Recreating your very first date night is the perfect date night for a special occasion, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day. Reminisce about funny memories, simpler times, memorable moments, and how far you’ve come over the years. Bring back those feelings of excitement – minus the awkwardness, uncertainty, and nervousness – and spend a night walking down memory lane together.
Here are a few things to think about as you go about re-planning your first date night:
- What time of the day was it? Was it in the morning, afternoon, or night? Try to plan it around the same time.
- What were you wearing? How did you do your hair? Don’t do the ultimate tbt and bring back fashion that should remain in the past but do find something similar. Were you wearing a summer dress? Casual? Dressy?
- Where did you go? Plan ahead and make reservations.
- What did you do? Think back to every detail of that night and how you can replicate it.
- Were there flowers, chocolates, or other small gifts?
- What conversations did you have? Reminisce about what you talked about on your first date.
Because we were living in San Diego, CA at the time we were dating, it’s a little tougher for us to identically re-create our first date night. Fortunately for us, our first date night was simple.
We walked to a fancy sushi restaurant in Eric’s neighborhood, which is funny because I believed at the time that sushi restaurants were first date no-nos. Who wants to shove whole rolls into their mouths while their future possible partner is watching? He had picked it out of good intentions though, knowing sushi is my absolute favorite. While at the restaurant, Eric asked me job interview questions! The one question I remember vividly was “What is your 5 year plan?”. After getting drilled by Mr. I Love Goals, we walked over to the fancy ArcLight movie theater in UTC and watched Identity Thief; a good comedy, guaranteed to not feel awkward. At the end of the night, Eric said he would like to do this again sometime and asked me on our second date. After mulling it over for a couple of seconds and thinking we needed another night to test the waters, I said yes and the rest is history.
For our re-creation, we parked a little ways off and walked to our favorite sushi restaurant in Providence. No longer worried about scaring my husband off, I happily shoved sushi rolls into my mouth. We spent the time laughing about the intense job-interview questions Eric drilled me on and my very nonchalant answers I replied with. How opposites attract! It was fun to reminisce about how our relationship began and how it’s transformed over the years. We drove to a similar movie theater (reclining, giant comfy seats and pricey movie tickets) to find that there were no comedies released, but we were happy to substitute the Star Wars movie. At the end of the night, Eric said he would like to do this again and without any hesitation, I said “duh!”.
What did you do for your first date night? What were some of your favorite memories you can recreate with your partner? We’d love to hear your stories!