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.

Six Spring Date Night Ideas at Farmington Station Park

Station Park is one of our favorite places to go for date night all year round. We love the atmosphere and being able to stay in one place for our entire date night. There are lots of great places to eat and play at Station Park, no matter the time of year! This year I want to share ideas for your date nights at Station Park for each of the four seasons. Below you’ll find a few ideas for spring fun!

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Spring Date Night Ideas at Station Park in Farmington

Have a Picnic on the Green Space by the Fountains

I love sitting by the fountains during the warmer months, watching kids run around and families spend time together. Grab food from one of your favorite restaurants in the area and lay out a picnic on the “grass” between the fountains and the movie theater. Waffled, Madbrook Donuts and Farmington Franks are all great picnic food options around the fountains.

Oil and Vinegar Tasting at Redstone Olive Oil

If you’ve never visited Redstone Olive Oil, you’re missing out on a fun experiences! Redstone has a wide variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegar in their store. They allow you to create a combination and taste it before buying. They also sometimes host fun chocolate fountain events and if you follow them on social media you’ll find out when those are. On the back wall of the store you’ll find fresh and healthy recipes that you can purchase to take home and make with your new oils and vinegar.

Grab the Date Night Deal at Dough Co.

Dough Co. just opened at Station Park, over in the same building as Blaze Pizza, on the west side of the parking lot. Every Thursday you can get a large, shareable half baked for the price of an individual. It’s a great deal for a mid-week date!

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Try Out a New Restaurant

There are so many new restaurants that have opened at Station Park in the last few months and even more coming soon! Whether you’re looking for something quick and budget friendly or want to splurge for your date night, you’ll find a variety of cuisine to enjoy! Visit Station Park’s website for a list of all of their dining options.

Make it a Mid-Week Morning Date

Have you ever been to Station Park on a weekday morning? I stopped by last year to grab a treat and it was quiet and a great place to relax. Stop by Waffled for one of their stuffed breakfast waffles or grab a drink from Fiiz, then sit at one of the tables around the fountains and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful spring weather.

Stroll Around the Mall While Enjoying a Pretzel

On the block north of Fountain Square, there’s a Pretzelmaker. Stop by for a sweet or salty treat and your favorite cold drink. Rather than sitting to eat, enjoy your snack on the go. Wander around the mall, peeking in windows and making note of places that you want to be sure to visit in the future.

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Station Park has a lot of great places to eat and play for date night. These are just a few of our favorites that would make a great date for the current season. We’ll continue to share more activities and ideas every season throughout the year! Let us know if you try any of the dates on this list and how you like it!

Five Winter Date Ideas to Enjoy at Station Park

Station Park is one of our favorite places to go for date night all year round. We love the atmosphere and being able to stay in one place for our entire date night. There are lots of great places to eat and play at Station Park, no matter the time of year! This year I want to share ideas for your date nights at Station Park for each of the four seasons. Below you’ll find a few ideas for winter fun! These are all things that we hope to do between now and the end of March when (fingers crossed) we see spring!

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Winter Date Night Ideas at Station Park in Farmington

Ice Skating by the Fountains

Station Park has a fun little skating rink that’s open until early February and it’s a perfect activity for date night! Two hour skate rental is $6 for adults and if you pay with your America First Credit Union credit card or debit card, you can get half off that price.

Late Night Movie at Cinemark

Cuddling up at the movies is a great way to beat the cold weather. Cinemark recently upgraded all of their seating to luxury recliners, and it’s honestly more cozy than the couches we have at home. If you can get away on a weeknight, $5 Tuesdays is a great deal for a movie night. Grab popcorn, a drink and some concessions and cozy up together to watch one of the great movies that are out! We love bringing our own blankets to make our date a little more cozy.

Dessert at Last Course

Last Course has become one of my favorite places in the area for date night, girl’s night out and just when I need a little treat. They have a great core menu, delicious ice cream flavors and fun desserts and scoops on their creations menu that changes each month. I love the atmosphere at Last Course and it’s perfect for date night! We love adding it onto the end of our evening or making it the core activity of our date.

ice skating at station park

Dinner, Dessert or a Snack at Waffled

One of our favorite restaurants recently moved to the Eats & Treats building just east of the fountains at Station Park, and although we’re sad that it’s not by Smith’s still, closer to our house, it adds perfectly to one of our favorite date night locations. Waffled has savory stuffed waffles with soup that make a great meal, stuffed breakfast waffles and sweet waffles liege waffles that make a great treat. You can hang out inside where it’s warm or take your waffle out by the fountains under one of the heaters.

