Don’t let the busy holiday season prevent you and your partner from planning the perfect Thanksgiving date. Despite all the excitement, there is plenty that you and your significant other can do together. Finding the time to have a wonderful date is the ultimate way to express your gratitude to your partner. If you’re struggling to come up with some good Thanksgiving date ideas to try this year, check out some of these suggestions.
1. Prep food together
Some studies show that couples who cook together have healithier relationships, so why not try prepping a meal together for a Thanksgiving date? It’ll be a fun time for you two to be together, talk more, and have a fun time cooking food. Whether you’re making food for yourselves or for your families, prepping food together will bring you both a lot closer. It’ll also be a great opportunity for you to try out some new recipes that you can make each year.
2. Volunteer together
Volunteering together is another powerful bonding experience for you and your partner. The holiday season gives you plenty of opportunities to help your community, so try taking advantage of that. Volunteering together would also make a wonderful Thanksgiving date because you and your partner get to try new things together, discover your shared values, and make an impact on your community together. Whether you volunteer at the soup kitchen or buy gifts to donate, you and your significant other will be making a difference while becoming closer to each other at the same time. It’ll definitely be a fun experience!
3. Tell each other what you’re thankful for
We all know that Thanksgiving is a great time to express your gratitude for your loved ones, so make sure to let your partner know how grateful you are for them. There are so many unique ways you can go about this. You can both write down a list of things that you’re grateful for and read them out loud to each other. You could write them all down in a heartfelt letter. You could jot down all the reasons you’re thankful for them, put them in a jar, and take turns reading them out loud. Expressing your gratitude for one another will bring you even closer and is a great way to end a Thanksgiving date.
4. Walk through the fall leaves
You can’t go wrong with taking a walk through the autumn leaves for a perfect Thanksgiving date. It’ll give you and your partner a chance to have some uninterrupted alone time, and you’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery. Taking a romantic stroll together away from all the commotion can also give you time to communicate or simply enjoy being in each other’s presence. Not to mention it’s a great way to work off all the food you just ate!
5. Have a Friendsgiving dinner
Do you and your partner enjoy being surrounded by your friends? Why not try a Friendsgiving dinner? It’ll make the perfect group date, and it’s a wonderful way for all your friends to come together and hang out. There is plenty that you can do at a Friendsgiving dinner. Play games, watch movies, or share funny stories together. You and your partner will enjoy spending time with your small group of friends.
6. Have a private Thanksgiving dinner
Maybe you and your partner don’t want to be bothered with family or friends this year. There’s nothing wrong with having a more intimate Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of you. You can always visit family after your private dinner to pop in and say hello. Spending Thanksgiving with only your partner can be a great thing for several reasons. It’s a big step in any relationship, and you avoid the hard decision of which family dinner you’ll go to. The holidays become a bit more stressful the older we get, and being in a relationship doesn’t make things any easier. Do yourselves a favor and consider having dinner together as a perfect Thanksgiving date.
7. Go away together
Sometimes, the two of you just need to go away together. How far you decide to go is entirely up to you and your partner. There’s no better way to have a stress-free Thanksgiving date than by vacationing together. Depending on how crazy things get for your families during the holidays, it could be beneficial for both of you. You and your significant other will have guaranteed quality time together and don’t have to worry about cooking or deciding which family to have Thanksgiving with.
8. Tell each other about your family Thanksgiving traditions
Telling each other about your Thanksgiving traditions is a fun way to learn more about your partner and their family. It can also be an opportunity for you to create your own Thanksgiving traditions. Maybe you might even want to try continuing some of the practices that your partner and their family do every year. This will be a wonderful bonding experience for both of you.
9. Watch a movie together
Maybe you want to have a lazy Thanksgiving this year. That’s perfectly okay! There are tons of Thanksgiving movies and television specials that you and your partner can watch together. It’s a low-key Thanksgiving date idea that’s enjoyable, and maybe you’ll even want to turn it into a tradition.
10. Go Black Friday Shopping together
Nobody wants to deal with the craziness of Black Friday alone, so maybe you could plan to brave Black Friday with your significant other. Not only will you score some amazing deals, but you’ll also have some backup when you need it. You could even find the perfect gift for your partner and an incredibly low price. It’s not your typical Thanksgiving date, but it’s just an idea if you and your significant other enjoy a good adrenaline rush!
These are a few fun Thanksgiving date ideas that you and your significant other can try if you want some quality couple time this holiday season. Which one of these would you like to try with your partner? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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