If you’re looking for artistic date ideas, these creative date nights will have you enjoying some unique time together.
Dedicating time alone together as a couple is so important. To enhance this time, you may wish to try an artistic date idea.
Creative dates encourage partners to let their boundaries down, which helps you to form a deeper bond.
Dedicate a whole evening just the two of you, with no distractions. Turn your phones and televisions off, and spend a night genuinely focusing on each other.
If you have children, have a date night once they have gone to bed or arrange a babysitter.
Art Date Ideas At Home
At-home date nights remind you of how exciting your relationship can be, without an artificial setting!
Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. You can still arrange a fun evening together, and think of the financial savings!
You could even put the money aside that you have saved from not going out for traditional dates.
These savings could be put towards a DIY project or a future vacation together. A shared goal will help you work together, and gives you both something to look forward to.
Here are some new at-home ideas to bring back the fun of dating, and to get in touch with your creative side-
Have a Bob Ross Paint Night
Channel your inner artist and do a painting together, Bob Ross style. This is a great way to relax and have some fun. You can do your own Paint & Sip at home and choose a fun couples painting to do, or find a class in town that you can join.
Create a Couple’s Inspiration Board
Purchase a blank frame (Amazon, eBay and Etsy have tons of choice) and fill it clippings that reflect your goals as a couple.
It could feature a menu from a restaurant you’ve always wanted to go to, a photo of an exotic location from your bucket list, or a house listing from a neighborhood you’ve always wanted to live in.
Once finished, present your frame somewhere prominent in your home to be reminded of the journey you are on together.
Create a Scrapbook or Photo Album
Creating a scrapbook together is the perfect trip down memory lane!
Fill your scrapbook with photos, tickets, cards, letters, and keepsakes of your relationship. You can regularly update your scrapbook and look through it every anniversary!
Pictionary is a fun board game which allows you to explore your creative side. The game involves drawing an object given by a playing card, and your partner must guess what it is!
If you want to get even more artistic, Cranium is very entertaining.
Cranium is very similar to Pictionary, but instead of drawing, it can involve sculpting with clay or acting!
Invite some of your couple friends over for a fun double date idea!
Write a Poem, Letter or Love Song
If you are a romantic couple, this could be a lovely opportunity to express how you feel about each other. If this isn’t ‘you’ or is more of a serious activity than you have in mind, you could write a silly song or even a rap!
Cook Something You Have Never Attempted Before
Get adventurous in the kitchen and dry a dish you’ve always wanted to try.
Look for inspiration on online recipe recipes or Pinterest. Perhaps one of you could create a main and the other a dessert.
Create a romantic atmosphere by pretending you are in a restaurant! This could include candles, music, your favourite bottle of wine and/or a set table.
Draw Portraits of Each Other
Drawing each other can be unexpectedly romantic. This activity allows you to really appreciate your partner and encourages eye contact. Try not to be offended if your other half isn’t a get drawer!
Re-Create Your First Date
Spend an evening reminiscing by re-creating an ‘at home’ version of your first ever date. Wear the same outfits (if you still have them!) eat the same food, listen to the same music etc.
Have an Indoor Picnic
An indoor picnic can be a playful and romantic date night activity.
Set up a blanket in the traditional manner, and go for typical picnic foods like cheese, grapes and sandwiches.
For extra romance, you could even indulge in strawberries and champagne! You may wish to have your picnic in your backyard if you have space and privacy.
Have a Wine Tasting
You could join a wine club or buy a few bottles from your local store. Swill the wine around slowly in your mouth to see if you detect any tasting notes.
Make it extra fun by hiding the labels, and guessing which is the cheapest and most expensive! Or you could try and guess which will be each other’s favorite bottle.
If you take your wine more seriously, print out some information about each bottle, so you can learn as you drink! For those who aren’t a fan of wine, this works well with spirits, beers or even cheese!
Etsy has a host of printables for your wine tasting evening, including this one which allows you to score each wine based on appearance, taste and aroma.
Have A Bake Off
Baking is a fun way of spending an evening together, and you get delicious cakes to eat afterwards! You could bake a cake together for a romantic mood, or challenge each other to a bake-off.
