15 Spring Date Night Ideas (That Don’t Cost Money)
Raise your hand if you are TOTALLY EXCITED for spring! *me me me me me me me* I love spring because it means winter has ended. It’s no secret that I really, really, really hate cold weather and winter. It directly effects my mood when it’s grey and sad outside so when the weather starts to perk up – so do I!! It’s also April, so it’s inching closer and closer to it being Adam & I’s wedding anniversary (year #3!). I can’t believe how fast the last 3 years of married life have gone by – and it’s made even sweeter by the fact that we are expecting our little one this year! These throwback pictures are some of my very favorite with Adam, so in the name of spring and being in love: check out my 15 favorite date night activities below and start planning a night out with your favorite human! Let’s dive into this.
15 Spring Date Night Ideas (That Don’t Cost Money)
One: Call all your couple friends over for a game night!
This is one of our FAVORITE games nights. Our personal favorite games are Wackee Six, Cover Your Assets, and Ticket To Ride. They are fast paced and are guaranteed to end in either fits of laughter OR mortal enemies for life. 😉
Two: Head back to kindergarten for a park date!
Remember when your only concern in the world was whether or not you’d get the best swing on the playground? Head back to your little kid days and enjoy a night of swinging, sliding and laughing. Just be careful when you are chasing each other round because you might run into a pole and break your nose.*
*I actually did this…play at your own risk. LOL.
Three: Collect ALL the change in your wallets (and under your couch cushions) and go play a claw game at your local grocery store.
Try to be the first one to win and then give your lover the prize. 😉 A little competition is totally healthy (and fun).
Four: Visit your local farmers market and make a picnic.
Walk around and enjoy all the local booths, pick up some farm fresh fruits and veggies and make a delicious picnic to enjoy!!
Five: Go to your local library and pick out books with titles that describe your significant other!
*bonus points if it’s a book they’d actually like to read!! Set a timer, split up and find those books! This is sure to end in giggles and silliness (especially if you are of the sarcastic couple type).
Six: Movie night!
This is an obvious one – each of you choose your favorite movie and watch them together! Don’t forget popcorn, pizza and candy! No movie night is completely without them!
Seven: Explore your city.
In St. Louis, there are TONS of little locations to explore that we haven’t even gotten the chance to yet. This date is high on our list of things to do this spring. There are dozens of cute shops, restaurants and local artist murals to enjoy! I’m sure there are things in your city you haven’t done yet – get out and enjoy!
Eight: Make homemade milkshakes and write a couples bucket list!
Sit down to write your couple bucket list with a couple of yummy homemade milkshakes. Pinterest some new recipes and shake it up with your honey!
Nine: Pull out the crayons!
Grab some adult coloring books and hold a coloring competition! Color your heart out and then hang them proudly on the fridge when you are done!
Ten: Make a DATE NIGHT jar!
This one is so helpful. Spend a night together writing your favorite dates on popsicle sticks. Then when Friday rolls around – pull a stick out of the jar to determine what that weeks date will be. Take the guesswork out of the evening and spend more time with your S.O. doing something you both already know you’ll love!
Eleven: Head to your local book store with encouraging notes!
Here’s how to play. Each come prepared with 10 encouraging notes (sayings like: you are amazing! you are stronger than you know! you can do it!) and find books to stick them in! Place them in the center of random books to give the next owner a happy surprise!
Twelve: Zoo date!!
If you live in the St. Louis area – the zoo is FREE! Make a day out of it and go see all your favorite animals. Share an ice cream cone and enjoy the afternoon!
Thirteen: Tandem bike through the park.
I’m still trying really hard to get Adam to agree to this date! LOL. He’s convinced that I won’t actually peddle and he’ll end up doing all the work….. (spoiler: he’s probably right)
Fourteen: Hike a wooded trail!
With the weather getting warmer but not too hot, it’s the PERFECT time to take a hike and enjoy nature! Grab your walking shoes and soak in the call of the wild with you love.
Fifteen: Play the Newlywed Game (even if you’ve been married a while) to see how much you REALLY know each other!
It’s so much fun to see what you have actually cemented to memory when it comes to your significant other.
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I hope this gives you new ideas to get out of your house and into the sunshine with your love. I firmly believe spending quality time with your S.O. is one of the most important parts of building and maintaining a lasting relationship.
S/O to Timeless by Taylor Photography in the STL area for these pictures from last year – they’re so sweet and I will cherish them forever. <3
Looking for some SUPER fun date nights this spring? THESE ONES won’t make a dent in your checking account! 🙂