12 Date Night Ideas




Need some Date Night ideas for you and your significant other to spend quality time together?  Healing First Counseling comprised a list to fit everyone’s budget.  While we tried to stay local, many of these options can be found all over our wonderful state. According to The Marriage Project research,  “couples who devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote much couple time to one another”.  So what are you waiting for?  No excuses!

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Free Date Night Ideas

Hike and Picnic

Eagle Mountain Park

Bring the sun screen and enjoy a hike for all ages.  With over 5 miles of great trails and lake side views, stop at one of the many picnic locations for a quick meal and enjoy some nature.  Take note that bikes or pets are not allowed on the trails and gates are closed 30 minutes prior to sunset.

Grapevine Parks and Recreation

Grapevine Lake has several trails to try, including the option to rents kayaks and paddleboards.  Make a night of it by renting a camp site and making some smores!  Plus side, you have local amenities close by for your convenience.

Cook Together

Time to check out Google, All Recipes, Pinterest, or that dusty cook book for a new recipe to try.  Don’t forget to enjoy the shopping part together, too.   Choose the meal together or you can each take on a dessert, side, or drinks.  You can even create your own charcuterie board to make it easier.

Theme Nights In

Go down the alphabet and celebrate the letter of the week.  On the letter “T”?  Watch a movie that starts with “T”, grab a meal with a “T” ingredient or from a “T” restaurant.  Get creative and see what each other comes up with to incorporate your chosen letter.

Game night

Monica- step aside.  Not all games have to be competitive.  There are many games that help couples reminiscence, reconnect, and get to know each other better.  Need a list of ideas?  Check out Amazon for a variety of games to choose from.

On a Budget Ideas

Star gazing party 

Check out the stars and planets through the lenses of UNT’S Department of Physics telescopes.  Great opportunity to take advantage of a clear Texas night sky and only $5 per ticket!

Coyote Drive-In

Enjoy the Fort Worth Skyline and a good flick at Coyote Drive-In.  With nightly showings and a variety of food options, you can enjoy a night under the stars.  Bonus:  It’s pet friendly so Fido can join in, too!

Stockyards Stables and Horseback Riding    

Open 7 days a week, weather permitting, you and your partner can enjoy the Fort Worth skyline with a horseback riding date.  Bring out the cowboy and cowgirl in you!

Rollerworld NorthEast

Throw on some 80’s attire and join Rollerworld NorthEast for Adult Skate night every Thursday from 8pm to 11pm.  Enjoy a ‘gnarly’ time grooving to tunes and showing off your moves.

Central Market Cooking Class

Want to just show up and cook a great meal together?  Put your chef hats on and try Central Market’s cooking school.  What will you choose to cook?

Four Day Weekend Comedy  

Ready for some improv comedy fun and a night of laughter? Audience participation is key, making each weekend show unique to the night.

Painting with a Twist  

With several locations in the DFW area, finding a location near you is easy.  Everything you need to create a painting masterpiece is included.  Show your creative side!

Board and Brush

Ready for a DIY that’s actually fun?  Choose a project and see it come together.  From the beginner to expertise crafter, there is a project for everyone.

Have an idea to add for our next Date Night edition?  Let us know! 

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