DIY Date Night | Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?

Use the written or spoken word to celebrate each other.
By Caroline Henry
April 9, 2021

April is national poetry month! And what better way to celebrate than devoting a date night to your love? This DIY date night will get the two of you swooning over romantic poetry together, and, if you’re feeling bold, writing your own!

Date Night Option 1: Poetry Appreciation

Take a trip to your local library or bookstore (or search online) for a book of poetry or an author you think your spouse would enjoy! You can either check it out of the library, buy it from the bookstore, or find a place to sit wherever you are and spend some time reading together. Maybe even read some of the poems out loud to your partner. (Talk about romantic!)

Date Night Option 2: Poetry Enjoyment

Live in or near a big city? Research some spoken word events near you! Chances are, there are some close by you may have never known about. Even though these events can seem over the top sometimes, it can make for a really great date night with lots to talk about afterward!

Date Night Option 3: Poetry Creation

Now it’s time to make some poetry yourself! Keep in mind, you don’t have to be the world’s best writer to create poetry. You don’t even have to know how to rhyme! All you need are some good tips (check out this list here) and a muse. And that’s what you have your spouse for! Below is a list of topics about your spouse that you can use to write poetry. See how many you can write! (pssst… Need a little extra guidance or inspiration? Here are a few different forms of poetry to consider.)

Topic Examples:

  • Physical features of your spouse: eyes, hair, hands
  • Personality traits of your spouse: Your favorite thing they do for you, the way they laugh, what made you first fall in love with them
  • Your relationship: How you first met, how you balance each other well, the way they make you feel

Want some more DIY date night ideas? Check out our full list of fun, creative date nights here!

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