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Date nights can be extremely challenging especially if you’re a parent of young kids. It’s hard to get away to even go to the restroom alone much less go out. If going out for a date night away from home is not an option right now, consider having a date night in after the kids go to bed. Here are a few ideas to celebrate a date night in.

Eat a candlelit takeout dinner

Dinner doesn’t have to be an extravagant meal out! Sometimes just adding a little bit of candlelight and some music to a regular takeout dinner can make it feel WAY more romantic! Put on some music, bust out the fancy china, and connect.

Watch the stars

Lay out a blanket or just lay in the grass and enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the stars. Enjoy the view and the company. Take a moment to be still, quiet, and be in the moment.

Talk

When is the last time you just talked? And no, talking about schedules and carpool and who is taking who where doesn’t count. When is the last time you just sat down and talked? I love Table Topics for good conversation starters or topics.

Play a game

Break out a board game or checkers and reconnect. I’m a big fan of bets so maybe toss in a whomever loses takes out the trash for the rest of the week!

Cook Together

Is there a meal you’ve been wanting to try that the kids would refuse to eat? A dessert that you’ve been eyeing? Even getting a delivery meal service and making a meal together gives you the chance to work together and bond over creating something as a couple.

Dance

Turn on some fave songs, your wedding dance song, special tunes that are meaningful. Take a few spins around the living room and reconnect.

Date nights at home can sometimes default to the usual dinner and a movie. (and that is totally ok!) But, try to change things up with these fun date nights that you can do at home to reconnect and have quality time with your partner.

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What is your fave date night at home idea? Can’t wait to hear!

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  • maretteflora
    June 26, 2019

    I like the idea of playing a game or cooking together That would be so fun!

    • Erin
      June 26, 2019

      It’s a great cost effective way to still connect ❤️

  • aisasami
    June 26, 2019

    These are fun ideas. If I had a date night, I would love to have it under the stars. So romantic!

    • Erin
      June 26, 2019

      Me too!!!!

  • Nataly Schma
    June 26, 2019

    I love all these ideas! I could go for a dancing date night soon!

    • Erin
      June 26, 2019

      Wouldn’t it be fun?!

  • Stephanie
    June 26, 2019

    My husband and I absolutely LOVE cooking together. It’s about the only time I enjoy cooking in general. And we usually dance in the kitchen – so that’s two dates in one 😉

    • Erin
      June 26, 2019

      Bingooooooo! ❤️🙌🏻

  • Taylor Mobley
    June 26, 2019

    My hubby and I play games all the time. We love it!

    • Erin
      June 26, 2019

      I love games so much!

  • Ashley Rollins
    June 26, 2019

    I think these are all such great ideas! I love the takeout idea!

    • Erin
      June 27, 2019

      It makes it feel a little extra fancy!

  • Cindy
    June 26, 2019

    I love these ideas. I think they create a better shared experience and deeper intimacy, over going out.

    • Erin
      June 27, 2019

      I agree! But I do love a good date night out too, just hard to come by!

  • Deborah
    June 26, 2019

    I love a fun cooking date with my boyfriend! It’s a great excuse to try cooking something new! Great ideas!

    • Erin
      June 27, 2019

      I totally agree!

  • Taylor Aube
    June 26, 2019

    I love the idea of playing a game. I’m always down for a game of cards, a board game or video games. They are a great way to engage with your partner!

    • Erin
      June 27, 2019

      I love a good board game!

  • Sheereen | Cups of Coco
    June 26, 2019

    Love these ideas! Not every date night has to be expensive. Might I suggest visiting places around town and reminiscing about a special moment you had at each spot. A great time!

    • Erin
      June 27, 2019

      Agree! Yes so funny you said that because I am working on a post about free date night out ideas and that is on it. Great minds think alike babe!

  • Elodie
    June 27, 2019

    I always tend to do date nights out since I have housemates but this really makes me want to try and make sure I get a date night in next time they’re away!

    • Erin
      June 27, 2019

      That’s a good idea!

  • Kyla
    June 28, 2019

    Awww I love these date ideas! I’ll have to remember them if I ever actually get a boyfriend!
    Kyla

    • Erin
      June 28, 2019

      Haha love it!

  • Azanique S. Rawl
    June 28, 2019

    Cooking together is always one of my favorite date nights! Thanks for sharing these tips doll 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Erin
      June 28, 2019

      Anytime babe?

  • Jerrieal Small
    June 29, 2019

    Al of these sound so much fun! Literally could go for a session of cooking together, needing some quality time after baby! 🥰

    • Erin
      June 30, 2019

      Yes! Such a good idea!

  • Lauren Malone
    July 1, 2019

    Love these! My husband & I love to turn on the tunes & dance together! Moments I treasure for sure! Thanks for sharing! Happy Monday!

    • Erin
      July 2, 2019

      So much fun! Back atcha babe

  • tianshanae
    July 2, 2019

    My husband and I cook together all the time. It’s something we really enjoy doing together.

    • Erin
      July 4, 2019

      Glad you guys have something you love to do together!

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