Looking for new creative and playful date ideas for when it matters? Whether you are single or in a relationship, most of us go on dates and know that what we end up doing on them can make all the difference! If you also feel like trying something other than the regular dinner and drinks, go for one of these 16 creative and playful date ideas to get to know your partner (or potential one) better in a fun and playful way.
1. Make Your Own Pizza Night
Prepare the dough and you’re off to go! Play around with different toppings and challenge each others with your own flavour combination favourites. Whoever say’s bearnaise sauce, fries and steak doesn’t taste good on one, hasn't tried it. It’s a very Swedish combination if you dare to try it.
2. Put A Puzzle Together
Create a beautiful atmosphere by putting together artful jigsaw puzzles. You’ll also notice a person’s patience and future puzzle partner potential.
3. Have A Cocktail Night At Home
Gather the ingredients for your favourite drinks, and some new ones to spice things up, and you’re ready to go for a fun night at home. You might even find a new favourite!
4. Explore Something New And Take A Class
Taking a class together is a fun and easy way to explore new things that you might enjoy together in the future. So why not look into taking a course in either cooking, painting, pottery or dancing. The sky’s the limit with this one!
5. Board Game Night
Bring your favourite board game to the table and set yourself up for a playful evening together. If you’re into strategy and games that require a bit more than monopoly, why not check out ‘Settlers of Catan’
6. Go Bowling Together
Bowling is a fun way to get together while helping to create a relaxed and playful atmosphere.
7. Go To An Arcade
What could be more fun than an evening playing around on different kinds of arcade games? Not much if you ask us! Try out the classics or go to a place with VR options to explore a new kind of gaming world.
8. Have A Drawing Competition
(and no, you don’t need to be good at drawing for this)
The only things you need are two pencils, two erasers and some paper. Then you decide on a subject and set a time to sketch it out. The shorter the time, the funnier the results, the longer the time, the more serious. With a playful attitude, showing each other the results of your quick sketches often leads to fun moments and plenty of laughter.
9. Arrange A Scavenger Hunt
Prepare a fun surprise and create a playful scavenger hunt around the home or out and about. Pro-tip: if you’re doing a scavenger hunt outside, carry the clues with you and hand them to your person on the spot instead of putting them up in advance.
10. Play Trivia At A Cute Pub
Have a look at what trivia nights any cute pubs you might have been eyeing have on offer and pick one that hopefully can make you both shine!
11. Go Ice Skating
Ice skating is sure to bring out your spirits and brighten the mood with fresh air and playful movements. Perhaps easier during the winter months, but still an all-year activity if you find an ice rink.
12. Amuse Yourselves At An Amusement Park
Enjoy a fun day of challenging and pleasing your senses with exciting rides and tasty food all around.
13. Start A Monthly Book Club
For a playful monthly date alternative, start up an intimate book club to read and explore new subjects and ideas together. Then turn the time you discuss the books into a special moment each month.
14. Imitate A Favourite Meal From A Favourite Restaurant
Choose a favourite dish from a favourite restaurant and imitate it at home. A recent favourite recipe of mine is an imitation of Nobu’s New Style Sahimi - and this at home recipe tastes amazing and is so fun to make together with someone.
15. Go To A Stand Up Comedy Sho
Pick out a fun night with your favourite comedian or if you’re new to the came of stand up comedy, go to a showcase with a few to find what you like. Since laughs are almost always guaranteed, it’s so fun and special to see what makes your person spill over with laughter the most!
16. Make Crafts Together
Have you tried any of these date ideas and if so, how did it go? If you have any other creative and playful date ideas, share them below ✨