The One Ultimate List of Fun & Games Date Ideas
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Married Fun has all the date ideas! Read on to see all our Fun & Games 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
No matter where you live, there are opportunities to act like a tourist. What does it mean to act like a tourist? It means that you do things that tourists do like go sightseeing, eat at new restaurants, go to museums that you've never been to before. See what tourists do when they visit where you live and do some of the same things. You may be surprised at all the popular attractions you have nearby that you have never experienced. If you live in a small town, you can always go to the next town over and act like a tourist there. Acting like a tourist is a fun date you can do for a few hours or turn it into an all-day affair.
Adult activity books have become quite popular over the past few years. An adult activity book is something like a word find, coloring book, or any of a wide variety of other puzzles or workbooks. You can easily find these types of books at your local dollar store, bookstore or online. You turn it into a date by taking turns or working on the same thing together. You both can color the same picture or look through a word search to find words. Mazes are also fun, and they don't require much skill. Pop some popcorn, throw a pizza in the oven, or pop the top off of a bottle of soda and add to your adult activity book date. You'll be surprised by how a small addition of a snack can make your date all that much more fun.
Playing air hockey is so much fun. Your local arcade probably has an air hockey table, but a restaurant might as well. The most fun thing about air hockey is you get to play a long time for the money. It takes only a few moments for both of you to become skilled enough at playing air hockey, where each point takes quite a while to score. The look on each other's faces while you're hitting the puck back and forth will be priceless no matter what's going on in your life. Air hockey immediately takes away all of your stress and enables you to focus on having a good time during your date.
A trip to the arcade is about more than just going down memory lane. The arcade is a great place to have all kinds of fun. Try to find two-player games that each of you can play together. Don't limit yourself to only video games since most arcades also have games of skill. Air hockey is a fun game to play, and you get quite a bang for your buck. Skee ball is another game where you can take turns or compete against each other to see who can get the highest score. Games of skill are great because you can collect tickets and redeem them for all kinds of toys you can have fun with later.
Augmented reality is fun because it adds to the world as you know it. What is augmented reality? It's where you use a smartphone or another electronic device that shows the world around you differently than what it is. Augmented reality usually takes the form of games, and they are a lot of fun to play with your spouse. You will be surprised to see the new world around you, and your spouse's reaction to it will be priceless. Try several games to see which ones you enjoy best. The best games are those you go outside and play, but there are a few indoor games that you can enjoy during those times when the weather doesn't permit you to go out.
The first thing that probably comes to mind when you think of balloon twisting is clowns. As you probably know, clowns or others who are good at balloon twisting can make all kinds of things out of balloons. You can learn how to make all kinds of things out of balloons by watching a couple of YouTube videos. You can buy the balloons required for twisting at almost any party shop or even online. The balloons used for twisting are inexpensive, and that's why this is a fun date idea nearly all couples can do. You can create all kinds of balloon figures and give them to neighborhood children or kids in your family. All kids love balloons, and they like them even more if they're in fun shapes. If you're planning on twisting your own balloon creations, make sure you have the pump too, blowing up these balloons can be very difficult without it.
Bingo is an exciting game that is perfect for any date night. It's probably not the most exciting game for two, so find a few extra couples or a place where lots of people will be playing. Also, if you end up playing bingo in a church, you're giving back to the community. Pay close attention to your spouse as they think they're getting closer and closer to winning. Your spouse won't be able to contain their excitement, and it'll be super fun to watch. Who knows, you might win some money while playing bingo. The fun isn't just in the winning; it's in the excitement when the numbers are called, and you hope that your spots will be picked.
A blanket fort is a lot of fun during those cold wintery days when you don't feel like going outside. Get underneath the blanket and create a fort. It's even more fun if you tell winter-related stories while underneath the blankets. Try to come up with the best coldest story that you can. Holiday-themed stories are fun too if it's near the holidays. It's so nice to be warm and cozy next to the person you love. The stories, the fort, and everything else will magically go away when the two of you are lost in the moment.
Blobbing is a date idea that many of you probably have never done before. What is blobbing? Blobbing is where you sit on the edge of an inflatable airbag, and someone jumps on it. When the person jumps on the airbag, you go flying into the air. After flying in the air, you land in the water. The two of you can take turns jumping onto the airbag to make the other fly through the air. It will be fun to hear your spouse yell in excitement as they fly through the air. The real fun is to see who can make the other fly the highest. Make sure you get some photos!
