One thing Dylan and I try to do is have at least one date night a month. Sometimes we have more than one. There are some months that we don’t have any at all because life gets busy. Which that is okay. Life happens.
There are times we want nothing to do with the outside world and just want to have a date night at home. Or you’re tight on money (it happens to everyone). Here are a few ideas that we have done in the past and even a few we haven’t done but are wanting to do.
Date nights in:
- Movie Night
Pick a movie you have never seen before or even one that you have seen a million times but still love. We like to pick movies out that the other one hasn’t seen before and watch it together. Dylan also likes scary movies. I am not a huge fan of them but I will watch them if I know he will be there with me that night/next day. I sometimes have too much of an overactive imagination and think someone or something is going to jump out around the corner at me.
We make popcorn (our favorite is the Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt microwavable). We get movie style candy and treats. We turn the lights off and get cuddled up on the couch together (Cinque will join us as well). Turn on the movie and enjoy.
- Game Night
Dylan and I are both competitive people when it comes to games. We are both former high school athletes (him football and me golf). We like to play board games and card games together. Some of our favorites to play together are Connect 4, Uno/Uno Attack, Go Fish (an oldie but a goody) and Break the Ice.
You can also find a multiplayer video game for whatever gaming console you have and play against each other.
- Cook Dinner Together
Pick a recipe you’ve never tried before or pick your favorite meal together. Get inspiration from a favorite restaurant you two like to go to.
- Have a Picnic
You can do this one inside or outside. We have done both. Make sandwiches or whatever else you want to take for your picnic. Grab a blanket and lay it down on the ground and just enjoy each others company while you’re eating.
- Give Each Other Massages
We have done this a few different times. We like to go into the bedroom. Light some candles and get either lotion or massage oils and take turns giving each other a massage. You could turn on some nice relaxing music.
Date nights out:
Dylan and I recently went to support our local zoo and went to their holiday ZooLights. It was probably some of the most fun we have had on a date night in a while. We got to see some of the animals. The sea otters were my favorite, Dylan said my face lit up when I saw the otters. He asked at one point if I could stay here the rest of the night and just watch them. To which I answered without hesitation yes. While we were there we also went on the train that takes you around the park to look at the lights. We talked and walked around for hours enjoying ourselves. After we were done with the crowds and I had to say goodbye to the sea otters we headed home. Where we had a crockpot meal waiting for us.
- Relive your first date
We have done this often. It is fun to think about how it all started. If you both have a different idea of what your first date actually was you can do both! Dylan and I differ on when our first date was. Although after the years I think I have won that battle.
- Movie Night
The classic dinner and a movie date. You can go to a fancy upscale restaurant for dinner or go to a chain restaurant or find a small little mom and pop diner.
- Get outside
Dylan and I like to get outside and have dates out in nature as much as possible. We sometimes like to go for hikes with our dog, Cinque.
- Jazz Night (music festival)
Dylan and I got married at a vineyard a few years back and they have an annual jazz festival that they hold yearly right around the time we got married. We loved going back to where we got married and enjoying it from another perspective. It was fun to relive the moment.
The sky really is the limit on what you can do for a date with your significant other.
Love Always, Kiri
Questions for you:
- What are some date nights you like to do?
- What is your favorite movie treat?
- What is your favorite meal to cook together with your partner?