Have you ever thought of doing truck bed dates?
“Getting down in a truck bed.
Skinny dippin make the moon turn red
Foggin up the windows with a midnight kiss”.
Go ahead, admit it – you sung that to yourself! And if you didn’t, then you’ve probably never heard of the song by Steven Lee Olsen, and we suggest you go listen to it now!
Anyway, we’re getting a little carried away here. What we’re talking about is gettin down in a truck bed for date night!
We know what you’re thinking. And no, we’re not talking about “getting down” in a truck bed. We’re talking about getting down – as in enjoying some alone time and getting romantic!
You loved our car date ideas, so we’re bringing you some fun things to do in a truck bed together.
Truck Bed Date Ideas
YES! Truck beds can be romantic. Here are some romantic truck dates for you to try for a little spice in your relationship:
Truck Bed Picnic
Let’s start with the most obvious of dates – a picnic in the back of your truck! Picnics are romantic just about anywhere, and your truck bed is no exception.
Grab some meat and cheese to make yourself a little charcuterie board, pick up some wine, and you’re ready to go!
Truck bed picnics are quick, easy, and inexpensive, and there’s so many things you can do with them.
There’s so many ways to enjoy a picnic date in your truck bed!
Talking about candlelit dinners under the stars, why not do some stargazing while you’re at it. Grab your picnic, head out into the country where the skies are clear, and enjoy some of the best scenery that nature has to offer.
Don’t forget to bring pillows and blankets so you can get nice and comfy!
If you really want to go all out, grab yourself some twinkly lights and decorate the back of your truck bed to help set the mood. A telescope and some light music never hurt anyone either. Because what’s more romantic than dancing under the stars!?
If you’re looking for something a little more entertaining and upbeat, head to your local drive-in theater for a drive-in movie in the back of your truck bed.
Again, don’t forget to bring the pillows and blankets, because you’ll want to get really cozy for this one. If you wanted to turn your truck bed into an actual couch or bed, you could even bring your own mattress or cushions.
Such a romantic movie date to try.
Comfort, entertainment, and romance – what more could you ask for from your truck?
Caught yourself a fisher girl? If she loves fishing then she’ll love this date idea. Grab a fishing line and some beers, pull up to the water, and release your lines!
When you’re done, bring a little grill and turn your truck bed into an on-site barbeque, frying up your latest catch.
Just don’t forget to bring some extra food in case you don’t make a catch that day!
If you want to spice things up a little bit, place some wagers. Who can catch the biggest fish? Who can catch the most fish? Place some bets – perhaps the winner gets a kiss?
Truck Bed Dates
Who said you can only spend a few hours in your truck bed? If you’re not the “sleep on the ground type”, you can take your truck camping and turn the bed into a, well….bed!
If you want to sleep under the stars, we’re all for it! But there’s also lots of truck tents out there that will turn your truck into your own personal camper for the night.
If you don’t want to sleep on the bed of your truck, you could bring along your own personal Jammock – that’s right, there is a hammock for your truck bed. Cool, right? Just hang it from all 4 corners of the bed, and enjoy some of the best zzzz’s of your life!
Fireworks Date Night
Large holiday coming up? Hop in your pickup truck and get a front row seat for the best show in town.
Get dressed up, bring along your camera, and host your own datenight photoshoot under the fireworks.
Whether it’s your first date or your 20th anniversary date, these will make amazing memories that you will never forget.
Jam Out In Your Jammies
The best thing about this creative date is that all you need is a boom box and some jammies. Wait, did we say boom box? Sorry, that’s way outdated!
If you have a boom box, that’s super cool! If not, just some good ol’ truck tunes will do.
Throw on your favorite pair of jammies and get ready to dance the night away in the back of your truck bed.
Don’t forget to bring along some nighttime snacks – and if you’re of age, a few drinks never hurt the dance scene either!
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
When fall season has arrived, it’s time to celebrate with pumpkin spice and all things nice! And one wonderfully nice thing you can do for your date is treat them to some fall favorites right in the back of your truck.
Fill your truck bed up with hay, decorate with pumpkins and orange lights, and enjoy a day or night of sampling all things pumpkin spice!
Pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice pie, pumpkin spice latte – we say yes please!
Add this to your Fall Bucket List.
Hot Tub Time Machine?
Ok, not quite. You obviously can’t turn your truck into a time machine – but you can definitely turn it into a hot tub! Yes, that’s right, with the proper tools, you can turn your truck bed into your very own hot tub.
How? Well, don’t ask us – we’ve never actually done it before. But there’s lots of amazing how-to videos on YouTube that can walk you through the process of building a truck bed hot tub.
Apparently all you need is a tarp and some water! How cool is that?!
Picture this: you’ve got your favorite board games laid out, the truck bed filled with comfy pillows and blankets, and maybe some snacks and drinks at arm’s reach. It’s the perfect recipe for a fun and chill date night. There’s something about the fresh air and open space that adds an extra layer of excitement to every move and every laugh.
Having a cuddle session in the bed of your truck is the ultimate cozy and intimate date night experience. Soft blankets, a sky full of stars, and the comforting hum of the world around you. You and your partner can snuggle up together, exchanging sweet whispers and enjoying the warmth of each other’s presence.
It’s a chance to unwind, forget about the stresses of the day, and simply revel in the simple joy of being close. It’s a beautiful way to enjoy each other’s company and create lasting bonds in the bed of your trusty truck.
Romantic Truck Bed Dates
Ask Each Other Questions
Asking each other couples’ questions can be an incredibly enriching and meaningful activity. It’s like unlocking the treasure chest of your partner’s thoughts and feelings. You get to explore the intricacies of each other’s personalities, dreams, and experiences in a fun and engaging way.
When is the last time you’ve check in on your relationship? Asking some specific questions about how things are going, is a great idea to do every once in a while. This way you can fix what may need to be fixed, and talk about things you really value of each other.
Sometimes these conversations are nice to have in a beautiful place, with some fresh air, and not on the couch at home. Try our relationship check in questions for some ideas.
Truck Bed Cinema
Create a magical movie night under the open sky. Imagine having your favorite films screened on a portable projector (or laptop) while you and your partner lounge on comfy pillows and blankets. It’s like your very own outdoor theater, complete with the twinkling stars as the backdrop.
Whether you’re into romantic comedies, action-packed adventures, or heartwarming classics, this setup guarantees a memorable and cinematic experience. Sharing popcorn, holding hands, and getting lost in the world of cinema together is a fantastic way to unwind and feel the magic of the movies.
Paint and Chip (Sip)
Ok, we’re not going to say paint and sip date, because we’re assuming *someone will be driving home…so let’s change it to paint and chips! Or snacks. A painting date in the bed of your truck is an artistic adventure waiting to happen.
Your canvas stretched out, a palette of vibrant colors, and the two of you, brushes in hand, ready to create your masterpiece under the open sky. You can each paint the landscape you’re looking at, do a couples paint and sip painting, or paint each other.
Truck Bed Beach Date
Pull your truck up to the beach and spend your time cozied up together without having to lay in the sand. This could be an even more romantic beach date if you go at night with the stars. Watch out for shooting stars, cuddle up together, and listen to the waves…ah, swooning!
And there you have it – you don’t have to spend a fortune to take someone on a hot date for a truck bed date idea- all you need is your truck and some creativity!
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.