Plan some great dates with these fun ideas.
Food. More expensive
Try going out at a different time of day. For example, go out to breakfast on a Saturday morning. Take fast food by storm and have a progressive meal. Select different restaurants around town and go to each one. Order drinks at one, appetizers at another, go somewhere new for your main course, and top it off with your favourite dessert in town.
Educational. Food. Inexpensive.
Take a world tour from your table. Pick a place and make a meal from that country. Try learning more about that particular country by looking at tourist books or watching a film about it.
If you have a park or large open field nearby, set up an obstacle course and have a tournament.
Play sports together. If you feel like changing things up, try switching around the rules or adding funny new ones to make it unique.
Service. More expensive.
Buy some flats of flowers, plant them in beautiful arrangements in planter boxes, and give them to people in your neighbourhood.
Split into teams and go on a walk along a trail. Pick up any garbage you see and, at the end, give prizes for the strangest objects you find.
Make someone else’s night by offering to babysit for some young couples in your ward. Make assignments within your date for games, snacks, and entertainment for the kids.
Go on a nature hike and learn about the plants and wildlife that you see along the way. Or, you can try an early morning hike. Pick a nice spot, bring along a picnic breakfast, and watch the sun rise.
Take a turn being bookworms. Go to a local library or bookstore and browse through the books. You can take turns reading children’s books to each other. Or look for the most interesting title, or the funniest chapter.
Feeling dramatic? Put on a reader’s theatre. Find a play that everyone is interested in, assign roles, and let the play begin!
Does your school have free music concerts? Make a date out of it and go see your school’s band, orchestra, or choir in action.
If you’re looking for a winter activity, try night skiing, sledding, building a snowman, or even having a snowball fight.
Do you have friends who play sports? Go support them at a sporting activity. Show your spirit by wearing their colours.
Learn how to swing, ballroom, or country dance and then show off your steps to your friends. Or, get in a group and learn a fun dance routine together.
Find a poetry reading to attend, or create your own with food, your date, and your favourite poetic stanzas.
Have a photo scavenger hunt or see who can get the most interesting shots of the same subject. If you’re using digital cameras, have a computer slideshow of all the photos you take.
These dates will surely give your date the most memorable experience, ever. Well, do take note that these are not the formal kind.