20 Date Night Ideas!
If you can’t think of something amazing to do on Valentine’s day, here are a few ideas!
Let us know your favourite!
If you’re just wanting some time to spend with your partner having some fun, you can’t go wrong with the classic dinner and a movie date. Pick a movie that you could never see with your kids, and enjoy a lovely dinner before or after to really make for a lovely night.
First Date (Again)
Amidst the busy lives of being mum and dad, it’s easy to lose track of your own relationship. So, this Valentine’s Day, go back to the start with a ‘first date’ at a coffee shop (or wherever you had your first date). Pretend like you’re going right back to the beginning, it’s a great laugh.
Sing your heart out.
Enjoying yourself at karaoke and being a good singer have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Sure, you and your partner might empty the room with your terrible tunes, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a ball rocking out together on stage. It’s duet time!
Hit the road.
Sometimes, the nicest thing to do with your partner is hit the road for a mini-adventure. This works best in the daytime, but you can also take a drive to a height and enjoy a view over your city for some stunning nighttime light action. Romantic!
Get your (classy) drink on.
To really take advantage of your kid-free state, why not head over to a winery or local brewery for a lovely night of classy drinking and chats with your significant other. Many places like this do romantic dinner settings for Valentine’s Day along with a good selection of different drinks to try.
Groove it up.
Even if you have two left feet, learning a new skill like dancing with your partner is really fun. It’s a great active and physical way to connect if you’ve been feeling like your relationship is getting tired. Plus, some kinds of dancing is really romantic, and even sexy.
Flex your brain.
Get the best thing in your body (ok second best thing) working by taking your Valentine’s Day date to a trivia night. Choose a nice bar, not a dive, and you can almost guarantee a night of entertaining conversation, good drinks, and decent food. You might even learn something.
Catch the best show that nature provides, free of charge, by heading somewhere nice for a picnic and a sunset session. You can pack a simple dinner, or even just some nibbles, along with a beverage and a picnic rug for a lovely evening in each other’s company.
Take a hike.
Get back to basics and get some exercise by heading off on a hike with your romance buddy. Again, this is a good daytime date if you’re struggling to find a night sitter, and if you’re prepared, it’s heaps of fun. Pick somewhere naturally stunning for a truly memorable date.
Turn the heat up.
Learning new skills is always fun, and it’s even more of a laugh if you do it with someone you care about. Taking a cooking class is a great Valentine’s Day date night idea, and it means you’ll both be able to whip up something scrumptious in the future!
Why worry about Valentine’s Day dinner dates when brunch is so much better? Breakfast foods are clearly superior, and you can keep yourself going on quality coffee as well as the love that drives you. Perfect!
Family-friendly activities… Can’t get a babysitter and want everyone to be involved? If you’re looking for family friendly things to do on Valentine’s Day, with your partner and all your little miracles, here are a few places to start.
Hit the lanes.
Bowling can be a massive expense, but if you’re looking for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day date option, this is it. Kids of most ages (not small babies) get a kick out of bowling and you can even pit mum and dad against each other, or parents against kids, just for a laugh.
Pick some produce.
Valentine’s Day in Australia falls just before spring, but there are still some fruit picking opportunities depending on where you live. Not only is this a very photogenic family Valentine’s Day experience, it’s also loads of fun and allows you and your partner to chill while the kids run wild.
If you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day night in at home with your kids, why not have a loved-up pizza party. Make some pizza bases in the shape of love hearts, set out a pizza bar with lots of ingredients, decorate accordingly and then bake. You could even do a movie together.
Ice cream tasting.
If you aren’t into wine, or you don’t want to deal with the morning after effects, enjoy a fun ice cream tasting as a home Valentine’s Day date. Just get a heap of different ice cream flavours, and feed them to each other blindfolded. Yummy!
Date ’n’ Bake
Baking something rich and decadent is a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day. Do some naked baking in the kitchen, or just have some fun making up a recipe with an easy base, like a brownie, and lots of extras thrown in for good measure. Then, you can eat it!
Mix it up.
If you don’t have the time or the money to drink out at fancy cocktail bars anymore, why not mix yourself a few at home for Valentine’s? You and your partner can get dressed to the nines if you want, or just have a cocktail mixing experiment in your PJs or even birthday suit. Your choice!
A night without technology not only helps you to bond with your partner, but it also helps to reduce stress. For one night, promise each other that you can’t use any form of technology. This includes phones, laptops, iPads and even the television. No matter what you choose to do with your time, a night without any distraction will help you to genuinely re-connect with your partner.
Hitting up your local comedy club to see a stand-up comedian or hilarious skit is a great date idea that allows you to have a Saturday night out without having to drink alcohol.
It’s likely that both you and your partner have some anxiety about having a baby and parenting. Getting a couple’s massage is a great way to put your mind at ease and relax together. Be sure to mention to the therapist that you’re pregnant so that you will receive a prenatal massage.