Post # 1
Hi bees! Fi and I will be getting married next week, and I’m already starting to wonder what it will be like when all the excitement dies down. We usually have a special day for just the two of us on Saturdays, but I’m running out of creative ideas! The last few months we’ve settled into a boring dinner-and-movie kind of thing, and I want to shake it up as a married couple. What are some of your go-to date ideas that are different and creative? (nothing too expensive if possible, I’m an Americorps volunteer on a budget!)
Post # 3
@QueenOfSerendip: Mr. 99 and I like to check out new exhibits at the museum when they come, and stroll through, holding hands, taking pictures…one of our early dates was when the Titanic Exhibit came to Denver, so it’s always a nice reminder of that day….
art gallery openings are always good, and usually free,
if it’s nice out, we’ll head into the city, cameras in hand and do a photo scavenger hunt…first one to take a picture of everything on the list wins….it’s stuff like, kid with sunglasses, a dog wearing a bandana, guy wearing socks with sandals…that’s always fun.
Steal some friend or family’s little kids for a day at the zoo, the parent’s will appreciate the break, and doing the zoo with little people is always fun because they see things adults miss.
Surprise him with a blanket fort in the living room and adventure sleep inside after watching scary movies and eating smores.
And my personal, all time favorite, Radio Divination Adventure…fill up the car with gas, grab some snacks and hit the road, East or West? Turn on the radio, if the song rocks, West, if it blows, East…keep going until you find yourself someplace new….it’s fun, we always end up someplace new and then the songs we heard kind of become the anthem for that particular adventure!
Post # 4
@Nona99: Wow, those are amazing! Thank you so much! I especially love the road trip and photo scavenger hunt for summertime. I’m so inspired now! 🙂
Post # 5
@QueenOfSerendip: Yay! I have the imagination of an eight year old with a 30 year old’s bank account…it’s a good combination!
Post # 6
@QueenOfSerendip: There’s a local improv group in town that we like to go see. It’s hit or miss, but always makes for good conversation after!
My SO & I actually just created a list of things we keep meaning to do, so we can have it ready when we need an idea. My big ol’ nerd actually set his phone to remind him every Thursday to check the list. 😛 Right now our “To Do List of Love” has the following:
- Renaissance Fair (local, but county fairs or whatever are always good & fairly cheap)
- Several local museums (some free)
- A few restaurants we keep meaning to try
- i-Pic theater (lazy-boy type chairs, meals brought to your seat)
- This crazy coffeehouse with all kind of different preparations
- wine tasting spots
- Crazy little stores we’ve seen & wondered about
- Community theater productions (I actually like going to high school productions, too!)
- High School football games
- The super cheesy “paint your own mug” date 🙂
- Book readings/signings at local stores
- Cooking demonstrations at the fancy kitchen store
- Roam around Costco eating free samples and pick one for dinner… or just get a cheap pizza 🙂
- Bake for the neighbors (NOT during Christmas)
- Many roadtrips
- Several state landmarks that look weird.
- “House of” anything (cheese, string… the weirder the better)
Roadside America is great for weird stuff to see. 🙂 Pick one, use yelp to find a place to eat nearby and have a crazy story to tell.
Post # 7
@QueenOfSerendip: When we were in a premarital course our homework was a weekly date night. They gave us an idea and then we ran with it. One of my favorites was when we went to the mall and ate, then while I stayed behind in the food court, he went to a store and bought me a teddy bear. Then he went to another store and hid it (with the employee’s permission) and when he came back I had to go find it. We were on the phone and he gave me directions, but being the prankster he is he also tried to throw me off a few times. I finally found it and then we met up for ice cream. It was a lot of fun!
ETA: Living Social is also a great resource for discounted events in your area!