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I’ve always said, Date Night is my favorite night of the week. Life gets so busy for everyone. It steams along at a staggering pace. One minute it’s January and the next thing you know it’s almost June. (As a side note, seriously though, where did half the year go?!) For myself, it’s not unusual for Tom or I to work 7 days/week. Once you add in your husband, kids, family, friends, pets, a career, and hobbies, it’s a wonder how people these days aren’t all in insane asylums from driving themselves crazy with the amount of work that goes into just getting by! We all have hectic lives and it’s important to us to carve out time in our schedules for the people who mean the most to us. For me, that means regular date nights. The summers go by so fast, and there are so many wonderful summer date night ideas! Here are a few must trys:
Drive In Movie
One of my favorite summer date night ideas is to go to a drive in movie! It’s a fun and retro date night that allows you to not only catch a great flick, but partake in a little PDA, in the privacy of your own car. Smooches at the movie theater might be looked down on, but smooches at the drive in are a whole other story. The drive in movie theater by me not only has double features all summer long, but also has a go-kart track and an arcade to make a whole evening of it. We will get there a little early to snag a good parking spot and then take each other on in a friendly game of skee ball.
It doesn’t matter what kind of festival, just go to one with each other. There are so many festivals all summer long, so no matter what your interests are, chances are there is a festival for you. Country music, beer, tacos, sailboats, the arts, tulips, the list of festivals is endless! It’s easy to find a semi-local festival or even make a weekend of it and travel to one further away. The only guarantee is you’ll both have a blast.
Day Road Trip
Taking a day trip, just because, is a great way to spend some quality time together. We almost all have some place, or places, that are close by that we just have never been to. We say we are going to go, and then life happens and, 5 years later we still haven’t visited X, Y or Z. Write them down, (I am a huge believer in writing things down), make a list, plan a day and go. Book yourself for the day. Turn down other last minute things that come up, and commit yourself to spending the time together and actually going to see the world’s largest ball of yarn, that national park, or even a restaurant you saw on your favorite travel show.
Is there anything more quintessentially summer than a good ole fashioned baseball game? They make great date nights! Not to mention that the man in your life will be ecstatic to go on this date! You’re welcome fellas. It’s a fun trip into the city, full of a stadium cheering together, drinking beer and eating hotdogs. It’s one of Tom’s favorite summer date night ideas, and I always have a blast.
Outdoor Wine/Beer Tasting
Summers are too short, it’s a fact, and I for one, want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Another fact, I also, want to try as much wine as possible. How does one join these two together? A fun summer date night idea is to put together a wine or beer tasting. You can always go to your favorite spots, but if the babysitter cancelled or you’re trying to make your budget go further a backyard tasting is an easy, fun, and dollar friendly summer date night idea that you both will love. Grab a few new bottles of wine or beer you haven’t tried before along with some cheese and crackers while you’re at the store. Make it official by taking notes of your favorites or just enjoy the time together.
In the summers I love pairing a casual flowy dress with a great statement bag and a pair of fun shoes! What’s your go to date night outfit?
These are all such awesome date night ideas! We love to do all of these things and we are excited to do them all when we get to Kansas.
Josie S says
I am loving all of these ideas!! And that dress is adorable!!
Great post! My hubby and I are coming up on our 2 year anniversary, and it gets so hard these days to make time for just each other. I think he’d genuinely love everything on your list, so thanks in advance!
Samantha Lee says
Haha, so with you girl! I feel like I’m going insane trying to keep everything in order this year (between work, side hustles, traveling, FIVE weddings). And really – how the heck is it June?!? Like, wtf. Haha. So so important to carve out that quality time with loved ones though. I love love love going to outdoor movies in the summer, and yay to day trips!!
Anastasia Allison says
I love the dress and that purse. Also, I’m in WA… and I’m a mountain climber. Will barter hiking/climbing trips for fashion advice. I can’t pick out anything other than hiking boots. HAHA!!
Those are great ideas. I love summer festivals!
How adorable is that dress on you!!
robin rue says
We go to the drive in every summer, but we take the kids.. Maybe this year I can go with just my hubby! It’s a great suggestion.
What fun ideas. They all sound so interesting to do with a significant other. Also I love your outfit and the color looks so nice on you. Thanks for sharing and might keep these in mind.
Lindsey Paris says
That pleated skirt draws me in every time! It’s so flattering for so many figures.
I love the pop of orange with that blue dress. We need to try a beer or wine festival. I have yet to try one and I think we would love it.
Cecilia Cannon says
love how you paired the pop of orange with the blue dress and using those nude colored shoes was a great idea.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
Love that dress, super cute! Plus I love that orange that you added to it— Go Gators! 🙂 These are great ideas for summer date nights! I really need to set out and look at what local events are and check out any festivals!
Those are some great ideas for a date night. My husband and I are long overdue for a date night.
That dress is super cute on you! BTW, where is the nearest drive in to you? We’re in Renton and I’ve been on the lookout for drive-ins we could go to with the kids asleep in the back!
Love the idea of the baseball date night idea! We actually just planned one for next week and I can.not.wait! The vibe of the entire night really adds into the fun of the evening!
Amanda Love says
Aren’t drive in movies the best?! I think it’s really romantic and it’s a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, watching the movie under the stars! I am loving all of these ideas though. Date night is always something to look forward to.
Love the pleated skirt and navy blue color, it looks so good.Never tried this combination
This post is just what I needed to read. My boyfriend and I I swear always just eat out for a date night. Will for sure be using these ideas.
Great ideas! We usually have our date nights at home because having 7 kids doesn’t give us lots of time to go out, but we plan to go out a couple nights this summer!
Victoria at One Sharp Mama says
All of these ideas sound like fun. I know my husband and I enjoy going to wine tastings and just having a nice dinner out
Great ideas!! I drive in movie sounds so fun! I have never been to one but I love a good movie night!
Really great ideas!! Date night is my favorite!
Taylor Ann says
Love these ideas for date nights! Especially the drive in movie. That would be so fun!
So cute! I love how you paired navy with the orange bag!!
Cindy Ingalls says
I love throwing on a comfy dress in the summer. It’s such a comfy piece to have because you can dress it up or dress it down, depending on the occasion.
Tiffany Haywood says
Love these! Finding the time to have a date night can be difficult at times but always so worth it. I love that Navy Dress! So stylish and still looks so comfy.
Okay, now I really want to go to a drive-in movie! They are so fun and I haven’t been in forever!
Your dress is so pretty! I really like color of it. It’s so flattering!
I love your dress! It’s so cute! I need to wear dresses more often, especially on date night.
I love going to drive in movies with my hubby. It’s a fun chance to get away! I would love to take a little day trip, but it’s hard with the kids.
Yesssss! I love a good outdoor wine or beer tasting. Such a great example of summery fun!
love the pop of orange in your handbag!
You look beautiful in that dress! I love these ideas! We definitely will be referring back to this for the summer dates 🙂
Brittany Daoud says
Great ideas! A baseball game would be super fun! Here in the PNW it’s all about soccer for us 😉 xo, B | http://www.theblistblog.com
Oooo so many fun ideas!! Hubby and I love checking out new breweries and wineries!!! Always so fun!
Nicole Banuelos says
These are great ideas! I wish we had drive-in’s here… we have to drive about an hour away for that here.
I love the pop of orange with your purse. Super cute outfit! Love the blue dress 🙂
We love baseball games in the summertime! So fun.