Improvables - A Late Night Comedy Date Activity

I have been a fan of The Improvables for a long time now and have attended many of their shows, even before I met my husband. I’ve seen them perform in three different venues and have been extremely entertained at every show I’ve attended. If you’re looking for a new, family and budget friendly date night activity, you should definitely check out one of their shows! You’ll come away laughing, and you can’t go wrong with a date night that makes you laugh.

Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center (90 N Main Street, Bountiful)
When: Fridays at 9:00pm (for ~90 minutes)
Cost: $6/adults, $5/students or members of the Bountiful Davis Arts Center

photo c/o Improvables

photo c/o Improvables

Confession: We had not been to an Improvables show since before we became parents, over four years ago. The venue that they were in previously, limited the time when they could start their shows each week and shows didn’t start until 10pm. As parents of two young kiddos, that was past our bedtime and we were generally too tired to last beyond the first game that they played, so a show never got added to our date night plans. Since they moved to the Bountiful Davis Arts Center at the beginning of the year, I have been planning to make a date of their show and laugh together late into the night.

I love that the Improvables put on family friendly shows and provide quality entertainment. They are a family of performers and I’ve seen the same performers on their stage for years, scattered among new and talented faces. Each of them have a fun and unique personality and bring their unique interests and quirks to the shows. If you’ve attended more than one of their shows, you know that they are filled with inside jokes and some of the topics they base their games on play off of funny moments from past shows or jokes that they have based on the players’ lives and interests.

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We had so much fun at on our recent date, and the laughter was just what we needed after a week of stressful house situations. We’re looking forward to attending more shows in the future and continuing to support The Improvables and local art.


3 Reasons to Spend Your Saturday Nights at Dartside

We had so much fun at our first ever Davis County Dates event at Dartside this past weekend! If you weren’t able to join us, we’ll be having other events in the future and you can still enjoy some adults only time at Dartside every Saturday night through May, and maybe longer depending on popularity of the event. You will want to grab a group of friends and hang out at Dartside together on at least one of those Saturdays because it’s a whole lot of fun!

Where: Dartside at the Layton Hills Mall
Cost: $10 per person. Watch for buy one get one free or half off deals on social media or coupon mailers.

Related: Five Tips for a Fun Date Night at Dartside

I love this adult night promotion that Dartside has going on for a lot of reasons.

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It’s a fun way to extend your date

Do you ever finish your planned date night activities and find that you have extra time left to fill? A lot of couples will hire a babysitter to tend until 10 or 10:30pm and other couples who don’t have kids yet or have kids old enough to be responsible for themselves have no “curfew”. When your date night ends earlier than you thought, you could head to the grocery store or go home and watch a couple episodes of your favorite TV show. But what if instead, you headed to Dartside for an hour of fun?

Related: 10+ Activities to Extend Date Night

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It’s great exercise

During your hour of play time at Dartside, you’ll find yourself running back and forth, crouching behind walls and doing everything possible to stop yourself from getting hit by nerf darts. Games move a lot faster when you are playing with only adults so you won’t spend much time standing around. We were sweating running back and forth across the arena and our legs were sore the next day from spending so much time hiding behind barricades in a squatting position. Playing at Dartside is a great way to get in an hour of physical activity together and a lot more fun than the gym.

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It’s a great group activity

We’re looking forward to putting together a few groups of our friends and family and going to play and compete for an hour after we’ve grabbed dinner or dessert. I love that this is an activity we can all enjoy together and that it brings out the competitive side in everyone. Our group on Saturday included siblings and their spouses and they had a lot of fun running back and forth, shooting at each other with nerf guns. Dartside is a budget friendly and fun activity for groups of any age and size.

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We’ve added all of Dartside’s future Adult Nights to our Upcoming Events calendar and will continue to add more if they extend them past May. You’ll find us at Dartside at least one more Saturday night over the next couple of months. Whether you were able to join us on Saturday or not, I hope you’ll support a locally owned business and get out and do something a little fun and different for date night on Saturday nights!

