A romantic, candlelit dinner date is a rite of passage for any relationship, but there are only so many times you can hit up the same restaurant before it starts to get old. Mixing things up not only keeps your date nights feeling fresh, but it will introduce you to new hobbies and interests that you and your partner can explore together. So to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to turn dinner into something a bit more exciting…
Eat, drink and be merry
A warm night, a slew of delicious food options and a vibrant atmosphere to get you in the mood – this is what festivals bring to the table. The complete antithesis to a sit down dinner, this option allows you get outside and explore what’s going on in your area. The warmer months unveil a whole range of food and drink festivals that offer everything from international flavours to themed events and celebratory occasions, such as St Patricks Day. So no matter where your interests lay, there is sure to be something perfect for the two of you to enjoy.
Swap a night out for a night in
Who says you need to leave the house to make date night interesting? Cooking a delicious homemade meal for your partner is the perfect way to mix casual with effortlessly romantic – plus, it has the added bonus of guaranteed privacy if (or when) things get a bit steamy. For maximum romance, dim the lights, decorate the living room with candles and create a comfy space for you both to cuddle up and watch a movie. The rest of the night is up to you…
Have a laugh
Comedy clubs are a guaranteed good time. Take your date here to enjoy dinner and drinks as you both laugh your way through the night; this is a particularly great idea if you’re only just getting to know someone as it will make your date stand out from the crowd of stock standard dinner-and-a-movie experiences they have likely had in the past. You’ll no doubt leave on a high and it will be the perfect way to get you in the mood to continue the date into the late evening.