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Fun Date Night Ideas For Every Season!

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While you are in the midst of wedding planning, don’t neglect date night with your person.

I know the wedding planning is stressful, but remember……………your wedding is only for 1 day. After the wedding is when your life as one begins, so make sure you keep that in the forefront of your mind.

You’ll find below some fun date night options listed out for each season!

Get out there & make some beautiful memories with your person, and make sure to tag me on Instagram if you do some of these dates nights! (@hopeannphotos)

Fall Date Night Ideas

  • Pumpkin Patch Date
  • Getting lost in a corn maze
  • Trying out all the festival foods
  • Baking homemade fall treats like pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake muffins, pumpkin pie, apple pie, etc.
  • Get fall photos made then go out on the town!
  • Cozy up by the fire pit with hot fresh apple cider
  • Making S’mores by the fire pit
  • Grab a blanket & have a spooky movie marathon (make sure you hold each other right through the scary parts 😉 )
  • Take a hayride
  • Go to an apple orchard
  • Ride up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, & have a picnic while admiring the fall foliage (Don’t forget to take a Polaroid or Instax with you!)
  • Go on a haunted tour
  • Visit a scary house
  • Book exchange! Try reading a book your person loves! (You may find something else you like!)
  • Not a fan of spooky movies? Have an old Hollywood movie marathon! Grab your blanket, favorite snacks, & a drink!
  • Light candles & have a card or board game night!
  • Visit a farmers market
  • Have a paint & sip night
  • Finish a puzzle together
  • Carve pumpkins together!
  • Book a weekend stay in a cozy cabin up on the mountain

Winter Date Night Ideas

  • Bundle up for a winter carnival
  • Watch a hockey game together
  • Get tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra
  • Get tickets for a film concert series (my personal favorite will always be Home Alone)
  • Go ice skating
  • Take a ski/snowboarding trip to the mountains
  • Book a weekend or a week’s stay in the mountains amongst the snow & cuddle by the fireplace
  • Bundle up, grab hot coco, get your telescope, and star gaze
  • Make homemade coco, and snuggle in for a holiday movie marathon (new movies, classics, or a combo of the two)
  • Have a gingerbread house competition
  • Decorating the house for Christmas (put Christmas music on/a holiday movie, fix hot coco, and decorate!)
  • Host a couples game night by candlelight
  • Do an escape room
  • Cook a homemade meal together

Spring Date Night Ideas

  • Have a photoshoot in the poppy fields
  • Visit the farmers market
  • First picnic with the warmer weather
  • Go for a bike ride to admire the new blooms
  • Visit the zoo
  • Have a photoshoot among the cherry blossoms
  • Decorate Easter eggs together
  • Go fishing
  • Create a garden (this one is long term, but so fun to see what you can grow together)
  • Fly a kite
  • Hiking
  • Visit an art museum

Summer Date Night Ideas

  • Go to a lavender farm & pick lavender
  • Revisit the farmers market
  • Go on an ice cream date
  • Early morning hike
  • Visit a vineyard & do a tasting
  • Movie nights outside with a projector & tons of snacks
  • Mini-Golf Date
  • Spend the day at the lake
  • Weekend/Week Trip to the beach
  • Drive-In Movie Night

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