Date nights are an important way to stay connected and keep the romance going. Once you’ve been dating for a while or are married, you may find that you both get busy with work or kids and spending quality time together gets puts on the back burner. Although it’s not always possible to go out, but you can still enjoy a date night from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few ideas for your next date night at home.
If you can’t actually go to the restaurant, take-out is the next best thing. Wait until the kids are asleep so that you can have an uninterrupted dinner. You can then either order or pickup food from your favorite restaurant. Many places are even offering cocktails to-go, but just make sure they have a TABC permit before you get one. You can always make your own drinks at home though. If you want your date to be extra romantic, consider eating by candlelight or under the stars.
Another great way to connect is by having a game night together. You can either play just the two of you, or you can invite another couple over so that you and your significant other can play on a team together. You can find some fun game ideas online or bring out some of your favorite board games. If the weather is nice, you can even have an outdoor game night and play yard games.
Dinner and a movie is always a classic date night. You can order in and eat while you watch the movie or have dinner beforehand. You can rent an old classic or check out new releases and find something that you’ll both enjoy. It can also be fun to make a big bowl of popcorn and pick up some of your favorite candy from the store to make it feel like you’re at a real movie theater. There are some places where you can even rent a real popcorn machine for the night.
Even though you likely have a lot on your plate, try to commit to having a date night at least once a month. This can help keep your relationship strong and help you to continue to grow together. It really doesn’t matter whether you go out or stay in as long as you’re spending quality time together and rekindling your romance.