Looking for fun date night ideas? Then you’re going to absolutely love this build your sundate date night idea.
Every date can be different based on the choices you make on the cards with the only thing in common being a yummy sundae! So many fun date night ideas built into one little set of cards!
Last year I taught a lesson to my young women about choices and for the lesson, I made these fun “choose your own adventure” books inspired by the ones I read all growing up. The girls absolutely loved them, and I loved seeing the choices the girls made and which endings they got.
Fast forward to now. I’m no longer teaching young women since we moved to Texas, and I can almost feel my creativity well drying up. Since I don’t have young women to teach, I decided it would be fun to use that same “choose your own adventure” idea to put together a date night for my husband.
And since all I’m craving these days is something cold and sweet, I came up with the idea to do a “build your own sundate” date night, like a build your own sundae bar but each topping is really a choice about your date.
I created a bunch of free printable question cards to let your significant other “choose” their date. And I’ll be honest, while I was writing these I was completely channeling the 90’s dating show Singled Out. You know that one where the main person (always Eric Matthews in my head) chooses one of the two words and that determines who continues and who gets kicked out.
I recommend splitting this into two parts – the first part of the date (on Thursday night) was making sundaes together and picking out options on the card. Then the second part of the date (on Friday) was the actual date I planned using the choices my husband made. You could obviously do it all together; you’d just need to be really good about thinking on the fly and planning dates.
The idea is that your significant other has to choose one of the options on the card (e.g., cup or cone) and their answer plays a part in your date. So for me, cup or cone was what kind of clothes we were going to wear – dressed up or casual. And vanilla was whether we did something new and crazy or something typical for our date. You can either make up your own answers for each of the cards and options or you can use this free printable key.
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I recommend either starting or ending with your gelato choices so that your significant other can at least sort of put together a sundae that they want to eat at the end of the night. Or do it in the middle, I don’t care. It’s a choose your own adventure date – so you choose.