Date Night: Our Mini-Dreams

Best Use

As a date night discussion guide

Nutritional Value

Nurtures a pattern of fun dates and creative times for couples to connect with each other throughout the year

Advance Preparation

  • Schedule a dinner or coffee date in the next few weeks. 
  • Mark at least three activities you’d like to do together. (Mark them separately!) 

During the Date

  1. Each spouse takes turns sharing their top 3 choices. 
  2. Spend some time dreaming up other things you’d like to with each other. (Remember, these are mini-dreams!) 
  3. Plan and schedule two additional dates, selecting from the list you’ve made. (Keep the list for future date ideas!)

Mini-Dream Activities

Find 3-5 items that you would enjoy doing with your spouse:

  • Go bowling
  • Go to a museum
  • Find new games to play
  • Take a cooking class
  • Go dancing (or take dance lessons) 
  • Camp out-in the house or yard
  • Movie marathon
  • Go to the zoo
  • Find a new hobby together
  • Go to a concert
  • Have a progressive dinner date night
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Find a drive-in movie or have your own in the backyard
  • Find a way to serve together
  • Go on walks
  • Play on a playground
  • Work in the yard/garden
  • Go through old pictures, share wonderful memories
  • Put together your family tree
  • Go on a road trip
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Meet a new neighbor; bring them goodies you baked
  • Go roller-skatingPlay putt-putt golf
  • Go horseback riding
  • People watch at the mall
  • Eat on your good china
  • Plant a tree together
  • Pick blueberries/peaches to make something with the fruit
  • Make activity coupon books for each other
  • Go to a musical
  • Have a massive food fight or water fight
  • Go on a scavenger hunt; make scavenger hunts for each other
  • Spend preset amount of money on each other window shop with “pretend” money
  • Go to an IMAX film
  • Take a photography class
  • Go fishing
  • Build a fire to make s’mores
  • Rent a favorite movie the other has not seen
  • Star gaze/to the Aquarium
  • Fly a kite together
  • Ride go-carts
  • Build something together
  • Go to a sporting event

Add more if you'd like!