The First Davis County Dates, Date Night Event at Dartside

I’m really excited to be teaming up with Dartside in Layton for the first every Davis County Dates, date night event!!! I hope you’ll join us for a little friendly competition and fun with your significant other. We’ve planned this date to take place after little ones will be in bed, and not to last too long, so that you can make date night a priority and sneak out for some quality time together!

Where: Dartside at the Layton Hills Mall
When: Saturday, March 9th 2019, 9pm-10pm
Cost: Admission will be Buy 1 Get 1 free
What: nerf dart wars, life size board game, refreshments and a few surprises. This event is for adults, age 18+

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Dartside has started hosting adult night every Saturday through the end of May from 9pm to 10pm. During this time, anyone age 18+ is welcome to come play, buy one get one 50%. I love this time and this idea because it is often difficult to play during the day when there can be younger kids around. It’s the perfect opportunity for a fun date night activity and the perfect time of night to finish up your date night after dinner and a movie or a lower key activity. We look forward to nerf dart wars with each other over the next few months.

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I hope you’ll join us for our first ever Davis County Dates date night event! We’re excited to hang out with all of you and play!

9 Ways to Celebrate the New Year in Davis County

We usually keep our New Year's Eve celebrations low key and stay home because we have young kids and don't want to take our babysitters away from the fun activities that they have planned. I have grand ideas for fun in future years and even a few overnight getaways as a couple and as a family. This year, we're hoping to do a couple of the things on this list, as our kids allow. For those of you who are looking for date night fun this weekend, we've compiled a list of almost 10 different things going on in the area that sound like a great way to celebrate everything you've accomplished in 2018 and look forward to 2019.

New Year's Celebrations

Davis County New Year's Celebrations

Check Out the Remaining Holiday Lights

If you didn't get a chance to visit your favorite holiday light displays amidst the chaos of Christmas, I have good news for you! Most of the lights remain on through January 1st. You could create a new tradition and hit them all on New Year's Eve or the weekend of New Year's. Click here for a great list of light displays here in Davis County.

Ice Skate Outside at Station Park

There's something so romantic about an outdoor ice rink and Station Park has the perfect one! Go skating then cozy up under one of the heaters and enjoy the fountain shows. Stop by one of the delicious restaurants at Station Park for dinner or dessert or grab takeout and enjoy a quiet and romantic dinner at home. If you pay with an America First card, you get your skate rental for half price. Click here for one of our favorite date night restaurants at Station Park

Boondocks New Year’s Eve Celebration

From 6pm on New Year’s Eve to 1am on New Year’s Day, enjoy unlimited access to bowling, laser tag, XD dark ride XD Theater, Rollerball, Miniature Golf, and Go-Karts. You’ll also enjoy $5 arcade play and an all you can eat buffet served from 6pm-10pm. You will receive free noise makers and hats to participate in the midnight balloon drop and toast. Adult entrance is $24.95 per person.

Station Park Ice Rink

Grab Some Donuts

After a late night of partying, the last thing I want to do is cook breakfast, but I always want a celebratory meal first thing on New Year's Day. Donuts and chocolate milk are always the answer when I'm looking for an quick and delicious celebratory breakfast. Click here for some of the best donut spots in Davis County.

Christmas Bird Count at Antelope Island

This year marks the 119th annual bird count, the nation's longest running citizen science bird project. Take an easy hike in the park on Antelope Island to help identify birds and compile vial data. The hike will take place at 8:00 am on New Year's Day and will be an all day trip. Bring water and lunch and dress warm for the weather. You don't need any experience with bird-watching!

New Year's Celebrations at Antelope Island

First Day Hike at Antelope Island

If you're an avid hiker or just looking for ways to be more active and get outdoors in 2019, this is the event for you! A park naturalist will guide the 2.5 mile hike. You will get to enjoy a view of the Great Salt Lake and the beauty of Antelope Island while learning all about the area. There will be two different events this year, both start at 10am. The first hike will begin at the Buffalo Point trailhead and will be approximately one mile total. The second hike will be a six mile loop starting at the Lakeside trailhead in White Rock Bay.

