5 Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Date night is my favorite time of every week! Whether we do a date night at home and cook a special meal and play a game together or we go out to have dinner at a restaurant, date night is a highlight of the week. My hubby and I believe that dating your spouse is so important in marriage and can often be lost, but making it a priority will help with that. So be intentional about your date night every week and set it on your calendar. I wanted to share some of our favorite date night ideas before Valentine’s Day roles around since we are all looking for some special things to do with our special someone.

Date night is my favorite time of every week! Whether we do a date night at home and cook a special meal and play a game together or we go out to have dinner at a restaurant, date night is a highlight of the week. My hubby and I believe that dating your spouse is so important in marriage and can often be lost, but making it a priority will help with that. So be intentional about your date night every week and set it on your calendar. I wanted to share some of our favorite date night ideas before Valentine’s Day roles around since we are all looking for some special things to do with our special someone.

 

1. Go on an adventure together

There is nothing better than going and visiting a new city or place with your spouse. We love traveling to close by cities like D.C., Baltimore, Frederick, MD, and Leesburg. We live in a small town so sometimes it’s nice to go to a bigger city and explore together. If you don’t want to travel far it could be even going to grab coffee, brunch, or lunch together at a new place you’ve never been before in your area. We recently went ice skating up at a skii resort near our town and we loved it! It was a fun date night together! Some of our favorite things to do in a new city is find a restaurant for dinner, go to a museum or aquarium in the area, go window shopping, and find a good dessert place. I love adventuring so this fills my cup as well.

 

2. Go to see a movie or concert together

We love going to see movies at our local movie theaters and at the Alamo Drafthouse which is only an hour drive from us. The Alamo Drafthouse is a theater where you can order food from your seat at the theater and it’s such a fun experience. We haven’t been to many concerts together, but that is on our list of something we want to do together. I have several friends who enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner before going to see a concert. My advice is pick someone romantic for a date night or someone you both have wanted to see together.

 

3. Get a massage together or go stay at a bed and breakfast

If you love relaxing then this would be the perfect date night for two busy people. We have done several couples massages together and have loved them. It’s definitely a splurge, but so worth it. We have also stayed at a bed and breakfast before and it is so nice to just have that time away from your house. We love booking them close enough to our house to come home that next evening, but far enough and close to a city to explore the next day. This is so refreshing to do as a couple.

 

4. Go bowling, to the arcade or to a drive in movie

This makes for a fun date night so you can have some friendly competition and alone time. Bowling is perfect for the winter time especially. We have a nice arcade in our mall that has a bunch of games you can play which is a fun way to interact as a couple. A drive in movie is perfect for the spring or summer. Grab your own snacks before heading to the movies for a perfect date night.

 

5. Make a night special at home with star gazing, candlelight dinner, or board games.

When we don’t want to spend money out, we come up with a fun date night at home. We cook up something for dinner and have a candlelight dinner. We’ve also made a nice cozy area in our living room and watched movies together with popcorn and desserts. We also love playing board games, so we bring out the board games after dinner and have some friendly competition. You could also order in take out. We don’t have as many options for that in our area, but in a big city, it’s a great thing to do.

 

No matter what type of date night we have, we feel that it’s so important to have date nights and invest time into one another on a weekly basis. Sometimes we will go grab coffee together or lunch together for a day date. So it can be anything simple to a fun weekend away with each other. Whatever you are doing just invest time into your spouse and spending time together. Hope you all found this valuable as we are nearing Valentine’s Day! Have a great week!

XOXO,

Autumn

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and a lot of you requested date ideas for it. I have included some of our favorite past Valentine’s Day Dates and also some other ideas as well. I also included a section for any ladies who don’t have a significant other around or are wanting to hang with the girls for a Galentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and a lot of you requested date ideas for it. I have included some of our favorite past Valentine’s Day Dates and also some other ideas as well. I also included a section for any ladies who don’t have a significant other around or are wanting to hang with the girls for a Galentine’s Day.

