Are you looking for a fresh, unique, and crazy fun group date night!? You’ll absolutely love these hilarious Taskmaster Date Night Ideas (and Printable Task Card!).
In this post I’ll share my tips for how I setup our own personal Taskmaster Date Night with 6 guest couples plus my husband and I acting as Taskmasters. It was SO much fun and a date we will be talking about for years to come!
The pictures are worth gold, I’ll share some of them below. 🙂 Trust me, this is a date night you won’t regret planning.
Taskmaster Date Night Hosting Tips!
Pick a date, time, and location to host your event. We hosted our date night at our own home and used both the inside and yard to complete the various tasks.
We began at 5:30pm to accommodate cooking a meal and having dinner together, but you could scrap that task and opt for a later time. 5:30pm worked well for us though and our party went through to about 10pm with tasks, visiting, and fun!
Create a guest list. You can setup the date with anywhere from 3 to 8 couples. I wouldn’t advise over 8 unless you are hosting all of the challenges outdoors. We invited about 12 including our 2nd round of invites as quite a few friends had scheduling conflicts.
We ended up with 6 couples (plus ourselves as Taskmasters). It was a great number that fit our space and still let us work through 2 different but complimentary challenges.
Pick your Tasks. I have setup the tasks below to work with two competing “leagues” each with a set of 2-4 couples. You could alternatively just pick your favorite tasks from each set and work with a smaller group.
We then had half of the guests as the audience while the other half competed, and then swap back and forth between watching (and laughing!!) to working through the tasks. It worked great and made it so much fun!
Prepare your Supplies. You shouldn’t need too many items following the tasks provided below, but you may need to create a grocery shopping list and a short supplies list or gather things from around your home such as paints, a ball, rope for a finish line, etc.
I also grabbed a desk bell to help get everyone back together when we were ready to start the next task.
A Note on Prize Challenge: We opted to have everyone leave with one of the prizes. We let the winner with the most points pick from all the collected prizes and then went down in order from there. You could also let one couple take home all the prizes just like in Taskmaster!
Taskmaster Task Guide
My husband and I created a bunch of different types of tasks. It made the date night so fun to include the gift challenge right on the invite to start the challenge and then sprinkled in additional tasks prior to the event! Such as giving a bonus home task out about a week before the event and then a pre-date task 24 hours before date night!
Here’s a look at all the different types of tasks we included, to help the next list of tasks make more sense in how we used them.
- Bonus Home Task: These were designed to be given to one individual person or team to complete on their own before the date night. They would assume this task would be completed by all parties, but it will only be completed by them, much to their dismay when revealed at the event! Score bonus points as you deem appropriate for completion of any bonus tasks.
- Pre-Date Task: We assigned this task 24-hours before the event and it was a really fun way to get everyone involved in coming up with a task and they were so clever! I’ve included some of our team created tasks as alternate tasks below. It gave everyone a sense of ownership and inclusion and we as Taskmasters even did one!
- Entry Task: We had the first task setup on a small table outside the front door with a note to open before entering. It was a great way to start off the night. We scored these a little later in the evening after all the startling was completed.
- Dinner Tasks: These were designed to add to the fun of the event and provide a meal – completed by the guests! As the hosts we shopped for all the ingredients ahead of time and provided a variety of options. It was a bit messy, but SO fun and really added to the event! I served chips and salsa as a side earlier in the evening since dinner didn’t take place right away.
- Reverse Task: To help get the alternate team more involved, we came up with a secondary task that I called a “reverse” task. The main teams for the event had a task they would complete, and this reverse task would be given to the alternate team. They would do something along side or shortly following the first main task that complemented the challenge. It was a big hit! There was a slight confusion on which reverse task matched which task 4, so make sure you have your task cards well assigned and you know which ones go together!
- 90 Second Task: In the show the teams complete a quick :90 second challenge live. We ended up scrapping this, in favor of the teams coming up with a task for their competitors, but I did prepare two challenges in case we had extra time.
- Alternate Task: If you need to swap out any of our main tasks included in the document, I’ve provided these additional alternate tasks to help. Just write a task number and put them in wherever you may need them.
26 Taskmaster Date Night Challenges
*All of these date night ideas are available in our free printable Taskmaster Date Night PDF below!
Task 1 – Entry: Make the most dramatic entry. Best entry wins.
Task 1 – Entry: Startle __________ (assigned team name) sometime tonight before the final task. You only get one attempt. Most startled wins.
Gift Challenge: Bring the best gift for forgetting an anniversary.
Gift Challenge: Bring something large. Biggest thing wins.
Bonus Task: 1-person only: Collect the most pennies with your birth year. Most pennies wins.
**Our friend that did this task recruited help from friends and family and asked at banks and stores. He scored 15! He thought it was hilarious, and frustrating, that he was the only one scrounging for pennies!
