With the temperatures dipping, you just want to cozy up in the warmth of your home and not venture out at all. But just because of the seasonal change, can you stop going out on dates? Do you want your love life to suffer because of the decided nip in the air? No? Then you need to plan your winter dates that will keep you warm, while also helping you bond with your beloved, without giving in to the seasonal change.
Here are some adorable, outdoorsy, indoorsy, and romantic winter date ideas that you can take a cue from:
1. Sunset Hot Chocolate For Two
Lay down a few blankets outside near your house or go to a park that is close to home. Pack some snacks into your picnic kit along with hot chocolate, marshmallows, peppermint, and some shortbread cookies. Then enjoy some alone time for the two of you by cuddling up to your sweetheart and sharing some hot cocoa.
2. Have a snowball fight.
Yes, yes, this isn’t exactly warm and toasty, but once you get over the initial shock of the snow, you’ll start enjoying it no time at all! Start a snowball fight with your beloved, which could… um… eventually lead you two to a hot makeout session to warm you up, no? Perfect excuse to start something hot and heavy!
3. Go hiking.
A brisk hike is an ideal winter date for adventure-seekers to take in some sights and get in exercise at once (the views! the endorphins!). If you’re both extra outdoorsy, make it a weekend camping trip in the mountains before the weather gets too severe.
4. Build a bonfire.
Gather up a woodpile and build yourself a bonfire. Put chairs around it and play some music for your beloved, while they sip hot cider. What’s more romantic than your private bonfire? Psst! You can even roast some marshmallows too on the bonfire! Just a thought.
5. Let’s Get Up And Move.
Don’t you wish you could make more time to work out, especially during the winter?! This is the perfect date night for you to use to workout at HOME! Fight the winter fatigue by planning dates that get you up and moving!
6. Get into a hot tub.
If you don’t have a hot tub, visit a resort that has one, or even go to a natural hot spring. Strip off and get handsy with your partner in the hot water. Use scented soap like vanilla and honey to set the mood, and add a few candles on the bathtub ledge. I’m sure you can heat up the already hot water some more, no?
7. Check out an ice sculpture show.
These are pretty common during the winter months. And even if you’re not a bit fan of art per se, these ice sculptures are sure to take your breath away! Another option is to take a class and learn to do it yourselves. You have a date while also picking up a new skill – how cools is that!
8. Spa Date Night.
Create a soothing atmosphere for you and your spouse to enjoy some alone time. After the kids have gone to bed, indulge in a Spa night at home with these simple date night ideas. Gather up the items needed ahead of time, then lay back and relax.
9. Ice Skating.
Hold hands with your sweetie by partaking in the quintessential winter date. Whether you’re braving the weather and ice-skating on a natural pond or heading to an indoor rink, you’ll definitely be seeing other couples, both old and new, there as well. Dare each other to try classic ice-skating moves like a turn or a jump and head out for hot cocoa after you’ve fallen on your behind way too many times.
10. The Newlywed Game.
We have put together our absolutely FREE version of The Newlywed game! So if you’re still on the hunt for something fun before the romance tonight then this just might be it. Challenge your lover to see who knows who best! It’s quick and easy to prep, as well as fun and intimate for the two of you! Perfect for a last minute date night idea!
11. Roast chestnuts.
Roasting chestnuts on an open fire is a classic when it comes to winter date ideas. If you have a fireplace, you’re all set! Roast some chestnuts and feed them to your beloved, while cozying up to them under the same blanket. How romantic is that!
12. Go on a ballet date.
Watching winter ballet performances is an amazing winter date idea. You’re sure to be sucked into the story as much as your beloved, and there’s nothing more romantic than dissecting it after the show while having dinner at a cozy little restaurant!
13. Make fondue.
It’s understandable that you don’t want to get out of your cozy and warm home, but you can have a great date inside too! Just picture this – you’re warming yourself by the fire with your lover’s head resting on your shoulder, while eating fondue! Yum!