Backyard Date Night Ideas

Backyard Date Ideas

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There’s nothing like those nights with perfect weather to plan a backyard date night! Particularly if you’re a parent, you can put the kids to bed and feel like you still escaped the house for date night! 

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If you’re looking for a date night in that feels like a date night out, one of these outdoor date ideas in your backyard has your back! 

Backyard Dinner Dates

  • Romantic Dinner for Two 
    Set up a table outside. We love this bistro table for two, but you can also use a card table or bring your kitchen table outside. Set up a fancy dinner to mimic a patio dinner for two. 
  • Grill Night 
    Plan a complete meal entirely on the grill. Plan a main course, a side dish, and get creative with dessert too! We love these vegetable roasting grates that make grilling anything much easier! 
  • Picnic Night 
    Grab a blanket and some picnic-friendly food items and head outside for a romantic picnic date night. 


    Backyard Date Night 

  • Backyard Lawn Games 
    Play a game of croquet or bocce ball together. And how fun is this three-in-one game set
  • Board Game 
    It’s a great time to set up a card table and a board game for two. If you need some couples games, we have an entire post with hundreds to help you find your perfect games for two
  • Take Your Date Night Box Outside
    If you haven’t tried a date night subscription box it’s a great time order at least one. We even have a 50% off promo code using FRIDAYWEREINLOVE to one of our favorites
    The activities are super fun, and taking your date box to the backyard would be a fun twist! 
    How to Create Your Own Outdoor Movie Theater for Backyard Movie Nights
  • Backyard movie
    We’ve done these for two years now and they never get old! Here’s how to create an outdoor movie theater with all our links and details. I promise it’s a back yard date you’ll love again and again! 
  • Laptop Movie 
    If you aren’t ready to commit to a projector or don’t have the space, a laptop movie night is always a good idea. Try one of these romantic comedies you’ll both enjoy

    Romantic Backyard Date Ideas

  • Cuddle in a Hammock 
    Set up a hammock and spend the night cuddled up together. 
  • Stargazing 
    We love this romantic backyard date night! It’s completely free, and easy to do no matter where you live! Here’s a bunch of tips for a romantic stargazing date night.  
  • Watch the Sunset 
    There’s something so romantic about kicking back and watching the sunset together. Take it easy and enjoy watching the sky change all colors. 
  • Book a Massage Under the Stars
    Looking up massage therapists in your area. It just takes booking two to come bring their tables to your backyard and enjoy a romantic massage in your own backyard. 
    Backyard Date Ideas

    Cute Backyard Date Ideas

  • Backyard Swim 
    Don’t have a swimming pool? Not a problem! Grab a kiddie pool and fill it up. It’s a great makeshift hot tub you can enjoy a drink in! 
  • Have a Bonfire Night
    It only takes a firepit to pull this off! Set up a bonfire and enjoy 
  • S’mores Night 
    Now that you have the firepit set up, it’s easy to create a s’mores bar date night. Marshmellow roasting is a must, but different chocolate and graham cracker options make it a true party! 
  • Backyard Campout
    Set up a tent and camp together in the backyard. You can set up for a few hours of camping fun, or have an overnight sleepover in your backyard. 
  • Listen to a Podcast Together 
    There are so many great podcasts to consume while you snuggle up under the stars. Try a suspense story like My Favorite Murderer or Cold. You can also listen to marriage podcasts and have your own free therapy session together. 
  • Host a Couple’s Book Club
    You could invite over other couples, but this is a fun date for two! Find a book you’d all enjoy reading and get together to discuss. 
  • Read a Book or Listen to an Audiobook Together 
    It can be surprisingly romantic and relaxing to read a book together. Trade of reading pages or chapters, but snuggle up and enjoy a book. We love audiobook versions where we can both sit and listen. 
  • Outdoor Concert 
    Many musicians have concerts available for streaming. Set up some lights, some drinks, and some comfortable seats to simulate an outdoor concert date night. 

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