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7 Adorable Winter Date Ideas

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

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.  

3. Sledding 

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!  


Summer is a Boston University graduate ('15) that received a BS in Journalism with a concentration in magazine journalism. Her interests include editorial design and lifestyle, fashion, and beauty content, as she aspires to be a fashion magazine writer and editor. She is currently a fashion and beauty writer for Bustle.com and previously served as a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Boston University. Summer likes to think of herself as a lipstick enthusiast and smoothie connoisseur, so when she isn't writing for Bustle, you could probably find her sipping on a strawberry-banana smoothie and planning her next purchases at Sephora. Follow Summer on Twitter @SummerArlexis