Grab a Bath Bomb from Lush

After we grab dinner at one of our favorite restaurants at Station Park, we like to wander the mall and window shop. One of our favorite stores to stop by is Lush. We love their bath bombs and find that they make a great addition to our date night. We spend some time browsing their many options, smelling them all, and then we pick one out and take it home. After the babysitter is gone, we climb into a warm bath and watch a movie together.

Drink Hot Chocolate by the Fountains

Winter is the perfect time for hot chocolate, and Station Park’s fountains have heaters around them. I love being able to enjoy the fountain shows and the music without getting too cold. We enjoyed this as part of our date night last winter and it was perfect for a warm cup of hot chocolate and some quality conversation.

last course farmington station park

Station Park has a lot of great places to eat and play for date night. These are just a few of our favorites that would make a great date for the current season. We’ll continue to share more activities and ideas every season throughout the year! Let us know if you try any of the dates on this list and how you like it!

Hug-Hes Cafe - Centerville

A few months ago, Hug-Hes Cafe opened their doors over in the Target shopping area in Centerville. Since it’s opening, we’ve heard rave reviews at the food, the service and the atmosphere. It’s taken us that long to plan a date there but I’m happy to say that we finally did and we loved it so much that we can’t wait to go back! The atmosphere is perfect for date night and their food is unique and delicious. I’m confident that this will be a regular date night location for the two of us.

Where: 330 N Marketplace Dr Ste 100, Centerville
Cost: ~$10 per person

Hug-Hes Cafe Centerville utah

The first thing that impressed me when we walked into Hug-Hes was the decor and the atmosphere. Everything was decorated very modern and classy. There were gorgeous lights hanging from the ceiling and a beautiful wood wall in the back of the bar area with their logo on it. We were led to a table and our waitress came out and suggested that we sit at the table next to it so that we weren’t right next to the noisy kitchen. I was grateful that she made the suggestion for us to move before

I have a weakness for Spinach Artichoke Dip so we decided to start with that. Their dip has a unique flavor to it but it was really delicious and I enjoyed it on top of both the toasted ciabatta bread and the tortilla chips. This is definitely worth getting if you’re extra hungry and need something to start off your meal with.

spinach artichoke dip hug-hes cafe centerville utah

If you’re not sure you’re hungry enough for an appetizer but do want something to hold you over until your food is ready, Hug-Hes has you covered! Everyone gets to start their meal out with the famous Beer Bread and their butter with that delicious fruit (cherry, strawberry, cranberry?? I can’t remember which one) spread mixed in. It’s unique and delicious and amazing and definitely worth taking a bit of your meal home with you if you fill up on bread.

Hug-Hes Beer Bread

Trying to decide what to order was really hard. Literally everything on their menu sounded amazing and I couldn’t decide which menu item I wanted to try the most. I ended up going with the Hawaiian Burger and did not regret my decisions one bit. If you haven’t had a burger at Hug-Hes, you are missing out!!!! Their burgers are seriously delicious and cooked to perfection. My burger was topped with grilled ham, pineapple and tangy Hawaiian sauce. The only downside was that it was so big and messy that I had to eat it with a fork, but honestly, that is nothing to really complain about because the flavor was outstanding! And their waffle sweet potato fries, oh man, they really hit the spot.

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My husband chose to order a classic, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and it did not disappoint either. Hug-Hes makes their cheesy alfredo sauce from sratch and tops the dish with some amazing grilled chicken. I couldn’t help but steal a few bites of his meal because it was so yummy!

Fettuccine Alfredo Hug-Hes Cafe

After all of the delicious food we ate, we did not have room left for dessert, but I couldn’t help ordering a piece of their homemade English toffee to take home and try later. Toffee is one of my favorite treats and theirs was really delicious!

