Welcome to the new year! Now that you’re getting back on track after the holidays, it’s definitely time for a date night. And why not plan some future date nights while you’re at it? During this date night, you and your honey will come up with a couple’s bucket list (that doubles as a memories notebook!) for the year. Here’s how to get started…

Supplies:

  • 2 Pens
  • A notebook
  • Two pieces of brainstorming paper
  • A timer

Instructions:

  • First, take a moment and talk through the set of questions below. This will get your mind thinking about some great bucket list ideas for your notebook! 
  • Once all the questions have been answered, set a timer for 5 minutes. Each of you grab one of the pieces of brainstorming paper. 
  • When the timer starts, write down 10 things you want to do this year with your partner. 
  • Then, when the timer goes off, come up with 10-20 more things together to add to the lists. (Use the list below if you need some ideas!)
  • Now here comes the awesome part… Transfer all of your bucket list into the notebook, but only put 1-2 on each page with a big gap between them.
  • Under each bucket list idea, write out these prompts:
    • Date Accomplished:
    • Rating on a Scale of 1-10:
    • What we loved:
    • What we didn’t love:
    • Best memory from this:
  • Now, for each bucket list item you complete, fill out the prompts. You’ll have a whole memory journal by the end of the year!

Questions to Get Started:

  • What was your favorite thing we did together last year?
  • Was there anything you wish we could have done last year?
  • What’s been your favorite thing we’ve ever done together?
  • I get most excited with you when we…
  • When was the last time you got butterflies because of me?
  • How can we bring more new dates/experiences/things into our relationship this year?
  • Would you rather spend a day together outside or inside? Do something creative or active? Spontaneous or planned out?
  • What are you most looking forward to with me this year?

Example Bucket List Items for When You Get Stuck:

  • Go to a park or a downtown area and do a photoshoot of each other
  • See the sunrise together
  • Get googly eyes and put them on random objects/signs in a public place
  • Go on an all-day hike
  • Try a new restaurant in the next town over
  • Go to a city we’ve never been to
  • Choose each other’s meals when out to eat
  • Buy a two-person board game we’ve never heard of and play it
  • Bake a difficult pastry recipe together (croissant, macarons, baklava, etc.)
  • Pretend you’re tourists in your own town
  • Go to a coffee shop and ask the barista to make you their favorite drink

Looking for more DIY date night ideas? Check out our library of creative, simple date nights here!

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