My fellow legal marijuana enthusiasts, it’s that magical time of year again! The most stoner-y of holidays — April 20, aka 420 — is upon us. Personally, I will probably celebrate 420 all alone this year (sad face), but if you have a significant other who you’re fortunate enough to live near, then you should feel free to steal a few of my 420 date ideas for stoner couples. Even if you’re happily single AF right now, though, you should keep reading — because most of my 420 date ideas can double as friend dates, too.
I get that our kind, (responsible and legal pot-smokers) are known for going with the flow instead of planning ahead, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re like me, though, then you probably want to make the most out of what is widely considered to be Stoner Christmas. (Which I guess makes your local dispensary Santa’s workshop?) Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for stoner couples to celebrate 420 together. So before you run off to pack your bowls, roll your joints, and prep your bongs, think about how you want to spend Weed Day 2016 with your best friend and/or lover.
Whether you plan on staying in or going out this 420, I’ve got you covered. Check your local weather forecast, try to wrap up any big work projects you’ve got going on, hit up your sweetheart, hire a sitter if you need one, and then decide on the 420 date options that work best for you and your stoner babe.
I know we’re all grown ups here, but don’t forget to blaze responsibly, OK? And, of course, have fun!
1. Go Hiking Or Take A Long Walk
OK, so I don’t know where you live. If you live somewhere with lots of dangerous wildlife, like Colorado, then you probably shouldn’t go deep woods hiking when your blazed out of your mind — because bears, you know? That said, there’s nothing like going for a hike with the person you love whilst totally lifted. Plus, unless you live deep in the American South, April is perfect hiking weather. You need to be safe about it, though. Don’t forget to toss some mace, bug spray, sunscreen, fully-charged cell phones, water bottles, and snacks into your backpack before you hit the trails.
And if you live in a city, just take a long, ambling walk together, perhaps even without a destination in mind. It’s still romantic!
2. Hit Up Your Local Movie Theater
If you want to spend most of your 420 indoors, do your stoner thing at home with your boo, and then go to a movie. I would recommend either watching a comedy or something stupid colorful, but you do you. Oh, and don’t forget the popcorn. And maybe sneak in some candy, too, because you know you’re going to get hungry.
3. Netflix & Cheef
If you and/or your partner don’t typically like to go out in public when you’re stoned, that’s totally understandable. Personally, I’ll go anywhere stoned, (except for like, job interviews and my nieces birthday parties, obvs), but that can be super uncomfortable for some people. This 420 should be a fun experience for you and your partner, so if all you want to do is Netflix and Cheef with a pizza, then do that. You don’t need to plan a big date to enjoy your Stoner Christmas, and sometimes, staying in is the best option.
4. Picnic In The Park & Bring Your Vape Along
If you and your partner like picnics, then this 420, pack a picnic basket full of your favorite snacks, (or cook something delicious if you’re the type of person who cooks things), toss your loaded vape in there if you have one, and head to the nearest park. Lay a blanket down in the grass, make sure you apply (and reapply, if need be) plenty of sunscreen, and then just relax together for as long as it’s fun. If there happens to be a playground in your park, and it’s after hours for kids, you might consider playing on it, too. I know I would.
5. Have A Romantic Dinner At Home & Try Out Some Cannabis Lube
Another indoor option for all you stoner couples out there is to cook a nice, romantic dinner together, and then have some awesome stoned sex. If you want to make things more festive, try out some cannabis lube when you two get down. I’ve never tried it myself, so I can’t tell you what to expect, but you can read about it here if you want to.
6. Have Your Very Own Erotic Art Class For Two
Even if you, like myself, have a hard time drawing a decent stick figure, you and your partner should still consider baring it all for each other. Your artwork doesn’t have to be gallery-worthy for this date to be fun and sexy. And if you and/or your partner are actually gifted artists, then you’ll end up sharing a beautiful piece of artwork and a lovely memory, too.
You should be able to find affordable art supplies pretty easily, and you’ll probably end up having sex at some point, so this date is great if you want to have sex stoned and you’re also on a budget.
7. Cuddle Each Other Under The Stars, Or Check Out Your Local Planetarium
If you live somewhere where you can see the stars, and you have an outdoor space, you might want to spend your holiday stargazing with your partner. All you need is some herb, a quilt you don’t mind getting grass stains on, some pillows, and the desire to cuddle super hard.
If you live in the city, you can still sort of stargaze — you’ll just have to do it indoors at your local planetarium.
8. Go To A Petting Zoo, Or Just Any Zoo
Unless you don’t like animals very much, going to the zoo is a great thing to do stoned or sober. Since being stoned can make you more sensitive to touch, however, hanging out at a petting zoo could be an especially fun way to spend 420 with your partner. (So many goats to pet, so many llamas to caress!) Just don’t forget the water bottles and sunscreen. Oh, and hand sanitizer, too.
9. Go To A Concert
A classic for a reason. If you and your partner share a love for indie pop, or some other genre of music, maybe you should celebrate this 420 by going to a concert together. Personally, I think outdoor concerts are the raddest, but indoor concerts are pretty cool, too.
10. Play Truth Or Dare
Use the truth serum that is weed to reach a new level of intimacy in your relationship — just be careful with the dares. You could also just devote the night to getting baked and talking, without screens. You might just have the best conversation ever. (This is not recommended if you’ve been fighting recently, though.)
11. Spend The Day Baking & Getting Baked
Baking is a really fun thing to do with someone you like, and baking while getting baked with someone you like is even better. Decide on a simple, delicious recipe that you and your partner will both enjoy, roll up your sleeves, turn on your favorite tunes, and get to it!
If you’re feeling super ambitious, maybe you can bake some cannabis treats while you’re at it. It’s not easy, though, so do your research.