beyond all that, you can scope out for dangers such as harsh cleaning supplies out in the open, or electrical or fire safety hazards. You should also take a look around your house during the night to make sure there are no dark areas where people can hide and sneak up on you. Home safety is something few people take seriously until there's a problem, and that's why this is one of those dates that you should consider doing sooner rather than later.
People watching is a free and fun activity that a married couple can do almost anywhere. Go to a park, shopping mall, or anywhere else people congregate. Watch the people and make comments to each other about the people that you see. It's a bad idea to make fun of people or to say anything that would hurt their feelings if they heard you. Pay attention to what the people are wearing, their hairstyles, and body types. Humans are the most interesting creatures on the planet, and there's nothing more fun than watching what they look like and do while in public.