This date night deck card is one of the cutest Valentine’s Day gifts for him and you can just make it in just a few minutes! Make it and never run out of date night ideas again!
My husband and I have found that the more time we spend actually together doing things, the more we enjoy each other’s company. Go figure right? So instead of getting him another pair of shoes or a wallet this Christmas, I created the gift I thought he actually wanted, a year full of date night ideas in a date card deck. I’ve included affiliate links in this post for your reference but only to things I recommend.
I didn’t actually go through and say hey we’re doing this on January 8th and we’re doing this on January 15th, instead I just gave him the deck full of ideas and we’re going to take turns planning them out each month.
The idea is that there are a total of 52 cards in the deck, all with a different date theme on them. Each month we’ll pick out four of the date themes (or 5 if it’s one of the months with 5 weekends) and then each choose which themes we want to take and plan that month. We’re alternating planning the dates and alternating staying in vs. staying at home so that we don’t have to pay for a baby-sitter every weekend. For instance, this month we picked out the “Our First Date Again,” “Get Wet,” “All About the Animals,” and “Try Something New” cards. My husband is planning a date based on our first date again and get wet, and I’m planning dates about animals and trying something new.
I specifically left the cards fairly generic so that you could use a little creativity with your dates. So if you picked something like “Go Bowl,” it doesn’t necessarily have to mean go bowling. It go mean going out for noodle bowls for dinner, going and creating bowls at a paint your own pottery studio, or really anything you take it to mean. The idea is just to encourage you to go on dates with your spouse or significant other once a week for an entire year. And then once you’ve gone through the entire deck, just start over and come up with new ideas based on the card topics. Easy right?
And if you need help with creativity, I put together a list of over 150+ date ideas that go along with the date cards. Click here to download the full list of dates.
To create the deck, I just printed the free printable cards (you can download them here or by clicking on the link below) on white card stock, cut them out with my favorite paper cutter, and taped them to the front of a deck of playing cards using permanent double-sided tape. The printable cards are sized so that they fit perfectly on a regular size deck of cards so no need to adjust. And the colors don’t mean anything other than I wanted a little color variety in the deck. Make sure to print out all of the cards because all of them are different.
And if you do print out the date deck and use it, I’d love to see pictures from your dates! Post them on Instagram with the hashtag #DateDeck and I’ll feature my favorites on my own Facebook and Instagram account (@playpartypin).