You Could do Dinner and Movie …Or You Could do THIS

My husband has been traveling quite a bit for work lately. I love that he brings home the bacon, but I can’t say that I look forward to him hanging up his “team” jersey to leave me in mommy mode 24/7 for a week or more at a time.

I have to trade in my evening relaxation routine of watching recorded talk shows alone for bath time and bedtime stories, and by the time I’m done with a full day, I can fall asleep faster than the kids. Don’t get me wrong. I love hanging out with my kids, but at the end of a long week a fun date night is definitely in order!

My husband and I have our favorite spots around Grand Rapids, but with a city that’s overflowing with great places that offer a cool atmosphere, mouthwatering food, and tasty drinks, it’s only right to check them out!

This mega list of date activities and restaurant ideas from A to Z will spice up your date night adventures in our beautiful city.

Welcome to our Date Night series where we discover great date night ideas for couples around West Michigan. Many thanks to BIGGBY of West Michigan for partnering with us on this relationship-building project. 

BIGGBY COFFEE is all about its customers. When you step into a BIGGBY you instantly feel like a regular. Come in for the iced lattes; stay for the sense of belonging (oh, and the free wifi…).

4 Interesting Ways to Use this Giant A-Z Treasure Trove

Don’t let our date night list overwhelm you! Here’s some fun ways to use it:

1.)    Write the alphabets, A-Z, on popsicle sticks and place them in a jar upside down. Randomly select a stick to determine what activity and/or restaurant to check out.

2.)    Roll a Scattergories die to decide which letter to try.

3.)    Take turns planning date nights for each other! If something sounds yummy or fun, go for it! Then cross that restaurant or activity off the list so that you are enticed to try new places the next time.

4.)    Schedule a letter to tackle every other week for a year’s worth of dates!

Printable A to Z Date Night Planner

Print off your A to Z Planner here. OR, grab your free copy in our Family Fun Guide at one of these local organizations.

A to Z Ideas for a Grand Rapids Date Night


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