23 Valentines Date Night Ideas For 2023

Valentines is right around the corner which means it is time to start planning out your 2023 valentines date night! But if you aren’t sure what fun date to plan then I have you covered with all of these ideas. If that sounds helpful to you then keep reading for these 23 valentines date night ideas for 2023!

And remember- the most important thing is to spend quality time with your significant other. No need to do what anyone else is doing or feel obligated to spend your valentines night in a certain way. So hopefully these date night ideas give you some ideas and inspiration for finding the best date night for you,

That being said let’s jump into these ideas!

23 Valentines Date Night Ideas For 2023

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23 Valentines Date Night Ideas For 2023

Fun date night ideas for 2023 Valentines day:

Date Idea 1) Candle light dinner & take out

This is the classic stay at home date night that would be perfect for any valentines date night. The most important part of this night that makes it a date and not just a normal Tuesday night is the candle light and extra details that you put into the night.

Use a nice table cloth and actual plates and glasses, no plastic!. Pour a glass of wine you really like. Just put in the extra attention and details to make sure you have a special and romantic night at home.

Date Idea 2) Make playlists for the other

This is a really fun date night especially if you and your partner are fans of music!

You can take the evening and make playlists for each other and then listen to the playlist with the other. And you can make a whole night of it and order take out as well!

Date Idea 3) Camping (inside edition)

Camping but stay indoors!

Either set up a tent or just bring extra comfy blankets down to the couch.

Make smores on the stove top and light a fire in the fireplace (or put on a fireplace YouTube video). Wear “camping” comfy clothes and maybe watch a nature documentary!

Date Idea 4) Take a cooking class together

This is not only a wonderful bonding experience for you two and a unique valentines date night idea. But it is also a date night that can teach you useful skills that you can use in the kitchen moving forward.

Just head to Google and search for classes near you. Chances are there are ones that have special valentines themed cooking classes.

Date Idea 5) Do a “paint n sip” at home

Step one of this is to order some canvases and painting supplies if you don’t already have them then find an easy picture you want to duplicate. Try searching the theme you want on Pinterest!

The next step is to open a fun bottle of wine and have your own paint n sip night at home.

Tip: make sure to put towels down so you don’t make a mess!

Date Idea 6) Visit a local winery or brewery

Depending on you and your partners preference for beer vs wine this is a great and super fun date night. For 21+ readers of course!

A lot of breweries and wineries will offer valentines specials like cookie or cheese pairings. I recommend checking out the Instagrams of the ones in your area to see if any are offering anything fun like that.

Date Idea 7) Board game night

Board game date nights are one of my favorites. When possible I love to make this a double date and invite another couple over but it is also fun for just the two of you.

A few of my favorite 2 person games include:



Battleship (also fun to turn into a drinking game if that’s the night you’re aiming for!)

Date Idea 8) Visit a botanical garden

Botanical gardens are of course filled with lovely florals. Which is such a romantic setting for a Valentines day.

And again check their social accounts to see if they have any Valentines special events.

Date Idea 9) Home dance lessons

No need to go out dancing when you can make a cute (and less embarrassing) night of it at home.

There are hundreds of YouTube videos with dance instructions for couples.

So move some furniture if needed and have a fun date night of learning some fun dances in the comfort of your own home that you can show off next time you are out with your friends.

Date Idea 10) Go on a hiking date

Who says you can’t get outside and be active on Valentines?

If hiking or trail walking is something that you and your significant other enjoy doing then this is a fun one. You could make is special by going to a new trail that you have been wanting to hike.

Date Idea 11) Make a dream board

Making dream boards is such a cute and thoughtful date night.

It gives you and your significant other the opportunity to talk about your hopes and dreams while also being crafty and having fun.

Get a poster board and cut out images and words from old magazines or print them out from the internet to embody what your dreams are.

Date Idea 12) Get crafty

There is a ton that you can do with this date night idea.

You could make your own candles or decorate vases together or any craft that you want to!

Date Idea 13) Drinks around the world

This is a super fun date night for a Friday night after a long work week.

Pick 5-10 different countries and create a signature drink (if you’re worried about drinking too much then split the drink between the two of you). Work together to create the fun themed drinks and have a fun night drinking “around the world” in your own home.

Date Idea 14) Take a pottery class

This date night is unique and one that will be super memorable!

Just head to Google and look for any in your area and again check their social to see if any are offering any valentines day special themed classes.

Date Idea 15) Have a baking challenge

One, two, three, BAKE OFF!

This is an adorable and tasty date night.

Two different versions of this are a) each bake your favorite and best dessert or b) take one type of dessert (cupcakes, brownies, pie, etc) and each make it your own way.

If you have any kids you can let them judge the results or put pictures on Facebook and let your friends decide.

Date Idea 16) Indoor picnic

This is such a fun stay at home date night idea, you get the yummy food without the bugs. And of course with the warmth in February if you (like me) don’t live some where warm enough for outdoor picnics right now.

Grab a traditional cute picnic blanket and make some of your favorite picnic foods.

Put on a rom-com movie and eat your picnic on the living room floor. Don’t forget to bring dessert and wine.

Date Idea 17) Make a bucket list together

Turn your date night into a fun night to think about what you want to do in the future.

That could be a seasonal bucket list, a travel bucket list, a huge dreams bucket list. Any of those are incredibly fun to do with your significant other so you can spend time together and make plans for fun things in the future.

Make sure to utilize tools like Pinterest if you need either bucket list theme ideas or ideas for things to go onto your bucket list.

Date Idea 18) Pillow fort & pizza night

Embrace your inner child.

Turn your living room into a dream fort with lots of blankets, sheets, and pillows.

Then save yourself the cooking and order pizza for delivery. Play some childhood video games while you’re in the fort too like Mario Cart.

Date Idea 19) Have a science experiment night

This has become one of my absolutely favorite date nights. It’s so entertaining and each time you do it you can do different experiments to change it up.

You can search Google or Pinterest for fun at home science experiments or you can get a kit like these:

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

YUM! Candy Making Science Kit

Education Solar Robot Toys -190 Pieces DIY

Date Idea 20) Do a fun photoshoot

Make some lasting memories with the pictures to always remember them.

Get creative and change up backgrounds (don’t be afraid to hang up sheets or blankets for backgrounds) and put on different outfits.

Take some serious ones and some funny ones. Just have a fun time!

Date Idea 21) Chocolate tasting night

We stumbled into this fun night by accident while in college. My fiancé had a chocolate class (senior year fun!) and for his final project we got 5 unique chocolates and tasted them all.

It was such a fun night that we have turned this into an at least annual date night idea and would be one of the most fun valentines date night ideas for 2022!

Date Idea 22) Recipe roulette dinner

Either open a cookbook or your recipes Pinterest board and then use a random number generator to pick a page number or pin number to determine what meal you’re making.

Make sure to plan for the time necessary to get any groceries you might need!

This is such a fun date night and encourages you to try new recipes.

Date Idea 23) Go to a local event

This final idea is so fun! Check out your local community Instagram pages to see what events are happening. For example- there is a brewery near us doing heart shaped burgers for the week of Valentines.

Of course this will depend on where you live but chances are there are some fun local valentines themed events happening.

I hope that there was at least one idea that you liked on this list of 23 Valentines date night ideas for 2023! And that you have a wonderful Valentines day!

Korra The Explorer

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