Planning a date night can be hectic especially if you are raising kids. Your schedule as a parent seems to be full all the time, let alone give your marriage a night of extra passion. Most of your days end up with picking up scattered toys, doing the dishes, and keeping everything in place.
But the fact remains that date nights will not happen unless you make it happen. Do not think that date nights are a waste of time and energy. Happy parents make a happy home, so it is a necessity to invest in your marriage.
Whether you are a full-time parent or working, we all need a break. A babysitter helps us take our hands off the kids for a while. However, there are moments when finding a babysitter seems impossible.
So you might ask, I’ve got no babysitter for date night. Is it still possible to take my spouse out on a date? Well, the answer is yes! With a bit of creativity and some adjustments, you can enjoy your date night without feeling guilty about leaving your kids. How? Have a date night at the comfort of your home when the kids are tucked in bed!
No babysitter for date night? Here are 6 date ideas to try!
1.) Wine night.
After the little ones are sound asleep in bed, it is time for the adults to have all the fun! (Who needs a babysitter when you’ve got everything perfectly planned?) Bring back the spark in your marriage when you flirt a little with your spouse while sipping wine on your date night. Surprise your husband with a revealing dress and a dab of perfume.
Pro tip: Create a romantic mood for wine night when you dim the lights and use some candles instead. Dripless candles make it simple to enjoy the warm lighting and ambiance without worrying about creating a mess.
2.) Have a DIY spa at home
Imagine having no care in the world, just you and your spouse pampering each other with a relaxing spa night at home. Sounds like the perfect night? You bet! After a rough week of keeping your home in perfect order, you and your spouse deserve this reward!
Pro tip: Take turns in giving one another a great massage. Apply the oils and give your spouse a soothing rub! If you think massage will take much work, you may simply draw a hot bath and add bubbles, oils, salts, and scents. Since you are not paying a babysitter, consider buying premium products for a luxurious experience.
3.) Set up a movie date
Do you remember when you watched a movie in the basement with your boyfriend in high school? Exciting, isn't it? Travel back in time and channel your inner teenager on your date night! Enjoy the movie date this time without the anxiety of your parents creeping on you.
Pro tip: There are many ways to access good movies without ever leaving the house. Switch on the TV and pick your favorite film on Netflix! Do not forget to bring some snacks.
4.) Play board games
Skip playing the charades! One of the most fun activities you can try for your date night at home is playing board games. There are many options and themes you could go with, so do not worry of ever getting bored! Wake up your inner child and laugh out loud as you enjoy playing with your partner.
Pro tip: You can choose the classic tabletop games like Uno and Monopoly, or you can start exploring other fun board games like Forbidden Island, Patchwork, Play Nine, or Hive!
5.) Ask 21 Questions
Aside from asking your spouse how their day went, kick your conversation up a notch with some fun and silly date night questions! For a change, ask something that is unpredictable and you will find yourself laughing out loud after hearing unexpected answers from your spouse.
Pro tip: Do not formulate questions on the spot! Prepare your list before your date starts. There are plenty of suggestions available on the internet if you need some ideas.
6.) Salsa dancing in your living room
The tasks at work, or the chores at home, will leave you drained but do not let it wear you down! It is not everyday that you can give your spouse undivided attention, so grab your most handsome-looking attire and ask your wife to dance! Turn your living room into a dance floor and bring back fond memories of your wedding night when you held her in your arms.
Pro tip: Level up your living room dancing with an online salsa class to guide you! The more moves you know, the more enjoyable dancing becomes! Just make sure to manage your energy throughout the day so you can still sweep your wife off her feet on your date night.
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