Group dates are always fun because you get to spend time with friends. Here are some fun double date suggestions and ideas for group dates and activities.
Amusement Park or Fair
Grab your tickets and step on up to the ferris wheel at a local amusement park or state fair. Enjoy the bumper cars, sharing cotton candy, and playing games together on the midway.
Go back to School
Check the schedules of local specialty food stores for cooking classes or wine shops that offer wine tastings while explaining appropriate food and wine pairings.
Share in the Music
Grab tickets to a favorite concert or to see a band.
Grab a camera and challenge couples or teams to take creative photos with different themes.
Visit a local comedy club or catch a favorite comedian on tour.
Organize a game of volleyball, badminton, kick ball, softball or tennis.
Enjoy the outdoors with one of these extreme sports: paintball, geocaching, white water river rafting, jet skis or kayaking.
Soar through the trees via zip-lines, go rock-climbing or go parasailing.
Off to the Races
Place bets on your favorite horse or driver at a local race track.
Organize and evening with friends to play poker, euchre, dominoes, or other favorite board or card games.
Host a Cookout
Gather friends and grill your favorite recipes.
Get Creative for Your Favorite Sports Team
Have fun trying to get free tickets to a local sporting event. Some major league sports teams offer free tickets to fans that dress up and show lots of team spirit. Check the team website to see what they are looking for, get creative and show up early!
Organize a Progressive Dinner
A progressive dinner works best for a group of people that live near each other, preferably in the same town or in the same neighborhood. To participate, each person or couple offers to host a dinner course, with each course taking place at a different home. You may start at the first home with an appetizer, followed by a soup or salad at the next, an entrée at the third, and finally a dessert at the last host’s home. For a larger group, you can add wine tastings and an intermezzo course.
For a different spin on this, perhaps each host can offer something from their family’s heritage or a favorite family recipe.
Arrange a Theme Party
Host a theme party and rent inflatable games, a mechanical bull and a dunking booth.
This game is growing in popularity and is way fun. Rent a court and split into two teams. Using hand scoops, pass the whiffle ball to your teammates to shoot the ball into the target, all while maneuvering electric bumper cars.
Go for a Strike!
Enjoy a classic game of bowling. Many bowling alleys also offer laser tag, video games and billiards. Some of the newer or renovated bowling alleys also offer movies on big screens above the lanes, upbeat music, private bowling lanes for groups, and even outdoor lanes.
Organize a scavenger hunt! Make the hunt creative by using a camera or video cameras to capture the items required on the list.