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So, I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that some of you are procrastinators like me. My hubs and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend, but I still have no clue what we are going to do (and my hubs is not much of a planner, so I’m thinking it’s kind of up to me!) So I went, looking for some fun and exciting date night ideas to celebrate all that love you’ve got going on with your special someone.
1. Progressive Dinner.
Let me tell you that this is SO up my alley. I love to eat and I love to eat out, so this is a perfect combination.  This one would be so much fun because you have a lot of time to chat, the night is a bit longer and you get such great variety! I already know where my hubs and I would choose to go:

2. Compete Against Each Other!
 This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but man, I love a good competition and so does my hubs. One of my favorite things to do is to go to Dave & Buster’s and play all the games (I especially love the basketball games!).  Whoever gets the most tickets, wins something of his/her choice. Or, if you don’t have a huge arcade near you, try go-karting, bowling, tennis etc…something to get your heart pumping!
3. Play the Tourist
I’ve lived in Bucks County almost all of of my life (minus the college years), and absolutely love it here, but I’m always amazed at what things I’ve never tried, shops I’ve never gone to and activities I’ve never done right in our area. Take some time to research different travel sites to see what you might be missing. Try a restaurant you’ve never tried before too!
4. Instagram It! 
I kind of love the idea of an instagram scavenger hunt, since, you know, I can’t get enough of the whole IG thing. Make a list of fun activities/places and go to every single one and Instagram a selfie pic in front of whatever it is. You could totally customize the list to fit the two of you as a couple, but here are a few fun ones we thought of:
-Favorite Restaurant
-Best spot to see the skyline
-Funniest sign in town
-Best place to grab a drink
-Favorite place to listen to music/read books
-and my husband insists this one is awesome: take a pic with a farm animal in the background. So strange, people, so strange. 😉
Once you’ve checked off everything on your list, reward your hubby with good ol’ number 5…..
5. Game of Love (Original OR Travel)
I’m not going to go into tons of detail about this one (you can check out all the juicy details on how to play here), but trust me, this is one date night that will not be soon forgotten.
Want to give the travel version a try, even if you’re not travelling? It’s still super fun and easy to play!
Ok, now it’s your time to spill. What’s your favorite date night activity? We want to know!!
Happy Valentine’s Day! We sure do love that you take time to stop and read our nonsense everyday!


The comments +

  1. FUN!!! I posted a few inexpensive and fun ideas this week too … we’re all about having a good time and not spending too much money! Of course, I had to include your game of love. 🙂

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