I can’t wait to go back and try so many more things on the menu. Some of the top dishes on my list are BBQ Pork Boneless Ribs, Portobello Chicken, Prime Rib Salad and the Chicken Salad Croissant. But if I’m being honest, almost every single thing on their menu is on my “to try” list. I guess we’ll be heading here for a lot of date nights in the coming year!

What’s your favorite thing on the menu at Hug-Hes?

10 Davis County Date Ideas to Chase the Winter Blues Away

I don't know about you, but as soon as the new year comes, I eagerly await spring and warmer temperatures. Winter is fun for a little bit and adds to the festive feeling of the the holidays, but by mid-January, it starts to get old and dreary and I long for the those hot July days. I’m grateful to see snow so early this year, and that snow waited to make its appearance until after Thanksgiving. I’m not loving the frigid cold that’s come with it, but I’m hoping that we’ll be done with snow and move onto rain for our needed moisture by mid-March this year. If you’re less than a fan of winter like I am, I've come up with fun ideas for date nights and family activities that we can enjoy during the cold summer months, and I wanted to share a few of them with all of you!

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10 Winter Activities in Davis County

Ice Skating at Station Park - The skating rink and the fountains at Station Park provide the perfect romantic atmosphere for a date night. It's open through February 25th, hours can be found here. Skate rental is $6 for two hours for adults, but you can get your rental for half price if you use an America First card.

Lockbox Mysteries at Home - We loved our group date with Lockbox Mysteries earlier this year and are really excited because their newest crate is launching next month! This date is perfect for when you don't want to go out, but you don't want to do dinner and a movie at home either. Rent your crate here and use code LOCKBOXDATE at checkout to get $10 off.

Hot Chocolate Tasting - We love hot chocolate and are always on the lookout for a delicious cup. I have a goal to find the most delicious hot chocolate in Davis County this winter. It's a challenge that I'm really looking forward to. You can either grab a few flavors from the grocery store or you can stop by a few different places around town and get a cup of hot chocolate to go. Enjoy quality conversation while you decide which cup tastes the best. Click here for a list of our favorite places to get hot chocolate in the area.

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Progressive Dinner - I think progressive dinners are a lot of fun! If you're not familiar with them, you enjoy one course at each stop. Drinks, appetizer, main dish and dessert. This could be a fun way to try new restaurants or enjoy your favorite menu items at a few different locations. I also think it's a fun idea to do a backwards progressive dinner, starting with dessert and ending with the appetizer or drinks.

Cookie Skillets at Home - These cookie skillets are our favorite dessert. We love to make them on the grill in the summer and enjoy baking them in the oven during the colder months of the year. They're warm and gooey and comfort food at its finest. We like to enjoy them while we binge watch our favorite Netflix show or while we sit and talk.

Around the World Dinner - Another fun idea, sort of like the progressive dinner. For this date, you pick different international cuisines to enjoy. Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican, whatever you're craving. You could even grab takeout from each and have dinner at home.

See a Show - There are three different theaters in Davis County. Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Centerville, Hopebox Theater in Kaysville and On Pitch Performing Arts in Layton. Each of these theaters has a great season coming up and great shows to choose from in the coming months. Pick one that interests you, purchase your tickets and enjoy! Click here for more information on our local live theater.

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Worth the Trip

Sleigh Rides at Hardware Ranch - Through February 26th, you can enjoy sleigh rides that get you up close and personal with the elk. Rides are $5 for each adult and you can get more information about hours here.

Spend a Day in Midway - A dream winter date in my mind involves an overnighter in Midway and lots of winter fun. See the ice castles, go tubing at Soldier Hollow, take a swim in the Homestead Crater, eat at one of the local restaurants, then stay overnight at one of the cozy inns or bed and breakfasts.

Top Golf - One of the best things about Top Golf is that the bays are temperature regulated. You can enjoy golfing in the middle of winter, when it's below freezing outside! You can enjoy food while you hit some balls. It's like bowling for golf. Their menu is worth checking out as well, starting with their amazing brunch!

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I hope you're able to enjoy your date nights this winter, whether you're a winter sports fan or not! And let's all hope that spring comes sooner than it's looking like it will.