Photos By Hillary Ehlen
Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ dinner and drinks with your loved one? Ready to scratch your creative itch some? No better way to spice up your date routine than to step outside of the box and get creative! Get your hands dirty and create some art together or even concoct your own meal…when you start thinking about dates creatively, your options are limitless. Here are a few of our favorite date activities that go beyond the expected dinner-date options.
Turn The Heat Up In The Kitchen
Ready to heat up the kitchen? Take your date out to a cooking class at Square One! Depending on how skilled you two are in the kitchen, you can choose cooking or baking class levels at beginner, intermediate or advanced. Learn some essential teamwork skills while creating delicious treats you can make again and again. Upcoming classes include Lobster Dinner With Your Valentine with Bee Mittleider of Deep Blue Seafood; Enchiladas with Maria’s Homestyle Mexican Food; and Cheese 101 with Megan Lewis of Milk Made Catering.
Square One Kitchens: 1407 1st Ave N, Fargo.
Get Your Hands Dirty With Pottery
Get your Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore on (1990 film “Ghost,” anyone?)! There’s no bonding experience quite like one of the Plains Art Museum’s most popular classes, Clay For Couples. Instructed by Hayden Swanson of Livin’ The Dream Pottery, learn introductory clay techniques and wheel throwing in an environment designed for duos. All the supplies for the class are included in the cost and space slots fill up fast, so be sure to book your spot soon!
Uncover Treasures While Thrifting
There’s a lot you can learn about your partner about how they approach second-hand or vintage shopping. Do they carefully go garment to garment, searching for treasure? Or do they scan the aisle hoping for a fabric to pop out at them? Do they start with the clothing or are they more drawn to the knickknack section? The wide range of thrift or vintage shopping approaches makes the visit to a thrift store a fun date experience. The wide variety of goods these stores carry makes for an exciting discovery experience, even if you don’t end up purchasing anything…you never know what treasures you might find!
Savers: 1623 38th St SW
St. Francis Thrift Store: 1425 1st Ave S
New Life Thrift Store: 221 19th St N
The Arc Attic Treasures: 255 N University Dr, 3201 43rd St S
Goodwill: 4325 13th Ave S Suite #1 1525 32nd Ave S
Violet Vintage: 1 1/2 8th St S
Now and Then Shoppe: 1333 7th Ave N
Revolver 627 1st Ave N
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store:
1001 4th Ave N 1601
32nd Ave S 619 13th Ave E, West Fargo;
1500 Center Ave W, Dilworth
Paint The Scene With Creatively Uncorked
Enjoy the national paint-and-sip phenomenon right here in Fargo! At Creatively Uncorked, you will be guided through step-by-step instructions on how to paint one of their many, many subject options, all with an adult beverage in hand. The purpose of this class is not to create fine art, but to create fun art and just have a good time. With no set-up or clean-up required, you can wet your painting whistle and enjoy a low-pressure, laidback night of painting. Hang up your final products at home and carry the memory of a great date night with you forever!
See Your Future With A Tarot Reading
Do you know what’s in the cards for you and your loved one? To get out of your comfort zone and try something really new, go on a date to get your cards read! If you’re not familiar, tarot cards are a deck of cards with spiritual symbols on them that each carries a specific meaning or piece of advice. It’s easy to think of them as the medium through which the Universe, Spirit or God (whichever one you connect with) communicates signs to you. Local businesses Beyoutiful Intuition and Psychic Medium Jodie Harvala both offer such intuitive readings, including tarot and oracle card readings. You’d be surprised how much you’ll connect with what these intuitive readers will reveal to you!