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August 16, 2018

Date Night Ideas Without Leaving Your Home

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You’re never too old and life is never too busy for a date night. I have found in my own relationship and with others around me that people tend to say life gets in the way of maintaining a strong love between you and your significant other, but taking time to have a date night doesn’t mean it has to be expensive or cause you to go out of the way. Sometime, you just need a good night in together to refresh and reinvigorate after a long work week. I am a huge homebody and my husband is a very energetic individual, so finding activities around our house has become more frequent and truly tests our creativity! Enjoy a selection of my favorite in-home date nights that I share with my hubby.

Make Dinner Together

I would say this is the most common thing we do together. With Jeff constantly going to training in the evening and me not getting home from my busy day until 6 p.m., the majority of our time is spent together cooking and eating, so making dinner together is one of our favorite things to do. Our week and date nights get even easier when we use Plated with prepacked meals to fit our busy schedule. Delicious food is a huge part of our love language and Plated surely delivers so that we can spend more time together and less time at the grocery store picking out ingredients.

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Stream a Fitness Class

If you like to be active but don’t feel like leaving your living room, find an online fitness class that you can do at home. Yoga, HIIT and sculpting classes are just a few options available for free on YouTube or on a fitness streaming site. Take 45 minutes together and burn a few calories, then treat yourself to that pint of ice cream in the freezer!

Take a Neighborhood Walk

After a long work week, there’s nothing more refreshing than a nice walk – no worries, no stress and just good, quality time together. I love taking walks around our neighborhood with Jeff and our dog. With a walking trail right behind our house through some very scenic areas, it’s easy to hop outside and relax when the weather is beautiful.

Host a Personal Bonfire With S’mores

Snuggle up in front of a warm fire with some delicious sweets. Whether indoors in a fireplace or outside in a fire pit, take a deep breath to relax together and create your own mini bar of choice – from deluxe s’mores to cocktails or even hot chocolate, take a night to treat each other to your favorites rather than thinking diets and restrictions.

Make a Pillow Fort and Enjoy a Movie

Take it back to your childhood with a good ol’ pillow fort and your favorite films. Grab a few snacks from the grocery store or your favorite take out, put on your favorite PJs and get cozy together for a night of relaxation in your own home. This is a perfect plan as well for a rainy or sick day where you don’t feel like leaving the house and just want to binge watch something good!

Do a Project Together

Have you been putting off building some new shelves or painting that spare bedroom – make it a date night! You may think I’m crazy, but doing projects together is great way to bond. Try making something fun together or making a game out of the project by making it prize worthy. For example, whoever paints the least in a room treats the other to dinner or does laundry for the next week.


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