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