Date Night Guide

In my first date night guide installment, I professed my love for date nights in the fall due to their comfy, cozy vibe, and I stand by that. For many of the same reasons, I would argue that winter is the second-best season for dates. For this article, I’ve compiled fun activities to consider for winter date nights.


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We’ve all seen the rom-com scenes: a new couple romantically cooks together, they create an absolute mess on the counter, and love every second of it. Take your cooking-date fantasies to the real world with Surf Club’s pizza classes! Their classes teach you and your budding romance how to make Neapolitan-style pizza using fresh and local ingredients while enjoying Surf Club’s signature apps, beers, and wines. Not only will you enjoy your date’s company while you create your pizza, you’ll also be among other folks enjoying their pizza-making experience, so you’re bound to whip up some great vibes, too! Classes typically run once or twice a month, and tickets go for $75 per person.

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One really fun date night activity that I’ve been meaning to embark on is pottery painting. Many pottery studios offer the ability for you to come in and select pre-crafted pottery to paint. Afterward, they’ll glaze and fire the pottery for you to pick up at a later time. Though there are a host of studios that offer these services, one such place is Create! Color Art Studio in Narragansett. This lively, vivacious pottery storefront allows visitors to stop by, choose a piece to paint and be creative. They offer a ton of different pottery options to choose from: banks, plates, drinkware, bowls, platters, figurines, kitchenware, and more. Once you paint your pottery, they ask that you allow them a week to get the pieces fired, then you can pick them up (or have them shipped to you if you’re from out of town). Create! also offers a number of other fun services as well, such as candle making, fused glass, and clay handprints or footprints.

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The winter is obviously a great time for ice skating. It’s fun to do on a date if you enjoy the wintery vibe of scooting around on the ice. I personally find skating outside in the cold a bit much, but if ice skating is your jam, go for it! However, I’m here to recommend the nostalgic fun of roller skating. One place that my boyfriend and I like to go to is United Skates of America in East Providence. They often hold themed skate nights, which I really enjoy! One night was a Stranger Things themed skate and my boyfriend and I went in ’80s themed clothing in an attempt to win a costume prize (we did not, but still had fun). Other great upcoming theme nights include Flashback Friday Adult Skate (Feb. 16), Taylor Swift Galentine’s Skate (Feb. 18), Hip-Hop Adult Skate (Feb. 24), and Barbie Skate (Feb. 25). If a themed skate isn’t your thing, they have tons of open skate options as well. Breaks can be taken during your skating session to eat some pizza, play in the arcade, or even play laser tag.

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