You and your guy friends are at an event, and miraculously you run into a group of awesome girls. Somehow you all hit it off and decide that a group date is in order.
Could happen, right?
Just in case a group date does present itself sometime in the future and you need a quick and fun idea to pull it off… here is something creative, fun, and very memorable.
TASTE TESTING GROUP DATE
Who doesn’t love food? Instead of doing the standard restaurant date, think outside the box. Try a taste testing date instead for a little variety and to learn a little bit about your date’s tastebuds.
Let me tell you step by step how this taste testing group date works:
- Have each couple decide an item they want to taste test.Here are some ideas: root beer, wine, beer, cheese, salsa, tortilla chips, potato chips, ice cream, microwave popcorn, hot dogs, chocolate, yogurt, orange juice, candy, cookies, apples, crackers, pickles, olives, etc.
What you will be doing is buying different brands of the same thing. For example, for Greek yogurt you could pick Fage, Chobani, Yoplait, Dannon, etc. For apples you could pick different varieties, such as Gala, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, etc.
TIP: To make it extra fun, you might want to pick complimentary items. For example, if one couple wants to choose cheese, another couple could choose wine, and the third could could choose crackers. Sounds like a picnic!
- Head to the store and start shopping!Give all the couples a time limit! About 15-20 minutes ought to do it.
Give all the couples a limit of how many items to buy. This will depend on how many people/items there will be. For example, if there are three couples, you’ll have three things to taste test. It’s probably best to stick with 4-5 brands of each item. (Your total number should definitely be 15 or less… your taste buds start to get wacky after that, not to mention your tummy will get full.)
Grab some paper cups and/or plates as needed for easier taste testing.
- Set up your space.
Head home and arrange all the food items so they are ready to be taste tested by each person. For example, set out 4 plates and put plenty of each brand of crackers on each. Place it right next to the box for easy identifying.
Grab a paper and pencil and set up a chart of all the items you’ll be taste testing. For example, if you have cheese, wine, and crackers, write those down and then the brands you bought underneath.
- Taste and rate the food!
Now comes the fun part–tasting! Take your time with this!
As you and the other couples taste each item, rate them! Use a rating system based on how many of each item you bought. For example, if you bought 5 different chocolate bars, rate them 1-5, with being the best and 5 being the worst.
Take turns and talk to each other while you’re doing it. How is the flavor? The texture? How does it compare to the other brands?
With all the interaction and trying new things, we’re sure that you and your date will remember this night for a long time to come. Who knows? Maybe you and your date will have a few tastes in common.