10 more dates to go and we’ve finished the alphabet! Here is my pick of the P Date Ideas for you. How’s your alphabet dating going? Have I missed any good P ones we should know about?
Pack a Picnic
A classic! Take a fully-stocked picnic basket to a patch of green near you and while away a beautiful afternoon together in the grass. Soft cheeses, fresh fruits, maybe the weekend papers. It’s a beautiful way to spend the day together and get back to nature all at once. Not to mention, it’s relaxing – which is a nice change from a week full of deadlines and emails, no?
Play Pool in a Pub
Find a seedy pub with a good pool table and cold beer. Take a pocketful of change and spend the night challenging each other to a few rounds on the felt. To make it really interesting, place some stakes on game outcomes. Loser stacks the dishwasher for a week, for example.
No doubt your city puts on stacks of public events throughout the year! Find out what’s coming up and head along – there’ll be street stalls, great food, things to do, things to learn about, a parade to watch… best of it, it’s free entry!
Find a playground and go play! Be big kids again. Chase each other around, throw water bombs, swing on the swings and get nauseous on the round-a-bouts. Anything that reminds you of childhood games is good. Wrap this date up with an ice cream.
Spend a night pampering each other at your very own at-home day spa. You could give your partner a facial, a manicure, a foot rub, a massage…. The possibilities are endless. Pop on some relaxing music, light a few candles and some incense and get to it. Google is great if you want instructions on how to perform any treatments. Popping to the drugstore beforehand for supplies like body scrubs or bath bombs is a good idea.