Morning Date Ideas

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Want some fun morning date ideas?

Most traditional dates take place in the evening, which is why they are often referred to as ‘date night‘.

But why not switch things up by arranging some alone time with your partner for the morning? 

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Early morning dates can make a great change for several reasons:

  • A fun morning date can put you in a great mood for the rest of the day
  • Starting your day with a date can be more convenient than the evening depending on your schedules
  • Some early birds feel at their best at the start of the day and will be full of energy so you get the best out of your partner
  • If you are both super-busy you can simply get up a little earlier and have a guaranteed hour which you can dedicate to each other
  • Switching up your routine can feel more spontaneous and stop your date nights from becoming ‘stale’
  • Mornings can be quieter and more romantic
  • Morning dates tend to be simpler and ‘fuss-free’, meaning you can focus on each other
  • This option tends to be less extravagant than a traditional date night so it has the added bonus of being more budget-friendly dates.

If your morning date is a hit why not make it a monthly tradition, giving you both something to look forward to.

You could take it in turns to plan the next one, giving you a chance to surprise and spoil each other.

Early Morning Date Ideas

Here are some ideas for your morning date:

Grab Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and can be a super fun morning date idea.

There’s something about going out for breakfast that feels like a really indulgent treat!

Many diners and restaurants offer a breakfast menu.

Pick somewhere you both haven’t been before to make it extra special.

You could make a list of places you would like to visit and tick one off each month.

If early mornings aren’t your thing, do a little research into the best local brunch spots.


A morning walk is simple yet special, and the perfect outdoor date idea.

A walk at a park or local beauty spot is also a great way to introduce some gentle exercise into your morning routine.

Additionally, getting out into nature is a mood booster which will set you up nicely for the day ahead.

The quietness and quality alone time will give you a chance to talk and re-connect.

This option is ideal for couples at all stages as you can talk in privacy, yet the nature and potential people-watching fills any awkward silences.

Outdoor Sport

Ideal for couples who love to stay active or those looking to start a healthy new habit or couples hobby together.

Morning exercise has a ton of health benefits and can help you bond.

Why not try tennis or golf?

Keep it fun and try not to get too competitive.

Beginning your day with exercise sets good intentions and helps you feel accomplished. 

Beach Trip

If you are lucky enough to live near a beach this can make a really romantic morning date.

The beach is at its quietest and most beautiful first thing in the morning.

If you are an early bird you might even be lucky enough to catch the sunrise over the ocean. Beach dates are perfect for your early morning time together.


A picnic date is a great idea is they can be totally versatile.

Pick a park, lake, beach or even your own backyard!

Keep it traditional with comfy blankets and a picnic basket.

Some food ideas for a breakfast picnic include muffins, fruit, granola, orange juice and pastries.

You could even make mimosas if you don’t have to go to work later! 

Cook Breakfast Together At Home

You don’t have to go out to start your day with a lovely breakfast.

Although having dinner together is much more traditional, for many families this time can be the most chaotic!

Most of us are a little tired by dinner time, potentially stressed and have thoughts of the day running through our heads.

Having breakfast together can be a much more calming, meaningful experience.

Making a meal together can also be a bonding activity and lot of fun!

It gives you a sense of teamwork and a chance to show your support to one another.

Cooking at home has the added bonus of giving you more privacy and intimacy, while giving you a chance to get creative.

Eat your breakfast in the backyard during summer and have an ‘at home’ picnic for the perfect at home date idea.

Breakfast in Bed

If you are looking to spoil your partner, you could bring them breakfast in bed as a romantic gesture.

This is ideal for weekends when you can have bit of a lay-in, especially if one of you has had a stressful week!

Prepare your partner’s favorite treats, coffees and juices.

You can use the quiet time to chat, read or catch up on your favorite TV shows together. Take it in turns to do this for one another once a month.

Movie Morning

If you both have the day off work and the whole morning to yourselves, try a different spin on movie night.

This works well teamed with breakfast in bed or stick with traditional movie theater snacks like popcorn.

This date works well on rainy mornings or colder days when all you want to do is snuggle up in a cozy blanket!

Each pick one of your all-time favorite movies or check out some of the newest releases for your new favorite movie date!

Spa Morning

Book a couples massage or facial to start the day off with an indulgent treat.

Romantic and relaxing, this could be the perfect morning date idea.

Alternatively, you could create a DIY spa date at home. Give each other a massage or try a face masks.

Relaxing music, candles and robes will add to the spa vibes, whilst giving you privacy and being budget-friendly.

If you’re short on time and can’t make a date night, a morning date is the perfect way to spend some time with your partner.

Mix up your date ideas to keep things exciting each week.

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.

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