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Married Fun has all the date ideas! Read on to see all our Food & Drink date ideas. Mix up your next date night with these awesome activities. For the full experience make sure you check out the Married Fun Date Planner
Couples who consider themselves animal lovers are the ones who enjoy going to the animal cafe the most. What is an animal cafe? An animal cafe is a restaurant where you eat your meal near or accompanied by animals. The owner of the cafe determines the type of animals you eat near or some even allow you to bring your own pet. You can pet the animals and get to know them a little better before or after your meal. The fun part is that you express your love of animals, which most people don't get to do these days. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the priceless expression on your spouse's face when something funny happens with the animals.
Nothing says fun like throwing some food on the barbecue. The smell of the food cooking is enough to make your mouth water in excitement. Grilling outside is the perfect excuse to have an outdoor picnic. Some parks have free grills that you can use if you bring your own charcoal. The thrill of a cookout is only outdone by how enjoyable it is to eat a freshly cooked fire kissed meal. Add with it some side dishes like chips, potato salad, or even grilled veggies for the ultimate BBQ date experience. Makes a great date for just you and your honey or as a group date.
Going out to eat on a breakfast date is a nice change of pace. Sometimes married couples are so busy they don't have time to spend with each other in the evening. If both of you go to work at the same time, a breakfast date makes perfect sense. If you can't do it during the week, going during the weekend on a day you both have off is a great alternative. Breakfast is served at so many restaurants these days, from fast food joints to sit down places with a menu. There is no better way to start the day than to share a meal with the person who you love more than anyone in the world. Breakfast dates are a fantastic way to sneak in some time for bonding during a period of the day most people overlook.
Brunch is a meal that is best enjoyed during those mornings when you wake up closer to lunchtime. What is brunch? Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch. A brunch date can be an enjoyable way to kickstart your day without having to worry about who's going to cook and do the dishes at home. The perfect brunch date is going to a place that either serves brunch or breakfast until late. Some restaurants serve breakfast all day long, and that means you can eat brunch anytime you want. Do a little research online to see what restaurants would be the best choice for your brunch date so you can enjoy yourself as much as possible.
Candy making is a delicious date idea that can spread happiness far and wide. You can savor your hard work for days and weeks to come by eating the candy you make. What's even better than eating your candy is giving it away as gifts. The holidays are a great time to make candy and give it to your friends, family, and neighbors. The look on your loved ones' faces when they receive your homemade candy gift will be priceless. Take pictures of the candy you make and share them on social media. If you're really getting into it, see if you can't sell your candy. If you really want to go all out during your candy making date, record it and share your fun on YouTube or with people you know.
Gardeners and fruit growers are always looking for ways to preserve their bountiful harvest. Even if you don't garden or grow anything yourself, you probably see all the fresh fruits and vegetables during harvest time and wish there was a way to preserve them. The best way to preserve the fruit of the land is by turning it into a date. You and your spouse can pickle, can, or make jam out of the season's best produce. If you want to turn your preserving date into something even better, give your products away as gifts. Everyone loves to receive homemade stuff as a gift because the best gift you can give anyone is something made with love.
Hitting up your local coffee shop or juice bar is a great date idea for married couples. If you want to kick up your date a few notches, get something sweet to go along with your drinks. Most coffee shops have cookies, donuts, or other pastries that you can enjoy while sipping on your coffee. The old school donut shops are so much fun because they usually have delicious fresh donuts and bottomless cups of coffee. The quality of coffee at restaurants has increased over the years, and even fast-food restaurants now have good enough coffee to enjoy during a date.
People live busy lives, and sometimes it's hard to prepare a home-cooked meal during the week. Have you ever thought about turning a night of cooking into a date? You can make several meals at once over a few hours if the two of you chip in on the work. You cook the food and then freeze it to eat later on during the week. Think of your date night meals as frozen TV dinners with the most crucial ingredient in them, which is love. You can eat healthily all week long, and it will be because of the time you shared during your date night cooking spree.
Do you or your spouse have a sweet tooth? If so, going out for dessert can be a fun addition to any date or might even qualify for a stand-alone date idea. Your date could include going to the dairy aisle, a local bakery or ice cream parlor, or even a fancy restaurant. Sometimes it's fun to buy one dessert and share it. Going out for only dessert can be such a romantic experience. Chocolate desserts set a type of mood between a couple like nothing else can. Sitting there with the person you love while you're enjoying the creamy sweetness of chocolate can only bring you together as a couple.
A dinner date can be as low key or as fantastic as you want it to be. You can head to your favorite fast-food restaurant or go someplace that has tablecloths. Food courts at shopping malls can make for an awesome dinner date because both of you can choose what food you want. A dinner date can be a functional event where the two of you enjoy a meal after a hard day of work, or it can be a reason to celebrate. The important thing is that you're setting aside time that both of you can get together and enjoy the other's company. Eating a sack of burgers at the park can be just as enjoyable as dining in a bistro with a snooty waiter. Have fun, enjoy the meal, and allow the sparks to fly between the two of you.
