Date Night Ideas for Staying Home

My husband and I have been married for 14 years. Before children, we made it a point to have a weekly date night. I lived for date night. I would get all prettied up and we would head out. After having children it became a lot more difficult since we are both extremely picky about who watches our children. Keeping the romance alive is vital in a marriage so we decided to improvise. We began having date nights at home.

But How??

How do you have a date night at home with 4 children? Well, it was difficult at first but eventually, we got into the swing of things. One thing is I prep for it. Friday nights we have a family night which usually is pizza and movies or some variation. Sat I will make sure the kiddos have their dinner by 5 no later and then let them hang out until about 7:30 which is our 4 yr olds bedtime. Once he is down our 3 older kiddos are free to watch tv in their rooms. If he doesn’t want to go to bed I will have my 10 yr old “babysit” him. This is basically he hangs in his brother’s room and has snacks and Bro time. The hubby and I then have our kid-free time.

Stay Home Date Night Ideas

Here are some tried and true home date night ideas that the hubby and I frequently enjoy

Crafts

  1. Color together: We love the fuzzy posters or adult coloring books so will often just sit out back and color together
  2. Scrapbook together
  3. Do a craft
  4. Knit or crochet together
  5. Decorate mugs for each other
  6. At home paint night

For Foodie Couples

  1. Make and decorate cookies
  2. Make smores in the backyard
  3. Order takeout from favorite restaurant and eat by candlelight
  4. Bake something
  5. Fondue and wine
  6. have a backyard picnic
  7. Share a glass of wine
  8. Have an indoor picnic
  9. Eat outside under the stars
  10. Have a picnic in the backyard

Play Together

  1. Watch a movie: Sitting on the couch watching a movie that isn’t a cartoon is bliss
  2. Play a board game: Our favorite is Life. I am so far the champ LOL
  3. Play video games:
  4. Make a blanket fort
  5. Play Newlywed game
  6. Play Never Have I Ever
  7. Do a puzzle
  8. Play TableTopic Conversation Starters Couples Edition
  9. Water balloon or water gun fight ( if you live in a warm climate like us)

Other Things To Do Together

  1. Sit and talk
  2. Mani/Pedi
  3. Read together
  4. Create a couple bucket list
  5. Layout back and look at the stars
  6. DIY facials
  7. Recreate a favorite date at home
  8. Netflix marathon
  9. Give each other massages

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These are some of the things the hubby and I do at home to keep the romance alive. Hopefully, you find something that sparks you and your significant others interest. As a disclaimer, I do take part in the Amazon Affiliate program. I have listed items that the hubby and I own and use and you can purchase for yourself through Amazon. I do get a small amount from Amazon if you decide to buy but this is at no cost to you. Also, I would never promote anything that I myself have not tried or own.

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10 Comments

  1. January 27, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Hey there! I’m visiting through the Bloggers’ Commenting Junction. What great date ideas!!

    • ashleyb21
      January 28, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks for visiting I will have to check out your blog

  2. January 28, 2018 / 9:54 am

    I love the couple bucket list, and I think I am going to convince my boyfriend to do one with me!

    Also expanding on your fondue + wine, and sharing a glass of wine ideas – putting together a meat + cheese board to pair with your wine is also really fun and tasty!

    • ashleyb21
      January 28, 2018 / 4:55 pm

      I will have to add that to my list. Sounds yummy. Plus we have done that so dont know why I didn’t think of it. Thanks for the idea!! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. January 28, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I have a small fire pit in my backyard, and it makes the person “stay in” date night. Light up the fire, make some s’mores and enjoy the company 🙂

    • ashleyb21
      January 28, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Love it. We have one too and it’s my favorite spot to sit outside.

  4. January 28, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    Congrats on being married for so long! These are some great ideas. I love having a date night at home.

    • ashleyb21
      January 29, 2018 / 5:09 am

      Thank you. 💖💖

  5. January 28, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    These are lovely ideas. Me and my boyfriend try to do they same too as the kids are so little and this is a great list of ideas to try.

  6. January 30, 2018 / 5:17 am

    It’s nice that you are so creative in keeping your relationship vivid and interesting. Very creative ideas – absolutely inspiring.

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