Five out-of-the-box date night ideas

What’s your idea of the ultimate ‘dream date’?

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Whether it’s treating a special someone to dinner at the trendiest restaurant in town, or getting front row tickets to the most sought-after music concert, sometimes an intimate night at home is exactly what’s needed to keep the romance alive. Here are some fun ideas that are bound to impress your date the next time you’re planning date-night.

Create an at-home relaxation experience for two

Create a soothing, indulgent experience for two in the comfort of your own home by drawing a bubble bath with essential oils and light a few candles with tranquil music playing in the background to set the mood. Put on your favourite series and binge-watch until the sun comes up.

Celebrate a romantic night in

Swop a night out on the town for a chilled night in. Cooking together is also a fun activity for date night. If you and your significant other are not master chefs, head to the shops and grab an easy to make treat – and don’t forget dessert! Dr. Oetker’s new chocolate dessert pizza has hit the shelves, with milk chocolate shavings and white chocolate pieces sprinkled on a thin and crispy base, all smothered in chocolate sauce. If you want to get creative, add some strawberries and ice cream to the pizza. Yum!

Dinner and a movie under the stars

A pile of blankets, lots of cushions and a clear, starry night are all you need for this date night idea. Pop a ready-made pizza or two in the oven, pack a picnic basket filled with your favourite beverage, and head to the garden or even the rooftop for a romantic night under the stars. If you don’t have a projector, play a movie on your laptop for your own personal outdoor cinematic experience.

Swop hobbies for a day

Spend a day getting to know one another by experiencing each other’s favourite pastimes. Try your hand at playing your partner’s favourite video game, go on a craft course like candle-making, do a puzzle or watch a sporting match together – the options are endless, and the best part is that you can spread these activities over a few dates.

Take a hike

Time alone together doesn’t just mean time at home. For couples who enjoy the outdoors and spending time in nature, going on a hiking or biking trail is a fun and inexpensive way to spend time together. You can find some great trails online that vary in difficulty, so you can keep it to a leisurely stroll or up the ante and work up a sweat. Remember to keep hydrated and pack lots of sunscreen.

So, the next time you’re planning date night, keep these memorable and fun ideas and unique experiences in mind.

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