Going on dates during the Winter can be so much fun. But do you know what’s even more fun? Winter date ideas that aren’t awkward….especially if you are going on your first date.
If you have a date coming up this winter, don’t worry, the cold weather isn’t going to ruin your fun. Winter dates are actually some of the best dates.
Despite the cold weather, there are TONS of things to do for a winter date. In this post you will find indoor winter date ideas, outdoor winter date ideas, romantic winter date ideas, and even Christmas date ideas!
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Indoor Winter Date Ideas
Find some of your favorite (or new) cookie recipes for the ultimate baking date! If you’re feeling extra creative, go ahead and grab some icing and sprinkles for a cookie decorating contest!
Best cookie recipes for your baking date night
- Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Sugar Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
Game night is one of my favorite winter date night ideas. Grab a few of your favorite board games and card games for some good friendly competition.
Want to take things up a notch? Here are some of my favorite game night games that I think every couple should play!
Best games for winter date night
Hot Chocolate Date
Hot chocolate is the official drink of winter in my book, so it’s a must have for date nights. Set up your very own hot chocolate bar to stay warm and cozy all night long.
Make your own hot chocolate bar
Thing you’ll need:
- Favorite hot chocolate
- Cute coffee mugs
- Peppermint sticks
Dressing up for date night is so last year! Throw on some matching PJ’s, pop some popcorn, and turn on your favorite movie for the best date night pajama party ever.
At Home Happy Hour
Bring happy hour straight to your house and whip up come of your favorite drinks and cocktails!
Outdoor Winter Date Ideas
Ice skating is such a classic winter date idea, I just couldn’t leave it out! Bundle up and head to your local skating rink!
Go on a hike
If it’s not too cold where you live, heading out to your favorite trail for a hike. You can even make a stop for a picnic to make things extra special.
If you are feeling even more adventurous for your date night, horseback riding will do just the trick. I mean I can’t get any more romantic than that!
Head to the fire pit for a romantic backyard camping date night. You can make smores, cuddle by the fire, and star gaze all night long.
Romantic Winter Date Ideas
Spa Date Night
You can book an appointment at your favorite local spa for a couple’s spa date, but you know what’s even better? Having your own spa date night at home! Grab some face masks, scrubs, lotions, soaks, and candles for a DIY spa date you’ll never forget.
Mini Get Away
Do you ever just want to get away, without actually getting away? Take a road trip and book a hotel near you for a night or two for a romantic stay.
Host a movie night
Movie nights are nothing short of the BEST.
Wine & Cheese Night
I don’t know why, but wine and cheese just scream romantic winter date night to me! And it makes a casual date night at home just a tad bit fancier. Make your own charcuterie board and pour a glass (or two) of your favorite wine.
Christmas Date Ideas
Look at Christmas Lights
Driving around looking at Christmas lights is a MUST during the winter. I mean who doesn’t love Christmas lights. Turn on your favorite Christmas carols and sip some hot cocoa and enjoy the beautiful lights!
Go Christmas Shopping
Shopping any day of the week is fun, but Christmas shopping? It’s just on a different level of fun, especially when you have a shopping partner.
Make a list of everyone you have to shop for (not including each other) and head to the mall to see what you can find.
Wrap gifts together
If your Christmas shopping date was a success, it only makes sense to set up a second date night and wrap all of the gifts together!
Gingerbread House Decorating
Gingerbread house decorating is one of the best Christmas crafts out there. And you know what’s even better? You can eat it! You can even take things up a notch by making it a contest.
Take Christmas photos
Need some cute Christmas photos for Christmas cards? Or maybe just to have for prints? You can set up your own Christmas photoshoot session at home for a fun winter date idea.
Christmas Karaoke Night
Love singing Christmas carols? Have your very own Christmas karaoke night right at home! You can even make this idea even more fun by inviting your friends over for a double date karaoke night.
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