Saturday, November 10, 2012

Stay at home Date Nights



I absolutely love date nights!!  I love to get dressed up for my sweetheart and I look forward to it all week.  I love that we can be together and not talk about work, or the kids, or bills, or any of those other things that can weigh us down.  We have always been on such a tight budget that paying for a babysitter every week is just not something that we can do, that is a once a month kind of treat.  I have tried my very best to be creative in our "at home dating" and really think that we have a fun time with those dates.  And they are always very cheap.  With a new baby almost here and winter setting in, I know that we are not going to be getting out of the house much, so my mind has been trying to come up with a bunch of fun ideas for us.  

These are a few of my Favorites:

1.  Romantic dinner.  I love to cook us something special that we do not have except on dates, then make a fancy-smancy dessert.  My favorite to make is shrimp linguine (which I need to make and post soon), breadsticks, asparagus, and some sparkling cider, with some chocolate mousse for dessert. LOVE!

2.  Playing the Wii.  My husband and I love to play the Wii together after the kids have gone to bed.  Some times it is competitive and some times we are playing together trying to beat the high scores the kids have gotten.

3.  Sitting in a hot bubble bath with candles everywhere.  Sometimes we bring the computer in and watch a movie and sometimes we just take turns giving massages.

4.  Snuggling on the couch watching a movie.  This is one of my favorites, I LOVE TO SNUGGLE!!  I really do.  Sometimes we drag in a mattress and throw it in front of the TV, pile tons and tons of pillows and pop popcorn.

5.  Tonight we are doing the movie thing, but with a theme.  I found this cute idea.  I got the movie, Snow White and the Hunstman from Netflix.

6. Nerf gun war.  I bought cheap Nerf guns at the dollar store, and it was seriously a fun night!  I can't wait to do that again.

7.  Set a blanket out on the grass and watch the stars.  I know that it is winter time now, but for some of you lucky folks, it is still warm outside at night.

8.  Go back and read your journals and letters from when you were dating.

9.  Dance with each other.  I like to pull out a couple of CD's that we were given for our wedding.  Brings back fun memories.

10.  Buy fun cheeses, crackers, fruit and chocolates and lay this fun "picnic" out on the bed and rehash favorite dating stories, or find out your spouses wildest dreams.

I found this post that also has a bunch of fun creative in-house date ideas.  And there is always the wonder site of The Dating Divas to help you out when you are in a dating slump!  I LOVE their website and ideas!


Please share any of your favorite dates nights... I love new ideas!!

~Rachel~



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6 comments:

Kristen said...

Thank you for sharing all of these sweet ideas!! My husband and I have already done the nerf gun war!! BTW I found your blog through pinterest! If you get a chance you should check out my blog! That is so exciting that this is a sister blog! I can't imagine having that many sisters and I bet it is great!! Anyway, You can find me at www.fewofmyfavoritethingsblog.blogspot.com

-Kristen :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Thanks for these ideas. We definetely need more date nights! I found your blog through 30 Handmade Days link up and will become your newest follower! Would love for you to come follow my blog too - www.barefootbysea.com

Enjoy your day!
Jessica

Ashley said...

Love your great ideas! I am always looking for new fun ideas for my husband and I! I have posted a few date ideas (for at home and out) on my blog here: http://casa-de-castel.blogspot.com/p/date-night.html

I am a new follower. Have a fabulous weekend!

Ladybird Ln said...

Great Ideas, I showed this off tonight! With little ones it is hard and expensive to go out!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Becca said...

Just wanted you to know that you were featured in our ULTIMATE Date Idea Round-up today! http://www.thedatingdivas.com/romantic-rendezvous/101-date-idea-round-ups-the-ultimate-date-night-list/ Thanks for sharing your date ideas! XOXO, The Dating Divas

More Sister Stuff said...

Thanks Becca. That is exciting and we are glad to have shared the ideas!

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