Create a personalized scavenger hunt for him that leads to you or a romantic location. Each clue can be a hint about your date plans, and the final clue can be your invitation to go out with you.
If you know his favorite coffee shop or restaurant, arrange to have a barista or waiter write your invitation on his drink or dessert. It's a sweet surprise that can lead to a memorable date.
Design a movie poster or ticket for a fictional movie starring the two of you. Include the date invitation within the design and present it to him with a smile.
If he enjoys reading, leave a book he's been wanting to read with a note inside asking him out. You can also choose books related to your date idea or a shared interest.
Bookstore or Library Surprise
Create a custom jigsaw puzzle with an image or message that reveals your invitation when he completes it. Send him the puzzle pieces one by one until he has the full message.
Plan an outdoor activity like hiking or a picnic and give him a map with the route marked out. Along the way, hide notes or clues that eventually lead to your date invitation.
If you both have a shared interest, like a particular band, sports team, or hobby, use that as a basis for your invitation. Get tickets to an event related to your interest and invite him to join you.