I have spent most of my Valentine’s Day’s with girlfriends and family which I enjoyed so much. Until I met Corbin I never really spent a Valentine’s Day with a date. So it has been very sweet and special to spend the past four Valentine’s days with him. Valentine’s Day has never really been my favorite day since I believe that everyday you should show people love and date your spouse, however it is fun to do something unique for your spouse on that day.

This year, we are going on a cruise to Mexico the week before, so we are going to have a really chill Valentine’s Day staying at home. Since Corbin doesn’t read my blog posts, I can share with you all what I am planning this year for our night in. I am going to make one of his favorite meals and make this amazing cookie brownie dessert. I am also going to surprise him with some letters as well. His love language is words of affirmation so I always love to include a note of some sort for him.

We spent our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple at home as well. I made Corbin’s favorite meal baked ziti and an amazing dessert. He surprised me with flowers, a teddy bear, and chocolates which was the sweetest. He also set up our kitchen table like a restaurant and lit some candles. Since we were just recently married living in a one bedroom apartment and didn’t have a lot of money, I came up with a creative gift. If you are looking for creative gift ideas, then pintrest is your place. I found an idea to set up different candies he liked throughout the house with notes for him to go on a scavenger hunt to find our dessert. I left little clues on each candy that led him to the next place. It was such a fun idea and it made it a very special night.

Last year, we went to this cute little gluten free italian restaurant in Hershey. It was so much fun! We also went and got a couples massage. You can never beat a couples massage.

 

Date Night Ideas:

 

  1. Movie and Dinner Date. The classic date is always a win! Going to see a romantic movie and a nice dinner is always fun. We love the movie theaters that include dinner. There is one called the Alamo Drafthouse and it has several locations throughout the US.
  2. Night in with a candlelight dinner and dessert. We have done this many times for date night. Making our favorite dishes together and our favorite dessert.
  3. Couples Massage and Dinner. This is such a great surprise. This is more on the splurge side, but so great!
  4. Ice Skating. This is so unique and different.
  5. Scavenger Hunt. You can be creative with this one. I did one for Corbin using candy and clues. It was so much fun.
  6. A themed dinner and movie night in. A romantic movie and some spaghetti. Themes make a night so much more fun.
  7. A Second First Date. I saw this on a site. This is a sweet one, you create your first date again.
  8. Book a hotel for a night away or a bed and breakfast. This is a perfect way to escape all the chores at the house and spend quality time together. We have gone to Frederick, Md before and made two days out of our trip by exploring the town the next day.
  9. Go see a concert together. Plan a date to go to see your favorite band in concert.
  10. Travel somewhere new. We live near a lot of bigger cities so we can go explore different places together.
  11. Turn your living room into a ballroom. Move the furniture and add some music and do some dancing together.
  12. Go Star Gazing together. 

 

Galentine’s Night Ideas:

  1. Host a fun party with decorations, games, and food. 
  2. Have a girlfriend over and make a dessert together and watch movies. 
  3. Go out to dinner with your girlfriends. 
  4. Go see one of your favorite movies together. 
  5.  Plan a fun trip…maybe even to somewhere tropical and warm. 
  6. Invite some girlfriend’s over and play games. 
  7. Have a dessert pot luck party. 
  8. Go out dancing like to a salsa dancing place.
  9. Do a wine tour or museum tour. 
  10. Go to an art museum or special event. 

 

I hope you all enjoy all these ideas and that you all enjoy your Valentine’s Day no matter how you spend it! Remember that it is about spending time with the people you love and investing in them. Come back later this week for Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas.

 

XOXO,

Autumn

 

 

 

Fun Affordable Summer Activities for couples

I love summertime and getting to do fun activities with my husband during this time of year. There are lots of fun date ideas during the summer that can still be affordable. I wanted to share a couple of our favorites!

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I love summertime and getting to do fun activities with my husband during this time of year. There are lots of fun date ideas during the summer that can still be affordable. I wanted to share a couple of our favorites!