Board games aren't only fun when it's cold or rainy outside; they're also the indoor perfect date night activity. Board games such as Monopoly take a long time, but games such as Connect Four are much quicker. A small investment in a few games can yield several great date nights. Pop some popcorn, crack open a two-liter of soda pop, and have yourself a good time playing games. You will have fun, but more importantly, you'll get to have time alone with your spouse. Any excuse to be alone is a good one in the busy world that we live in.
Have you ever wanted to have your name in the record books? If so, breaking a record is a fantastic date idea for the couple who wants to cement their name in history. What type of record would you break? Unless you're a world-class athlete or genius you'll probably have to find something wacky or off the wall. You could try to set or break a record as a couple. If you don't go that route, then one of you can help the other overcome any obstacles that stand in between them and victory as they break a record. It's going to take quite a bit of hard work and dedication to break a record, and that's why you might want to break this up into several dates.
Nothing brings out the smiles and giggles during a date quite like bumper cars. Bumping into each other becomes addictive, and it's something that you can't stop doing. Bumper cars are fun because each of you gets to drive your own vehicle. You can chase each other, bump into each other, or even try to race. You can't help but have a great time when you're driving around trying to avoid (or cause!) a collision. Don't be surprised when the two of you want to do it again after the bumper cars come to a stop, and you know your time is up.
Bungee jumping is an adrenaline junkie's dream come true. The feeling of falling towards the earth and then immediately being jolted back is something that words can't explain. The excitement, exhilaration, and fear are all things that quickly go through someone's mind as they're about to take the plunge. The sound of the others screaming as they plunge is something you will never forget. The rush is so intense that you may find yourselves trying to race each other back to the top to do it all over again.
A car date is a great way to spend your time together regardless of what time of year it is. It might be in the dead of winter or in the middle of summer, a date in your car is always fantastic. What do you do while in your car? Anything! Just parking your car and talking while you cuddle is a great date. Or you could go for a nice scenic drive and listen to music. After you're done sightseeing, you can get something to eat. A drive-in is a real fun place to eat at, and you never have to get out of your car. Fast food restaurants are great too, and you don't have to step foot out of the vehicle. After all that, a great way to wind down a car date is by going to a drive-in movie.
A deck of cards can provide endless hours of fun. Put away anything that distracts you and sit on the floor and play cards. It doesn't matter if you're playing a simple game like Go Fish or a complicated game like poker. If you're not familiar with many card games, search online and you'll find dozens with simple rules. It's not winning and losing that matters, it's the amount of fun that you have. Snacks and cold drinks add to the enjoyment of playing cards together. If you want to kick your hard game up a notch order a pizza or buy a frozen one at the store and turn it into a card and pizza party.
There are two ways you can turn caricatures into a date. The first way is to make caricatures of each other. If you go that route, try your best to make caricatures that are as funny as possible. It's always a good laugh to see your spouse's reaction when seeing themselves in a silly looking picture. You can take your caricature date a step further by finding a caricature artist at many large events to draw your pictures. During the summer months and when it's not cold outside, artists sometimes hang out at parks and draw caricatures of people for money. A professional can make you both look funny, and you'll have your caricature to remember your fun-filled park adventure.
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.
You don't need an excuse to turn anything into a celebration. You could be celebrating a holiday, a birthday, or anything. Turn your celebration into a date to make it even more enjoyable. How do you celebrate? That's the fun part, and you can make it up as you go along. Why not create your own holiday and be creative in how you celebrate it. What you want to do more than anything is to have a good time. Any excuse to get together and set aside some time is well worth it in the end. Turn Saturday or the full moon into a holiday and celebrate it until you're out of energy. You might just invent some fun traditions for you to share with your family and friends.
Celebrity parties are always a blast, and they give you the opportunity to meet someone famous. The average person rarely has the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Celebrities don't live lives like everyone else, and their parties are always over the top. It will be a fantastic experience to meet someone famous and to be at a party with them. If the celebrity allows taking selfies, you and your spouse should try to get your picture taken with them. You can share the photo with your friends and also on social media. You will always have the picture of the time you met a celebrity and had an awesome once in a lifetime date.
Challenges and dares always make for an interesting date. How do you choose what type of challenges or dares you dish out? Well, only you know what you're spouse is willing to do. You don't want the dare to be so extreme that you know they aren't going to do it. So, with that in mind, you should test the waters and see what comes about. If you're running blanks, go online and find some suggestions on challenges and dares. You'll find plenty of suggestions that don't go to an extreme. This is one of those dates that you can do anywhere, and it can be incredibly exciting if you're in the bedroom or in a romantic mood.