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Life Size "Life - We had a great time creating a life-size "Life" board game. You become the pawns. It's especially fun with a huge group. Any game would work. It's a blast! - Kristen

Go get some stuff for a pick nick. Then take your date to the nearest TV rental place, set out your blanket and food and watch the TV's from the sidewalk :) - DJ

Play Disney Scene it in pairs with other couples. - Cristina

Go 4 wheeling or have a candlelight dinner in the back tailgate of a truck. - Dardanelle

Golf Tournament - Best for a double date. Find a big park with a lot of open space. Set up about 5 or 6 holes. (9 holes or a full 18 would be fun too.) Have the losers of the tournament pay for dinner or a movie. - Tyler

Kidnap/sunrise breakfast - Check with parents and roommates before undergoing this idea, kidnap partner in early hours of the morning and take them to watch the sunrise while serving them breakfast and sharing testimonies. awwwwwwwwwww! - Rianne

Make cardboard cars (you can use a refrigerator box) and you and your date go through a drive through at some burger joint in the cardboard cars! it's a classic. - Kera

One romantic idea is to go to the first place that your parents went to on their first date. Also, a fun idea is while you are on your date, you can perform a fake proposal in front of everyone... their reactions are priceless! - Taylor

Go to the gas station and get 5 cent candies! It only takes a few dollars and is lots of fun! - Emily

Buy TONS of shaving cream (three cans per person), and then go to a park and have a shaving cream fight!! Make sure you bring something to cover the seats in your car, or you'll have to walk home like we did! Have fun! - Kimber

Dress up in funny outfits and go to a restaurant and pretend to be that person. it is very fun! - Celeste

Extreme Bowling - Bring something that spins (or draw papers out of a bag) and write different things you have to do while bowling. ex. bowl backwards, with one foot, or with your left hand. And see who can do the best! it's WAY FUN! - Laura

Go to the airport and watch the airplanes take off.

Create a trip to another country: Go to a local travel agent and have them print off fake tickets and(or) vouchers to another country (or make your own). Then decorate a room in your house like it would be in the country you choose to visit, and order or make food from that country. Then go pick up your dates and pretend to fly to that country. When you arrive eat dinner, and play games from that country. We tried this for Homecoming, it was a lot of fun. - Tyler

Group Date: Camera Tag This one takes a little bit of money, but it's great fun. Buy a disposable camera for each couple, and go to a store like Target or Wal-mart. Each couple runs around the store trying to get pictures of the other. Then turn them into one hour processing and go get dinner. Pick up the pictures and see which couple wins the contest. 3 points for a full body shot 2 points for just the upper body, or just the lower 1 point for any limb or the head Make up a prize for the winning couple! I had great sucess with this. - Michael Peterson

Take a walk in a park or at a fair

Go to the Zoo

Make a Restaurant - A fun way to shock your date, this is a fun double or group date.

Take a bike ride a (extra fun is borrowing or renting a tandem bike)

Game night - Get a group together and play your favorite games

Make cookies together

Tour model homes

Check out the local paper - look for a play that is showing (make sure you call and make sure it is a family show, many of them are definitely not clean!

Play Nintendo (or any video game) so that your arms are crossed so that on one controller you are controlling the joystick and on the other controller you are pressing the buttons

Picnic in the park

Go ice skating or roller skating

Go Bowling or make your own bowling lane out of paper cups and a tennis ball

Make a Treasure Hunt - this is a fun way to find where you are eating dinner or desert

Play Tennis

Set up a table and have dinner in an elevator (ask permission form the owner or manager of the building)

Go to a sporting event

Go to a concert, symphony or opera

Give yourselves each $5 and see who can buy the most/best stuff at the mall

Kidnap your date and blindfold them to a surprise

Play Racquetball

Go the airport and watch the planes take off. (Bring Monopoly to play)

Plant a tree

Learn the constellations by looking at the night sky (lots of info can be found on the internet)

Paint T-shirt

Go to the library with specific books in mind (how to make home-made ice cream, learn German, etc) and spend the evening learning

Play miniature golf

Go fly a kite

Service Date - Plan a service date, visit a lonely person, clean up a park, there are lots of simple things to do!

Have a picnic on a round about.

Super glue a 50 cent piece to the ground, get an ice cream and watch people try and pick it up from afar.

Have a  scavenger hunt (Group date) - Amanda

Do A service project (Group date) - Amanda

Make a Meal - Decide to meet at his or her house, and both of you bring your favorite food items, once at the house try to make something from the food that both of you brought. - Amanda

Watch the Saturday morning session of General Conference together and then go out to lunch. - Allie

Make a goofy home video about a restaurant owner who keeps getting STRANGE customers (one person is the owner and the other(s) is every customer, dressed up differently and strangely every time.) Then, after watching the video, go out to eat- dressed up the same way you were in the video. - Jake H

Play a living room concert for your/her family with some songs you have rehearsed together. - Thomas

Learn a new artistic skill, like pottery, watercolor, etc. - Thomas

Go to a music store and play all the instruments on display as loud as possible till you get yelled at and kicked out. - Thomas

Go Ice Blocking - Get a block of ice for each person Find a good, kind of steep, grassy hill and put a towel on the ice sit on the ice and slide down. Promise you it is the funnest thing ever! - Lucy

Get $5 and go to DI or Salvation Army and buy each other an outfit and go to dinner in it. It's totally fun!  - Tess

Go to the movies, dinner talk about your favorite part last go for a walk in the park - Charles Peterson

Go to Borders books, they usually have free concerts on Friday night. Call your local store for their schedule.

Get old house stuff like shopping bags and stuff and see who can make the best creation with it. it is so fun!!!!!!!!!!!! - Shannon


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