Nontraditional Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Inspired by Your Favorite Rom-Coms

posted: 02/11/16
by: Katie Morton

Looking for the perfect date idea this Valentine's Day? Let the silver screen inspire you. If these dates were romantic enough for the big screen, they're sure to heat things up between you and your special someone.

Paint Balloon Fight - 10 Things I Hate About You

Who doesn't remember the paint balloon scene from 10 Things I Hate About You? Steal a page out of Kat's book and plan a date that's fun and colorful. All you need is some washable paint, medium-sized balloons, an empty two-liter soda bottle and a funnel to get started. It's an activity you're sure to have fun with and the memories will last a lifetime!

Photograph Your City - Vicky Cristina Barcelona


Want to bring out your artistic sides? Grab a camera and stroll around the city looking for interesting photo ideas. You'll enjoy the intimacy that comes from getting in touch with your creative sides. And, after this date, you'll have a ton of options for new wall art.

Make Up a Dance Routine - Silver Linings Playbook

Remember what an Oscar-winning team Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper made during Silver Linings Playbook? Pick a cheesy song and choreograph your own dance routine. You'll enjoy doing something active while working together as a team. At the very least, you'll laugh at the silliness and create your own inside joke during the process.

Cooking Class - Hitch

The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. Get adventurous and take a cooking class together. You can learn new recipes and sample wonderful flavors. Conversation will flow easily as the two of you focus on doing something different.

hitch movie scene

Karaoke - My Best Friend's Wedding

Serenade your sweetheart for Valentine's Day! Take them to karaoke. The easiest way to say "I love you" is with a song. Worried about your singing voice? Never fear. Cameron Diaz didn't have the best voice, but she owned it and won her man over by being herself.

Whatever you decide, remember that this year's Valentine's date doesn't have to be simply dinner and a movie. Use this list to inspire you to create your own movie-worthy moment.