Just because the weather’s getting colder doesn’t mean you can’t turn up the heat in your relationship! In the wintertime, people are often stumped for activities to do that don’t involve lying around on the couch in their warmest, fuzziest pajamas. While cuddling with your SO is always a good time, there are also tons of unique winter date ideas to try out to keep you both from feeling trapped indoors by the snow!
1. Ice Skating
Even if you’re not an Olympic medalist, ice-skating is a fun winter sport that makes everyone look graceful. Hit the rink this weekend, and if you start to slip at least you’ll have your date to grab on to!
2. Hot Chocolate Tasting
If more mellow activities are more your date-night speed explore different flavors of the most popular winter treat by attending a hot chocolate tasting! Boston Chocolate Tours offers gourmet Hot Chocolate Walking Tours all through February and you definitely get your money’s worth.
Get your adrenaline pumping by lugging your sled up the highest mountain of snow, and then hold on tight to each other’s hands as you slide down at 100 miles an hour!
4. Gingerbread House Decorating
Pull out the frosting and gum drops and sit down together to decorate the world’s best gingerbread house. The hardest part will be trying not to eat your masterpiece until all the pieces have been put together and still leaving time to take some cute Instagram worthy pics!
5. Snowflake Arts and Crafts
Become a pair of interior decorators for the evening on a college student budget by breaking out the scissors and construction paper. Paper snowflakes are an easy craft for any age and look awesome dangling from the ceiling and taped in collages over windowsills.
6. Romantic Holiday Light Stroll
Go walking in a winter wonderland this weekend by taking a night stroll through a park or busy city street and checking out all the gorgeous decorations and strings of sparkling lights strung up in store windows and around archways.
7. Snowball Fight!
Not all dates have to be sugary sweet! Spice things up with the friendly competition of a one-on-one snowball brawl. Not only is a snowball fight the perfect opportunity for strategy and banter, it can also be a healthy way to let out any small pent up annoyances/emotions you may be feeling without an actual fight. If you’re feeling extra brave set a bet beforehand: Loser buys coffee!
Next Friday instead of opting for another night-in with chips and movies, slip on some snow boots or a pair of skates and head out with your significant other to make some memories in a truly magical time of year!