Something new we tried this year that we both had never done, was strawberry picking. We are both huge strawberry fans so it was a great day date for us! Some tips before you go strawberry picking, make sure to wear closed toed shoes and pants if you can as well so you don’t get itchy afterwards. Trust me, I learned the hard way. It was only $1 for the basket and then $6-$7 for all the strawberries. Make sure to fill up your basket when you go too. The strawberries that are fresh are amazing. They taste way better than the store bought ones.

The next affordable summer date is movie under the stars. You will need a couple essentials for this including: A laptop, some popcorn, a couple blankets, and a movie. This date will work really well if you live out where there aren’t very many city lights or you have access to a place that isn’t near city lights. You can snuggle up under the stars and watch your favorite movie together. We have also set up a fort in our house and done this too. It makes it feel special and out of the ordinary.

One of our favorite things to do during the summer is to go on short adventures. We live close to the D.C. and Baltimore area, so we can easily make a trip to either of those places in a day trip. The best place we have visited recently is the D.C. Zoo. It’s free and there are so many animals to see there. Plus there is an amazing frozen yogurt places across the street.

Some other affordable ideas during the summer when it’s not hot out include: bike riding, bonfire, or having a romantic picnic outside.

Also, wanted to share with you all my favorite white eyelet shirt from Francesca’s. I found it for under $40 and I’m wearing an XS. I also love these embroidered denim shorts I found at Target. They are on sale right now for $12 and fit true to size. My turquoise earrings and black sandals are also from Target and I linked them for you.

I would love to know what you all think about my summer date ideas and what are some of your favorite summer date ideas are! Hope you all have a great week!

XOXO,

Autumn

5 of our top favorite date night ideas

We LOVE date night which comes every Friday for us! We both have off work that day and take full advantage of that. I wanted to share some our favorite date night ideas. It was hard to narrow it down, but here are my top 5.

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We LOVE date night which comes every Friday for us! We both have off work that day and take full advantage of that. I wanted to share some our favorite date night ideas. It was hard to narrow it down, but here are my top 5.

1. Adventure somewhere close by:

If you love adventure, then this is a great date idea! We normally have Friday off together, so we can plan a short day trip to somewhere near by. If you live outside of a bigger city area, then consider going into the city. There are always fun things to do together in big cities. Some of our favorite places around the D.C. area have been the free D.C. Zoo, historic Frederick, MD, and the Baltimore Aquarium There are lots of different places for us to visit in the D.C. area. It’s definitely worth the 2 hour trip to go on an adventure somewhere.

2. Candlelight Dinner Date

This one is great if you want a night in and don’t want to spend money on dinner out. We usually whip up something nice for dinner, get dressed up, light a couple of candles, and turn on romantic dinner music. Our first Valentine’s Day was spent doing this. It’s a nice way to connect with each other in a romantic setting. Just make sure to put the phones in another room and don’t turn the TV on either.

3. Game Night With Snacks

This date night is perfect for those who have that competitive side or enjoy some nerdy fun with one another. My husband and I love game night with some snacks. So grab your chocolate chip cookie dough, popcorn, or your favorite snack for this one. My favorite chocolate chip cookie dough for this date night is. I recommend grabbing a bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn for this date too. Some of our favorite board games for two players include Munchkin7 Wonders DuelForbidden Island, and Ticket to Ride. We always have fun playing games together. We hope you enjoy these games as much as we do.

4. Classic Movie and Dinner Date

If we aren’t up for cooking a meal that night, then this is our go to date night. We pick one of our favorite restaurants to go to and a new movie we would like to see. One of the most recent movies we enjoyed was the Greatest Showman and Han Solo. These are definitely two of my most recent favorite movies.

5. Overnight Weekend Getaway for two

We went to Frederick, MD recently and stayed in a hotel there with a pool and hot tub. One of our favorite restaurants, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is there so we made sure to visit and then enjoyed time at the hotel. It’s refreshing and great to getaway for a weekend with each other.

Dating your spouse or significant other is very important. When we have conversations and spend time with our spouse, we grow closer as a couple. Hope you all enjoy these date ideas as much as we do! Please feel free to leave your favorite date suggestions in the comments.

XOXO,
Autumn