8 Unique Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Unique Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas. Creative Date Ideas for any time of the year from millennial lifestyle blog The Confused Millennial

If you are looking for some creative and unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas then you’ve come to the right place! Say good-bye to cliche romantic dinners at your local steakhouse and check out these creative, cost-effective, ways to celebrate Valentine’s day.

BONUS: Since these are a little more unique than dinner and a movie, you probably won’t hit up as many crowds either *YAY*

Butttt if you are into movies, I got you covered with my Ultimate List Of Romantic Movies To Watch This Valentine’s Day: A Love Story For Everyone

Go Skating.

Okay, so this is probably the most cliche on the list so let's get it out of the way. People seriously forget about skating! Whether it’s roller skating, ice skating, or rollerblading, just get out there and have fun! Nothing screams romance like the cheesy music and video montage worthy cuteness.

A Themed Dinner Night In.

Instead of just Netflix & chilling, bring the fantasy from your TV screen into your home with either a festive meal, decking out your apartment, playing dress up, or a sexy role play.

My dress is from Free People & Sold Out, but here are a few current faves (affiliate links):

Lini Babydoll  |  Be My Baby Maxi  | Embroidered Mini

Recreate a favorite memory.

Go back to where you had your first date or your absolute favorite park where you first realized you “loved” the person. Take a little walk down memory lane to give you all the feels.


Bust Out The Bucket List.

We all have those things we *dream* of doing some day. Bust out your bucket lists and look at what you guys could check off together on Valentine’s Day. Maybe renting a sports car for the day? Making the world’s largest pizza? Be in two places at once?

Choreograph a dance routine or make a music video.

Okay, so this is an old video I never thought I would post on the internet. We were prepping for a dance battle (this was not the final version) — I would suggest starting it at the 25-second mark:

Bring your favorite rom-com scenes into reality.

To this day, one of my biggest wishes is to make the paintball scene from 10 Things I Hate About You a reality. I have no idea where you can do paintball like this, but I want to find it and do it!

10 things i hate about you


Set up a scavenger hunt.

Whether you theme it for your relationship milestones or based on romantic spots around your town, a scavenger hunt is always a good idea.


Set up a spa in the home.

Schedule masseuse's to come over. Dim the lights, get some relaxing music playing and throw some essential oils in the diffuser. Top it all off with at home face masks, a bubble bath, and a special dessert.

spa bath tub

You can always add to this list and make your own date night jar!

What are some of your favorite creative date night ideas? Drop me a comment!
OR share your favorite valentine’s day memory!

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144 thoughts on “8 Unique Valentine’s Date Night Ideas”

  1. We have done different jar ideas in the past and always enjoyed them. Will have to do this one. I still have time and you have given me some great ideas.

  2. Love these ideas! I want to put a bunch of ideas in a jar. My boyfriend and I have a list of date ideas, but in a jar is so much more fun! We are doing a cooking class 🙂

  3. These are all great ideas! We tried jar ideas for getting things done around the house, which we gave up on because we weren’t motivated, but date night ideas sound way more fun!

  4. I love this idea! When you’ve been together as long as my husband and I have, things can sometimes get into a rut but this would help that!

  5. I am always looking for new date night ideas for the hubs and I. I get bored with dinner and a movie. You have done a great job putting together such unique ideas. I love the recreating your favorite rom com one. It looks like it would be so much fun!

  6. Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    I love the idea of going back to the place where you had your first date! That was also the same place we went on our engagement night, so we’ve been saving it for a really special occasion. Paintballing sounds fun ha!

    1. AWE that’s SO sweet! and I want to do paintballing like in 10 things I hate about you, not like the normal “get bruised up” paintball haha and i dk where I can do that lol

  7. These are great ideas! I especially love the bucket list one! I have a huge personal bucket list, but my husband and I haven’t gotten around to making one together. Hopefully we can do that this weekend!

  8. Such great ideas! We totally need to do some of these. I also love date weekends where we go hiking or such – need to do this more often.

  9. These are sooo great! My boyfriend and I are always looking for date ideas but I feel like we always end up doing the same things over and over again. Will definitely be doing a few of these!

  10. Bahaha that video is hilarious!! You guys are too cute. I love this jar of ideas! Did you make the cards yourself? They look so professional!

    1. HAHA thank you!!!! I am SO relieved people found it as amusing as I do! haha — and yeah I definitely did not make the jar — I just used it as a prop — none of the ideas except maybe one, that I wrote out are actually in there!

    1. OMG agreed! that’s so smart! — and highly recommend santa clarita diet if you guys watch those shows! it’s really funny, but kind of dark and morbid, seriously we had to keep pausing it we were laughing so hard!

    2. Awesome! We like those dark/morbid shows lol We are in-between shows so we will have to start it tonight! Plus I love the guy that’s in it. We watched him in Justified!

  11. Jennifer Daku Burby

    Aww I love these ideas, which are perfect for romancing your loved on even on days that aren’t Valentine’s Day. Cheers!

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