I have written before about the importance of date nights for my relationship. They can be a stress buster when things get crazy and can help strengthen and grow your marriage. But let’s face it, a fancy night on the town or elaborate date activity isn’t always possible.
Life happens. Sometimes you are pooped and just don’t feel like going out. If you have young children, getting out of the house is a whole lot more complicated then it was when it was just the two of you. Or maybe you are trying to limit your spending and frequent date nights out just aren’t in the budget.
Personally, sometimes going out is more effort then we can manage after a long, busy week. While it’s important to get out sometimes, at home date nights can be special as well if you aren’t glued to the coach all night. One of my favorite dates was our first Valentine’s Day together, when instead of a fancy dinner out, my husband cooked us dinner and we had a picnic and danced together to romantic music. Since we weren’t living together at the time, the concept was more novel, but since I do the cooking it is always a treat when he cooks.
Whip Up Something Fabulous in the Kitchen Together
If you love to cook or bake, why not spend some time together whipping up a homemade pizza or dessert? Then you can enjoy it together. Here are some recipes you can find elsewhere on my blog:
Create a Date Night Bucket List
Creating a date night bucket list for the next year can be a fun home date night. Check out these posts on all the details on how to set up one and grab the date night card printables here.
Reflect on Your Last Year Together
The perfect at home date to celebrate your anniversary or New Year’s Day. Use these printables to facilitate reflecting on memories from the last year together and to create a record of them.
Create a Couples Vision Board
What do you want out of the next year of your relationship? Five years? Where will you travel, how will you save money, where will you live? These are all questions that we explored when we did a couples vision board date night. I have all the details in this post and you can purchase the printables to execute this date night here.
What has been your favorite at home date night?