A dinner cruise combines both boating and mealtime into one. The two of you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the deck before going down to eat your meal. If you're the type of couple who likes to see what's going on, try to sit near the window. The conversation will begin to flow as you're eating while floating down the river. The romantic side of a dinner cruise is that you get to savor a great meal while doing something that you may have never done before. Allow yourself to live in the moment and enjoy each other's company while being in the middle of a scenic spot.
A dinner party for two - why not? Get some tasty drinks, the ingredients to your favorite dish, add a couple of aprons, and you're all set. Throw in some candles, and you've got a fantastic meal for two at a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant. Being all alone is such a beautiful thing, and moments like these can be few and far between when you're married. Savor not only the food but the togetherness because who knows when the two of you will get to be all alone again. Splurge and have dessert, and since you're at home, feed it to each other while in bed. You can also attend or throw your own dinner party for friends and family which also makes a great date.
Going to the farmers market is one of the best ways to eat healthy while maintaining a budget. Also, shopping at a farmers market helps support local farmers who are always in need of more customers. A fun thing to do is to walk through the farmer's market and try to spot things that the other doesn't. You can also try to find one thing that neither of you has ever tried before. Buy the items and try it either on the spot or take it home if it needs to be cooked, peeled or prepared. You can spend several hours at the farmers market, and it's a great place to connect with the people who produce the food you eat. Being as close to farm to table as possible is a great thing, and your farmers market date will enable you to do just that.
Fondue is the perfect treat for cold weather or any time when you want to have a date night inside with the person you love. You can do chocolate or cheese fondue and dip all kinds of stuff in it. You can dip fruit, bread, or anything you can imagine. The magic of a fondue pot is that you get to enjoy creamy deliciousness at home. Turn your date night into a memorable experience by putting the fondue pot on the floor and feed each other delicious treats from it.
A food crawl is where you go from restaurant to restaurant eating several different things. If you're fortunate enough to have an area where there are several restaurants nearby, a food crawl is super easy. You can order one appetizer at each place and share it and move onto the next restaurant. You can also order a full meal and share it and then go to another restaurant and share that meal. Food trucks also make for awesome food crawling opportunities because sometimes, at lunchtime or mealtimes, they will all park close to each other, making it easy to sample the offerings of many trucks without having to go very far.
Building a gingerbread house is a delicious activity that produces excitement as no other date can. You can share your gingerbread house with friends and family after you're done building it. Your gingerbread house can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be. The most fun thing about building a gingerbread house might be eating your final product. Make sure to take quite a few pictures of your gingerbread house to remember how delicious your date was. Share the photos on social media to make everyone jealous about your confectionary filled date.
Quite a few couples think that going to a bar or restaurant during happy hour is all about discounted drinks. You will find that quite a few establishments offer discounted appetizers and also meals during this time. If you don't drink, it's no big deal because you can get a great deal on finger foods and sometimes meals. A happy hour date with your spouse is all about letting your hair down and enjoying the moment. Eat some chicken wings, talk about how work has been going, and enjoy being in the presence of the person you love more than anyone else. Happy hour is about, well, being happy, and that's the attitude you should have while enjoying your date.
A quick lunch date is a fantastic way to put a little pep in your step during the workday. The two of you can meet up at your favorite restaurant or whatever is close by. If you both work different shifts, that might mean you don't get to see each other very often. A lunch date is perfect because it will allow you to get together and see each other. The best restaurants to go to for a lunch date are those that have lunch specials because those places tend to cater to people in a hurry. The lunch specials are meals that are prepared quickly and are often sold at a great price.
Making s'mores is so much fun. Eating the s'mores is a whole different experience. The roasting of the marshmallows is fun in itself. There's something about sticking a marshmallow on a stick and roasting it that is such an enjoyable experience. Conversations have a way of spiraling into something truly magical when you're around the campfire. Don't worry; you can roast marshmallows outside your home over a charcoal grill if needed. You can take your s'mores inside or enjoy them while out in the open fresh air. Anytime is a good time to whip up a batch of s'mores and turn it into a delicious date.
A box of chocolates is more than a great gift; it's a fun-filled date suggestion as well. A box of chocolates has all kinds of great things in them. The most fun thing to do is to bite the chocolates in half and share them. The two of you can comment on which chocolates that you like the best. One of you will more than likely favor fruity or soft chocolates while the other likes the ones with nuts in them. Either way, it's fun to sample the chocolates and to comment about which ones you like best. It will be surprising to see which ones you agree on that are the best and which you disagree about.