Date Night Bucket List. Get organized with this full list of 25 unique date night ideas at home, out or even for free.
Okay, so honestly, a date night for me is in my PJs having all the kids down (and luckily my kids are on Babywise schedule, so that can be as early as 7:30 PM if we do the bedtime routine right!)
For my husband, however, a date night at home will not cut it. He has the desire to get out of the house. In his defense, we both put the computer down, eat a meal that isn’t prepared by us or warmed up in the microwave, and we go over many things we don’t get to discuss in the passing of day. You can see how we sometimes get around this with these free, cheap and memorable date night ideas (with a home full of kids.)
We have five kids, we both work well over 40 hours a week, and we both juggle a lot. We purposely have to carve out time and for us that is each Thursday evening. This is a night we put everything aside. Even though we have made it a point to do this weekly, it still find us in the same routine. We go to the same restaurant, over and over… until the Date Night Bucket List!
Care.com Date Night Babysitter
When we moved from Florida to DC, we didn’t now a soul. I lived in Florida for 30+ year and always swore I would never hire a stranger on a website to watch my kids. Don’t you find when you swear something into existence the most, it just does the opposite. (For example, I always said my child wouldn’t never have a paci – all five did, wink!) Anyhoo, the best thing that happened to our family was our Nanny from Care.com. If you need a nanny or a babysitter for date nights with your spouse, be sure to check out Care.com. We are very pleased. You can interview the person, get recommendations and even do background checks including driving records if your sitter plans to drive!
Date Night Bucket List
We have a list of Date Night Bucket List Ideas to extend the excitement of your nights out with your spouse. In fact, in our bucket list we have 25 ideas! This would give you half a year of date night ideas if you go out weekly. Some of the ideas can even be combined if you find yourself going out less frequently. Or flip the printable over and add your own ideas!
Included in our Date Night Bucket List are the following ideas…
Unique Date Night Ideas
- Visit a Festival
- Take a Road Trip (even if 30 mintues away)
- Play Mini Golf
- Go Dancing
- Go Antiquing
- Visit a Winery
- Go See a Local Band
- Visit the Planetarium
- Go to the Arcade
- Go Bowling
- Go to a Paint Night
- Go Ice Skating
- Rent Your Dream Car and Go for a Ride
- Go to a Comedy Club
- Take a Dance Class
- Go to a Karaoke Bar
Date Night at Home Ideas
- Play Board Games
- Take a Cooking Lesson (on YouTube!)
- Make a Bonfire and S’mores
- Have a Living Room Picnic
- Stargaze in the Backyard
- Take-out by candlelight
- Play a Board Game
- Do a Puzzle
- Plan a Vacation
Free Date Night Ideas
- Watch the Sunset
- Visit Another City and Get Out and Explore
- Go to a Museum
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