Building Relationships Through Creating Memories
10 Date Night Ideas
A few weeks ago, we took a family trip to the local amusement park. The kids spent about 5 solid hours riding rides, playing in the water park, eating and playing games. They had a blast and so did my husband and I. The only thing about going to an amusement park with a 2-year old and 3-year old is they are not big enough for the roller coasters, which is a little disappointing to two adults who love them. Knowing this, the hubby and I had arranged to have a sitter come over so we could head back out to the amusement park. We were home by 4:30pm with the kids and out the door by 6:30pm to head back. We only live about 15 minutes away and we figured “why not” we had already paid for the tickets. Of course I felt guilty about leaving the kids, especially because we had such a great family day. But we know that doing things like this is important for our relationship and we had so much fun.
After the park, we headed to a local restaurant for nachos (my favorite) and talked about all things we could do for dates. That night we decided we are giving up using date nights for going out to dinner. Don’t get me wrong, we love going to dinner. However, most of the time I struggle with spending a lot of money on a dinner for just him and I. It is nice being able to eat in peace, but we can do that after the kids go to be (which we do sometimes). We both decided it is more fun to do something like this together. Relationships are based on creating memories. I will remember the times we spent on a roller coaster, but I don’t remember every place we have eaten out. So here are some of our adventures and ideas for future dates. It may take about a year, but it will give us something to look forward to!
1. Rock climbing
3. Playing cards by the fire
4. Scavenger hunt race
5. Cooking class
6. Road race
7. Boat ride
8. Video games
9. Go- karts
10. A class (pick something you both want to learn about-we haven’t decided yet).
What are some of your ideas for fun date?