While perusing Pinterest, I saw that a pinner had pinned 101 Things To Do with Your Husband authored by Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations. It sparked my curiosity and I clicked on the pin. I’m glad I took a moment to dig in and see the kinds of activities Ms. McClelland came up with. A lot of the activities that were listed The Hubs and I have already done. It could be because we’ve been together for 14+ years (married almost 8 of those years). It could also be because we just like doing things together. I copied and pasted the list below and added my own little notes after some activities and left the author’s notes in some. Feel free to check out the original blog post to see the author’s notes (linked above).
Obviously this list is not exclusive to husbands. These activities could work great with anyone: friends, wives, boy/girl friends, etc.
The activities in bold are things that we have done and I italicized the activities that I would like to do with The Hubs (or friends!) in the future.
101 Things To Do With Your Husband by Audrey McClelland.
Bike ride – around the block or out and about!
Cook together – it’s really the only way dinner is getting on the table in my casa.
Go to the gym together – I love having a gym buddy to help me with weights or to make sure that I actually get to the gym!
Playing croquet – this would make a fun backyard or park activity.
Match socks together – chores are a team effort because if they weren’t mismatched socks would be in a big pile on the floor.
Plant a garden
Go see a play at a local theater – I really wish we did this more!
Paint a room in your house that you’ve been meaning to re-do – Done and so hope I never have to do this again.
Shopping for something new for you and for him
Head to a vineyard
Long walk around the block
Picnic on the beach – I know we have picnicked in other places, but I don’t think we tried the beach yet. Eating on the beach can be tricky, I feel like sand is on everything I eat.
When the kids are in bed, steal the Wii – one of my most favorite New Years Eve was having a Guitar Hero Marathon with the Hubs.
A game of tennis
Put together a puzzle
Read a book together – and catalogs! I love going through catalogs with the Hubs and pointing out everything I would buy if I had an endless supply of money and space.
Put together photo albums of your family
Sit outside and watch the sunset
Cooking class together
Yoga – I was just reminiscing how fun it was to take a yoga class or two with the Hubs back in the day.
Head to a coffee shop and chill out
Day trip to a special location nearby
Find a band you both like and see if they’re playing anytime soon or nearby. If not, head to a local bar who plays music. – we attempted this but the Chicago based band we wanted to see wasn’t playing when we were in Chicago.
Dancing lessons – we both need a lesson or two or a thousand.
Baseball game together
Check out a local brewery
Head to the zoo
Roller blading – Meh. I’m better at ice skating, oddly.
Create a vegetable garden
Learn how to play Call of Duty on XBOX – meh.
Run a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, marathon together
Volunteer together somewhere special – While we haven’t volunteered anywhere together yet, we have done things like buying for Operation Backpack; Toys for Tots and sponsoring a child for Christmas. We both got a lot out of shopping for others in need.
Create videos for your blog together – if you’re a blogger! -Eh, not my thang.
Play basketball together (or teach her how to play)
Head to the beach and collect sea glass or shells
Recreate your very first date
Dance in the kitchen when the kids are in bed – right after we take some dance lessons
Head to a flea market
Sit by the fire
Go camping – this will probably never happen. Not a big fan of going camping.
Learn to play an instrument together
Redo your bedroom together – new sheets, new arrangement of furniture, hang photos, etc
When it’s raining, run outside and kiss in the rain!
Free movies in the park
Walk around the mall hand in hand
Have a fondue night – we’ve been to a fondue restaurant but I don’t think we’ve ever did one in our own home.
Make chocolate chip cookies from scratch together
Head to the batting cages
Head out on a boat ride
Head to a car dealer and test drive cars you’ve been dying to check out for you and your family
Strawberry/Apple picking/Blueberry/ – We’ve done and enjoy apple and pumpkin picking. It would be fun to pick other fruits!
Movie night outside on an old school projector
Sit and watch your wedding video together – we’ll this is never going to happen because we didn’t opt for the wedding vid.
Make a family tree
Spend the night at a local B&B
Head to a local museum
Fitness class together – something other than yoga.
Make your own sundaes
Go ice skating
Find a place where you can do a dinner boat or a dinner train!
Make your own sushi – I don’t like sushi. Let’s make something else.
Lay in your backyard and look up at the stars
Go horseback riding
Find a local art exhibit – we even bought a cool photography print that hangs in our living room!
Swim in the ocean
If you have a hot tub, jump in!
Head to an amusement park
Create something for your kids and surprise them – blanket fort, pillow fortress, LEGO cave, etc!
Make a cake
Dress up all fancy and head out to dinner, it doesn’t matter if it’s just for the fun of it
Create a vision board of goals and dreams you both have for your lives ahead – my vision board is on pinterest. I like to pin alone.
Clean out and organize the garage, your basement or your attic – usually it’s just The Hubs doing this stuff, so maybe I should pitch in.
Go to church together
Make breakfast and eat it in bed
Plant a tree
Create a special space outdoors for the summer
Go to a planetarium
Watch a fireworks display
Take a bubble bath together – must find a tub for two!
Create a scavenger hunt for each other of clues that only the 2 of you would know and understand – I rather go on a scavenger hunt that someone else created.
Visit a local animal shelter if you’re looking to adopt a new pet – and that’s how we got Manny!
Take a karate class
Head to the casino
Make breakfast together in the morning
Head to a water park
What do you think of the list? What would you add? What would you skip?