We then asked Google to pick a number between 1-50. If he beat Alexa, he’d get 3 bonus points, otherwise he’d only get 1 for his efforts. Google picked a 15 and laughing ensued! We gave him 2 points.
Bonus Task: 1-person only: Count how many beans are in this can. Fastest time wins.
Bonus Task: 1-person only: Eat a can of whip cream as fast as you can. Fastest time wins.
Bonus Task: 1-person only: Count how many frozen peas are in this bag. Fastest time wins.
Bonus Task: 1-person only: Count how many grains of rice are in this bag. Fastest time wins.
Bonus Task: 1-person only: Collect the most used postage stamps. Most postage stamps wins.
Task 2 – Art: Paint a picture of your date without using your hands. Best portrait wins.
**We were all super impressed with the crazy painting skills! One friend painted the entire picture using a paintbrush between his toes and the other used a paintbrush in his mouth. They both turned out amazing!
Task 2 – Art: Recreate a famous painting using toilet paper. Most identifiable wins.
**This was our beautiful Mona Lisa recreation! We all stood on the balcony while the teams make their recreation within a painter’s taped off spot on the floor below. It gave us a great vantage point to enjoy the show while not being in the way.
Task 3 – Dinner: Make a dish of 10 enchiladas using any of the ingredients provided. You must hold hands the entire task. You have 20 minutes. Best enchiladas win.
**We used rotisserie chicken and disposable baking dishes to make this a no-cook challenge. We then just tossed all the trays of enchiladas in to bake for 20 minutes while we moved on to the next task!
Task 3 – Dinner: Make a salad while wearing oven mitts. Any talking must be with an accent. Best salad wins.
Task 4 – Physical: Hide together. Set a 15 minute timer. You have 5 minutes to hide. If you are not found in 15 minutes rejoin the group. Hardest to find wins.
Reverse Task: Set a timer for 5 minutes. When the timer is up, find your partner team as quickly as you can. You must walk or run with flair. You score a bonus point if you find your assigned team!
Task 4 – Physical: Get your date across the finish line without their help. This task ends in 10 minutes. Your task timer begins when you touch your date. Your date must now sit down. Fastest time wins.
**It was so fun to see how the teams interpreted this task! One team started rolling their spouse right away. Another ran to find a wheelbarrow, and then decided against using it. The fastest team carried her husband by piggyback!
Reverse Task: Start a timer when your assigned team touches their partner. Sportscast all their actions. Best sportscasting wins a bonus point for both teams.
Bring Your Own Task: Prepare a task for one of your competitor couples to complete. The task should not take more than 5 minutes. If they need any specific supplies bring them with you. Bring your task written on a paper. Most hilarious task wins.
:90 second Live Challenge: Make the tallest tower using plastic cups. You have 90 seconds. Highest cup tower wins.
:90 second Live Challenge: Create the longest line of dominoes in 90 seconds. Longest line wins.
Team Task: Join with another team. Create the best Rube Goldberg Machine (chain reaction). You have 15 minutes. Most creative chain reaction wins.
Alternate Task: Create a 30-second dance routine. You have 5 minutes to prepare. Best dance routine wins.
Alternate Task: Build a marble track with at least 5 tricks and at least 2 feet tall. You have 3 minutes. Best marble course wins.
Alternate Task: Create the Eiffel Tower using toothpicks and marshmallows. You have 5 minutes. Best looking tower wins.
Alternate Task: Start with a ball pressed between you and your date at your belly button. Without using your hands, get the ball up to your mouth. Fastest time wins.
Printable Taskmaster Date Night
This Taskmaster Date Night Printable PDF is 28 pages long! It includes directions, a guide to the tasks, how to setup your date night, and even a printing guide with a list of the 26 tasks to choose from!
The printable pages below are setup with a duplicate of tasks on a single page. I highly recommend printing one task card per couple for each task they will complete. Alternatively, you can print one for the Taskmaster (good to have on hand!) and a second copy to hand out and have one of the couples read out loud.
Print on cardstock paper. Then, cut in half hamburger style (right between the two tasks). Then, fold in a tri-fold style by folding from the bottom upward covering the text.
Now fold the top third down leaving some overlap. I secured closed with a piece of washi tape. You can also go all out and get a wax seal kit!
I then wrote right on the front of the task card the task number and stored all the cards in a little basket so I could easily grab the next task to hand out and know exactly which one would come next.
For example, I wrote a Blue 2 for the 2nd task for the Blue set of teams on 4 different envelopes with the same art task hidden inside. For the entry task, I wrote the couples last name on the outside of the envelope.
For the scorecard, you’ll write the couples names across the top scorecard boxes and the tasks down the left column. Score based on how many teams are participating in the task with the highest points going to the best performance or meeting the win condition most completely. Highest score overall wins!
>> Print the Taskmaster Date Night PDF Here <<
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