Ultimate Guide To Date Night At Home – Fun & Affordable Date Night
Planning a date night at home, but don’t know where to start from? Well, I got you covered!
Date nights are the best way to express your love and show your affection. Especially after getting married or if you have kids, you know the struggle of spending a few moments alone with your partner to discuss some minor details of what’s going on in your life or just in your head.
Even if you live in the same house, sometimes you get so distracted by the kids, work or friends, you just forget to spend some quality time with your partner.
I really encourage arranging a date night after every month or so. The extra time you spend with each other allows you to connect with each other while disconnecting with the other people in your life.
Get your kids to go to sleep early, skip the night out with girls and spare a weekend to show your partner that the spark in your relationship is still there and you love them no matter what the situation is.
BONUS: You don’t even need to worry if you are on a budget. You can still make this night one of the best night ever with just a few simple and easy steps.I’ll walk you through these steps along with the detailed instructions in the links attached.
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So without a further due, let’s jump into step number 1.
Whether you want to keep it a surprise or tell him before the special night, plan it a day or two before.
2. PAMPER YOURSELF:
It’s important to give yourself love and attention. In order to plan and arrange a date night, you have to feel fresh. For that, you need to pamper and nourish yourself. Show yourself some love, put a mask on, listen to a good music or podcast, read a book, spend time with yourself. Even if you’re not planning a date night, you should give some special time to yourself every now and then.
Related article: 6 Legit Steps to a Perfect Self-Care Routine
3. CLEAN THE HOUSE:
If you’re planning an indoor date night, you need to clean that place. I prefer doing it the night before because you know the next day you’ll just do ‘the happy stuff’, lol.
4. TEXT HIM:
Text your better half in the noon, reminding him about the date night or telling him something sweet and romantic.
5. GET READY:
This is the fun part. If you can get a cute new dress, that’s better. But if you want to stay within budget, try a dress you haven’t worn in a while. Try something cute, light and attractive. Get all dolled up for the special night. Put on some makeup and try a new hairstyle.
6. SOMETHING SWEET:
Try doing something sweet for him, like leave a note in his wallet or car. Or you can try mirror sticky notes idea (things I love about you or reasons why I love you) or What I love about you – Fill in the love journal.
If you want you can arrange a gift for him. But this is totally optional. You’re already doing a lot for him. I personally prefer DIY or personalized gifts. You can make or buy a gift according to the occasion.
Now turn on some good, light and relaxing music. R&B Date Night.
As the place is already clean and organized, the lights are dim, candles are on, light music in the background. You only need a few touches, including some flowers (fresh or fake), picture décor, cozy rugs, cushions or throws.
Most men love food. Fact: I’m a big foodie too. So whenever it comes to selecting food. I’m very generous about it. I love cooking as well, so I prefer making food myself especially on date nights. Traditionally, date night food is steaks but it all depends on you.
You can choose pizza or pasta over steaks, whatever you and your partner prefer, with your choice of drinks.
If you are planning to cook together but have no idea what and how to cook, here is a cookbook of romantic and easy recipes for you!
Dessert is the most important course. You can bake a yummy dessert by yourself but if you want you can order it too. If you want to be creative and do a little extra effort, click here for Dessert for Two. Or try this decadent best ever cinnamon roll recipe.
When it comes to movies, I’m ALWAYS ALWAYS confused which movie should I go for. But for me, I usually choose a romantic comedy. As my husband loves comedy movies and I’m a fan of romantic movies. So we both are happy that way. One of my favorite movies to watch on a date night is this one.
14. SPA NIGHT:
This is totally optional but it can pump up your date night game. Go ahead and pick a few items from your home, including some snacks, a few tea bags, lotions, fuzzy socks, big fluffy quilt and a few more items and throw them all into a basket or a tray. Get creative here! You can give your partner a massage, foot rub or press his hands. Totally up to you!
Now it’s time to celebrate and enjoy! Just be yourself, chill and relax. Take it easy! You’ve already done a lot. It’s time for you to have fun!
I love arranging date nights for my husband because usually both of us are so busy with our lives that we are not able to spend some time with each other.
Honestly, guys, it’s so much fun having these special moments with your loved ones! You cannot go wrong with it! Do anything and you’ll ace it.
Still short on ideas? Here are date night idea cards for you!
I wish you all have a fun date night! Best of luck!!!
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Loads of love!