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.
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
- Color together: We love the fuzzy posters or adult coloring books so will often just sit out back and color together
- Scrapbook together
- Do a craft
- Knit or crochet together
- Decorate mugs for each other
- At home paint night
For Foodie Couples
- Make and decorate cookies
- Make smores in the backyard
- Order takeout from favorite restaurant and eat by candlelight
- Bake something
- Fondue and wine
- have a backyard picnic
- Share a glass of wine
- Have an indoor picnic
- Eat outside under the stars
- Have a picnic in the backyard
- Watch a movie: Sitting on the couch watching a movie that isn’t a cartoon is bliss
- Play a board game: Our favorite is Life. I am so far the champ LOL
- Play video games:
- Make a blanket fort
- Play Newlywed game
- Play Never Have I Ever
- Do a puzzle
- Play TableTopic Conversation Starters Couples Edition
- Water balloon or water gun fight ( if you live in a warm climate like us)
Other Things To Do Together
- Sit and talk
- Read together
- Create a couple bucket list
- Layout back and look at the stars
- DIY facials
- Recreate a favorite date at home
- Netflix marathon
- 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.
Hey there! I’m visiting through the Bloggers’ Commenting Junction. What great date ideas!!
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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!
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!! ❤️❤️❤️
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 🙂
Love it. We have one too and it’s my favorite spot to sit outside.
Congrats on being married for so long! These are some great ideas. I love having a date night at home.
Thank you. 💖💖
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.
It’s nice that you are so creative in keeping your relationship vivid and interesting. Very creative ideas – absolutely inspiring.