One of our favorite things to do is have date night at home. We don’t have a lot of family available for babysitting nearby, and sometimes finding a babysitter can be difficult and/or expensive. The important thing is we don’t let that get in the way of having dates together.
A great date night for under $20 is a bottle of wine and a movie at home.
It’s certainly not a new idea or an extremely extravagant one, but it makes us happy, and that brings us closer together. Often it is about simply taking time to do a date night together, and not letting the obstacles or to-dos get in the way.
We love to spend one evening a week, usually Friday, Saturday or Sunday doing this together. On Carrots-n-Cake my friend Tina mentions making Sunday night their movie night in order to combat those Sunday night blues. It gives them something to look forward to. Great idea Tina!
Change things up and take turns picking out favorite wines, or trying new ones. Also make sure to take turns picking out movies so it is continuously enjoyable to both of you. Be a good sport, and as much as you can try to embrace your loved one’s movie selection. We’ve learned a bottle of wine goes a long way in enjoying a movie you might not necessarily pick out ;-).
Most of all remember it’s about being together. Setting a time to sit down together every week.
Times you have more energy or you just want to make date night a little extra special, try adding a candle lit dinner for two, with dessert of course! You can make something special, or even place an order at your favorite restaurant. It is still less expensive than going out.
It is about embracing your situation, children or no children, big entertainment budget or small, and most of all being happy enjoying one another’s company.
Happy Date Night!
What is the best movie you have seen lately?