Create Memories with these 12 Date Night Ideas

June 19, 2017

Keep the love and fun alive in your relationship with these 12 date night ideas. Here are some ideas to connect with your partner and make awesome memories in the process.

Treasure Hunt

This date night idea is sure to invoke some playful fun between the two of you. A treasure hunt takes time to plan, but your efforts will be appreciated. Plus, it will be well worth the fun! Choose 10 or so items from around your home and create an interesting, cryptic clue describing each one. Your partner then needs to find each item within a specified time limit.

For instance, “I have red handles and get smoking hot.” for braai tongs. Or “I live on a white counter top and you often use me on a Sunday evening.” for bubble bath. Putting the list together is as much fun as helping your partner decipher the clues.  Once he has completed the list in the allocated time, he could receive a prize like getting out of doing the dishes for a week. Or alternatively a penalty like downing a shot of tequila. A treasure hunt is an unusual date night idea and you can get really creative with it.

Ten pin bowling

This is a good old classic favourite date night activity and always fun to partake in. Invite another couple along and enjoy teaming up with your man as you two compete against the other couple.

Comedy show

I am a huge proponent of comedy shows and it is a perfect idea for date night bonding. Laughter is medicine for the soul and in these serious times, it’s a great way to let off steam. Cape Town has a thriving comedy scene, with shows often on at The Baxter or at The Cape Town Comedy Club. Some of our favourite comedians include Kev Orkian, Nick Rabinowitz, Alan Committee, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Trevor Noah and Mel Jones. Book those tickets and enjoy the giggles!

Dance, dance, dance

Dancing is one easy way to get the blood flowing, endorphins pumping and to destress. And you don’t need to leave your house to enjoy this. Create a playlist of your favourite tunes, maybe 80’s classics or your favourite singalong rock songs. After dinner one evening have a dance off to these tunes. It may help to have a glass of wine or two during dinner to make sure you’re both in the mood to let loose.

Dining Out

Another good old classic for date night is being wined and dined. Get dressed up to the nines and flirt like you’re on the first date. Try out a new restaurant and spoil yourselves with top notch nosh.

get rowdy at a Sports game

Rev up your supportive spirit for date night and book tickets to go watch one of your favourite teams playing soccer or rugby for example. It’s a ton of fun getting behind your favourite team, screaming in support and getting rowdy. But if you’re not in the mood for crowds at the stadium then head to a sports bar. Here you can still enjoy the vibe and watch the game on the big screen TV.

volunteer at an Animal Shelter

Spend some time practicing your nurturing skills by volunteering at an animal shelter. It’s a turn on to see the sensitive side of your man, plus you will also enjoy playing with those abandoned cats and dogs.  These little bundles of joy may tweak on your heart strings and you may end up taking a new pet home.

find a scenic Hike 

Being outside in nature helps us to destress from our busy daily schedules and responsibilities. It is also a great way to connect with your partner while appreciating beautiful scenery. Find a mountain path to explore for the day with your love. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in a pretty green spot.

Board Games

You don’t always need to head out to enjoy quality time together. Simply stay home get comfy on your couch and enjoy playing board games. Yup, it’s nerdy but it’s also fun! There are plenty of games that can be played by two players only. Some of our favourites include Exploding Kittens, Jenga, Backgammon, Dominoes, Scrabble, and Forbidden Island.

Do a project together

Doing a creative task together will help you to appreciate each other’s skills while working as a team. You may want to try your hand at canvas painting, mosaicing a table top or redesigning your garden with colourful flowering plants.

Drive somewhere new

Get up early one morning, hop in the car and head somewhere that neither of you has both to before. You may find somewhere interesting worth visiting.

Explore markets

More and more markets are springing up in and around town. These often have a festive vibe to them and are great to explore for a date night. These markets usually sell healthy tasty food, wine, craft beers and have live music as entertainment. Plus, there are often novelty stalls, selling home-made arty goods, clothing or gimmicky items which you wouldn’t normally find in shopping malls. You are also often supporting small businesses when you purchase goods at markets. So, it’s a good idea to explore markets!

There you have it 12 date night ideas to create awesome memories with your partner! These are sure to inject fun, creativity and quality moments into your relationship. Do you have a unique date night idea which you’d like to share? Please let us know?

More about Heidi

A recently married Capetonian lifestyle blogger. Blogging about thriving and living a top life.

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