Take a Virtual Class
A virtual class is very 2021! You could give dancing or yoga a go. Physical activities like this help you bond, poke fun at each other and encourage flirting! If you are feeling shy, just follow a YouTube tutorial instead!
Completing a jigsaw together can be a relaxing and fulfilling evening activity. We love this personalized jigsaw from Etsy, which allows you to upload a picture of you together as a couple!
Creative Art Date Night Ideas
Attend an Art Gallery
Take in the latest exhibits at your local art gallery. Discuss what you like and don’t like about each piece, and be sure to talk about why you think the artist created it that way.
Create A DIY Project Together
Head to a craft store or online, and get creative together by making something new. From pottery to jewelry, there are endless possibilities for things you can make as a couple. Be sure to take pictures of your finished product so you can look back on this date night fondly!
Visit a Museum
Spend an afternoon walking around your local museum. Make sure to read all of the placards so you can learn about the exhibits together. Afterward, discuss what you saw and how it made you feel.
Have a Picnic in Front of a Famous Work of Art
Find a beautiful spot near a famous work of art, and pack a picnic dinner for the two of you. Enjoy your meal while taking in the beauty around you. This is especially nice during the spring or summer months.
Sketch Each Other
Take turns sketching each other from different angles. Not only will this be fun, but it’ll also give you an idea of how your partner sees you. Bonus points if you hang up your sketches afterward!
Redecorate a Room In Your House
Work together to redecorate a room in your house. This is a great way to bond and to get creative. You can even make it into a game by seeing who can come up with the best design.
Write Love Letters
Take some time to write love letters to each other. This is a great way to express your feelings and to keep the romance alive. Be sure to seal them with a kiss!
Start An Art Journal
Embarking on a creative artistic date filled with colors, textures, and boundless imagination is a wonderful way to deepen your connection and explore your artistic sides together. Creating an art journal together offers a unique opportunity to express yourselves, experiment with various mediums, and capture the essence of the moment. Try these art journal prompts for some fun ideas.
Build An Awesome Sand Castle Together
If you live anywhere near a beach, make it a beach date! Try building the best sand castle. We’re not talking elementary school sand castle…we’re talking the ones you see at a sand castle competition.
Mix it up and do something else that’s not a castle. No matter how good or not so good you may be, it will definitely be a great memory…and you get to go to the beach!
Attend a Theater Performance
Watching theater performances can be so much fun. You not only get to enjoy the show, but you also get to discuss it afterwards with your partner and see how they interpreted it. Plus, it’s a great way to support local theater groups.
Volunteer at an Art Festival or City Theater
If you want to get a little more involved in the art world, volunteering at an art festival is a great way to do it. You’ll get to see all of the different types of art that are out there, and you may even learn something new!
Or volunteer at a local playhouse and help put on a production.
Take A Class Together
There are tons of classes you can take together as a couple. From dance lessons to cooking classes, there’s something for everyone.
This is also a great way to try something new and have some fun while doing it. Who knows…you may even find yourselves with a new hobby!
Create an Epic Sidewalk Chalk Project Together
Head to the store and pick up some sidewalk chalk, and then spend the day creating an awesome project together on a sidewalk. Get as artsy as you can, and create your own masterpiece. This is a perfect Outdoor Date Idea!
Visit a Local Artist’s Studio
Take in some local art by visiting the studio of a nearby artist. Ask them about their work, and get insights into their creative process. You may even want to buy a piece from them to hang in your home!
Have a Photo Scavenger Hunt
This is perfect for couples who love adventure. Create a list of items or tasks that you’ll need to complete throughout the night, and see who can gather them all first for this fun scavenger hunt date.
Be sure to make it interesting by adding things like “find something purple” or “take a picture with someone famous.”
Go on a Photo Walk
Head out on the town, and document all the cool street art you find. This is a great way to explore your city and get some exercise while you’re at it.
Make a Short Film Together
Get creative and make a short film together. You can document your day, or come up with an original story. Be sure to share your final product with friends and family!
Dating doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Sometimes, the simplest things are the most fun.
By getting in touch with your creative side, you can rekindle the spark in your relationship and create lasting memories together.
So go out there and get started on your next artistic date night!
Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.