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!
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 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
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The activities are super fun, and taking your date box to the backyard would be a fun twist!
- 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.
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.
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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