Worth the Trip

Elk Viewing and Wagon Ride at Hardware Ranch

For a small fee, you can take a wagon ride and view the elk up close and personal. This is a fun activity for the family or a date. Rides are $5 for adults (9 and older) and $3 for children (4 through 8), kids 3 and younger ride for free. On your way home, we recommend a stop in Perry to eat at Maddox Ranch House, their rolls are amazing!

Top Golf

We enjoyed our brunch date to Top Golf this year and are really looking forward to more dates in the future. This year they're putting together an unforgettable midnight celebration with golf and delicious food leading up to it. The New Year’s Eve package includes unlimited game play from 9pm to 1am for up to six guests, midnight fireworks and party favors to ring in the new year. Book your bay soon if you’re hoping to be there!

Spend the Day in Midway

With the gross inversion that we get here in the Salt Lake Valley, it can be nice to escape to the mountains for a day or two. We love heading to Midway because there are lots of great things to do and cozy places to stay if we decide we aren't ready to come home yet. The Midway Ice Castles are gorgeous during the day or at night, Soldier Hollow has the longest tubing lanes in Utah with a lift service to tow you back up the hill, The Crater at Homestead Resort offers a warm escape from the snow, and Wildfire Smokehaus at Zermatt Resort is one of our very favorite places to eat.  All of the activities are open during the day and at night and are fantastic experiences! Make a day of it or ring in the new year and celebrate with an overnight stay.

Midway Ice Castles

Whatever you do to ring in the New Year, make time for date night and each other! Sit down together and set some goals for date night in the new year and don't forget to make plans for the other things that you'd like to accomplish. Oh, and be sure to grab your New Year's kiss ;)

35+ Davis County Area Christmas Date Ideas + FREE Advent Calendar Download

I'm not a big fan of winter and snow, but I LOVE the holidays and all of the traditions that come with it, and that makes the cold weather just a tiny bit more enjoyable for me. Every year the holidays come and our calendar fills up with parties, shopping and other activities. And every year, we miss out on traditions that we've always wanted to do. We also usually miss out on date night, because we forget to plan it into our schedules and before we know it, every single day is filled with other commitments. This year though, that's not going to be the case because we are planning ahead!

Davis County Dates Advent Calendar

Last year, I finally got an advent calendar put together, after six years of marriage, thanks to the amazing design work of my friend Elise of Elise Creates. This coming weekend, my husband and I are going to sit down and plan out our month of family fun and date nights. We'll go through the list of traditions that we each brought from our childhood, the ones that we've created together in our marriage, and the few things that we've always wanted to do and never get the chance to. There are even a couple of new activities that I just found out about this year and want to add to our list for this year and possibly future years if we love them.

Davis County Dates Advent Calendar activity cards

Over 35 Davis County Christmas Activities

You all know that my passion is finding fresh and fun things to do in the Davis County area so not only am I sharing my advent calendar with all of you as a free download, I've put together a list of almost 40 date night ideas for the holiday. You can enjoy these activities as a couple, as a family or with a group of friends. I should mention that this list isn't just a simple list of activities, I've added little details to each activity to turn it into a date night. Three whole pages of this printable are filled with date ideas based off of local events and seasonal activities.

My advent calendar is put together for the entire month of December, but you have the freedom to make your advent fit your traditions or needs! Create a 12 day countdown, or even just one date a week leading up to Christmas (that'd be four dates). The template isn't numbered to allow you to tailor it to your personal preference. Be sure to print out the number of envelopes and cards that you'll need for your countdown. I printed two sets of each design for the 12 day pendant banner countdown and four sets for my 25 days of Christmas countdown, which actually only has 24 envelopes on it...

Some of the activities that I'm really looking forward to completing are; Hayrides in the Park, the Lights on Sherwood Drive, outdoor ice skating at Station Park and an evening enjoying all of the Downtown Salt Lake activities, among all of the others that we have planned. Be sure to watch our Instagram stories to see what we're up to throughout the month!

Which activities are you looking forward to adding to your advent calendar this year?