20 Original Date Ideas

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I seem to be all about the list posts these days, haha.

J’s birthday is two days before Valentine’s Day, so that means we plan or balance around birthday plans. This year, his birthday and Valentine’s Day book-end a weekend. We have a good bit going on this weekend, unexpected and nice, but it means our Valentine’s celebrating might look a little unconventional. And it can be marvelous if we let it!

While it’s great to drab up and go out, the unconventional dates can be some of the most special. Would you agree?

How about these….

  1. Ice Cream Outing
  2. Photo Session (I’d love to do this someday.)
  3. Zoo Or Aquarium
  4. Take A Hike
  5. Farmer’s Market Visit
  6. Brunch Date
  7. Alumni High School Sporting Event
  8. Make Homemade Something (Bread, ice cream, pizza, etc.)
  9. Restaurant You’ve Never Visited Before
  10. Dancing Class
  11. A Night Away (We did this for our first Valentine’s day, a staycation of sorts, and it was super sweet.)
  12. Shopping Trip (We’re decorating bits and pieces of our home, and it’s fun to pick out items together.)
  13. Fun Exercise (A pick up game of soccer is sometimes our weekend gig, or a bike ride.)
  14. Snacks + Show Marathon
  15. Road Trip To See Friends or Family
  16. Wander Around A Bookstore
  17. Have A Living Room Campout
  18. People Watching (We like to eat dinner somewhere, and then hit the mall for a milkshake and people watching.)
  19. Go On A Photography Adventure (We like these. It’s mostly for me, but he enjoys my silliness.)
  20. Picnic Somewhere You’ve Never Been

This weekend we have a brunch date that will consist of creating waffle masterpieces. J then has plans for most of the day with his dad, and he has hinted at a fun dinner spot.

What are your Valentine’s plans? Date night out with the girls? A fun adventure with your guy?


  • Kimberly

    These are all fun date ideas! And so simple anyone can do them. I love it!

    02/10/2016 at 10:15 pm Reply
  • Charlene

    These are some great ideas! My husbands birthday is February 17th so I feel you on balancing birthday and Valentine’s. A couple years ago they were on Friday and Monday so we spent a romantic weekend away.

    02/10/2016 at 11:04 pm Reply
  • Brittany Bergman

    I love these ideas! Ice cream runs and brunch dates are definitely our favorite go-tos. I like the idea of a photo shoot, but I think my husband would hate it. ;)

    02/11/2016 at 2:07 pm Reply
    • Chelsea B.E.

      Brittany, the only two photoshoots my husband has done with me were engagement and wedding, haha. But thankfully he’s more than willing to get a few fun shots with me for special occasions. :)

      02/15/2016 at 5:40 pm Reply

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