All work and no play makes marriage pretty dull, don't you think? This spring, tap into your inner kid and reignite that spark in your relationship by embarking on a silly adventure with your significant other that'll have you laughing all the way home. We asked several relationship pros to share their best spring date night ideas to help you feel like a teenage dream again.
1. Go stargazing
Grab a bottle of wine and a few blankets, and cuddle up next to your partner to watch the night sky from a hill above the city, suggests Mish Morgenstern, founder of Happier Outside. "Different constellations are above our heads right now so you can open an app of the night sky and learn some cool new stars," she says.
2. Try roller skating
No matter where you reside it's more than likely that there's a roller rink nearby. "If you're not experienced, keep it fun by going slow, holding hands and remembering you don't have to become an expert speed skater," advises Seattle-based relationship coach, Michele Lisenbury Christensen. Another sweet and sporty idea that will take you back to your teenage years: bowling.
3. Have a game night at the coffee shop
Duck into your favorite coffee bar for a cup of tea or refreshing beverage, and bring the checkerboard, backgammon set or a deck of cards along, offers Tina B. Tessina, PhD (AKA "Dr. Romance"), a psychotherapist and author of Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage. If you can find one with a cozy fireplace (because yes, they're awesome on a cool spring night), even better!
4. Play a game of mini golf
What could be better than a putt-putt date night? After a quick round of golf, hit the arcade with your guy and let the good times roll. At the end of the evening, cash in your tickets for a sweet treat or better yet, pick out a cute kid together to give them to. It'll make your night and his!
5. Take a cooking class
Do a little research and see if you can't find a fun cooking class with a spring theme to take with your sweetie, proposes Christensen. If baking is more your style however, before you turn up the heat in the bedroom, turn up the heat in the kitchen with a yummy seasonal dessert, suggests relationship expert Karinna Karsten, author of the best-selling book Intimate Wisdom, The Sacred Art of Love. Think lemon bars, strawberry meringue cake, shortbread cookies or whatever you're craving.